Faculty of Engineering


Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering includes the Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences and five departments: Mechanical Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental and Civil Engineering, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Engineering.
Faculty members conduct research across a wide variety of fields, while ensuring close cooperation among the five departments, and with outside organizations.

Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences is responsible for liberal arts education in the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Information Engineering, and the Faculty of Nursing.

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Information Engineering

The Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences aims to cultivate a broad perspective, deep insight, and a rich sense of humanity in students, through a diverse liberal arts education that spans the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences, while at the same time developing the basic skills students need to become flexible and responsible members of society.

Liberal Arts Subjects


  • Faculty of Nursing

Courses in The Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences cultivate students to develop broad perspectives and deep insights into humans, society, culture, and nature, as well as the ability to correctly understand reality. The Center also fosters the skills related to language, communication, and information usage that are necessary for working adults.

Liberal Arts Subjects


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Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering

This department aims to promote Mechanical Engineers who will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society, equipped with solid basic academic skills, a broad perspective, and rich communication skills related to Mechanical Engineering. To achieve this goal, we have organized a systematic curriculum along with liberal arts education, career development education, data science education, and environmental literacy education, which are implemented University-wide. Also, we focus on promoting a rich sense of humanity and improving students' ability to explore issues through classes in which students work on issues in groups and graduation research under the guidance of faculty members.


Thermal and Fluid Engineering

Measurements of thermodynamic properties of next-generation refrigerants

We study heat transfer phenomena, flow phenomena, and thermophysical properties that are deeply involved in increasing the efficiency and sophistication of energy conversion and utilization technologies that support "Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing”.

Solid Mechanics

Tension test machine

We study the strength and deformation of solid materials, which are necessary to improve the reliability and quality of electronic devices, automobiles, industrial machinery, etc., through both experiments and numerical simulations, and research the technologies necessary for manufacturing.

Design and Production Engineering

Research on vibration noise reduction

We research life cycle design, integrated production systems, 3D shape processing, and adaptive functional design technologies that are necessary for the design and production of human- and environmentally-friendly mechanical products.

Materials Design and Process

Lamellar structure of heat-resistant Ti alloys

We research mechanical materials (metallic materials, composite materials, and polymer materials), from understanding their basic properties to their applications, high performance, manufacturing processes, and productization.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering offers two courses, the “Integrated and Functional Devices Engineering” and “Electronic and Communication Systems Engineering.” These equip students with the basic and advanced knowledge and skills in the field of electrical and electronic engineering, supported by a systematic curriculum and state-of-the-art research projects.

1 Integrated and Functional Device Engineering

  • Ultra-low loss and energy-saving SiC power
    devices for power electronic applications
  • Characterization and modeling of physical
    properties of SiC and SiC/SiO2 interfaces
  • Dependable circuits and systems for high
    bandwidth communication ICs
  • Reconfigurable analog-front-end for novel sensing
  • CMOS/MEMS-based sensor devices
  • Memristive devices and their sensing application
  • Fabrication of lead-free ceramics
    with high piezoelectric properties
  • Growth of langasite-type piezoelectric crystals
    for pressure sensors
  • Micropatterning of ferroelectric thin films
    by electron-beam-induced reaction process
  • Modeling and simulation of nano-transistors
    and novel semiconductor devices
  • Development of electrochemical transistors to search for novel materials functionalities

2 Electronic and Communication Systems Engineering

  • Multispectral image sensors utilizing
    nano-photonic elements, which cover visible
    to near infrared wavelengths
  • Non-invasive laser-spectroscopic sensing
    of contents in products and materials
  • Secure, reliable, and high-quality communication
  • Radio wave technologies to develop advanced
    wireless communication networks
  • Nonlinear control theory and its application
  • Distributed and cooperative control of power
    and energy systems
  • Data-driven modelling and control of large-scale
    complex plants
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering

Our department develops engineers who have expertise of both environmental engineering to solve environmental problems and civil engineering to construct safe and sustainable society. The students systematically learn environmental problems caused by interaction between natural environment such as soil, water, air and life, and social environment where human lives, from the local level to the global level. Our department is dedicated for education and research in order to solve the environmental problems from various perspectives, thereby contributing to sustainable development.


Environmental Engineering

Our section researches measures and technologies for conservation of water, air, soil, and ecosystem, pollution remediation, energy conversion, and so on, to protect our health and pleasant environment and to develop sustainable society where materials circulate.

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    Separation of disaster waste
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    Analysis of developed material and device
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    Microcosm experiment


Civil Engineering

We research measures and technologies of planning, constructing and maintaining infrastructure that supports our life, such as river protection, soil improvement, road, and energy facilities, toward creating a social environment that is harmonized with natural ecosystem and resilient against natural disaster.

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    Measurement of irrigation canal
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    Seawall blocks using fly ash
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    Energy system scenario

Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology offers seven courses. The faculty is responsible for teaching advanced subjects that cover the themes mentioned below, under each course of study.

1 Enzyme Chemistry

Applied microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene expression, enzymology, organic chemistry, X-ray crystallography, protein engineering based on 3D structure, high-throughput screening of enzymes, enzymatic synthesis of chiral intermediates, and biotransformation of synthetic chemicals.

2 Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing

Biocatalysis, enzyme engineering, molecular genetics, protein engineering, biological chemistry, and applied microbiology.

3 Microbial Engineering

Exploration of new bioactive compounds from underexploited marine and terrestrial microorganisms, structure elucidation, evaluation of bioactivity, and biosynthesis.

4 Bioorganic Chemistry

Total synthesis of bioactive natural products, computational chemistry, drug design, and chemistry of woody biomass and lignin.

5 Food Science and Technology

Molecular biochemistry of functional foods, metabolism of biofactors including physiological and dietary compounds, enzyme chemistry of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes, and molecular biology in animals.

6 Plant and Cell Engineering

Biochemistry, enzymology, bioorganic chemistry, plant cell and tissue culture, genetic engineering, molecular breeding, natural product biosynthesis, secondary metabolism and its regulation, and biomass utilization.

7 Applied Bioinformatics

Microbioinformatics, genome engineering, genome evolution, cell engineering, cell evolution, and systems biology.

Department of Biotechnology

Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering

Pharmaceutical engineering is a developing field that focuses on the discovery and manufacture of drugs and medicines. It is intended to complement other scientific fields that are engaged in drug development, and assist in solving contemporary problems related to medicine and healthcare by producing quality products with the perspective of engineering. The aim of the department is to nurture highly qualified engineers who are well-grounded in science and technology to work in the pharmaceutical industry with creativity and capability. We train individuals who can create and develop new pharmaceutical technologies and support the future industry based on the traditions of Toyama's medicine.
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering

1 Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Formulation

Education and research in this course is geared toward small drug development. It involves studying how small drugs are chemically synthesized in simple and effective processes, how drug formulations are designed to maximize their efficacy in the body, and how final products are inspected and packaged with cutting-edge technologies.
Keywords: Organic chemistry, process chemistry, fine chemistry, analytical chemistry, advanced lithography, functional materials, chemical engineering, powder engineering, drug delivery system.

2 Biopharmaceutical Engineering

This course aims to foster qualified persons with the knowledge and skills that are required to apply engineering principles to the pharmaceutical industry by using biological systems including materials from molecules to cells. These systems are based on recent advancements in scientific fields described by the following key words.
Keywords: Biochemistry, genetic engineering, drug metabolism, cell engineering, protein chemistry, protein engineering, bioinformatics, biophysics, protein design, structure-based drug design, antibody engineering, drug discovery, pharmacology, regenerative medicine.

Schematic illustration of drug (red)-loading 
nanoparticles (drug carriers)