List of potential supervisors who are open to accepting international students

2020 List of potential supervisors who are open to accepting international students

Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSES), Kyushu University,
March-16, 2018

Department of Advanced Energy Engineering Science

Prof. Nobuya Hayashi
Research fields: Plasma engineering, Plasma medicine, Plasma biology
Key words: Atmospheric discharge, Low-pressure plasma, Plasma sterilizer, Sterilization of agricultural product, Growth enhancement of plant, Plasma - cell interaction, Toxic gas decomposition
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of medical sterilizer using oxygen RF plasma
2. Growth enhancement of plants by oxygen plasma irradiation
3. Inactivation of molds on fruits using atmospheric discharge
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of plasma
2.Fundamental knowledge of electronics
3. Some interest in biology
Assoc. Prof. Kenichi Hashizume
Research fields: Nuclear materiats, Energy related materials, Interactions between hydrogen and materials
Key words: Nuclear materials, Materials science, Hydrogen isotopes, Alloys and ceramics, Proton conducting ceramics, Refractories, Diffusion processes, Gamma irradiation.
Potential research
themes:
1. Hydrogen behavior in alloys and ceramics.
2. Control materials for fission reactors.
3. Applications of radiation energy.
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge on metarials sciences. Skills for handling vacuum appratus, analytical devices and radio isotopes.
Assoc. Prof. Kazunari Katayama
Research fields: Chemical Engineering for Energy
Key words: Nuclear Fusion Engineering, Nuclear Fusion Safety, Hydrogen Isotope Behavior, Plasma Material Interaction, Plasma Decomposition Processing, Mass transfer in porous materials, Environmental dynamics of Radioactive material, Tritium Science and Technology, Lithium ceramics, Supercritical CO2
Potential research
themes:
1. Production of hydrogen by utilizing RF plasma
2. Modeling of Li evaporation and chemical reaction with hydrogen
3. Experimental study on tritium dynamics in natural soil
4. Analysis of mass transfer behavior between metal surface and supercritical CO2
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge on chemical engineering.
Some experiences on engineering experiments.
Skills for computer programming (For example, FORTRAN).
Prof. Yukinobu Watanabe                   
Research fields: Nuclear Physics and Engineering, Radiation Physics and Engineering
Key words: Nuclear physics and nuclear data, Radiation transport in matter, Fusion neutronics, Particle accelerator applications, Cosmic-rays, Radiation effects on semiconductor devices, Laser driven ion acceleration
Potential research
themes:
1. Experimental and theoretical study of nuclear reactions, particularly nucleon- or deuteron-induced reactions
2. Basic study of nuclear transmutation on long-lived fission products contained in high-level radioactive wastes
3. Multi-scale and multi-physics simulation of soft error phenomena in semiconductor devices under space and terrestrial cosmic-ray environments
4. Study of ion acceleration using ultraintense and ultrashort laser pulses in collaboration with National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of nuclei and radiation
2. Experience and skill on radiation measurements if you want to join experimental work
3. Computer programming skill (e.g., FORTRAN, C)
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Assoc. Prof. Tadahiro Kin                   
Research fields: Radiation metrology, Nuclear physics and Engineering
Key words: Cosmic-ray muon, Medical radioisotopes, Accelerator-based neutron, Radiation detector development, Radioisotopes application, Cosmic-ray muon radiography (Muography), 3D printing radiation detector
Potential research
themes:
1. Detector development for muography to investigate degradation of infrastructure building.
2. Study on radioisotopes production method using accelerator-based neutron for medicine, environmental tracer and so on.
3. Artificial intelligence for data acquisition system and analysis method of radiation measurement.
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of nuclear physics and radiation metrology
2. Computer programming experience (e.g. C++, C#, and/or other object oriented languages)
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Prof. Naoji Yamamoto
Research fields: Aerospace Engineering, Plasma Physics, laser Diagnostics
Key words: Electric Propulsion, Advanced Space Propulsion, Plasma Source, Laser diagnostics, Plasma application
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of a miniature ion engine for micro satellites
2. Laser based sensor for Electric propulsion and PM2.5 removal
3. Physics behind a laser fusion-driven rocket
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of electricity and magnetism
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Prof. Kazuaki Hanada
Research fields: Nuclear Fusion research, Plasma Physics, RF technology
Key words: Steady State operation of tokamak, Spherical tokamak, Current drive and plasma heating, Plasma diagnostics, Plasma wall interaction, heat and particle balance in long duration discharges
Potential research
themes:
1. Current drive and plasma heating with high power microwave sources
2. Plasma wall interaction for steady-state operation on QUEST
3. Development of plasma diagnostics
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of plasma physics
2. Computer programming (for example FORTRAN. MATLAB)
Only applicants recommended by a researcher who is acquainted with this professor will be considered for the acceptance as Ph.D candidates.
Prof. Akihide Fujisawa
Research fields: Plasma physics and plasma turbulence
Key words: Plasma Turbulence, Experiment, Liner cylindrical magnetized plasma, toroidal magnetized plasma, Computed tomography for plasma turbulence, non-perturbed advanced diagnostics, advanced analysis for nonlinearity
Potential research
themes:
1. Linear magnetized plasma experiments for understanding multi-scale nonlinear couplings in plasma turbulence
2. Toroidal magnetized plasma experiments for understanding topological effects in plasma turbulence
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of plasma physics and turbulence
2. Computer programming (for example C, FORTRAN. MATLAB)
 Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Assoc. Prof. Yoshihiko Nagashima
Research fields: Plasma Physics and Turbulence (experimental)
Key words: Plasma Physics, Plasma Turbulence, Nonlinear Data Analysis, Basic Experiment, Tokamak Experiment, Langmuir probe, Spectroscopic Measurement
Potential research
themes:
1. Numerical Analysis of tomographic reconstruction
2. Langmuir probe experiment
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of plasma physics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, and physical mathematics
2. Computer programming (for example C, FORTRAN. MATLAB)
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Prof. Hiroshi Idei
Research fields: Nuclear Fusion Plasma Research
Plasma Wave Interaction
Development of high power micro-wave / millimeter-wave components
Key words: Spherical Tokamak, Electron Cyclotron / Bernstein Wave Heating and Current Drive, Plasma Diagnostics using micro-wave and millimeter-wave, High Power Device and Component in micro-wave and millimeter-wave, ranges
Potential research
themes:
“Plasma – Wave dynamics” and “Phase Space Engineering” by interactions between waves and electrons Acceleration of electrons by phasing electro-magnetic waves and control of current generation and sustainment Development of high power micro-wave and millimeter-wave technology Advanced RF technology for plasma diagnostics
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental Physics, particularly Electromagnetics
2 .Computer programming (for example C, FORTRAN. MATLAB)
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Assoc. Prof. Naohiro Kasuya
Research fields: Plasma physics, Fusion science, Numerical simulation
Key words: Plasma turbulence, Turbulent transport in magnetized plasmas, Toroidal plasma, Drift wave instability, Fluid simulation, Structural formation and bifurcation, Numerical diagnostic
Potential research
themes:
Turbulence simulation in magnetized plasmas (torus, linear device)
Structural formation, bifurcation and dynamical response in magnetized plasmas
Numerical diagnostic of simulation data
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of plasma physics
2. Computer programming (for example C, FORTRAN. MATLAB)
Assoc. Prof. Yusuke Kosuga
Research fields: Plasma physics, plasma turbulence, transport modeling, magnetic fusion energy
Key words: Drift waves, zonal flows, phase space turbulence, intrinsic rotation, parallel flow shear driven instability, transport modeling in fusion plasmas
Potential research
themes:
1. Modeling of nonlinear dynamics of parallel flow shear driven instability
2. Developing a model for interaction between RF waves and lower frequency turbulence
3. Non-local phenomena in collisionless plasma turbulence
Required knowledge and skills: Solid knowledge on basic physics, plasma physics, fluid dynamics, turulence. Some experience with numerical simulation (Fortran, Matlab, etc.)