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FUNAZAKI Kenichi

Professor

Affiliation

Mechanical Science and Engineering
[Master's Program] Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
[Doctoral Program] Systems Innovation Engineering

Degrees Obtained

Doctorate of Engineering Field of Degree: Machinery

Specialties

Mechanical Engineering
Turbomachinery
Aerospace Engineering

Profile

March 1980: Graduated from Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University
March 1982: Completed Mechanical Engineering 2-year Master's Program, Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering
March 1985: Mechanical Engineering 3-year Doctoral Program, Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering
April 1985: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Aerospace Business Headquarters Research and Development Division
June 1989: Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
June 1991: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
April 1999 - present: Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University

My Areas of Research

Research on high-efficiency, environmentally-friendly, low-fuel-consumption aircraft engines

Using wind tunnel experiments and high-performance computers with state-of-the-art measurement equipment, I am conducting aerospace research, especially research into high-efficiency, environmentally-friendly, low-fuel-consumption aircraft engines and highly-reliable rocket engines. Also, using the fluids engineering knowledge that is the basis of my research along with computer simulation technology, Through these collaborative research projects with many businesses and other organizations I can acquire a broad range of knowledge from the basics to the applications.

My Teaching Philosophy

I aim to improve students’ abilities to conduct planned research, their communication skills and their presentation skills through global-level research and collaborative research with businesses and other organizations. With knowledge of fluids engineering and heat-transfer engineering as the foundation, they will work to learn about flow simulation using the latest high-performance computers and advanced measurement technologies. I offer a practical education program towards that.

Laboratory URL
http://turbo.mech.iwate-u.ac.jp/

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