Faculty Members OSADA Hiroshi
Fields of Research
- Measurement and Control Engineering
- Sensor Engineering
- Electric Device/Electric Equipment
The clarification of organism-derived thermal control mechanisms and the development of engineered temperature control systems
The skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), which grows in cold climates like Iwate Prefecture, is able to maintain itself at around 20°C, even when there are fluctuations in the external environment, including temperatures below freezing. I aim to use this thermostatic plant in materials to clarify organism-derived thermal control mechanisms and develop engineered temperature control systems based on these mechanisms through joint research with agricultural sciences. I also develop next-generation optical devices, such as ultraviolet LEDs and ultraviolet sensors, from zinc oxide crystals, which operate in the ultraviolet range.
I educate students to acquire the foundational knowledge needed to participate actively in the electrical, electronic, and communication fields, and to develop various views and attitudes to make use of this foundational knowledge.