Student written Research Laboratory Guidebook 2023Nagaoka University of Technology

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Energy Engineering Laboratory

Professor / Noboru YAMADA

ProfessorNoboru YAMADA

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Professor / Noboru YAMADA
Professor Yamada takes care of students and teaches carefully. He often advises students about research, future and so on. His office door is always open to accept questions from student.

Research Content

In this laboratory, we focus on sustainable energy utilization technologies related to solar energy, heat engine, energy conversion / storage / transportation, heat transfer phenomena. The main research contents are as follows. Research on solar power generation, which is drawing attention as "renewable energy". Development of compact heat engine for temperature difference power generation using high-temperature thermal energy called "waste heat". Research on large heat transport device "to recover and transport heat in a large space". Developed a highly efficient mechanical battery system that enables "reciprocating conversion of electric energy and kinetic energy".

Solar cell module that increases power generation efficiency by converging sunlight with a lens.

A Day in the Lab

There is no time restriction in this laboratory. Therefore, you can create you own research style that suits your own life. It is roughly divided into two teams, a research team related to photovoltaic power generation system and thermal engineering, and both teams cooperate each other. Even if there is something you can not understand, your seniors will guide you kindly and carefully. Even at the seminar, regardless of grade, various opinions are overflowing and it is exciting.

It is a usual laboratory. Some graduate students teaching undergraduate students, others reading papers

Thesis Subjects

  • (M)Effect of temperature change of silicone-on-glass micro lens array on optical efficiency of concentrator photovoltaic module
  • (M)Characterization of gerotor expander for micro organic Rankine cycle power generation system -- Comparison with scroll expander --
  • (M)Rotation speed improvement of light-driven micro-motor and investigation of effective application

The number of
PhD Graduates


Major employers of Graduates

  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • UACJ Corporation
  • Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
  • Azbil Corporation
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Tohoku Electric Power Co.,Inc.
  • Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd
Writer : Yutaka Watananbe, Science of Technology Innovation
(National Institute of Technology Kisarazu)