Student written Research Laboratory Guidebook 2025Nagaoka University of Technology

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Plasma Dynamics Laboratory

Associate Professor / SASAKI Toru  Technical Staff / TANAKA Tetsu
  • Can obtain both theoretical and experimental knowledge on Dynamic Plasma
  • Can enhance the communication skills with international exposure
  • Can improve the creativity and face for challenges which required for working in industry

Associate Professor / SASAKI Toru
Plasma dynamics laboratory is supervised by Associate Professor. Toru SASAKI who is a young expert in this field. Professor is interacting with students of his laboratory friendly and kindly manner and encourage students to present their research outcome in national and international level conferences to get the exposure. His balanced life style shows how to "joy and work" without stress.

Research Content

Mainly, the properties, characteristics and mechanisms related to dynamic plasma are discussed through the experimental and simulation studies. By those experiments and simulation works, understanding of physical mechanisms related to the natural phenomena of dynamic plasma in the space and solving engineering issues related to the dynamic plasma are done. Currently, studies related to the engineering application of atmospheric plasma, high energy density physics using power-pulsed discharge, magnetohydrodynamics, beam physics using simulations so on are being performed.

RF plasma emission

A Day in the Lab

Altogether around 25 students present their research progress in the weekly seminar as every student in twice a week, where professor and senior students make constructive comments to develop the research. In addition to the seminar, students can freely discuss with professor and laboratory members through some e-communications or physical meeting regarding academic/research matters and even personal matters for assistances. No time restrictions are available to be switched between the research activities and personal activities. To balance the "joy and work", various entertainment events such as sport events, welcome parties, year-end parties are held.

While doing an experiment

Thesis Subjects

  • (M)Study on magnetic field response of mixed-gas plasma flow driven by the electromagnetic pulse discharge
  • (M)Study on the thrust performance of laser propulsion with a high-repetition and high-power laser
  • (M)Development of capacitive coupling hole type MHD generator

The number of
PhD Graduates


Major employers of Graduates

  • Advantest Corporation
  • DAIHEN Corporation.
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Materials Techno Co.
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
  • ULVAC, Inc.
Writer : LATHTHUWAHANDI MALITH MADUSHANKA DE SILVA, Energy and Environment Science
(Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka)