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    Faculty of Engineering

    Miyazaki University1. Graduate school code 56

    2. Maximum number of

    participants6 participants per year

    3. Fields of Study

    Engineering Agriculture (including Fishery, Dairy and Livestock)

    Science Marine Science

    Commerce Economics / Business Administration

    Medical Science Social Welfare Tourism ICT

    Political Science / Public Administration

    Others( )

    4. Program and Degree

    (1) Graduate Course in Applied Chemistry, Graduate Course in Civil and

    Environmental Engineering / Master of Engineering

    (2) Graduate Course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate

    Course in Applied Physics, / Master of Engineering

    (3)Graduate Course in Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate Course

    in Computer Science and Systems Engineering / Master of Engineering

    5. Standard time table(Years needed for


    2 years as a Masters Student

    Starting as a Research Student up to 6 months, then 2 years as a

    Masters Student after passing the entrance exam

    (First Batch can start as a Masters Student)

    2 years as a Masters Student OR Starting as a Research Student up

    to 6 months, then 2 years as a Masters Student after passing the

    exam. (Depend on the capacity of the applicants)

    6. Language of program

    (1) Lecture: All lectures in English

    (2) Text: English but Japanese text will be used partially while English

    instructions are given orally.

    (3) Laboratory work: Safety instructions are written in English. Conducting

    of the research is generally instructed by the supervisor in English.(4) Seminar: Seminars including Japanese students are generally in

    Japanese, but there are many occasions where foreign students can

    interact in seminars in English.

    7. Desirable English

    level and Necessary



    (1) TOEFL IBT :68, PBT 520, IELTS 5.5 is required

    (2) At least 16 years of academic background or equivalent

    Applicants must have non-Japanese nationality and meet one of the

    following requirements

    (1) Those who have completed 16 years of school education in the

    countries other than Japanor are scheduled to complete it by thetime of admission

    (2) Those who have completed 16 years of school education in the

    countries other than Japan, including whose own countrys

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    correspondence courses attended in Japan,or who are scheduled

    to complete it by the time of admission.

    (3) Those who have completed 15 years of school education in

    countries other than Japan, and are recognized by the GraduateSchool of Engineering of Miyazaki University(GSE-UOM) to have

    obtained the obligatory credits with excellent scores.

    (4) Those who have been individually examined the qualifications and

    are recognized by GSE-UOM as having academic ability equal to,

    or superior to university or college graduates, and are aged 22

    years old or over.

    8. Website

    (1) Faculty of Engineering


    (2) University of Miyazaki


    9. Professors and Associate Professors

    Graduate Course in Applied Chemistry

    HIROSE Jun: PhD, Associate Professor, Email: jhirose@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Structure, function and engineering of redox enzymes

    2) Enzymatic degradation of lignin, 3) Transformation of biomass products into fine chemicals

    MATSUMOTO Jin: PhD, Associate Professor, Email: jmatsu@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Water-soluble porphyrin with bioaffinity,

    2) Photochemical material transformation in micro reaction fields

    3) Preparation and application of photopolymerizable vesicles

    MATSUNAGA Naoki: Dr. Eng., Associate Professor, Email: nmatsunaga@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Development of photocatalyst materials, 2) Development of electrolyte materials for SOFCs

    3) Development of bioceramics for artificial bone

    MATSUSHITA Yoh-ichi: PhD, Professor, Email: matsusita@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Isolation and bioactive assy of chemical components from plant biomass

    2) Synthesis of biological active compounds from naturally abundant materials

    3) Utilization of polymer components in woody and herbaceous plant as bioenergy source

    MIYATAKE Munetoshi: Dr. Eng, Assistant Professor, Email: t0g205u@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Arsenic removal using microorganisms

    2) Production of functional oligosaccharides using microorganisms

    3) Production of useful material from industrial waste using microorganisms

    OSHIMA Tatsuya: PhD, Associate Professor, Email: oshimat@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Development of adsorbents and extractants for separation of peptides and proteins

    2) Development of novel extractants for separation of rare metals

    3) Development of novel cellulosic materials

    4) Development of detergent for remediation of soil polluted by heavy metals

    SAKAI Go: PhD, Professor, Email: sakai-go@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Development of highly sensitive semiconductor gas sensors

    2) Development of electrocatalysts for PEFCs

    3) Development of positive electrode materials for secondary batteries

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    SHIOMORI Koichiro: PhD, Associate Professor, Email: shiomori@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Preparation and application of microcapsules

    2) Separation process using solvent extraction technique

    3) Preparation and application for separation process of cryogels4) Preparation of arsenic adsorbent and its application for treatment of ground water

    SHIRAGAMI Tsutomu: PhD, Associate Professor, Email: t0g109u@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Photocatalysis of metalloporphyrin complexes

    2) Photofunctions of porpyrin/inorganic clay complexes, 3) Emission properties of ionic liquids

    SUGAMOTO Kazuhiro: PhD, Associate Professor, Email: sugamoto@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Synthesis and biological activities of flavonoid derivatives

    2) Biological activities of plant extracts, 3) Development of eco-friendly organic synthesis

    TSUTSUMI Ken: Dr. Eng., Assistant Professor, Email: tsutsumi@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Development of heterogeneous catalysts 2) Development of photocatalytic reactions

    3) Catalytic conversion of biomassYASUDA Masahide: PhD, Professor, Email: yasuda@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Bactericidal technique using porphyrin photocatalyst

    2) Development of photofunctional silica gel beads

    YOKOI Haruhiko: PhD, Professor, Email: yokoi@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Environmental protection using microorganisms

    2) Production of useful materials using microorganisms

    YUI, Toshifumi: PhD, Associate Professor, Email: tyui@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Crystal and molecular structures of polysaccharide and their functions

    2) Recognition of proteins with carbohydrate substrates

    Graduate Course in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    DEGUCHI Chikashi: Dr. Eng., Professor, Email: deguchi@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Project management for city planning and transportation planning

    2) Public Private Partnership (PPP) and PFI for developing and maintenance of public facilities

    3) Management of community bus systems

    SHIMAMOTO Hiroshi: Dr. Eng., Associate Professor, Email: shimamoto@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Transportation network modeling, 2) Public transportation planning

    3) Reliability issues of transportation, 4) Evacuation planning against natural disaster

    DOTE Yutaka: Dr. Eng., Professor, Email: dote@civil.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Phosphorus and potassium recovery from organic residues

    2) Utilization of MSWI residues, 3) Control of leachate quality, 4) Management of landfill site

    HARADA Takanori: PhD, Professor, Email: harada@civil.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Diagnosis of seismic performance of civil and industrial infrastructures and their mitigation method

    2) Computer simulation of seismic ground motion and 3D inelastic response behaviors of civil

    and industrial infrastructures

    3) Estimation of subsurface ground structure using seismic wave and its application to seismic

    hazard map, 4) Earthquake engineering issues

    KAMEI Takeshi: PhD, Professor, Email: kamei@civil.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Contribution to building a sustainable society by recycling of waste plasterboard

    2) In-situ tests using a Flat Dilatometer(DMT) and its reliability

    3) Development of simplified deformation analysis for embankment foundation

    using elasto-plastic model, 4) Geotechnical engineering for disaster mitigation and rehabilitation

    LI Chunhe: Ph.D., Associate Professor, Email:lichunhe@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

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    1) Long-term durability of cementitious materials,

    2) Influence of admixtures on material performance of concrete

    3) Influence of curing conditions on material performance of concrete

    4) Crack control of concrete structuresMURAKAMI Keisuke: PhD, Associate Professor, Email: keisuke@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

    1) Development of management techniques for preserving coastal environment based on

    both field observation and numerical simulation

    2) Disaster mitigation against Tsunami, storm surge and wa