Donated Courses

Endowed Laboratory Advanced Automotive Energy Engineering
(SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION)

 he endowed laboratory carries out various elemental technology researches on automobiles. This educational program began in 2003 and each research period is 3 years as a target. Automobiles are made up by diverse technical fields such as mechanical, material and electronic, therefore students can absorb extensive knowledge of engineering.

Research subject

 In the fifth term that started in April, 2015, in order to reduce heat loss generated from high-efficiency internal combustion engines and improve conversion efficiency of exhaust gas catalyst, we conduct research about elemental technology that can improve fuel efficiency and reduce SOC (substance of concern) of advanced automobiles and motor cycles.

  • Research on cooling heat loss reduction technology for internal combustion engines
  • Research on performance improvement of the Lean NOx catalyst

Research on cooling heat loss reduction technology for internal combustion engines
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Staff


Haruhiko MURAKAMI

Haruhiko MURAKAMI

Official position Specially appointed professor
Affiliation Endowed Laboratory
Specialized field Automotive engineering
Thermal insulation technology of the engine part
Research subject Our group focuses on conducting research that improve heat efficiency of engines using cooling heat loss reduction technology by applying surface treatment etc. that has low thermal conductivity to engines parts. In addition, we aim at utilizing more increased exhaust heat energy due to cooling heat loss reduction for catalytic activity and so on at engine start-up phase.

Kazuya MIURA

Kazuya MIURA

Official position Specially appointed assistant professor
Affiliation Endowed Laboratory
Specialized field Automotive engineering
Quantum dynamics
Catalytic reaction
Research subject Our group is researching the automobile exhaust catalyst with low-cost and high-performance . We use many techniques such as "XAFS" , "DFT" , "TEM" etc..., to develop better materials.