Collaborative Research Division

Field distinction Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant professor
Fundamental research of advanced vehicle technology (Hitachi Astemo)Ⅲ Professor:Jun Ishimoto
Professor:Hiroki Nagai
Associate Professor:Koji Shimoyama
Assistant Professor:Ippei Oshima
Advisory Fellow:Yoshikatsu Nakano
Specially Appointed Assosiate Professor:Hideyuki Aizawa
The Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, and Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. have established a joint research department and have been able to obtain results in the first and second phases. In the third phase, as “Fundamental research of advanced vehicle technology (Hitachi Astemo)Ⅲ”, the next-generation inverter that drives the motor will be ultra-compact, lightweight, and high-performance for future vehicle electrification toward the realization of a low-carbon society. We will promote the fundamental research to realize those kinds of basic technologies. The research conducted by the Collaborative research division is related mostly to the enhancement and the application of the simulation technology based on computational fluid dynamics and experimental verification. By conducting collaborative research between Hitachi Astemo, Ltd and Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, aims to create new value directly connected to development of appealing products with excellent environmental performance based on the research of such next-generation technology.
  • ■New Cooling System Construction and Element Technology Research for Next-Generation Inverter
  • ■Numerical Elucidation of Laser Fusion Bonding Technology
  • ■Elucidation of Solder Void Generation Prediction Technology
  • ■Construction of an Optimization Method for New Cooling Technology and Laser Melting Technology