Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University


Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Hardware and software engineers/researchers for high information society

In recent years, Electrical and Electronics Engineering/Technology has been more expanding with a rapid advancement in all engineering disciplines which inherently embrace an ever-widening range of academic and professional programs. From a global point of view, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering basically offers the balanced interdisciplinary core subjects and studies on both education and research in the state-of-the-art scientific and technological fields of physical science and electronics engineering, computer and information science and systems engineering, electric power/energy and power electronic systems engineering as well as control systems engineering.

Structure and Divisions

The academic and professional core courses incorporated into this department are categorized into two divisions; Physical Electronics and Computer and Information Engineering.

Division of Physical Electronics
offers the scientific and technological education as well as the interdisciplinary and frontier research project works, which are mainly concerned with the sectionalized major education and research programs comprising electromagnetic field and waves, solid-state physical engineering, quantum physics and electronics, electrical and electronic material science, semiconductor electronics, sensor devices, nanoelectronics, photonic devices, surface physics and electronics, super-conducting physics and electronics, optics and optoelectronics, high-energy physics, plasma electronics, and bio-science and engineering in addition to such fundamentals as applied mathematics, physics, chemistry and mechanics.

Division of Computer and Information Engineering
offers the scientific and technological education as well as the sophisticated hardware and software research project works which are associated with the sectionalized education and research programs embracing electric and electronic circuit theory, integrated circuit design and systems, computer and communication systems, wearable computing, ubiquitous and ad-hoc network, information network, information transmission, information theory, coding theory, data compression, digital broadcasting, information and network security, data structures and algorithms, graph theory, software design, image processing, control engineering, optimization theory, pattern recognition, fuzzy theory and neural networks, intelligent machines.

Functional Thin-Film Engineering
Cooperative education and research with Panasonic Corporation. Functional Thin-Film Engineering offers special materials, devices, circuits, and systems to establish green innovation products based on wide-band-gap-semiconductor materials, carbon related materials, the power electronics, and the energy harvesting technologies.

Education/Research Fields

Divisions Education/Research
Physical Electronics Mesoscopic Materials Nanomaterials, Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Near-field optics, Waveguides, Surface Physics, Vacuum Engineering
Photonic Materials Optoelectronics, Nano-structured materials, Quantum wells, wires and dots, Photonic devices, Femtosecond spectroscopy, Ultrafast optical communication devices
Quantum Functional Engineering Nanoelectronics, Quantum information and telecommunication, Quantum photonics, Molecular electronics, Quantum functional materials
Nano-Structure Electronics Computational Nano-Electronics, Nano-Material Design, Ultimate CMOS Design, Semiconductor Spin-Electronics, Molecular Electronics, First-Principles Band Calculation, Tight-Binding Band Calculation, Non-Equilibrium Green’s Function Method, Quantum-Corrected Monte Carlo Method
Electromagnetic Energy Physics Electromagnetics, Plasma electronics, Nuclear fusion, Energy conversion, Power electronics, Medical electronics, High power radio frequency, Radiation detector, High energy particle, Accelerator
Computer and Information Engineering Integrated Circuit Information LSI (Large Scale Integration), LSI Design, LSI CAD (Computer-Aided Design), Logic Design, Low-Power Circuit Design, Digital Signal Processing, Video Processing, Image Quality Improvement, Multimedia Understanding, Digital Broadcasting
Computer Engineering Ubiquitous computing, Wearable computing, Sensor network, Ad-hoc network, Broadcast computing, Entertainment computing, Wearable fashion
Information and Communication Engineering Internet, Mobile Communications, Ubiquitous network, Network Security, Computer Security, Information Hiding, Data compression, Cryptography, Coding Theory, Information Theory
Algorithms Algorithms, Data structures, Complexity, Graph theory, Discrete mathematics, Combinatorial optimization, Geographic infomation processing, Image retrieval
Intelligent Learning Theory Autonomous systems, Intelligent systems, Intelligent information processing, Learning, Pattern recognition, Function approximation, Neural networks, Fuzzy systems, Support vector machines
Functional Thin-Film Engineering Cooperative education and research with Panasonic. wide-band-gap-semiconductor, carbon materials, power electronics, energy harvesting