Our Team

Our Team

We provide cutting-edge approaches to all courses from diverse professional perspectives Our teachers have various backgrounds in ocean, civil engineering and power electronics fields.

Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association
  • Takeshi Kinoshita

    Ph.D. in Naval Architecture from the University of Tokyo. Professor Emeritus at The University of Tokyo. He served as the President of Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science and then became the Vice President of Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association. He also served as the first chairman of Ocean Energy Association Japan. His field of expertise is marine engineering.

  • Masami Matsuura

    Masami Matsuura

    MSc of Naval Architecture , Yokohama National University. After working at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.’s Research Institute and JAMSTEC, he became the chief coordinator of this association. Specializes in ship engineering and floating body movement. He oversaw the development of deep-sea unmanned vehicle in JAMSTEC. Also he upporting the “Edokko No.1 Project” challenged by small companies in Tokyo.

  • Hiroshi Matsuo

    Hiroshi Matsuo

    MSc of Environmental Marine Engineering, Tokyo University. After graduation, he worked as a management consultant for 10 years at Nomura Research Institute. Then started his own company to introduce offshore renewable energy in 2012 after returning from Tokyo to his hometown, Nagasaki. Currently supporting various projects as a business coordinator at the association.

  • Ei-ichi Kobayashi

    Ei-ichi Kobayashi

    Doctor of engineering (Naval and marine engineering) Osaka University. Professor emeritus at Kobe University. Specializes in ship maneuverability. Worked at Kobe University from 2002 after working at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.’s Research Institute and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, USA. After that, as a member of this association, he is engaged in overseas project invitation and demonstration field works.

  • Patxi Garcia Novo

    Patxi Garcia Novo

    Doctor of Engineering, Kyushu University. Specializes in computational fluid dynamics. After having master’s degree in tidal energy assessment at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, he moved to Kyushu University and obtained a PhD in turbulence analysis in tidal flow in Goto. To participate in Asia’s first large scale tidal power generation demonstration project, moved to Nagasaki in 2016 and engaged in the project as a member of this association.

  • Tomonori Ishii

    Tomonori Ishii

    MSc of Environmental Marine Engineering, Tokyo University. After graduation, he worked on a research and development project at MTI, a company in charge of technology development in the NYK Group. He has been engaged in management and open innovation. After serving as the head of the Singapore branch and the head of research and development, he founded an independent company, Sustainable Works in 2019. At the same time, he supports Nagasaki Ocean Academy.

Nagasaki University
  • Takahiko Yamashita

    Takahiko Yamashita

    Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagasaki University. Ph.D. from Kyushu University in Engineering, specializing in power and high voltage engineering. After working as an assistant professor at Nagasaki University’s Faculty of Engineering and as a visiting researcher at Clarkson University (USA), he served as a professor at Nagasaki University’s Faculty of Engineering. Former Vice President of Nagasaki University (in charge of industry-academia collaboration).

  • Akihide Tada

    Akihide Tada

    Professor at Nagasaki University. Doctor of Engineering. Specializes in hydraulic and coastal engineering. After completing the master’s program in civil engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University, he worked as a research assistant at Kyoto University and then at Nishimatsu Construction.

  • Souichi Sasaki

    Souichi Sasaki

    Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagasaki University. Ph.D. in Engineering. He specializes in fluid engineering, aerodynamic noise and renewable energy. After working as a research assistant at Nagasaki University and as a visiting researcher at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), he became Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagasaki University.

  • Yo-ichi Oda

    31 years from April 1977, he promoted new business development and other activities in the Mineral Resources Division of Mitsui & Co. He is also a visiting professor at Nagoya University, a member of the Working Group for Offshore Wind Power and Marine Renewable Energy of the Advisory Council of the Headquarters for Ocean Policy of the Cabinet Office, a member of the Next Generation Deep Sea Exploratory System of the Council for Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, a member of the Innovation Promotion Program of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, and a member of the Council for Science and Technology of the Council for Ocean Policy of the Cabinet Office. He has also served as a member of the Innovation SG and the Strategic Innovation Creation Program Innovative Deep Sea Resource Research Technology Peer Review Meeting.

  • Hiroaki Takamura

    Nishimatsu Construction. Ph.D. (Engineering). from the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nihon University. He specializes in fluid mechanics and floating motion. He is currently working as a research associate at the Institute for Nagasaki University.

Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science
  • Hiroshi Kagemoto

    Hiroshi Kagemoto

    Doctor of Engineering. Professor. Specializes in marine and environmental engineering. After completing a master’s degree in marine engineering at the University of Tokyo, he was a researcher at the Institute of Naval Technology, Ministry of Transport, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and received a doctorate in engineering from the University of Tokyo. After working as an assistant, assistant professor, and professor at the University of Tokyo, he retired in 2014, and has been a professor at Nagasaki Institute of Applied Sciences since April 2016.

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