Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
University of Tokyo

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Brief History

The history of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics is divided roughly into two eras. The first period was started in 1918 and was closed immediately after the Second World War. The total number of graduates in this period was 438. After reopening in 1954, it was reorganized and extended to the present state with the recent remarkable development in the fields of aeronautics and space technology. The graduate school education is more weighed nowadays responding to the recent technology sophistication.

Present Status

The Department has thirteen chairs and seventeen staffs as listed below. The total number of students is about 200 in which about 100 are the undergraduate students.

Active Fields of Department Graduates

About seventy percent of graduates enter the Graduate School every year. The rest of the graduates enter the national research laboratories and the relevant industries, such as aircraft and space, automobile and other heavy industries.

Organization of Department
  • Undergraduate Course

    - Junior, Senior ;

    - Selection at the middle of Sophomore

  • Graduate School

    - Master (two-year) course ;

    - Doctor (three-year) course; about 15 students/year

  • Academic Staffs

    Professors; 10, Visiting Professors; 1

    Associate Professors; 9, Research Associates; 8

  • Cooperative Professors from Other Institutions

    University of Tokyo

    Graduate School of Frontier Sciences ; 3 professors

    Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology ; 3 professors

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA-ISAS) ; 8 professors

Present Research Activities

Aerospace Engineering

  • Viscous Fluid Dynamics
  • High Temperature Gas Dynamics
  • Thermal Protection System
  • Composite Structures
  • Smart Structure
  • Biomechanics
  • Aircraft Design
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Orbital Mechanics
  • System Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence in Space
  • Robotics in Space

Aerospace Propulsion

  • Propulsion System
  • Aerodynamics of Turbomachines and Jet Engines
  • Combustion
  • Thermo-fluid dynamics
  • Internal Flow
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Materials
  • Electric Propulsion
  • High-Enthalpy Gas Dynamics