Faculty of Textile Science and Technology Research Activity2016|Shinshu Univ

Advanced Textile EngineeringScience of silkworms, cocoons, and silk: Fashion apparel and textile designDepartment of Advanced Textile and Kansei EngineeringI am pursuing a wide array of research related to silk science, including silkworms, cocoons, raw silk thread, silk fabric, fashion, and market research, and my work draws on such disciplines as management engineering, systems engineering, multivariate analysis, and textile processing technology. I also conduct research related to textile design, for example on topics such as image analysis of fashion apparel.Hideaki MorikawaProfessorImage analysis of fashion apparelScience of silkworms, cocoons, and silkAfter graduating from Shinshu University Graduate School, Professor Morikawa worked at in the private sector at Kao, at Niigata Women's College, and then as an associate professor in the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology at Shinshu University before taking his current position. His areas of specialization are textile engineering, management engineering, and statistics.While the silk generated by silkworms is an important ber material in the eld of high fashion, applications are expected to extend to biometrics as well as utilization of silk protein as a medical material, and the development of silk science is moving forward through combination with leading-edge technologies.Outlook for researcGraduates are likely to work as engineers involved in product development in the fashion, apparel, and textile industries.Outlook for students after graduation10Advanced Textile EngineeringVisualizing benefits for products and design through the scientific examination of the five senses Department of Advanced Textile and Kansei EngineeringI work to design products that create happiness by fulfilling simple consumer needs, for example the desire to feel like a refined adult by wearing a sharp, eye-opening suit, or to be enveloped in a marshmallow-soft bathrobe after a bath.Hiroyuki KanaiAssociate ProfessorAfter graduating from the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology at Shinshu University, Associate Professor Kanai took his current position in 2011 after worked at the faculty as an assistant professor and a senior assistant professor. His areas of research include sensory measurement engineering and applied psycho-physiological measurement.By measuring (via electromyogram) the muscle activity of a person wearing a suit, it is possible to evaluate how much freedom of movement that suit aords.This device measures the distribution of light reected from fabric to quantify impressions felt by people about characteristics such as depth and brilliance, allowing the beauty of cloth to be quantitatively evaluated.By utilizing technology to measure and quantify human psychology and physiological responses as a way to explore customer needs, it is possible to assess the emotional stress of people involved in dangerous work, for example astronauts or remen, or the relaxing eect of a comforting fragrance.Outlook for researchThe user-friendly technologies that graduates master are needed for an extensive array of consumer products, including cars, interior furnishings, and writing supplies, as well as textiles.Outlook for students after graduation


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