Faculty of Textile Science and Technology Research Activity2016|Shinshu Univ

08Advanced Textile EngineeringFabricating high-performance synthetic fibers with laser irradiationDepartment of Advanced Textile and Kansei EngineeringMy primary goal is to create high-performance, high-function composite synthetic fibers by irradiating fibers with a carbon dioxide laser to heat them. I expect the resulting fibers to be used in applications such as medicine and optical materials, for example in the form of fiber that is 1/2,000th of the thickness of a human hair or fiber whose shape and composition can be precisely controlled.Yutaka OkoshiProfessorProfessor Okoshi joined the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology at Shinshu University in 1986 and took his current position in 2006. He is involved in numerous areas of research, including the formation and processing of high-polymer materials such as bers and lms and the examination of the optical and mechanical properties of ber.High-performance, high-function synthetic ber is used in aircraft and automobile bodies, articial organs, optical equipment, and in sports, where it helps reduce environmental impact while improving the comfort of daily life.Outlook for researchGraduates work at material manufacturers such as synthetic ber companies, tire manufacturers, electric machinery manufacturers, and public testing facilities involved in product and material evaluation.Outlook for students after graduationNew types of ber are created by means of laser irradiation.Advanced Textile EngineeringUsing light to measure parameters ranging from the condition of the body to quality without making contact with the object under measurementDepartment of Advanced Textile and Kansei EngineeringWith medical treatments of the future, will it really be possible to measure blood sugar without drawing a blood sample? To achieve that goal, I am working to develop a non-invasive optical blood-testing system. The technology also promises to have numerous applications outside the domain of medicine, including 100% inspections of imported products.Hiroaki IshizawaProfessorThe optical ber used to measure vital signs is so ne that it’s easy to forget that it is in contact with your skin. This approach entails none of the pain normally associated with drawing blood.It is a simple matter to quantify normal health conditions with optical ber. Sharing this data with doctors is extremely benecial for our rapidly aging society.Professor Ishizawa became an associate professor in 2002 after working at Shimadzu Corporation and took his current position in 2014. His areas of research include measurement engineering and applied optics.I also carry out a variety of research in addition to the non-invasive optical blood-testing system. It is possible, for example, to use light to instantaneously quantify the surface roughness of iron (a necessary task in factories that handle iron materials) and to measure mixture ratios in clothing without using chemicals.Outlook for researchGraduates are employed not only by manufacturers of measurement devices, medical equipment, and precision devices, but also by electronics manufacturers.Outlook for students after graduation


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