Precision mechanism, Precision machine elements, Precision machining, Mechatronics

[Professor] Katsushi Furutani

Basic Information

Katsushi Furutani

Degree

Doctor (Engineering)

Date of birth

1965/9/11

Laboratory Name

Innovative Machine Laboratory

Research Fields

Precision mechanism, Precision machine elements, Precision machining, Mechatronics

Website

http://www.toyota-ti.ac.jp/Lab/Kikai/5k60/index.html

E-mail Address

Academic Background

Graduated from master program of Department of Precision Machinery Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo (1991)

Work History

Professor at Toyota Technological Institute (2007/4-Present)
Visiting Associate Professor at Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (concurrent) (2004/4-2006/3)
Associate Professor at Toyota Technological Institute (1998/4-2007/3)
Visiting Associate at California Institute of Technology (concurrent) (1995/6-1995/12)
Lecturer at Toyota Technological Institute (1995/4-1998/3)
Research Associate at Toyota Technological Institute (1992/4-1995/3)
Research Associate at Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology (1991/4-1992/3)

Membership of Academic Societies

・Member, Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (1984-Present)
・Member, Japan Society for Precision Engineering (1989-Present), Representative (2012-Present)
・Member, JSPE Technical Committee of Ultra-precision Positioning (1991-Present), Chair of Sub-group of New actuators (2001-2008)
・Member, Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (1991-Present)
・Member, Japan Society of Electrical-Machining Engineers (1996-Present)
・Member, American Society for Precision Engineering (1996-Present)
・Member, Japan Society of Electromagnetism and Mechanics (2007-Present); Trustee (2008-Present)
・Member, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (2008-Present); Chair of Planning Committee of Actuator system technology (2009)
・Associate Editor, Precision Engineering (2012-Present)
・Reviewer, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2003-Present)

Social Activities

Trustee, Fluid Power Technology Promotion Foundation (2008-Present)

Research Themes

Applications of piezoelectric actuators
Precision machining by electro-chemical discharge machining
Development of machining devices for in-situ investigation unit in lunar and planetary explorations
Driving method of piezoelectric actuators by series of current pulses
Development of AZARASHI (seal) precision positioning mechanism

Original Papers

[Academic Year]2006
[Articles]Driving method of piezoelectric actuator by using current pulse
[Author]Katsushi Furutani, Katsuhiko Iida
[Date of Issue]2006/9
[journal]Measurement Science and Technology, 17, 9, pp. 2387-2394


[Academic Year]2003
[Articles]Nanometer-cutting Machine Using Stewart-platform Parallel Mechanism
[Author]Katsushi Furutani, Michio Suzuki, Ryusei Kudoh
[Date of Issue]2004/2
[journal]Measurement Science and Technology, 15, 2, pp. 467-474


[Academic Year]2003
[Articles]Coarse and Fine Positioning Performance of L-shaped Seal Mechanism with 3 Degrees of Freedom
[Author]Katsushi Furutani, Noriyuki Ohta, Katsumi Kawagoe
[Date of Issue]2004/1
[journal]Measurement Science and Technology, 15, 1, pp. 103-111


[Academic Year]2002
[Articles]In-process measurement of topography change of grinding wheel by using hydrodynamic pressure
[Author]Katsushi Furutani, Noriyuki Ohguro, Nguyen Trong Hieu, Takashi Nakamura
[Date of Issue]2002/10
[journal]International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 42, 13, pp. 1447-1453


[Academic Year]2001
[Articles]Accretion of Titanium Carbide by Electrical Discharge Machining with Powder Suspended in Working Fluid
[Author]Katsushi Furutani, Akinori Saneto, Hideki Takezawa, Naotake Mohri, Hidetaka Miyake
[Date of Issue]2001/4
[journal]Precision Engineering, 25, 2, pp. 138-144


[Academic Year]1998
[Articles]Displacement Control of Piezoelectric Element by Feedback of Induced Charge
[Author]Katsushi Furutani, Mitsunori Urushibata, Naotake Mohri
[Date of Issue]1998/4
[journal]Nanotechnology, 9, 2, pp. 93-98

Awards

[Academic Year]2011
[prize]Academic Award, Nagai Foundation for Science and Technology
[Prize Winner]Katsushi Furutani
[Award-Winning Date]2012/3/6


[Academic Year]2009
[prize]Best paper award, Japan Society of Electromagnetism and Mechanics
[Prize Winner]Katsushi Furutani, Yasukake Tagata
[Award-Winning Date]2009/11/19


[Academic Year]2008
[prize]Best Book Award, Japan Society of Electromagnetism and Mechanics
[Prize Winner]Junji Tani, Hirofumi Takahashi, Hajime Nagata, Ken'ichi Kakimoto, Satoshi Wada, Sadahiro Tsurekawa, Katsushi Furutani
[Award-Winning Date]2008/11/21


[Academic Year]2001
[prize]Best Paper Award, Japan Society for Precision Engineering
[Prize Winner]Hideki Takezawa, Naotake Mohri, Katsushi Furutani
[Award-Winning Date]2002/3/29


[Academic Year]1998
[prize]Best Paper Award, Japan Society for Precision Engineering
[Prize Winner]Hisashi Yamada, Naotake Mohri, Hideki Takezawa, Katsushi Furutani, Takuji Magara
[Award-Winning Date]1999/3/17

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