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), Senior Member (2012-)
・Member, Japan Society for Precision Engineering (1989-Present), Representative (2012-2015)
・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), Director of Tokai Branch (2016-2020), Trustee (2014-Present)
・Member, American Society for Precision Engineering (1996-Present)
・Member, Japan Society of Electromagnetism and Mechanics (2007-Present); Trustee (2008-2018)
・Member, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (2008-Present); Chair of Planning Committee of Actuator system technology (2009)
・Editor-in-chief, Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, System and Manufacturing, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (2016-2018)
・Associate Editor, Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, System and Manufacturing, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (2008-2016,2018-Present)
・Associate Editor, Transactions of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (2013-2021)
・Member of Editorial Board, Actuators (2020-Present)
・Associate Editor, Precision Engineering (2012-2021)

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

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