From 2020, I will serve as the second director of the Center for Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. The Faculty of Engineering of Ehime University has established the Department of Marine Engineering from 1949 to 1991, and has conducted distinctive educational research. Since 2008, a special course for marine engineering has been set up by Imabari Shipbuilding's endowed course in the Master's Program of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering to cultivate many engineers and researchers who are responsible for the shipbuilding industry. In line with this background, the Center for Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Ehime University was established in 2018.
The center will continue to focus on specialized shipbuilding education for undergraduate students and, with the cooperation of local companies, will promote joint research on the issues faced by local industries and contribute to the solution of various issues. We aim to become a center that is loved and needed by the community.