Assistant Professor Katsuya NOMURA
Katsuya Nomura was born at Hyogo prefecture in 1985. He received the B.E and M.E. degree in electrical engineering from Kyoto University in 2008 and 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Osaka University in 2019, respectively. From 2010 to 2021, he was in Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering, Kwansei Gakuin University. His research interests include EMC design in power conversion circuits and application of structural optimization method for the power electronics field.
His research field is EMC design technology in the field of power electronics. EMC design technology in the power electronics field has recently become more important because of electrification and driving automation of vehicles and the development of IoT (Internet of things). To establish smarter EMC design technology, he has been conducting a research through both experimental and computational approaches. In particular, he is conducting a research on application of topology optimization, which is a method to automatically derive superior structures by computer.
- Introduction to Electronics
- Basic Experimental Electronics
- Advanced Course in Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility), Power Electronics, Electromagnetic Simulation, Topology Optimization
Research in details
Electrical energy supplied from power stations is consumed in various forms and sizes by the electric appliances such as air conditioners and information devices such as personal computers around us. This process is called “Power Conversion”. In this process, a lot of electrical energy is wasted as heat. Therefore, we need to develop electron devices using new semiconductors with low power consumption capability during power conversion. In our laboratory, we promote research on electron devices using “Nitride Semiconductors”, which are suitable for low-loss, high-voltage, and high-frequency operation. Through characterization and simulation of the operation of fabricated devices, we will contribute to the realization of an energy-saving society and a next-generation mobile wireless communication system.
List of collaborations
Osaka University, Kyushu Institute of Technology