Resources for Education and Research
Facilities and Space Available
The main study bases for this program are our renowned Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute and the Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Courses. In line with public welfare/nursing-care robot development, we plan to cooperate with the Center for Human-robot Symbiosis Research, the Research Center for the Future Vehicle City and other applicable institutes or organizations established within the university.
State-of-the-art research devices
At the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Toyohashi University of Technology, three next-generation DNA sequencers are operated: Ion Proton（manufactured by Life Technologies）, MiSeq（by illumina）and 454 GS FLX+（by Roche）. These are shown in order from front to back in the picture.
Brain Function Inspection/Brain Control Equipment
We have a brain-waves inspection room, various types of electroencephalograph, Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and other non-invasive brain activity measuring apparatus, as well as non-invasive brain activity measuring equipment for transcranial magnetic stimulation（TMS）and transcranial direct-current stimulation(tDCS).
Apparatus for Electrophysiological Experiments
We have electrophysiological experiment apparatus for retina cells, two-photon excitation microscopy and other examples of the latest apparatus in this field.
Next Generation Computing System
We have next-generation computers with over 10 TFLOPS computing power and a large amount of high-end software for structural analysis, computational materials science, computational chemistry and technical processing.
Along with assigning internal faculty, we also invite medical research staff from Hamamatsu University School of Medicine and group-training faculty from internal and external prominent universities (visiting faculty) in order to promote the interdisciplinary research implemented in this program.
Moreover, we also invite faculty from collaborating cooperating industries as corporate staff. These external members of teaching staff are mainly invited as visiting faculty, and are allocated as project faculty or special faculty to support the students’ education and research, depending on their research themes.