Osaka Prefecture University

Laboratories

Bio-life science

BioMedical Forum

Prof. Ikuo Fujii

Graduate School of Science

The headquater of five life science institutes involved in OPU Research Center: It proposes research strategies for life science and stimulates collobalations in OPU.

Live Cell Imaging Institute

Prof. Kenji Sugimoto

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Engineering development for visualization of living cell and creation of evaluation system for food and medicine in quasiliving environment.

Research Center for Food Safety (RCFS)

Prof. Masami Miyake

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Assuring Food Safety, and promoting Food Quality and Functionality, through research and dvelopmental activites and risk communication.

Research Institute for Chemical Biology

Prof. Ikuo Fujii

Graduate School of Science

Elucidation of vital phenomenon using chemical probe by designing and integrating molecule target compound, and development of nextgeneration medicine.

Bio-Medical Facility Center

Prof. Toshiya Okada

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Promoting interdisciplinary collaboration in the biomedical sciences to benefit human and animal health and establishing a nonclinical research hub.

Research Center of Microorganism Control

Prof. Masakazu Furuta

Graduate School of Engineering

Development of advanced techniques on microbial growth control in various fields by elucidating their mechanisms.

Advanced Genomics Center

Prof. Koji Otsuka

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

This center aims to understand organisms inclusively, to promote study of genome medicine and pharmacy, and to solve agriculture and environmental problems.

Research Institute for Light-induced Acceleration System (RILACS)

Associate Prof. Takuya Iida

Graduate School of Science

Promotion of research on light-induced acceleration system of biochemical reaction (LAC-SYS) based on interdisciplinary optical and quantum science.

About RILACS

Medical / Nursing

Research Institute for Nursing Management System

Prof. Kyoko Shida

Graduate School of Nursing

Approach to supporting measure for nursing service improvement from the viewpoint of management and administration of nursing service.

Research Institute for Advanced Nursing Technology (RIANT)

Prof. Yukie Majima

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Research and development of medical care, nursing and care support system using remote monitoring, nursing care equipment and robot, etc..

Center for Research and Development on e-Learning for Education in Nursing

Prof. Yumiko Nakamura

Graduate School of Nursing

Practical research on nursing study support system and mobile learning for nursing practice, and development of e-learning system for potential nurse.

Health science

Gerontology Research Center (GEREC)

Prof. Yumi Higuchi

Graduate School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation

Improvement of functioning for the elderly people from the viewpoint of the specialized field of rehabilitation, medical engineering, food dietetics and social welfare.

Social system

Research Institute for Tourism Industry

Special Prof. Shinya Hashizume

Graduate School of Economics

Strategy Development of tourism industry promotion and tourism policy, and research on creation of local brand etc.

Service Science Research Center

Prof. Hiroyuki Morita

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Research and technical support for service science and data mining field.

Research Center for Social Welfare and Education

Prof. Tatsuya Ono

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Research center on education and welfare for a sustainable society and community well-being.

Research Center for the Diversity Research Environment

Prof. Yukie Majima

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Providing framework of facilitative research environment and leadership training to support women researchers and their promotion.

Region / Community / Life support

Institute for Development of Social Work Theory and Practice

Prof. Akiko Kojima

Construction of new theory for social work in complicated modern society and development of its practical method.

Research Center for Community Designing

Prof. Tatsuya Ono

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Development of new life models to consider the communities with challenges in today’s society as the research fields.

Research Institute for Center of Community

Prof. Minoru Ishii

Executive Director・Vice President

Research and development of bachelor degree education systems related with community to regenerate Osaka.

Research Institute for Evaluation Support of School Social Work

Prof. Noriko Yamano

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Promoting the evidence-based School Social Work Program, which uses the program evaluation and creating a facilitator training model.

Research Center for Regional Disaster Damage Prevention

Prof. Yasuto Itoh

Graduate School of Science

RD2P establishes relations with local communities for constructing risk-tolerant circumstance based on open geologic information.

Society cooperation

Research Center for Innovation Education

Prof. Toshiyuki Matsui

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Development of novel style of innovative entrepreneurship education, and its implementation.

Idea / Culture

Osaka Prefecture University Archives

Prof. Isao Santo

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Collection, arrangement and research of university archives and investigation on its practical usage in view of importance of archive compilation.

Research Institute of Narrative Literature and Pictorial Art in Eastern Asia

Prof. Munehiro Tanaka

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Research on relationship between “Story and Painting” focusing on a region in East Asia(mainly Japan and China).

The Research Institute for Environmental Philosophy and Philosophical Anthropology

Prof. Takashi Sakai

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Philosophical research on contemporary social problems associated with humans and the environment.

Institute for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language

Prof. Rinsei Cho

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Construction of Japanese Pedagogical Grammar for learners with a specific language as their mother tongue.

Institute of Research Integrity

Prof. Isao Santo

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Analyzing across education, research, and the ethcal theories to build a fairer education and research.

Information / Communication

Institute of Document Analysis and Knowledge Science(IDAKS)

Prof. Koichi Kise

Graduate School of Engineering

Research on document analysis and knowledge science in addition to their integration and application research reflecting the results.

Research Center for Information Systems

Prof. Takao Miyamoto

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

Research and development of information system and its element technology, and applied research as problem-solving based on information environment within the Campus.

Frontier

Research Institute for Structural Dynamics

Prof. Masakatsu Chiba

Graduate School of Engineering

Research and techinical support for dynamics of mechanical structures in the fields of land, sea and aerospace.

Laboratory for Millimeter and Terahertz Waves

Prof. Toshikazu Onishi

Graduate School of Science

Development of fundamental engineering for irradiation, focusing, transfer and detection of electromagnetic wave in electromagnetic region of millimeter and terahertz waves.

Research Institute for Quantum Beam Science

Prof. Hiroto Matsuura

Graduate School of Engineering

Research for the process of the reactions induced by quantum beams (ionizing radiation, accelerated particle beams, photon beams etc.) and those applications.

OPU Research Center for Space Science and Technology

Prof. Takeshi Manabe

Graduate School of Engineering

Cross-sectoral research on space, science and technology in the fields of aerospace, physical astronomy and life environment etc in collaboration with JAXA and NICT, etc..

Research center for utilization of high magnetic field

Prof. Satoru Noguchi

Graduate School of Science

Promotion of extensive magnetic research by using MPMS3, development of high magnetic field and to enter ‘western Japan Pulsed High Magnetic Field COE’

Manufacturing technology

The Research Institute for Molecular Electronic Devices

Prof. Hiroshi Ikeda

Graduate School of Engineering

Research on high-performance molecular electronics based on theoretical design, efficient synthesis, and fabrication of opto-electronic devices with new concepts.

Research Institute for Microreactor Systems

Prof. Akinori Muto

Graduate School of Engineering

Research on energy-saving and swift-and high-efficient synthetic reaction using micro reactor, and applied research on engineering and analysis for micro-analysis chip construction.

R&D Center on Organic Functional Materials

Prof. Akiya Ogawa

Graduate School of Engineering

Development of functional organic materials in the fields of information appliance, motor vehicle, printing record and solar battery, and support for SMEs to upgrade technologies in Kansai region.

Research Institute for Industrial Engineering Innovations

Prof. Masahiro Tatsumisago

Graduate School of Engineering

Research on advanced fundamental technologies essential for manufacturing, and development of innovative manufacturing industry by the technologies.

Fine Feature Electrodeposition Research Center

Prof. Hiroshi Inoue

Graduate school of Engineering

Fine feature électrodéposition has widely been used in on-chip, PCB and Li ion battery. Our center aim for startup company.

Environment / Energy

Research Institute on Material Cycling Engineering

Prof. Yasuhiro Konishi

Graduate School of Engineering

Creation of recycling society by effective utilization of wastes as resources.

OPU Ecology Research Institute

Prof. Atsushi Nakahira

Graduate School of Engineering

Research on technological subjects for ecological problems such as polluted circumstances and waste recycle.

Research Center for Environmental Education

Prof. Koji Otsuka

Graduate School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences

This center manages making of OPU-USR report by students, improvement of OPU’s environmental education program, and practical education at the campus biotope.

Nano / Material

NanoSquare Research Institute

Prof. Takekazu Ishida

Graduate School of Engineering

Fostering young researchers by tenure track system, promoting shared infrastructures, establishing prestigious center of excellence, and enhancing activities of the research divisions.

NanoSquare

International Laboratory of Materials Science and Nanotechnologies (iLMNT)

Prof. Masahide Takahashi

Graduate School of Engineering

Formation of collaborative research base as the international network hub, and fostering young research taking a leap into the international arena.

Nanoalliance center

Prof. Seiji Akita

Graduate School of Engineering

Sharing information and strengthening collaboration on nano-related researchers, disseminating information outside the university, and enhancing large-scale research.