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Collaborative Technical Center

The 21st century is called the century of technology or the century of globalization, which refers to the close cooperation of colleges with the industrial world so as to contribute to the further development of the industrial engineering of our country. The Collaborative Technology Center was founded as the driving base of industry-college cooperation for promoting collaborative research with local enterprises and technical counseling for them.

This center expects that the results of industry-college cooperation will be effectively returned to the engineering education of our college so that our college students will be educated and trained to be full of vitality and the will for development. Forming a circulatory industry-college-student-cycle, this center also expects to contribute to the development of local enterprises. Taking into consideration the needs of the local industry, this center, utilizing our college strength in product design, will do cooperative research mainly focusing on the solution of technical problems in demand.

Collaborative Technical Center

Floor Plan

The floor area of this center is 410m^2. On the first floor there is a Technical Counseling Room, a Determination-Analysis Laboratory, an Information-Analysis Laboratory, and a Collaborative Development Room. On the second floor we have a Community Hall that can be used for technological salons, poster sessions and so on. This building plays two roles as faculty education and collaborative technology center: we have classrooms for the 4th and 5th year-students on the third and the fourth floors respectively and this building is connected to the Advanced Engineering Course Building in order to take full advantage of industry-college cooperation for their education.

Sections

Section of Mechanical and Electrical System

The staff of this section are mainly from the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Design & Computer Applications Engineering of Miyagi National College of Technology, providing and exchanging their own specialized information and offer the guidance. They also aim to integrate their specialties and strike up a proper balance among them.

Section of Material Development

This section is composed of the staff majoring in the development and application of materials. Provided is the information on functional stuff such as magnetic materials, organic-compound ones or hydrogen-absorbing alloy as well as the structural material such as ceramics and steel.

Section of Living Enovironment and Space

Research on our basic matters as living environment and space is done from various points of view in this section. The staff share their information as to our living life and local one under the key expression of 'Relief, Safety and Stability.

Section of Multimedia Design

Researchers from various fields such as English and Japanese language, sports, health science, living culture and grand design compose this section. They are ready to talk over the matters of their specialty.

Section of Specific Research

Subject matters are set on the specific field where MNCT's seeds and needs of local enterprises meet, the themes being examined to be developed through their collaboration. This section has three specific regions of research; Indoor-Air Environment Designing, Fine Particle Processing, and Biomass.

Association of Promoting Industrial Engineering

This association aims to promote cooperative relationships between Miyagi National College of Technology and the local enterprises. As of April 1, 2007, cooperate members are 69, and personal members 21, and collaborative members 24. In addition to technical counseling, regular technological salons and open-lectures are scheduled to promote interchange between our college and local enterprises.

Activities 2006

Activities done at our Collaborative Technology Center in 2006 are; 122 cases of technical consultants, 8 technological salons named Evening Technological Salons, 13 open Seminars, 7 presentations, 3 events organized by the Association of Promoting Industrial Engineering.

We have also done 9 collaborative researches, welcomed 1 requested research and received 20 donations.

Equipments

Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with Electron Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer and Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer: EDS,WDS-SEM

This microscope irradiates electron beams to the specimen and utilizes the secondary electron, reflected electron and X-rays radiated from the specimen. This equipment enables you to obtain the high-magnified surface morphology, analyze the elements of the micro area and to observe the structure of the specimen.

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscope: XPS

This spectroscope irradiates X-ray to the specimen and measures the energy and strength distribution of the secondary electron radiated from the specimen. Since the energy distribution shows various information of electron states, you can investigate the atoms, chemical bonding and compounds lying on the surface of the specimen.

Scanning Probe Microscope: SPM

Surface of the specimen can be observed from atomic through micron order. You can observe any materials such as metal, semi conductor and organic compounds, and can even investigate biological samples in liquid. This equipment enables you to map the friction force and magnetic force capturing the state of the surface as well as to process the specimen in the nano-order.

Thermal Analysis System

This Thermal analysis system consists of three instruments, Thermo-Gravimetric/Differential Thermal Analyzer (TG/DTA), high sensitivity and high temperature types of Differential Scanning Calorimeters (DSC), and Thermal Stress Strain measurement instrument (TMA/SS). The system has the ability to perform a wide variety of measurement modes for metallic, ceramics, and macromolecule materials, at the temperature ranges from an ambient temperature to 1500 Celsius (TG/DTA), -150 to 500 Celsius (high sensitivity type of DSC), from an ambient temperature to 1500 Celsius (high temperature type of DCS), and -150 to 600 Celsius (TMA/SS).

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