Yoshinaga, Tsukasa

Enrollments in 2013

Graduate School of Engineering Science
Mechanical Science and Bioengineering Major

Yoshinaga, Tsukasa

[ Graduate: Graduate of Osaka University, School of Engineering Science Course: Specified appointed assistant professor, Osaka university ]

I enjoy talking with my peers and getting to know their different perspectives.

Q: What were your motivations for joining the program?

I decided to join the program after being introduced to one of the supervising professors. I felt it was excellent chance to challenge myself to be part of something new. As my main research theme, I have been working on joint research with the School of Dentistry, but I wanted to participate in research from another point of view.

Q: What are your future dreams and goals?

I am currently researching the physics of how sounds are generated when humans make consonant sounds. Going forward, I would like to carry out integrated research with biologists regarding the brain and nervous system to gain a more comprehensive understanding of why humans have the capability of speech.

Q: What are your impressions and thoughts about the program?

I really enjoy the discussions we have in class. It’s something that’s new to me, as we didn’t have much discussion in my Engineering Science classes. Students with information science or biology backgrounds tend to approach problems with a different viewpoint from mine, which throws me off a bit at times. Biologists have an especially different approach to research and thought process, and it shows I still have a lot to work to do in order to succeed in this program.