Masato R. Nakamura, Eng.Sc.D.’s Profile

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Masato R. Nakamura, Eng.Sc.D.
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office Location
Voorhees Room 532
Academic interests

Energy Conversion and Storage, Environmental Engineering, Ecodesign, Computing for Sustainability, Media for Sustainable Information

Bio

Address:
New York City College of Technology (City Tech)
City College of New York (CUNY)
186 Jay Street,
Voorhees Hall Room 532,
Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Work Phone
718-260-5532

My Courses

MECH3500 Fall2018 Nakamura

MECH3500 Fall2018 Nakamura

Matlab, numerical methonds. Please see the couse syllabus.

IND2313 Industrial Design I Fall 2018 Nakamura

IND2313 Industrial Design I Fall 2018 Nakamura

This course introduces students to the field of industrial design. It provides a framework for the development of design methodology. Students will use computers to create visual features of forms, configurations, patterns, and ornaments involved in the product design. Emphases will be placed on the multidisciplinary approach and the integration of design and engineering. Students are required to utilize the knowledge they learned to produce various design projects. Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates Th 2:15PM – 5:35PM Voorhees V-511A Masato Nakamura 08/27/2015 – 12/23/2015

Adv 3D Animation Fall2018 Nakamura

Adv 3D Animation Fall2018 Nakamura

2 cl hrs, 2 lab hrs, 3 cr Extends techniques learned in earlier industrial design courses (IND 2313 and IND 2410) and builds upon theories introduced in earlier animation courses (such as IND 2420). Foundation for advanced animation construction, incorporation of and integration with external media, and techniques to automate and optimize development processes. Dynamic particles, flexible soft body creation, texturing, “hair” particles, fluid simulation, rigging, lighting, and plant simulation. Prerequisites: MECH 3510

IND2340 Engineering Structures FA2018

IND2340 Engineering Structures FA2018

Course Description:​ This course will introduce students to the engineering structures used in building constructions, in civil roadway and bridge constructions, as well as those used in mechanical engineering. First, students will be exposed to different types of structures. Next, students will learn the fundamental concepts of analysis and design. Finally students will study the primary structural elements in buildings, bridges, and mechanical systems. Students are required to produce design project using state of the art CAD/CAE software.

IND1112 Industrial Design I Nakamura 2018

IND1112 Industrial Design I Nakamura 2018

Course Website: openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/engdrawing-one/ Course Profile (this page): openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/groups/engineering-drawing-i/ Time: M 10:00 – 11:40 AM, M 12:00 – 1:40 PM Room: V/0507A Instructor: Masato R. Nakamura (Office: V532) Description: Introduction to CAD working environment, Basic 2-D geometric construction and orthographic projections utilizing CAD systems.

My Projects

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Realizing the value of the research experience at the undergraduate level, this project is committed to fostering research opportunities for City Tech students. Faculty and students can use this project as a place to share announcements about research opportunities, as well as a place to offer information about the experiences students and faculty have had in their research endeavors. A handbook on effective mentoring, developed by the Undergraduate Research Committee, is currently available for download.

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

The Project Site for the New YorK City College of Technology College Council.

First Year Experience Committee

First Year Experience Committee

As a committee we are working on enhancing our new student orientation process. We are assessing and enhancing all steps from the moment a student is accepted into the college to their first year experience. The departments involved in the pilot are: African American Studies, Architectural Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology, Dental Hygiene, English, Entertainment Technology, Hospitality Management, Human Services, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging.

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding is a college-wide effort to answer the question “How can Faculty, staff, and students effectively provide/use accurate information for academic career planning from Day 1 through Graduation?”

Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology

Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology

The School of Technology and Design at New York City College of Technology proposes to create a new Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology that will pioneer performative design education. The project takes as its inspiration the broad focus on laboratory-based learning that brings technological education to a higher level of integration and broader faculty engagement across an entire division. The Center will become the focus of interdisciplinary project-based learning for faculty and students from its nine constituent departments where they will conduct research projects using state-of-the-art technologies in cross-cutting applications that mirror industry practice. The project will produce a laboratory design to support interdisciplinary research by configuring equipment and instrumentation for optimal collaborative use. A faculty team will create a web-based tutorial system for asynchronous learning to accompany interdisciplinary applications of cutting-edge technology. They will also design a new interdisciplinary capstone course and four cross-disciplinary projects for baccalaureate-level students. This project will provide a model for other institutions with similar programs to emulate. By bringing project-based interdisciplinary team collaborations to the fore, the project will contribute to an on-going paradigm shift in the way engineering design is taught. The project will also broaden participation since New York City College of Technology serves a high percentage of underrepresented minority students and is one of the nation’s top producers of underrepresented minority associate degree graduates in STEM fields.

My Clubs

Industrial Design Club

Industrial Design Club

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design Technology http://www.facebook.com/groups/NYCCTMCT/

Energy and Environmental Simulation Laboratory (EES Lab)

Energy and Environmental Simulation Laboratory (EES Lab)

Research Lab Website: openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/eesl/ Lab Profile (this site): openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/groups/energy-and-environmental-simulation-laboratory/ Energy and Environmental Simulation Laboratory (EES Lab) is Professor Masato R. Nakamura’s research group based on Mechanical Engineering Department in New York City College of Technology (City Tech), The City University of New York (CUNY). This laboratory is a professional research unit, not a student club, but opens to everyone who would like to conduct research on energy, environmental engineering (including ecodesign), and computing for sustainability. Also, it’s for people who wish to obtain Research and Development (R&D) skills required in a high-level position in the industry and academia. Excellent students can be recommended to become research assistants in order to publish a paper as a co-author, and have an oral presentation in an international conference. These research activities make students’ resume strong (R&D skills, publication, professional presentation) and will be a huge advantage for finding an engineering position or being accepted to graduate schools for Master or doctoral degree. If you are interested in joining EES Lab, please send Professor Masato R. Nakamura (Tel: 718-260-5532, mnakamura@citytech.cuny.edu ) your resume and answers of following questions: 1) What kinds of research fields are you interested in? 2) How many hours per week can you spend for conducting research? 3) Describe your skills/knowledge of math, physics, computers, and experimental work (lab hands-on skills). 4) After finishing your degree program, what kind of industry or graduate school program you’d like to go?

NSF-LSAMP

NSF-LSAMP

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). LSAMP or AMP aims to increase the percentage of CUNY students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors who conduct faculty mentored research prior to graduating or entering industry. Participants of LSAMP receive a stipends up to $4000. The funding is great, but the research experience (locally and abroad) and recommendation letters that participants receive are greater.

CUNY Smart City Observatory (SMO)

CUNY Smart City Observatory (SMO)

CUNY Smart City Observatory (SMO)