2023 Faculty of Engineering Best Teaching Award

One aspect of faculty development at the Faculty of Engineering is the Best Teaching Award, appropriately named to recognize a faculty member in each department demonstrating superior leadership qualities and whose instruction is highly effective, or faculty member implementing devised or improved educational techniques or demonstrating outstanding educational effectiveness. The Faculty of Engineering Commendation Committee uses course standard evaluation results taken from the Faculty of Engineering Common Course Evaluation Questionnaire, which is completed by students in all common core subjects, to identify changes in scoring over the past three-year period that indicate a tangible improvement in instruction technique. Syllabus content and the like are also taken into consideration. A list of faculty members receiving the Best Teaching Award from the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Tokyo and their courses follows below.

The Faculty of Engineering promotes the continuous implementation of faculty development initiatives to improve educational standards. (Graduate School of Engineering, Planning Committee)


2023 Award Recipients (Title is as of the time of the award)


Reasons for selection

Instruction Leadership: demonstrating superior leadership qualities in class and demonstrating highly effective instruction.

Educational Technique Improvement: implementing devised or improved educational techniques or demonstrating remarkable educational accomplishments.

Those deemed appropriate to receive the Best Teaching Award.


Civil Engineering SAKAI Yuya, Associate Professor
Course title:Concrete Engineering

Architecture AYAI Arata, Part-time Lecturer
Course title:Architectural Media Studies 1

Urban Engineering HINO Kimihiro, Associate Professor
Course title:Introduction to Urban Dwelling

Mechanical Engineering NAKAO Masayuki, Professor
Course title:Manufacturing Technology

Mechano-informatics INABA Masayuki, Professor
Course title:Robot System

Aeronautics and Astronautics NAKAYA Shinji, Associate Professor
Course title:Theory of Aerospace Propulsion 1

Precision Engineering TAKAMATSU Seiichi, Associate Professor
Course title:Mechanics of Materials

Information and Communication Engineering MATSUI Yusuke, Lecturer
Course title:Computer Software I

Electrical and Electronic Engineering TAKAGI Shinichi, Professor
Course title:Semiconductor Physics

Applied Physics HASEGAWA Tatsuo, Professor
Course title:Molecular electronics

Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics FUJITA Masayuki, Professor
Course title:Control Theory 1

Materials Engineering  MATSUURA Hiroyuki, Associate Professor
Course title:Phase Equilibria in Materials Engineering

Applied Chemistry SATO Sota, Project Professor
Course title:Analytical Chemistry III
Course title:Structures Analysis

Chemical System Engineering OHTA Seiichi, Associate Professor
Course title:Chemical Engineering II

Chemistry and Biotechnology IWASAKI Takanori, Associate Professor
Course title:Organic Chemistry III

Systems Innovation  FURUTA Kazuo, Professor
Course title:Fundamentals of Systems Innovation




Award Recipients of each year