Prof. Katsuyuki Kida

Organization: Solid Mechanics Laboratory,Department of Mechanical and Intellectual Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Toyama

Speech Title: Three dimensional scanning Hall-probe microscopy for metal fatigue evaluation

Professor Katsuyuki Kida was born in 1968 in Osaka, where he studied mechanical engineering at Osaka University from 1988. Apart from course work, he studied rolling contact fatigue (RCF) occurring in TiC and TiN coated steels using both X-ray diffraction and scanning acoustic microscopy. After graduation he pursued his academic career and obtained a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics in 2000, investigating RCF problems of all-Si3N4 bearings. By observing cracking and flaking failure under RCF, he succeeded in explaining the material`s features from the viewpoint of fracture mechanics. From 2000 he focused his work on investigating the contact problems of several materials used in machine elements. He has also continued fundamental research on contact problems, for which he received ‘The Best Paper Prize (FFEMS PRIZE)’ from ‘Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures’ journal in 2005. The awarded papers reported establishing a crack growth mechanism under contact pressure, a problem previously unsolved for over 70 years since S. Way’s proposed theory. His research interests now include the development of three dimensional scanning Hall-probe microscope technologies, fatigue phenomena in polymer bearing, crack growth mechanism under contact stresses and refinement of high-carbon steels. He holds and has held a number of prestigious leadership roles in academy-industry corroboration programs: refinement of steels, new joint system in humanoid robots and fatigue of polymer bearings in "Strategic Fundamental Technologies Strengthening Assistance Programs" (Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry, Japan, 2009-2013); scanning Hall-probe microscopy in "Fundamental Studies on Technologies for Steel Materials with Enhanced Strength and Functions" (Consortium of the JRCM, Japan, 2008-2012); and ceramic bearing elements in the project supported by "Japanese Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization" (NEDO, Japan, 2007-2011).” As a chairperson of department of mechanical engineering in University of Toyama, Professor Kida is heading education and research projects (2019-)."

CMPSE2019 past speakers: Ass. Prof., Koshiro Mizobe

Organization:Department of Mechanical and Intellectual Systems Engineering,University of Toyama

Speech Title: Fracture behavior of polymer bearings made by 3D printing method in water and dry conditions

Koshiro Mizobe is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toyama, Japan. He has published over 50 papers in various research fields including: evaluation of stress intensity factors, repeated heating, homology evaluation of microstructure, and polymer bearings. Koshiro studied mechanical engineering at Kyushu University, Japan, graduating in 2013. He studied the repeated quenching refinement method of high-carbon chromium steels in his PhD course. For this work he received the Research Fellowship for Young Scientists in 2013-2014 from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science as well as Top Young Researcher Award in 2012 from Kyushu University. Since 2015 he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toyama. He has won some best paper awards from international committees (ICMDME, CMPSE and ICMTM) and received some grants (25th ISIJ research promotion grant from the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan and research promotion grant from JKA). His current research topics with a brief explanation are as follows. Repeated heating method Martensitic high-carbon high-strength bearing steel is one of the main alloys used for rolling contact applications where high wear resistance is required. Refining the prior austenite grain size through repeated heating is a process commonly used to enhance the material’s strength. He studied the effect of repeated heating on the microstructure near inclusions through the rolling bending fatigue tests. Development of hybrid polymer bearings Koshiro is focusing on polymer bearings because it is suitable for the no lubricant situation and the corrosive situations. In particular, he focuses on PEEK which is a tough semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer and PTFE which has low friction coefficient. Now, he develops the combination of PEEK races-PTFE retainer bearings.


CMPSE2019 past speakers: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alois K. Schlarb

Organization: Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Professor, Department Head “Chair of Composite Engineering”

Speech Title: Challenges and opportunities of 3D-printing for sustainable lightweight design in composite material

Professor Schlarb currently holds the Chair of Composite Engineering (CCe) at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK), Germany. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, specializing in production engineering and company organization. After his graduation in 1984 he relocated to the University of Kassel, working as scientific assistant to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. e.h. Ehrenstein. He was awarded a doctorate in 1989 for his thesis on polymer processing. From 1988 until 1989 he was also head engineer at the university’s Institut fuer Werkstofftechnik. In the following 13 years Professor Schlarb held different positions in the industry, e.g. the polymer laboratory of BASF SE, Germany, as material scientist and project manager researching composites, last as Vice President and head of marketing, research and development with B. Braun Medical AG, Switzerland. In November 2002 Alois Schlarb was appointed to a full professorship for "Composite Materials" at the TUK and from 2002 to 2008 Chief Executive Officer of the Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH. Since 2018 Professor Schlarb also holds a visiting professorship at Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, PR China. Professor Schlarb served as Spokesman of the Scientific Alliance of Polymer Technology (WAK) from 2009 - 2015 and as President of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering SAMPE Deutschland e.V. from 2003 - 2015. He is member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Composite Materials, and Strain - International Journal for Experimental Mechanics, SAMPE-Journal, and the Journal of Polymer Technology.
He has given more than 200 presentations, has authored or co-authored more than 100 journal papers, edited or authored or co-authored more than 50 book chapters or books, and is listed in more than 50 patent applications as inventor. The focus of his research activities is on process-structure-property-relations and tribology of polymer based hybrid materials.

CMPSE2019 past speakers: Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammed Alias Yusof

Organization: National Defense University of Malaysia, Associate Professor , Department of Civil Engineering Faculty of Engineering Department of civil Engineering

Speech Title: Technical Talk on 'Blast resistant Materials : Concrete and Glass

Ir. Dr. Mohammed Alias Yusof is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional, Malaysia. He graduated with B. Eng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2002, a MSc. degree in Integrated Construction Project Management from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in 2005 and PhD degree in Civil Engineering from Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia in 2013. He is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineer Malaysia. His main research interests are in the blast resistant materials such as concrete, glass, and also military and commercial explosives. He has developed a blast resistant concrete and had obtained the patent for the blast resistant concrete panel from Intellectual Properties Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) in 2016. He is knowledgeable in commercial and military explosives and had attended several courses in Explosives Engineering at Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, and also at Wessex Institute of Technology, United Kingdom. In 2017, he has been awarded an honorary scientist by Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India for his valuable contribution in the field of blast resistant materials and also explosives.

CMPSE2019 past speakers: Prof. Takahiro Ohashi

Organization: Kokushikan University, Professor, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Science and Engineering

Head of Mechanical Engineering Department of Kokushikan University (December 2012-Present); Representative delegate of Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity (April 2016-Present); The board of trustees of Aluminum Forging Association in Japan; Experience in directing a national research project for a new die structure of Ministry of Economy, Trading and Industry (METI); Experience in directing 3 research teams of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

CMPSE2019 past speakers: Prof. Kazuaki Nakane

Organization: Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Health Sciences, Guest Professor, Osaka University. Vice President of APSAM-imaging inc

Speech Title: Material structure image analysis method via homology concept

Professor Kazuaki Nakane is a guest professor in the Graduate School of Medicine. At the same time, he is a vice president and founder of APSAM-imaging inc. He graduated mathematical department of Nagoya Univ. (1988) and got the doctor degree (Ph.D.) at the Kanazawa Univ. (1997). He had studied Probably theory, Partial differential equations and Numerical theory. He elucidated the cause of self-excited vibration that occurred when the tape was peeled off, mathematically. He gave a talk about this in Oxford university (1998). He was a lecturer in Osaka institute of Technology (1997-2008), and a guest associate professor in the faculty of medicine in Osaka university (2008-2016). He is developing a new image analyzing method for tissue (structure) image, such as cancer tissue, fracture surface, silicon gel and so on. He got several best paper awards in the international conference. NEDO(New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) honored this innovation and JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) gave a fund START (Program for Creating STart-ups from Advanced Research and Technology). Thanks to this fund, he founded a start-up company (2019). This method had already patented in US, JP, UK etc. Recently he got President's Award Silver from JSMP (Japan Society of Medical Physics) (2019). He was invited lecture in ECP2018 (the European Society of Pathology, for colon cancer tissue analysis) and will be give a talk in ECC (European Congress of Cytology 2020, for Respiratory cancer).