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Recent Trend of Composite Materials Research in Japan with a Focus on Additive Manufacturing of Topology- Optimized Composite Structures

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
210 Woolf Hall

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Dr. Kohji Suzuki, Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Chiba Institute of Technology, Chiba Japan
kohji.suzuki@it-chiba.ac.jp

In this talk, I would like to briefly introduce the recent trend of composite materials research in Japan. First, a few notable government-funded research centers and projects will be shown including our own, for seeking any future possible corporation overseas. After that, as one of my current research interests, FDM 3D printer additive manufacturing of topology-optimized composite materials and structures will be reported.

Dr. Suzuki received a Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Tokyo in 1998, and he is currently a professor at Chiba Institute of Technology (Chiba Japan), Department of Mechanical Engineering. His current research area is on damage assessment and NDI of composite materials and innovative composite material processing such as additive manufacturing, as well as MD simulation for carbon nano-tube composites. He is a member of several societies including the Japan Society of Composite Materials (JSCM) and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME). He was a visiting researcher at Texas A&M University from May, 1998 to June 1999 and a visiting professor at UTA from March, 2005 to March, 2006.

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