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Toshihide SekidoProfessor/Senior advisory engineer

Areas of expertise
Mechanical engineering, composite materials engineering
Academic background
Graduate school of engineering, The University of Tokyo
Previous background/experience
Toray Industries, Inc.

Research theme

Advanced composite materials technology
  • Mechanical engineering (Mechanical element technology, automation technology, development of manufacturing equipment)
  • Composite materials engineering (product design, development of preform molding technology, CFRP molding and processing technology, product commercialization)

My goals

  • R&D on advanced CFRP molding and processing technology in ICC.
  • Development of CFRP related technology, commercialization, promotion of industry-academia collaboration, especially supporting joint research of industry-government collaboration. Promotion of COI project.

Previous background/experience

  • I have many years of experience in R&D on thermoplastic/thermoset CFRP, especially the development of processing, products, automation technology, and manufacturing machines. Past examples of products I have worked on in R&D include aircraft parts, automotive parts, railway vehicles, wind power blades, sports products, and automation.

Publications / Academic Awards Received

  • Development of short cycle large monolithic molding technology by RTM, the molding technology of CFRP automobile parts ~ NEDO project ~, Automotive Technology Day 2009
  • “Development of innovative molding technology A-VaRTM for aircraft CFRP parts”, 26th Advanced Technology Award Best Paper and Research Collection (Nikkei BP)
  • “Designing and Processing on CFRP Automotive Structures”, The 13th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials
  • “A Rapid Resin Injection System for Automobile Members Made by RTM Process”, The 12th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials
  • “The CFRP Automobile Body Project in Japan”, The 12th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials
  • “High-Speed manufacturing for high-speed trains”, 2004 JEC-Composites/n゜
  • “FRP Application to Truck Bodies”, 7th Euro-Japanese Symposium
Academic Awards Received
  • Developments of innovative short cycle RTM process, impact energy absorption and recycle technology of CFRP (2007)
    Japan Society for Composite Materials Award, Fuji Sankei Business i Advanced Technology Award, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Award・Technology Award
  • Innovative RTM and A-VaRTM technology of CFRP Paper (2011)
    The Japan Society for Die and Mould Technology・Technical Paper Award
  • Development of innovative molding technology A-VaRTM for aircraft CFRP parts (2012)
    Fuji Sankei Business i Advanced Technology Award・Special Award
Toshihide Sekido, Professor/Senior advisory engineer
Hirofumi Nishida, Researcher
Katsuhiko Nunotani, Researcher
Masanori Nakajima, Researcher
Kimihiko Uemura, Researcher
Ousuke Ishida, Researcher
Takehiro Shirai, Researcher
Kazuo Sato, Researcher
Takayuki Tsukegi, Researcher
Manato Kanesaki, Researcher
Hisai Ueda, Researcher
Masaki Inagaki, Researcher
Atsushi Hokura, Researcher
Akinori Sakamoto, Researcher
Keisuke Kyomoto, Researcher
Nobuaki Inui, Engineer
Tadashi Sakuma, Engineer
Masayoshi Hori, Senior engineer
Hiroki Matsumoto, Engineer
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