ICC staff

Katsuhiko NunotaniResearcher

Areas of expertise
Composite materials engineering, Mechanical engineering
Academic background
The Graduate School of Fisheries, National Fisheries University
Previous background/experience
GH Craft Ltd.
Operable machines
Universal tester, DMA, strain measurement system, 3D-CAD, FEA (FEM)

Research theme

FRP molding technology, composite design technology

Currently I mainly work on the development of FRTP continuous molding technology and forming simulation, aiming to achieve mass production of thermoplastic FRP at a low cost. I will keep working on the development of FRP by applying my past practical experience in composite design.

My goals

I will establish a continuous molding technology for thermoplastic FRP and apply it to large structures. I believe that “structure design is art and science.” I aim to develop design technology of composite structures based on this belief.

Previous background/experience

Until 2012: In a private company, I had an experience on composite design, manufacturing technology development, molding system development for products such as aircraft, spacecraft, and prototype vehicles. Following this, I worked in an optical fiber sensor company where I was involved in the development of sensors and the measurement of composite structures.
From 2012: KIT researcher

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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