I graduated from Nagoya University in Japan with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Materials Processing Engineering in 1995 and 1997, respectively. I also received a PhD in Materials Processing Engineering from Nagoya University in 1999. My research during my PhD study focused on Electromagnetic Processing of Materials. After a brief post-doctoral position in my PhD adviser’s group, I was hired by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology in Japan as a researcher. Mainly, my research in Japan focuses on development of new process technologies for wrought Mg alloys and its mechanical properties. Now, I am in Professor David Dunand’s group as a visiting scholar.
During my stay in this group, I am working on development of new processing methods for porous titanium with controlled cell structure via powder metallurgy methods. Natural porous materials have a variety of porous structures to match surrounding conditions such as applied loading. This suggests that mechanical properties of porous materials are strongly affected not only by the density, but also by the porous structure. Therefore, porous structure control might be one of a key technology for control of mechanical properties such as plateau stress.