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Minoru Umemoto

Affiliation Center for International Education
Title Project Professor
Fields of Research Materials Science
Degree Ph.D. (Univ. of Illinois)
Academic Societies Japan Institute of Metals / Iron and Steel Institute of Japan / Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy / ASM International / TMS
E-mail umemoto@me
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My research is mainly concerned on the improvement of the properties of metallic materials. Regarding structural materials, researches on the strengthening of materials such as steels, aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, by severe plastic deformation have been the target. I also do research on forging to produce high strength forging automobile parts. Controlling the size and amount of precipitates and grain size by forging temperature and amount of strain, high strength forging parts can be produced. Computer simulation of the forging process has also been studied. Regarding functional materials, shape memory alloys and thermoelectrc materials have been studied.

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