Kenji Shinozaki graduated from the Department of Welding Engineering, the School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1976, where he completed the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees courses in 1978 and 1982, respectively. Shinozak worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Welding Engineering, in 1994, and earned his Ph.D. degree in Engineering in 1985, both from Osaka University. He also worked as a Visiting Scientist in Department of Materials Science, University of Toronto, Canada, from 1987 to 1988, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan, from 1995 to 2001, and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Hiroshima University, from 2001 till present. Shinozaki obtained various awards such as Welding Encourage Award (JWS) from Japan Welding Society, in 1988, McKay-Helm Award (AWS) from American Welding Society, in 1993, Welding Best Paper Award (JWS), in 1993, Masubuchi-Shinsho Award (AWS), in 1994, Welding Best Paper Award (JWS), in 2001, Best Paper Award (LMWC) from Japan Light Welding and Construction Association) in 2003, Fellow in JWS in 2009, Best Paper Award in Visual-JW2010 from Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, in 2010, and the Welding Society Promotion Award in 2010. His fields of research include the development of repairing process of pressure vessel of atomic power plant, development of Al/Cu dissimilar brazing joint, development of laser brazing technique, prediction of hot cracking initiation in weld zone of Ni-base superalloys, development of high toughness TLP joint of machine steel, analysis of mechanism of deterioration of creep strength in HAZ of high-Cr ferritic steel, ultra-high speed GTA welding process with hot wire, development of remote laser welding system for automobile, and liquation cracking of Mg alloys in friction stir spot welding. Shinozaki published about 260 papers.
Biography Updated on 30 January 2013