Toshio Hattori

Gifu University, Japan

Toshio Hattori took a Doctor Course in mechanical engineering from April 1973 to March 1976 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School and acquired in March 1976 the Ph.D. degree (D. Eng.) with the thesis “Developments of high speed rotational discs using the carbon fiber reinforced plastics.” He worked from April 1976 to March 2004 at the Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. He also served as a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, the Gifu University, Japan. He worked at the Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. on the developments of strength evaluation methods of mechanical and electronics structures, reliability improvements of Hitachi products, such as turbine generator, gas turbine, train cars, and electronics devices, and the development of super conductive magnetic revitation systems. At the Gifu University, he lectured the material strength, fracture mechanics, and the machine design methodology and the development of strength evaluation methods of Joint structures such as bolted joints, adhesive joints, and shrink-fitted shaft couplings. He acted as a Chairperson of the Fracture Mechanics Division of the Society of Materials Science, Japan, from April 2006 to March 2008 and of the Material and Processing Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, from April 2009 to March 2010. Since April 2011, he serves as a Chairperson of the Steam Turbine Division of the Society of Turbomachinery Society of Japan. His research technical areas and research expertise include strength evaluation using stress singularity parameters, application of stress singularity parameters on the strength and life evaluation of adhesive structures, and the contacted-joint structures and fretting fatigue strength. In April 1988, he obtained a Best Paper Award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. He wrote a paper titled “A stress singularity parameter approach for evaluating the interfacial reliability of plastic encapsulated LSI devices.”

Biography Updated on 26 August 2012

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