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Workshops starting in 2023

Innovation Processes on Production and Utilization of Blue-Fuels

Chairperson

Yoshinori Itaya, Emeritus Professor in Gifu University & Visiting Professor in Aichi Institute of Technology


Overview

In the progress toward the Zero-Carbon Society, innovatively efficient utilization of fuels including fossil resources is essential tentatively. This group consists of members from industry, academia and government, and implements the collaboration to extract and solve issues on breakthrough technologies concerning on production and supply of “blue-fuels” derived from “blue-hydrogen”.

 

Workshop about the Circular Economy Composites

Chairperson

Toshihira Irisawa,Gu Composite Center, Institute for Advanced Study, Gifu University, Associate Profeccer


Overview

Japan leads the world as an advanced country in the field of composite materials, and Aichi Prefecture has recently become a central position for the development of their applications. On the other hand, in the future, materials necessary need to design from the viewpoint of " circular design of resources" , not only "make" and "use". The purpose of this workshop is to discuss biomass use of raw materials and the design of circularly designed composite in order for Japan, and Aichi Prefecture, to continue to lead this industry.


Research group for motion measurement and assistive technology aiming at medical welfare

Chairperson

Takahiro Kagawa,Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aichi Institute of Technology, Professor


Overview

In response to the population ageing, a society in which the elderly and people with disabilities can lead active and independent lives is required. This workshop focuses on evaluation and assistive technologies for physical motor functions that are indispensable for independent living. We will share the needs of the medical and nursing care fields and the technological seeds of companies and universities with the aim of developing medical-engineering and industry-academia collaborations that will serve as a basis for creating innovations.


Study Group for Development of Circular Economy Technology

Chairperson

Shinya Kato, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Associate Professor


Overview of the Study Group

Solar panels can only be genuinely recycled if technology is developed that adds value to materials that cannot be recycled using existing methods (silicon wafers, EVA resin, backsheets, etc.). This group proposes unconventional resource recycling technologies by combining industry, academia, and the government from the upstream and downstream sectors.


Value Creation Study Group through Additive Manufacturing and Fusion Technology

Chairperson

Makoto Kobashi, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Professor


Overview

Additive manufacturing is a material production technology that realizes complex shapes with highly controlled topology that was not possible with conventional methods, and it can replace the conventional manufacturing that relies on experience with data-driven manufacturing. In this study group, we will share the latest information and technology from Japan and abroad on machine learning (AI) and computational science related to additive manufacturing with researchers and engineers from a wide range of fields in industry, academia, and government related to additive manufacturing, contributing to the promotion of the material industry in this region and discovering leading research themes.


Development of Application Fields for Peening Processes

Chairperson

Takashi Sato, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Professor


Overview

Peening process such as shot peening is the surface treatment processing to improve the fatigue strength, corrosion resistance and surface hardness by repeatedly impacting on the surface of the materials. In this research group, we will study about the effects of the peening process on the microstructure, mechanical property and functional property of the peened materials, and will try to understand the essential mechanism of the peening process. Finally, we will find novel application fields of the peening process.


Creation of novel devices on the basis of nano- and micro-hierarchical structures

Chairperson

Wakana Takeuchi, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Aichi Institute of Technology, Associate professor


Overview

The fabrication of next-generation devices based on nanoscale physical principles requires a hierarchical structure that links the nano- to the micro-scale. It is necessary to introduce not only top-down but also novel bottom-up technologies. In this workshop, we aim to establish the novel device fabrication methods that integrate bottom-up and top-down technologies by sharing knowledge and technologies with researchers and engineers in relevant fields. In addition, this workshop will identify the leading-edge research topics and challenges for the technology innovation and new materials creation.


Forum for Directed Energy Deposition in Metallic 3D Printing

Chairperson

Masahiro Nishida, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Professor


Overview

The 3D printing technology is a revolutionary manufacturing method that could change the structure of manufacturing industry. Among of many 3D printing methods, directed energy deposition (DED) in metallic 3D printing is expected to be utilized in the future. In our forum, the current situations of the technology and their problems will be confirmed and methods to expand application field and to solve the problems will be discussed. Comprehensive solving by experts from different fields is expected.


Workshop on the Development of novel AI techniques for Evaluating “Kansei-Materials”

Chairperson

Ryoichi Furushima, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Multi-Material Research Institute Light Metal Design Group, Leader


Overview

Materials that engage the human senses, known as "Kansei-materials," are in demand in various industrial applications, and the integration of AI techniques enables more advanced material design in the industrial field. This workshop aims to bring together researchers in the fields of affective engineering, AI technologies, and materials science to discuss the systematic development of AI technologies related to Kansei-materials. Through this workshop, specific themes necessary for achieving the development of Kansei-materials, leading to a stress-free society by providing comfort to humans, will be discussed under the banner of 'AI Techniques Guiding the Development of Kansei-Materials for Providing Comfort and Realizing a Stress-Free Society'.


Research Group on the Creation of New Materials and Exploration of Their Applications

Chairperson

Ryosuke Matsui, Aichi Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor


Overview

Materials play a significant role in achieving carbon neutrality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, this research group aims to provide a platform for matching needs and seeds (ideas and technologies) in the creation of new materials represented by metals, polymers, and composites, and the exploration of their applications. The goal is to lead to joint research and project research among members in the future.


Degital-twin polycrystalline materials

Chairperson

Tatsuya Yokoi, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Lecturer


Overview

In order to accelerate synthesis of advanced polycrystalline materials, one needs to combine material fabrication in the real space and reliable simulation of the microstructure-property relationship in the digital space. For this purpose, it is necessary to understand grain-boundary phenomena in various length scales, integrate experimental and simulation data seamlessly, and construct highly efficient machine learning models. With this in mind, our study group discusses the construction of technology bases by inviting researchers being active at the forefront of the research field of polycrystalline materials and of grain boundaries.

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