Fumihiro Wakai

Materials/Devices

Fumihiro Wakai

Professor

Materials processingMicrostructure controlInorganic materials: properties

Research Projects

  • Finding of ceramics superplasticity for the first time in the world.(1985.07)

  • Mechanical principles behind sintering in micro- and macro scales

Topics

  • We developed a method to estimate thermodynamic driving force of sintering from the analysis of X-ray microtomography (Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2017)

  • We developed a micro-mechanical test method using micro-cantilever beam specimens to determine the very early part of resistance curve (Scientific Reports2015, Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, Kagaku Kogyo Nippou)

1980

Master of Science, Kyoto University (1988 Doctor of Engineering ) 
Gov. Ind. Res. Inst. Nagoya, AIST, MITI

1997

Professor, MSL, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2015

Director, MSL, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2016

Director, Laboratory for Materials and Structures, IIR, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2017

Professor, Laboratory for Materials and Structures, IIR, Tokyo Institute of Technology

1988

Science and Technology Agency Award

1989

Shimpo Award of Ceramic Society of Japan

1994

MITI Award of Agency of Industrial Science and Technology

2004

Academic Award of Ceramic Society of Japan

2008

The American Ceramic Society, Fellow

2011

The World Academy of Ceramics, Academician

1990

F. Wakai, et al. “A superplastic covalent crystal composite”Nature, 344, 421-423 1990.

2005

F. Wakai, M. Yoshida, Y. Shinoda and T. Akatsu, “Coarsening and grain growth in sintering of two particles of different sizes” Acta Materialia, 53, 1361-1371 (2005).

2011

F. Wakai and K. Brakke, “Mechanics of sintering for coupled grain boudndary and surface diffusion” Acta Materialia, 59, 5379-5387 (2011).

2015

Kimiko Yoshida et al. “Large increase in fracture resistance of stishovite with crack extension less than one micrometer”, Scientific Reports 5, Article number:10993 (2015)

2016

F.Wakai et al. “Sintering force behind the viscous sintering of two particles”, Acta Materialia, 109 -292-299 (2016)

2017

Kimiko Yoshida, Norimasa Nishiyama, Masato Sone, Fumihiro Wakai, “Strength and toughness of nanocrystalline SiO2 stishovite toughened by fracture-induced amorphization”, Acta Materialia, 124, 316-324 (2017)