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Co-directors

Fumio S. Ohuchi

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,University of Washington

Fumio S. Ohuchi

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Fumio S. Ohuchi is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Washington. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Florida in 1981. His former training with BS/MS was in physics from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1972/74. Prior to joining the University of Washington as a professor in 1992, Dr. Ohuchi worked as a staff scientist for the Central Research and Development Department at E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Ohuchi’s overall research theme over the past four decades has been understanding physical and chemical processes at the material’s surfaces and interfaces, in particular, oxides and chalcogenides. Prof. Ohuchi’s group at UW provides research and educational opportunities for the next generation energy, information, and transportation technologies that rely on materials that can withstand extreme environments. Reaching the intrinsic limit of materials performance, manipulation and control of atoms and molecules for designing transport, electronic, optical, thermal and magnetic properties of the materials are of his focus. He has been serving as a visiting professor of the Tohoku University, and a director of the University of Washington-Tohoku University: Academic Open Space (UW-TU:AOS) since 2017. Pro. Ohuchi is a Fellow of AVS.

Executive Vice President, Tohoku University

Toshiya UEKI

Deputy-Director

Professor, School of Engineering, Tohoku University

Tomonaga Okabe

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Prof. Tomonaga Okabe is currently a Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University and an affiliate professor in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington. In 2007, he was Visiting Associate Professor at Brown University. He has B.S., M.E. and Dr. Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University in Japan. Prof. Okabe’s expertise is multi-scale modeling of the composite materials, in which his high level of scientific and technological productivity is known worldwide. Noteworthy among his grants with TORAY Inc. as well as Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program, known as SIP from Ministry of Japan, are those established himself as authority in this field. Prof. Okabe’s international reputation was also instrumental in developing the network on multi-scale computational modeling of the physical properties of structural composite materials. He has authored over 100 articles in international journals, and his research is well-recognized in the field of composites. In addition, he is presently on the editorial board of Composites Part A, and was previously on the editorial board of Advanced Composites Materials.

Deputy Director/Professor, Global Learning Center, Tohoku University

Yoshitaka Kasukabe

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Washington

M. A. Olmstead

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