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Takeshi Kikutani, DDS, PhD

Takeshi Kikutani, DDS, PhD
  • ・Professor, Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials,Graduate School of Science and Engineering. Tokyo Institute of Technology

【Interview Articles】
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Biography

1982 Completed the doctoral program of Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Doctor of Engineering)
  Doctoral dissertation: High speed spinning of polyethylene terephthalate: mechanism of fiber structure formation (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
1979 Completed the master program of Graduate School of Science and Engineering Tokyo Institute of
1977 Graduated from Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1982―1991 Assistant Professor, Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
* Visiting researcher, the University of Akron (Ohio, USA) between 1986 and 1987(14 months)
1991―2000 Associate Professor, Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2001―
Present -
Professor, Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials,Graduate School of Science and Engineering. Tokyo Institute of Technology

His area of expertise

  • ・Molding and processing of polymer materials
      (melt spinning, textile and film extension and composite materials)
  • ・Polymer Structure and physical properties

Honors and Awards

1984 Takeshi Sakurada Award, Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan
1988 Best Article Award, Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan
1991 Best Article Award, Japan Society of Polymer Processing
1999 Society Award, Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan
2008 Best Article Award, Japan Society of Polymer Processing

Organizations, Committees and Activities

  • ・Society of Rheology, Japan
  • ・Society of Polymer Science, Japan
  • ・Textile Mechinery Society of Japan (executive board member)
  • ・Japan Society of Polymer Processing
      (former President, 2012―2014.
     Chairperson, Expert Panel for Extension Process)
  • ・The Polymer Processing Society (PPS)
      (executive board member, former President, 2008―2010)
  • ・Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan (President, 2014―2016)
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