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Noboru Kikuchi

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Noboru Kikuchi

Roger L. McCarthy Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

kikuchi@umich.edu
1520F Dow (Herbert H. Dow Building)
2300 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136
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Phone: (734) 615-8180
Fax: (734) 647-3170

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Degrees

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin, 1977
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin, 1975
B.E., Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1974

Research Interests

Computational mechanics including mechanics of composite materials, structural design optimization, analysis of material processing; development of computational methods for composite mechanics using the homogenization method; topology and shape optimization of elastic structures; development of adaptive remesh methods for simulation of metal forming processes.

Major Funding Sources

Office of Naval Research; National Science Foundation; National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Honors and Awards

Doctor honoris causa of Universite de Liege, 2008

Vehicle Design Committee Best Paper Award (with Associate Research Scientist Zheng Dong Ma and Christophe Pierre, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2003

Design and System Engineering Achievement Award, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2002

Computational Mechanics Achievements Award, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1999

Excellence in Research Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1994

The Best Paper Award, ASME Design & Automation Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1993

Outstanding Research Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1993

Excellence in Research Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1992

Distinguished Research Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 1991

Distinguished Service Award, Class of 1983, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1984

Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1982

ARCO Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, ARCO Oil & Gas Company, 1981

Incentive Award, Japan Society of Civil Engineering, 1981