Hiroshi Okada, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science.


Hiroshi Okada’s has worked on the Boundary Element Method, Automobile Crash Analysis, Computational Meso-mechanics analysis such as Homogenization Method, etc. Currently, his research interests are in the field of Computational Engineering Fracture Mechanics. He has proposed efficient and accurate methodologies for the evaluations of linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics parameters from the results of finite element analysis using automatically generated mesh with the tetrahedral finite element. He and his colleagues are developing crack propagation analysis software system. He has published more than 100 archival papers in international and domestic journals. He has made a numerous international and domestic conference presentations. He was the recipient of The JACM (Japan Association for Computational Mechanics) Computational Mechanics Award.

His education/professional experiences, awards and present services for the professional societies are listed below.

Education and Professional Experiences:
BS.: Tokyo University of Science, 1986
Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of CivilEngineering, 1990 
1990-1991: Post Doctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
1992-1993: Engineer, Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd.
1993-1996: Research Engineer, Georgia Institute of Technology
1996-2009: Associate Professor, KagoshimaUniversity, Department of Mechanical Engineering/Department of Nano-structure and Advanced Materials
2009-Present: Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Awards:
July 2016:  The JACM (Japan Association for Computational Mechanics) Computational Mechanics Award
June 2014:  Distinguished Fellow of ICCES
February 2014:  Fellow, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
February 2014:  JSST (Japan Society for Simulation Technology) 2013 Outstanding Presentation Award
October 2009:  Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Computational Mechanics Achievement Award
July 2009:  JACM Fellows Award
January 2008:  The K. Washizu Medal

Services in professional societies:
April 2016~March 2017:  Head of Computational Mechanics Division, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers 
July 2013~July 2017:  General Council Member, International Association for Computational Mechanics 
May 2012~May 2016:  Administration officer, The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science (JSCES)
April 2012~March 2018:  Secretary General, Japan Association for Computational Mechanics 
April 2018~March 2021: President, Japan Association for Computational Mechanics