On Apr. 17, 2017, appointment ceremony of Hiroyuki Kokawa as chair professor was held in Yiucheng Lecture Hall, School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Vice president Zhen Huang, Director of Human Resources Qi Liang and Vice director Qi Lu, and the Party Secretary Aidang Shan of SMSE, vice dean Min Hang and Chuanliang Feng of SMSE attended the appointment ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Chuanliang Feng. All faculties and students in Institute of welding and laser processing attended this conference.
Firstly, Vice-dean Min Wang made a brief introduction to Hiroyuki Kokawa. The Party Secretary Aidang Shan extended a warm welcome to the participation of him. Hiroyuki Kokawa, the professor in Tohoku University and chairman in Japan Welding Society, received PhD in engineering and graduated from Tohoku University, and has been engaged in research on grain boundary, matrix and friction stir welding join and machining mechanism base. He successively held the posts of chairman of the Committee Japanese Light Alloy Welding Association FSSW-IS, committee member of American Institute of Welding, Japanese Atomic Power Association and other institutions and he was awarded the Technical and Academic Achievement Award many times. He also held funding projects of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and famous enterprise. Prof. Hiroyuki Kokawa has published more than 300 research papers which has been cited for more than 5000 times.