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Professor Hiroyuki Kokawa from Tohoku University Appointed as Chair Professor of SJTU

APR 21,2017 Author:

      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.
        Vice president Zhen Huang awarded Hiroyuki Kokawa the appointment letter and wore him SJTU badge. He commented that Hiroyuki Kokawa is one renowned scientist in the field of wielding in the world, and warmly welcomed the accession of Hiroyuki Kokawa . At the same time, He pointed out that SJTU has insisted enhancing university by talents, paid equal attention to talent cultivation, introduction and utilization. Also, he proposed and steadily implemented the overall scheme of scholastic honor establishment of system and long-term recruitment of faculty in the face of glorious mission and goal of world-class university with Chinese characteristics. He hoped that when Prof. Hiroyuki Kokawa successively made an new academic contribution, meanwhile he could regard talent cultivation and team leading as glorious mission and lofty duty and enabled teaching and scientific team in rational construction and first level to cohere well in order that the value pursuit of “Study in SJTU” becomes everyone pursuit and become the new figure of SJTU through remitting efforts. Finally, vice president Zhen Huang on behalf of university welcomed the participation of Hiroyuki Kokawa in SJTU family, and hoped he enjoyed work and life there.  
      Whereafter, Prof. Hiroyuki Kokawa made an academic speech on Suppression of weld degradations by grain boundary engineering. After the end of speech, the participants were involved in a heated academic discussion with him.
Written by Yating WU
Photographed by Wenbo SHI

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