Faculty Members TOBE Hirobumi

  • Energy
  • Mechanical / Aviation
  • Metal
  • Space

TOBE Hirobumi

Associate Professor

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • [Master's Program] Regional Industry
  • [Doctoral Program] Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Fields of Research

  • Structural and Functional Materials Science
  • Metallography
  • Joining Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

Research Themes

Development of functional materials such as shape memory alloys and their application to devices

I am developing new functional materials and improving the functionality of existing structural materials by controlling the crystal structure and orientation through the investigations of alloy compositions and processing heat treatment processes. In particular, I am studying the use of martensitic transformation (diffusionless phase transformation) to develop shape memory properties and to improve mechanical properties such as Young's modulus and alloy strength depending on the application. I am also working on the development of devices for spacecraft that utilize these functions.

Teaching Philosophy

My educational policy is to develop individuals who can investigate, absorb, and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to solve problems, regardless of whether they are in their field of expertise or not.