Academic Staff and Fellows

Kazunori ASANO
Professor Doctor
Department/Mechanical Engineering  Graduate school/Mechanical Engineering

We are actively involved in research on heat-resistant and wear-resistant composite materials in which metals are reinforced using ceramic particles or fibers. We are also doing R&D on environmentally benign melting and solidification technologies aimed at saving energy, conserving resources, and recycling.

SEM photograph of longitudinal fracture surface of carbon continuous fiber-reinforced magnesium alloy composite after tensile test at room temperat

Research Area Foundry Engineering, Composite Materials Engineering
Research Interests 1. Fabrication of metal matrix composite and its properties
2. Fabrication of cast metals with high performance
Selected Publications (1)K. Asano, Thermal conductivity and mechanical properties of pitch-based carbon fibre reinforced aluminium composites fabricated by squeeze casting, International Journal of Cast Metals Research 
Vol.31 (2018)pp.29-36.
(2)K. Asano, Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Composites Reinforced with PAN- and Pitch-based Short Carbon Fibers, Materials Transactions Vol.58 (2017) pp.906-913.
(3) K. Asano, Turning Machinability of Short Carbon Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Alloy Composite, Materials Transactions Vol. 57 (2016) 
pp. 1300-1304.
Research and Achievements
(Undergraduate Course)

Composite Materials Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows