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Hirofumi NishidaResearcher

Areas of expertise
Chemistry (organic, inorganic, polymer)
Academic background
Graduate school of engineering, University of Hyogo, Ph.D.
Previous background/experience
Nagase ChemteX Corporation

Research theme

Development of new materials in composite field

All the challenges that can be solved from a chemical approach

Current research theme
  • Continuous production system for CF-tape with high Tg thermoplastic epoxy resin by screw kneading extruder only using solid raw materials
  • In situ-polymerizable cyclic monomer for semi-aromatic polyamide
  • Development of resin for C/C composite that enables to form by 3-D printer
  • Development of preforms of random mat for HP-RTM

My goals

I will bring innovation to the composite industry through chemistry.

Previous background/experience

At Nagase ChemteX Corporation, I engaged in R&D on new materials. I have experience with all steps of R&D-molecular design, chemical synthesis, compounding, property evaluation, and application development.

Major inventions
  • Thermoplastic epoxy resin and composite
  • Creep-less epoxy resin and composite
  • Ultra-high refractive index resin derived from titanoxane building block
  • Silicon oxide-type encapsulant with ultra-high thermal stability curable by ring-opening polymerization
  • Ultra-rapidly curable one-component thermosetting resin

Publications / Academic Awards Received

Publications
  • Synthesis of polyurethane which a siloxane ladder chain was incorporated in in the main chain, Kobunshironbunshu (1995)
  • Effect of the synthesis condition of poly(phenylsilsesquioxane) on chemical structure, Kobunshironbunshu (1996)
  • Development of fiber reinforced plastics with a novel reversibly fusible epoxy resin, Reinforced Plastics (2004)
  • Mechanism that epoxy resin becomes Tg-less, Network Polymer (2005)
  • Tg-disappearing phenomenon of epoxy resin cured by an ion-containing polymer as the catalyst, J. Adhesion Soc. Jpn. (2006)
  • “Formation of glass transition temperature less (Tg-less) composite with epoxy resin and ionomer.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering(2007)
  • Formation of glass transition temperature less (Tg-less) composite with epoxy resin and ionomer, Asia-Pacific J. Chem. Eng.(2007)
  • High heat-resistant composites using Tg-less epoxy resin, J. Jpn. Soc. Comp. Mater. (2007)
  • The effect of surface treatment on mechanical properties of CFRTP using in situ-polymerizing polyamide as the matrix, Reinforced Plastics (2009)
  • Mechanical properties of CFRP using Tg-less epoxy resin, J. Jpn. Soc. Comp. Mater. (2009)
  • Development of VaRTM method for FRTP using in situ-polymerizing polyamide as the matrix, Reinforced Plastics (2009)
  • Mechanical properties of FRTP using in situ-polymerizing polyamide as the matrix, J. Jpn. Soc. Comp. Mater. (2009)
  • Aiming to create novel composites, J. Adhesion Soc. Jpn. (2011)
  • The development of thermoplastic epoxy resin and continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics using it, J. Adhesion Soc. Jpn. (2015)
Academic Awards Received
  • Technical award from the Japan Reinforced Plastics Society, “Development of fiber reinforced plastics with a novel reversibly fusible epoxy resin”, (2003)
  • Technical award for Chemistry from the Kinki Chemical Society Japan, “Research and development on liquid resin applicable to a new assembling method for semiconductor devices”, (2004)
  • FRP technical award from the Japan Reinforced Plastics Society, “Study and technical development on FRP”, (2010)
  • Hayashi engineer award from the Japan Society for Composite Materials, “Polymer alloy preparation of in situ-polymerizing polyamide 6 and investigation on possibility to apply it to high-cycled RTM”, (2011)
  • JEC-Asia Innovation Awards「Newly Developed Thermoplastic Epoxy Resin and Continuous Fiber-reinforced Composites」(2013)
  • Innovation award from JEC-Asia, “Newly developed thermoplastic epoxy resin and continuous fiber-reinforced composites”, (2013)
  • Technical award from the Adhesion Society of Japan, “The development of thermoplastic epoxy resin and continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics using it”, (2015)
  • Academic incentive award from the Association of Synthetic Resin Industry, “Study on organic-inorganic hybridization”, (2015)
Contents
Toshihide Sekido, Professor/Senior advisory engineer
Hirofumi Nishida, Researcher
Katsuhiko Nunotani, Researcher
Kimihiko Uemura, Researcher
Ousuke Ishida, Researcher
Takehiro Shirai, Researcher
Mami Sakaguchi, Researcher
Takayuki Tsukegi, Researcher
Manato Kanesaki, Researcher
Hisai Ueda, Researcher
Masaki Inagaki, Researcher
Atsushi Hokura, Researcher
Akinori Sakamoto, Researcher
Keisuke Kyomoto, Researcher
Nobuaki Inui, Engineer
Tadashi Sakuma, Engineer
Yuichi Kondou, Engineer
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