Toshihiro Ishikawa Ph.D.

Ishikawa, Toshihiro
Position Department / Business Unit
Chief Functional Materials Reearch Department
Institution Disciplines
Ube Research Laboratory Engineering
City State / Provence
Yamaguchi FGN
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Dr. Toshihiro Ishikawa has conducted very important research & development on SiC-based fibers, composite materials, and Nano-sized-titania/silica-based photocatalytic fibers, and so force. Since 1983, Dr. Ishikawa has been engaged in research on continuous-length ceramic fibers at Ube Research Laboratory of Ube Industries, Ltd.. Of these, Dr. Ishikawa developed a crystalline SiC fiber (Tyranno SA-fiber) able to withstand high temperatures of 2000 oC based on the success of basic research on continuous-length fibers using organic silicon polymer (polycarbosilane) as starting materials.

Dr. Ishikawa had given a number of invited talks worldwide over the years. For example; in November 2001, an invited talk on “Thermally Conductive SiC-Polycrystalline Fiber and its Fiber-Bonded Ceramic” in the 4th PAC-RIM of the American Ceramic Society, in July 2002 on “Application of Tyranno Sintered Si-C-(Al) Fibers in Aggressive Atmospheres” in CIMTEC 2002, in April 2003 on “Progress in Functional Ceramics Produced from a Polycarbosilane” in the 105th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the American Ceramic Society at Nashville, in September 2004 on “Strong Photocatalytic Fiber and its Application” in HTCMC 5 at Seattle.

On the scientific education, since 1997 Dr. Ishikawa has given lectures on Ceramics and Silicon Chemistry to undergraduate and graduate students in the Yamaguchi University, Hiroshima University, and Okayama University. Dr. Ishikawa has already given a number of lectures in academic societies and contributed to spread the knowledge in the field of precursor ceramics.
Service to the Society.

Dr. Ishikawa has been a member of the American Ceramic Society since January 1996. He has been a member of the Engineering Ceramics Division. Dr. Ishikawa has reviewed papers for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. Dr. Ishikawa served as a session chair for the 4th PAC-RIM meeting, the HTCMC 5, and the 105th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the American Ceramic Society. Furthermore, Dr. Ishikawa is one of the associate editors of the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology now.
Productive Scholarship.

Dr. Ishikawa’s publications cover a variety of studies on the precursor ceramics. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical articles, including 70 refereed journal articles and conference proceedings articles. Dr. Ishikawa has many invited papers in the international societies and presentations in Japan. Furthermore, Dr. Ishikawa has 180 patents on the ceramic fibers.

Education

Ph.D. Eng., 1992, Osaka Prefecture University, Department of Material Engineering; M.S., 1979, Osaka City University, Department of Polymer Science, B.A., 1977, Osaka City University, Department of Polymer Science

Career Highlights

10/2003 – Present Chief, Inorganic Functional Materials Institute, Ube Research Laboratory, Ube Industries, Ltd.
7/1999 - 9/2003 General Manager, Inorganic Materials Research Department, Ube Research Laboratory, Ube Industries, Ltd.
10/1994 6/1999 Chief Researcher, Inorganic Materials Research Department, Ube Research Laboratory, Ube Industries, Ltd.
*10/1998 - 3/1999 Visiting Professor, Hiroshima University (Additional title)
*10/1997 3/1998 Visiting Professor, Yamaguchi University (Additional title)
10/1987 9/1994 Senior Researcher, Inorganic Materials Research Department, Ube Research Laboratory, Ube Industries, Ltd.
10/1984 9/1987 Researcher, Ceramics Research Department, Ube Research Laboratory, Ube Industries, Ltd.
4/1979 9/1984 Researcher, Hirakata Research Laboratory, Ube Industries, Ltd.

Awards

GSC Award, Award from the Minister for Environment (2004)
Yamazaki Teiichi Prize, Japan (2003)
Award from the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan (2003)
Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (1992)

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