JSME Medal for Distinguished Engineers

  1. Chuichi Sato,
    for the Development of Manufacturing Engineering for Mass-Production of Rolling Bearings
  2. Tadashi Tanaka (NDC Co., Ltd.)
    for the Research and Development of High Performance Plain Bearings
  3. Hiromichi Yanagihara (Power Train Engineering Div.2, Higashifuji Technical Center, Toyota Motor Corporation)
    for the Development of Combustion process for clean exhaust emissions in diesel engines

JSME Medal for Outstanding Paper

  1. Emotional Communication between Humans and the Autonomous Robot WAMOEBA-2 (Waseda Amoeba) which has the Emotion Model
    Tetsuya Ogata, School of Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University and
    Shigeki Sugano, School of Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University
  2. Designing Pre-Freezing and Freezing Process of Biological Tissues
    Ryo Shirakashi, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo and Ichiro Tanasawa, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Nihon University
  3. Fast signal predictions of noised signals in eddy current testing
    Haoyu Huang, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Hiroyuki Fukutomi, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry and Toshiyuki Takagi, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University
  4. Prediction of Electromigration Failure in Bamboo Lines
    Kazuhiko Sasagawa, Hirosaki University,
    Kazushi Naito, Hitachi, Ltd., Masumi Saka, Tohoku University and Hiroyuki Abe, Tohoku University
  5. Mixed-Phase Simulation with Fracture-Path Prediction Mode Using Moving Finite Element Method Based on Delaunay Automatic Mesh Generation
    Toshihisa Nishioka, Kobe University of Mercantile Marine, Hiroyuki Tokudome, Ishigaki Co., Ltd. and Masahiro Kinoshita, Toshiba Information Equipment Co., Ltd.
  6. A New Method for Simultaneous Measurement of Temperature and Velocity Maps by Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Kuniyasu Ogawa, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Makoto Tobo, Power Plant Engineering Section No.1, Power Systems Project Engineering Department, Power Systems Headquarters, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.,
    Norio Iriguchi, Division of Medical Product Promotion, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Shuichiro Hirai, Research Center for Carbon Recycling and Utilization, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Ken Okazaki, Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  7. Local Flame Structure of a H2-Air Turbulent Premixed Flame
    Mamoru Tanahashi, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Toshio Miyauchi, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yuzuru Nada, Graduate School, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Presently Nippon Steel Corporation) and Yukinobu Imamura, Graduate School, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Presently Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)
  8. Numerical Simulation of Particle-Laden Plasma Flow in a Pipe Under an RF Electromagnetic Field
    Takehiko Sato, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University and Hideya Nishiyama, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University
  9. Effects of Contamination on Gas Dissolution Process of a Spherical Rising Gas Bubble in Water
    Fumio Takemura, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo and Akira Yabe, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  10. A Study on REMPI as a Measurement Technique for Highly Rarefied Gas Flows (Analyses of Experimental REMPI Spectra in Supersonic Free Molecular Flows)
    Hideo Mori, Nagoya University, Toshihiko Ishida, Nagoya University, Yoshinori Aoki, Hitachi, Ltd. and Tomohide Niimi, Nagoya University
  11. Optimum Trajectory Planning Method for a System That Includes Passive Joints (1st Report, Proposal of a function approximation method)
    Atsushi Imadu, Research Laboratory, Yasukawa Electric Corporation and Kyosuke Ono, Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  12. New Method to Evaluate unknown Parameters in a Nonlinear Partial Differential Equation with some Constraints (1st Report, General Description of Problem and Solving method)
    Toshiko Odaka, ex Hitachi Ltd. and Katsuyuki Tanaka, Department of Mechanical System Engineering, The University of Shiga Prefecture
  13. A Model-Based Space Teleoperation System Using Mixed Force and Motion Commands
    Yuichi Tsumaki, Hirosaki University and Masaru Uchiyama, Tohoku University
  14. Mechanical-Chemical Finishing Using a Lapping Stone Including Microcapsules
    Toshiyuki Enomoto, Ricoh Company, Ltd., Yutaka Shimazaki, Ricoh Company, Ltd., Yasuhiro Tani, University of Tokyo, Kei Etoh, Toppan Forms Co., Ltd., Hisano Higurashi, Toppan Forms Co., Ltd., Yukio Yamaguchi, Noritake Co., Limited and Yasuaki Sakai, Noritake Co., Limited
  15. Concave Conical Gear
    Ken-ichi Mitome, Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University

JSME Medal for New Technology

  1. Development of Helical Compressor
    Eiichi Aikawa, Tetsuo Fukuda, Takayoshi Fujiwara, Takuya Hirayama and Satoshi Oyama, Toshiba Carrier Corporation.
  2. Development of a Low Emission Direct Injection Gasoline Engine
    Senji Kato, Mutsumi Kanda, Tatsuo Kobayashi and Masanori Sugiyama, Toyota Motor Corporation, Makoto Koike, Toyota Central R&D Labs., INC.
  3. Development of High-Precision Glass-Molding-Press Machine
    Masahide Katsuki, Kazunori Urushibata, Toshihisa Kamano, Hirotaka Masaki and Isao Matsuzuki, Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd.
  4. Half-Toroidal Continuously Variable Transmission
    Akio Kawaguchi, Jatco Trans Technology Ltd., Toshiaki Takada and Masaki Nakano, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Hisashi Machida NSK Ltd., Hitoshi Hata, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
  5. Development of Technologies Targeting Zero Emissions for Gasoline Engines
    Masaharu Kinoshita, Kimiyoshi Nishizawa, Akio Iwamoto, Takashi Aramaki and Shinji Yamamoto, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  6. Development of the High-Power, High-Speed Rotation X-ray CT System
    Tomiya Sasaki, Yasuhiro Seki, Hisashi Tachizaki, Koichi Muraki and Makoto Nakano, Toshiba Co.
  7. Fast and Precise Head-Positioning Technology for Hard Disk Drives
    Takashi Yamaguchi and Masahito Kobayashi, Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., and Hidehiko Numasato, Shozo Saegusa, and Isao Kobayashi, Data Storage and Retrieval Systems Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
    FAX: 81-298-32-2803, TEL: 81-298-32-4111 ex. 6230
  8. Development of Ultra High Head Large Capacity Pump-Turbines for Pumped Storage Power Plants with More Than 700m Head
    Shigenori Watanabe, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Toshiba Corporation, Kazuo Niikura, Hitachi, Ltd. Yoshihiro Iwasaki, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

JSME Young Engineers Award

  1. Takuji Koike, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University
    Research on dynamic characteristics of the middle ear and development of optimum method of middle ear surgery by using the finite-element method
  2. Satoshi Izumi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo
    The investigation of atomic-scale elastic properties of silicon and its combination with the continuum theory
  3. Kazuhiro Ogawa, Tohoku University
    Study on Nondestructive Evaluation of Degradation in Thermal Barrier Coatings by Means of Impedance Spectroscopy Technique
  4. Katsuyuki Kida, Osaka University
    Crack growth under rolling contact fatigue in Si3N4 ceramic ball bearings
  5. Yukio Miyashita, Nagaoka University of Technology
    Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Structural Ceramics
  6. Kiyoshi Saito, Waseda University
    Study on the characteristics of an absorption refrigerator driven by waste heat
  7. Masahiko Shibahara, Osaka University
    Quantum Molecular Dynamics Study on Light-to-Heat Absorption Mechanism
  8. Daisuke Segawa, Osaka Prefecture University
    Experimental studies on Droplet Combustion utilizing Microgravity Environment and Laser Diagnostics
  9. Takeshi Hashizume, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
    Research on Emission Reduction Using Multiple Stage Diesel Combustion
  10. Hiroaki Suzuki, The University of Tokyo
    Development of an intelligent nozzle equipped with an array of miniature actuators for jet control
  11. Motomu Nakashima, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology,
    Study of Two-Joint Dolphinlike Propulsion Mechanism
  12. Nobuhiro Yamanishi, University of Tokyo, School of Engineering; Research fellow of JSPS (From March 16) National Space Development Agency of Japan
    Research on the dynamics of gas-surface interaction
  13. Shigeru Yonemura, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University
    Research on Cooling of a Ultra-High Density Plasma for X-Ray Laser Source
  14. Kazuhiko Adachi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University
    Research on Simultaneous Optimum Design of Structure and Control Systems
  15. Tsuyoshi Inoue, Nagoya University
    Internal Resonance Phenomena in Rotor Systems
  16. Nobukatsu Okuizumi, The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
    Research on Vibrations of Hysteretic Systems Subjected to Harmonic Excitation
  17. Naoki Sugano, Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    A Study on the Simulation Method of Flexible Multibody Systems
  18. Kiwamu Ashida, Institute of Mechanical Engineering Systems, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Independent Administrative Institution (IAI)
    Study on Nano-machining Process Using Mechanism of a Friction Force Microscope
    Jun Watanabe, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    A Study on Traction Characteristics of Toroidal CVT for Automobile
  19. Shinichi Warisawa, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    Research on State Visualization and Recognition for Water Jet Cutting
  20. Takahiko Uematsu, Elionix, Inc.
    Development of a hardness tester in high reliability super minute load domain
  21. Katsuyuki Endo, Fukushima Technology Centre
    Development of a portable roundness measurement machine based on 3-point method
  22. Masanori Ozawa, System Engineering Laboratories, Corporate Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation
    Development of a Methodology for Design Information Sharing and Early Performance Evaluation on Product Development Processes
  23. Ichiro Kawabuchi, Tech Experts, Inc.
    A Study on a Leg Mechanism with a Terrain Adaptive Function for a Biped Walking Machine
  24. Shinji Kubo, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
    Development of high density heat transport technology of thermal energy produced by nuclear reactors
  25. Kenjiro Goda, Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.
    Development of Monorail dynamic simulator using multi-body dynamics method
  26. Takahiro Suzuki, Corporate Research & Development Center, Mechanical Systems Laboratory, Toshiba Corporation
    Development of High-speed Paper Feeding Device
  27. Naotaka Tanaka, Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.
    Quantitative evaluation method of interface delamination in IC packages
  28. Hiroshi Takahashi, Toshiba Corporation
    Development of A Rotating Machine Using 5-axis Active Flat Shaped Magnetic Bearings
  29. Hiroshige Takano, Ebara Corp., Hanoi Office
    Development of a new hydraulic simulation system for operation control
  30. Junichi Tamamoto, Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.
    Development of Gap-control System for Paper-sheet Transportation
  31. Noriyuki Hayashi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Study on traction drive for speed increaser of wind turbine