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JISTES 2018 News!
The Japan International SAMPE Technical Seminar 2018 Kyoto (JISTES 2018 Kyoto) conference will be held in Kyoto.

■ Date: July 12th and 13th 2018
■ Venue: Kanbaikan Hall at Doshisha University in Kyoto

We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto for JISTES 2018!

This new award is given in honor of Akio Shindo (1926-2016) who was well known as the "inventor" of PAN (polyacrylonitrile) based carbon fiber. This new award was founded by SAMPE Japan's proposal. That is a great honor for SAMPE Japan.
This award recognizes individuals and/or groups who have meritoriously fostered the advancement of carbon fiber, carbon fiber reinforced composite materials, and their process technologies and/or enhanced the attainment of the objectives of the carbon materials fields.
Nominations are accepted year-round. Award will be presented at CAMX 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

The Fellow Award represents prestigious recognition of a SAMPE Member for distinguished contributions in the fields of materials and processes.
Two people from members of SAMPE Japan were awarded to SAMPE Fellows s-Class of 2017.
It was the first time that the achievement of two recipients at the same time from SAMPE Japan.

Class of 2017:

Gaku Kimura* (posthumous)
Citation: Mr. Gaku Kimura had more enthusiasm in Monozukuri (manufacturing or craftsmanship) than anybody else, especially he was good at developing things which did not exist in the world or even if they existed, he was great at finding completely different molding methods. For 45 years, he made various products in various fields using advanced composite materials through innovative ideas and constant efforts.

Nobuo Takeda - Professor, University of Tokyo
Citation: Prof. Nobuo Takeda is very well known in the research on experimental micromechanics of composites. He has been a leader for several Japanese national projects on structural health and process monitoring of aerospace composite structures. As such, he has significantly advanced technology understanding of that critical means of monitoring damage and processing. He is currently President of ICCM and Asian Editor of Composites Part A journal. He organized two successful JISSE symposia on behalf of SAMPE Japan Chapter.
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