Associate Professor Matsumoto receives JACM Fellows Award
News Engineering 2020.09.01
Associate Professor Matsumoto is working to elucidate the deformation and fracture mechanisms of various materials by means of simulation techniques. These mechanisms range from microscopic (at the scale of electrons and atoms) to macroscopic. Professor Matsumoto was given this JACM Award in recognition of his research on the hydrogen embrittlement mechanism of steel materials. Hydrogen embrittlement is a phenomenon in which the strength of a metal is reduced by hydrogen. It has long been a problem when metallic materials are used in corrosive environments. In recent years, especially given the increasingly effective utilization of hydrogen energy, there is a growing need to predict and prevent this phenomenon. The knowledge that Professor Matsumoto has acquired so far on how hydrogen acts on materials to reduce their strength is expected to be applied to the reliability evaluation of mechanical structures and in the development of high-strength materials.
(Tadayuki Imai, Professor, Faculty of Engineering)