Noboru Kikuchi

Noboru Kikuchi
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Roger L. McCarthy Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Address

1520F
Dow (Herbert H. Dow Building)

2300 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136


Phone
(734) 615-8180

Degrees

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin, 1977
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin, 1975
B.E., Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1974

Research Interests

Computational mechanics including mechanics of composite materials, structural design optimization, analysis of material processing; development of computational methods for composite mechanics using the homogenization method; topology and shape optimization of elastic structures; development of adaptive remesh methods for simulation of metal forming processes.

Honors and Awards

Doctor honoris causa of Universite de Liege, 2008
Vehicle Design Committee Best Paper Award (with Associate Research Scientist Zheng Dong Ma and Christophe Pierre, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2003
Design and System Engineering Achievement Award, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2002
Computational Mechanics Achievements Award, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1999
Excellence in Research Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1994
The Best Paper Award, ASME Design & Automation Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1993
Outstanding Research Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1993
Excellence in Research Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1992
Distinguished Research Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 1991
Distinguished Service Award, Class of 1983, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1984
Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1982
ARCO Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, ARCO Oil & Gas Company, 1981
Incentive Award, Japan Society of Civil Engineering, 1981

Faculty Type

Emeritus

Related News

Election to National Academy of Engineering membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer.

This award recognizes seminal contributions to the field of topology optimization in computational structural design.