Kanryu Inoue

Kanryu Inoue

  • Affiliate Professor
Email:inoueryu@msn.com

Education

Osaka University, Japan, B.S. Metallurgy, 1969

Osaka University, Japan, M.S. Metallurgy, 1971

Osaka University., Japan, Ph. D. Materials Science, 1977

Research Interests

Design and fabrication of 'smart' materials
High performance (high mechanical strength, high durability and high energy density) materials having intelligent functions such as sensing, actuation, and heat release or absorption.  Materials including displasive-transformation-driven thermo-mechanical and thermo-mechanical-magnetic shape memory alloys (SMAs) at various temperatures. 

Device Design of smart materials
Actuators using high performance smart materials operative at low, intermediate and high temperatures utilizing different deformation modes (tension, compression, torsion and bending) under various loading conditions.  Devices including energy saving and heat recovery system.

Development of superelastic materials
Investigation of superelastic behavior of metals and alloys experimentally, thermodynamically and crystallographically for various applications in vehicles and biomedical fields, primarily to study phase and mechanical instability by dislocation theory, micromechanics and pseudo-ground state calculations.

Design and fabrication of nanograined bulk metallic materials
Fabrication of ductile nanograined bulk metals, alloys and intermetallic compounds through severe plastic deformation processing for improving physical, mechanical, chemical and magnetic properties.  Investigation of these properties and their relationships with microstructures (grain boundary structure, defect structure, crystal grain orientation and texture orientation), processing conditions and post thermomechanical treatments. 

Development and device fabrication of solid-state refrigeration materials
Development of a new type of refrigeration devices utilizing magnetocaloric and displasive transformation materials.

Development of biomedical titanium-based alloys
Development of biocompatible Ti-based alloys with mechanical properties similar to those of bones to be used as implants. 

Development of materials processing techniques spark plasma sintering techniques
Development of various processing techniques to make metal-matrix composites containing various materials including intermetallic compounds and SMAs (TiNi and TiPdNi) in the form of wires and plates for improving mechanical properties.  Developed techniques including spark plasma sintering and sheath rolling.

Research Collaboration

With Professors Koterazawa and Inoue, Hyogo University, Japan, to investigate ferromagnetic Ni2MnGa and Fe-Pd SMAs both in thin film and bulk forms to characterize mechanical properties under stress-temperature-magnetic field loading.  

With Dr. Mizuuchi, Osaka Municipal Research Institution, Japan, to develop materials processing to make various metal-matrix composites containing alloys including SMAs.

With Professor Enami and Dr. Inoue, Ryukoku University, Japan to characterize phases and magnetic properties of ferromagnetic SMAs including Ni2MnGa-based compounds for actuators applications.

With Professor Chu, Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan, to investigate ferromagnetic Fe-Pt alloy thin films for fundamental understandings of various physical and magnetic properties.

With Dr. Mita, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan, to investigate torsion behavior of TiNi SMAs for fundamental understandings of shape memory effects of high and low temperature phases.

With Professor Lee, Tong-A University, Korea, to develop intermediate and high temperature SMAs and metal-matrix composites containing TiNi fibers.

With Professors Baek and Yang, Chosun University, Korea, to investigate ferromagnetic Fe-Pt-Pd and Ni2MnGa SMAs for understandings of a relationship between phase transformation and SM effect under stress-temperature-magnetic field loading.

With Dr. Sion Pickard, MER, Arizona to investigate high performance shape memory alloys through severe plastic deformation.

With Professor Taya, Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Washington, to develop smart materials.

Career History

  • 1993-2006 Research Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 1988-1991 Visit. Assoc. Prof., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • 1987-1988 Visit. Assoc. Prof., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 1983-1987 Assistant Professor, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech., Socorro, NM
  • 1981-1982 Visit. Assist. Prof., Metallurgy, Mechanics and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • 1979-1981 Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Selected Publications

  • "Thermomechanical behavior of Ti-25Pd-24Ni-1W shape memory alloy reinforced Ti matrix smart composites", Materials Science and Engineering, A329-331 (2002), 557-562.
  • "Microstructure and magnetic properties of sputtered Fe-Pt thin films", T. Mahalingam, J. P. Chu, J. H. Chen, S. F. Wang and K. Inoue, J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 15 (2003), 2561-2571.
  • "Compression and compression-compression cyclic deformation properties of ferromagnetic Ni2MnGa-based shape memory alloy", T. Kira, K. Murata, T. Shimada, S.-j. Jeong, S. Inoue, K. Koterazawa and K. Inoue, Materials Science Forum Vols. 426-432 (2003), 2207-2212.
  • "Deposition of Fe-Pd ferromagnetic shape memory alloy thin films by sputtering and their shape memory behavior", S. Inoue, N. Namazu, S. Fujita, K. Koterazawa and K. Inoue, Materials Science Forum Vols. 426-432 (2003), 2213-2218.
  • "Effects of processing condition on properties of Ti-Aluminides reinforced Ti Matrix Composite by Pulsed Current Hot Pressing (PCHP)", K. Mizuuchi, M. Sugioka, M. Itami and M. Kawahara J.-h. Lee and K. Inoue, Materials Science Forum, 426-432 (2003), 1757-1762.
  • "Mechanical properties of Ti-base shape memory alloys", H. Hosoda, Y. Fukui, T. Inamura, K. Wakashima, S. Miyazaki and K. Inoue, Materials Science Forum, 426-432 (2003), 3121-3126.
  • "Shape memory behavior of Fe-Pd alloy thin films prepared by dc magnetron sputtering", S. Inoue, K. Inoue, K. Koterazawa and K. Mizuuchi, Materials Science and Engineering, A339 (2003), 29-34.
  • "Shape memory behavior of Fe-Pd Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films Made by Dual Source DC Magnetron Sputtering", S. Inoue, K. Inoue, S. Fijita and K. Koterazawa, Materials Trans., 44 (2003), 298-304.
  • "Effect of magnetic field on martensite transformation in a polycrystalline Ni2MnGa", S.-j. Jeong, K. Inoue, S. Inoue, K. Koterazawa, M. Taya and K. Inoue, Materials Science and Engineering, A359 (2003), 253-260.
  • "Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ni/intermetallic laminate composites produced by pulsed current hot pressing (PCHP)", K. Mizuuchi, K. Inoue, M. Sugioka, M. Itami and M. Kawahara, J. Japan Institute of Metals, 67 (2003), 481-486.
  • "Effect of processing conditions on the properties of Ti-intermetallic laminate composites produced by pulsed current hot pressing (PCHP)", K. Mizuuchi, K. Inoue, M. Sugioka, M. Itami, M. Saito and M. Kawahara, J. Japan Institute of Metals, 67 (2003), 472-480.
  • "Structure and Magnetic Properties of Sputtered Fe100-xPtx Alloy Thin films", J. P. Chu, T. Mahalingam, Y. Y. Hsieh, S. F. Wang, and K. Inoue, Materials Science Forum Vols. 426-432 (2003), 3385-3390.
  • "Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti/intermetallic laminate composites produced by pulsed current hot pressing (PCHP)", K. Mizuuchi, K. Inoue, M. Sugioka, M. Itami, and M. Kawahara, J. Japan Institute of Metals, 67 (2003), 141-144.
  • "Properties of Ti-aluminides-reinforced Ti-matrix laminate fabricated by pulsed-current hot pressing (PCHP)", K. Mizuuchi, K. Inoue, M. Sugioka, M. Itami and M. Kawahara, Materials Trans., 45 (2004), 249-256.
  • "Processing of TiNi SMA fiber reinforced AZ31 Mg alloy matrix composite by pulsed current hot pressing", K. Mizuuchi, K. Inoue, K. Hamada, M. Sugioka, M. Itami and M. Kawahara, Materials Science and Engineering, A 367 (2004), 343-349.
  • "Effect of magnetic field on deformation properties in ferromagnetic Ni2MnGa shape memory alloy", T. Kira, K. Murata, S. Inoue, K. Koterazawa, S.-j. Jeong, G.-s. Yang and K. Inoue, Materials Trans., 45 (2004), 1895-1902.

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