Dr. Kenji ShimadaDr. Kenji Shimada
Carnegie Mellon University, United States

RESEARCH GOALS: To develop an advanced computational simulation framework for container product development. The target task is the engineering analysis of plastic and metal containers such as PET bottles, cans and pouches, which would allow a container designer to explore a wide range of design ideas.

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MSC RESEARCH ASSIST AWARD: Dr. Shimada and Carnegie Mellon University have been awarded Marc for their research.

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BIO: After earning his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Tokyo, Dr. Shimada joined IBM Japan's Tokyo Research Laboratory. Here he worked on research and development projects on shape modeling, robotics, computer graphics, and computational mechanics. In 1993, Dr. Shimada received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and returned to IBM Japan where he managed the Advanced Computer Graphics group and where BubbleMesh, his invention on which his Ph.D. thesis was based, was commercialized.

Dr. Shimada moved to the United States in 1996 to join the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University and where he has served as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, the Robotics Institute, Biomedical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. Kenji Shimada is currently a distinguished Theodore Ahrens Professor in Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Shimada was selected to serve as Theodore Ahrens Professor in Engineering in 2007. An inventor and co-inventor of numerous patents, he has made successful technology transfer of his research outcomes and has let multiple university start-ups.