Nobuhiro Tsuji, PhD

Sat, Jul 4, 2009


Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering
Kyoto University

Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan.
TEL: +81-75-753-5462
FAX: +81-75-753-4978
nobuhiro-tsuji @

Date & Place of Birth

February 1966, Kyoto, Japan.


Graduated from Dept. Materials Science & Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University. (March 1989)

M. Eng., Dept, Materials Science & Technology, Kyoto University. (March 1991)

PhD, Dept, Materials Science & Technology, Kyoto University. Supervisor: Prof. Tadashi Maki (March 1991)

Professional Hystory

1993,4-1994.3 JSPS Research Fellow (DC)

1994.4-2000.3 Research Associate, Dept. Materials Science & Engineering, Graduate School of Eng., Osaka University.

2000.4-2009.2 Associate Professor, Dept. Adaptive Machine Systems, Graduate School of Eng., Osaka University

2009.3-present Professor, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

1998.7-1999.7 Visiting Scholar (JSPS Research Fellow Abroad), Colorado School of Mines, USA.

2001.4.1-2001.9.30 Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2003.7-2003.8 Visiting Professor, Riso National Laboratory, Denmark.

2004.12.1-2005.3.31 Part-Time Lecturer, Toyohashi University of Technology.

2006.12-2007.1 Visiting Professor, Riso National Laboratory, Denmark.

2007.4.1-2007.9.30 Part-Time Lecturer, Gifu University.

Major Research Area

Structural Metallic Materials, Microstructure of Materials, Mechanical Property of Materials, Metal Working Process, Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy


Materials Design, Solid Physics, AMS Seminar, AMS PBL

Research Theme

Fabrication of Ultrafine Grained, Nanostructured or/and Non-Equilibrium Metallic Materials by Severe Plastic Deformation

Mechanical and Physical Properties of Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials

Fundamental Aspects of Static and Dynamic Recrystallization

Microstructure Control of Steels by Novel Thermomechanical Processing


Structural Metallic Materials, Ultrafine Grained Materials, Nanocrystalline Materials, Amorphous, Mechanical Properties, Plastic Deformation, Heat Treatment, Thermomechanical Controlled Process, Microstructure Control, Recovery & Recrystallization, Phase Transformation, Precipitation, Texture


On-Going Projects

International & Domestic Network


TMS, MRS-J, Japan Institute of Metals, Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, Japan Institute of Light Metals, Japan Welding Society, Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity, Japanese Society for Engineering Education

Achievements@@List of Achievements (180 original journal papers, 96 international proceeding papers, 11 review papers, 13 books, 9 patents, 42 awards) [Total Number of Citations = 3218 for 133 papers. (ISI Web of Science, 16 October 2010)] Representative paper are shown below.

"Quantification of Annealed Microstructures in ARB Processed Aluminum", N.Kamikawa, N.Tsuji, X.Huang and N.Hansen: Acta Mater., 54, No.11 (2006), pp.3055-3066.
<Awarded the 100 best paper award in Osaka University, July 2007, Osaka Univ.>

"Hardening by Annealing and Softening by Deformation in Nanostructured Metals", X.Huang, N.Hansen and N.Tsuji: Science, April 14, 2006, Vol.312, No.5771 (2006), pp.249-251.
<Awarded the 10 best paper award in Osaka University, August 2006, Osaka Univ.>

"Crystallographic Features of Lath Martensite in Low-Carbon Steel", H.Kitahara, R.Ueji, N.Tsuji and Y.Minamino: Acta Mater., Vol.54, No.5, (2006), pp.1279-1288.

"Elongation Increase in Ultra-Fine Grained Al-Fe-Si Alloy Sheets", H.W.Kim, S.B.Kang, N.Tsuji and Y.Minamino: Acta Mater., Vol.53, No.6 (2005), pp.1737-1749

"Toughness of Ultrafine Grained Ferritic Steels Fabricated by ARB and Annealing Process", N.Tsuji, S.Okuno, Y.Koizumi and Y.Minamino: Mater. Trans., 45 (2004), No.7, pp.2272-2281.
<The 53rd JIM Best Paper Award>

"ARB (Accumulative Roll-Bonding) and Other New Techniques to Produce Bulk Ultrafine Grained Materials", N.Tsuji, Y.Saito, S.H.Lee and Y.Minamino, Advanced Engineering Materials, 5 (2003), No.5, pp.338-344.
<Best 100 Papers in Osaka University: 2003-2004>

"Strength and Ductility of Ultrafine Grained Aluminum and Iron Produced by ARB and Annealing", N.Tsuji, Y.Ito, Y.Saito and Y.Minamino: Scripta Mater., 47, No.12 (2002), pp.893-899.
<Top 1% Ranking of Citation Since 2000 in Materials Science; Thomson Scientific, Jan. 2004>

"Ultra-Fine Grained Bulk Aluminum Produced by Accumulative Roll-Bonding (ARB) Process", Y.Saito, N.Tsuji, H.Utsunomiya, T.Sakai and R.G.Hong : Scripta Mater., 39 (1998), pp.1221-1227.
<First Paper of the ARB Process>

"Deformation Microstructure and Nucleation of Recrystallization in Hot-Deformed Single Crystals of 18%Cr Ferritic Steel", N.Tsuji, T.Shinmiya, Y.Saito and M. Muraki : ISIJ Int., 38 (1998), pp.380-389.
<The 17th ISIJ Sawamura Award (Best Paper in ISIJ International>


The 17th Honda Kohtaro Memorial Young Researcher Award, Honda Memorial Foundation (1996)

The 7th JIM Young Resercher Award, Japan Institute of Metals (19997)

ISIJ Sawamura Award (Best Paper Award), Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (1999)

The 18th JILM Young Researcher Award, Japan Institute of Light Metals (2000)

Excellent Reviewer Award for Acta/Scripta Materialia

The 1st JIM Murakami Young Researcher Award, Japan Institute of Metals (2004)

The 53rd JIM Best Paper Award, Japan Institute of Metals (2005)

The 64th JIM Outstanding Achievement Award, Japan Institute of Metals (2006)

The 5th JSPS Prize, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2009)


2004 presentation 2005 presentation 2006 presentation 2007 presentation 2008 presentation

Research Funding

List of Funding


List of Activity


The 2nd Int. Conf. on Advanced Structural Steels (ICASS), April 14-16, 2004, Shanghai, V.I.P.

Formal Guest at Executive Round Table Discussion on Research Cooperation between Japan and Denmark, in Denmark Queen Deligation (November 17, 2004, Roppongi, Tokyo)

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