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Awards and Commendations

At Takahashi-Wan Laboratory, Mr. Takumi Morishima (D1) received the Best Student Presentation Award, Mr. Peng Lu (M1) and Mr. Zihao Zhao (D3) received the Student Presentation Award at the 18th Japan International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition on December 1, 2023.


  • Name, Faculty/Graduate School, Department (Stream / Program) / Major: Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering, Takumi Morishima (D1) Peng Lu (M1) Zihao Zhao (D3)
  • Name of the award and a short explanation about the award: Student Best Student Presentation Award
  • About awarded research:
    Best Student Presentation Award: T. Morishima, Y. Wan, P. Xue, J. Takahashi and H. Akimoto, The application of recycling CFRP sandwich to the blade of a vertical floating offshore wind power generation LCA and LCC of the environmental and cost impacts of applying recycled carbon fiber to the blades of a vertical floating offshore wind turbine has quantitatively revealed the trade-off between the environmental impact reduction and cost increase of recycled CFRP. Student Presentation Award: P. Lu, R. Xu, Y. Wan and J. Takahashi, Experimental validation of tensile properties of CFRTP-SMC with parallelogram tapes Carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic sheet molding compounds (CFRTP-SMC) are suitable for mass production of complex-shaped components and are beginning to be widely used in the automotive, aerospace and construction industries, but the tape shape has traditionally been rectangular. In this study, for the first time in the world, it was shown by Monte Carlo simulation that parallelogram-shaped SMC exhibits better mechanical properties, and this was verified by experiment. Student Presentation Award: Z. Zhao, Y. Wan and J. Takahashi, Experimental investigation of mechanical properties and internal structure of CFRTP-SMC: influence of tape length and thickness in flow compression molding During the heat-compression molding of complex-shaped components by carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic sheet molding compounds (CFRTP-SMC), it is known that the flow of the material changes the tape shape and has a negative influence on the mechanical properties. In this study, the thickness and length of the tape were varied and the degree of influence of the material flow distance during molding on the internal structure and mechanical properties of the SMC was systematically clarified.
  • Awardee's impression & future plan:
    Takumi Morishima: I am delighted to have received such a prestigious award. I will continue to engage my research in line with my interests and passions. Peng Lu: I am extremely honored to receive this award. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my supervisors and seniors who have been the driving force behind my growth, and considering the vastness and depth of the field of CFRTP-SMC, I am keenly aware that there is still much to learn and new knowledge and skills to acquire. I will continue to devote myself to my research path. Zihao Zhao: It was a great honor to receive this award. This international conference provided me with a valuable opportunity to share insights, receive positive feedback, and interact with experts in the field, which inspired my passion for materials science. In the future, I plan to conduct more extensive experiments to deepen my understanding of tape length, thickness, and mechanical properties.


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