Masashi KASHIWAGI

Professor of Osaka University
Graduate School of Engineering
Division of Global Architecture
Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
Engineering of Ocean Space Development

2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, JAPAN
Tel & Fax: +81-6-6879-7572

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Personal History in Brief

  • 1974 Graduated from Imabari-West High School
  • 1978 Bachelor of Eng., Dept. of Naval Architecture, Osaka Univ.
  • 1980 Master of Eng., Dept. of Naval Architecture, Osaka Univ.
  • 1983 Research Associate, Kobe Univ. of Mercantile Marine
  • 1984 Doctor of Eng., from Osaka University
  • 1985 Associate Professor of Res. Inst. for Appl. Mech., Kyushu Univ.
  • 2001 Professor of Res. Inst. for Appl. Mech., Kyushu Univ.
  • 2008 Professor of Osaka University
  • 2008 Professor Emeritus of Kyushu University
  • 2010 Visiting Professor of Kobe University

  • 1991-1992 Visiting Associate Professor of M.I.T. (during sabbatical leave)

Current Research Theme

Hydroelastic behavior of a very large floating airport in waves
Numerical study on the dynamics of a floating body in large-amplitude waves
Interactions of water waves with a great number of floating columns supporting a large flexible structure
Analytical and numerical study on the slamming of a body onto the free surface
Theoretical Hydrodynamics on Advancing and Oscillating Bodies on the Free Surface


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A picture when I was young can be seen!


Others, Hobbies, Idle Talk, ...

When I was a high-school student (more than 20 years ago), I could have the chance several times (possibly 4 times?) to go to Koshi-en baseball stadium, because the baseball team of my mother school, Imabari-West High School, was very strong at that time. I was a member of cheering party and really enjoyed my youth by yelling out with sweat and tears.

At present, I'm enjoying playing the softball game as a member of nearby team which belongs to the league in Dazaifu-city. Last year, we won the championship with an excellent record of 22 wins and 2 ties (no defeat!).

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