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Masashi Kashiwagi
Visiting Associate Professor of MIT and Professor Emeritus of Kyushu University

Masashi Kashiwagi is a Professor in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at Osaka University.  He has been designated as a Visiting Associate Professor of MIT and Professor Emeritus of Kyushu University.  He received his B.E., M.E. and D.E. from Osaka University.  In 1985, he became an Associate Professor at the Research Institute for Applied Mechanics at Kyushu University.  He was promoted to Professor in 2001.  In 2008, Professor Kashiwagi started in his current position as a Professor at Osaka University.  Prof. Kashiwagi’s research is focused on the seakeeping and hydrodynamics of floating bodies.  Specific research includes the theoretical hydrodynamics on advancing and oscillating bodies on the free surface, the hydroelastic behavior of a very large floating structure in waves, interactions of waves with a great number of floating columns supporting a large floating structure, the numerical study on strongly nonlinear wave-body interactions and hydrodynamics of a floating body in a two-layer fluid.  Prof. Kashiwagi is a member of the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers and the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics.

 


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