Tobe, Hirobumi

Assistant Professor,Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency*Profile is at the time of the award.

2020Inamori Research GrantsScience & Engineering

Research topics
Development of new Pd-Ti-Zr alloys with high temperature shape memory properties
Shape-memory alloys are used in a wide range of fields as compact, lightweight, high-power drives that do not require motors, because they themselves change their shape in response to heat and force. On the other hand, the driving temperature of currently available alloys is below 100°C, and new shape-memory alloys that can drive at temperatures above 100°C are required for home appliances, automobiles, aircraft, space probes, nuclear reactors, etc. The aim of this study is to improve the properties of a new shape-memory alloy, Pd (palladium)-Ti (titanium)-Zr (zirconium), for practical use.


I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the Inamori Foundation Research Grant. With your support, I would like to continue my research and contribute to making the world a better place.

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