NATORI Michihiro

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NATORI Michihiro
Waseda University
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Job title
Visiting Professor (full-time)
Ph.D(Tokyo University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)/JAXA
Department of Space Structures and Materials
Professor and Director (2007 retired, Professor Emeritus)
The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
Division of Spacecraft Engineering Professor


Aeronautics, Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Tokyo University
Aeronautics, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University

Committee Memberships

Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences  Chairman of Structures TC

Awards & Honors

JSCE Best Paper Award
33rd Annual Award of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry
Best Book Award of the Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (JSAEM)

Research Grants & Projects

Overview Study on Space Structures Engineering
This study attempts to establish the field of "space structures engineering" by reviewing space developments of the last twenty years and forecasting projects in the next ten years. Various new research fields in structural mechanics, which deal w...
Research on Deployable Space Structures
This study investigates fundamental conceptual aspects for both deployable structure systems and elements based on mainly geometrical considerations. It includes deployable truss concepts, extendible masts, and deployable solar cell arrays (deploy...
Concepts of Intelligent Adaptive Structures
Structure concepts of intelligent adaptive structures to adapt various mission requirements and environment changes are investigated. Pioneering works on geometrical adaptability analysis of variable geometry truss booms and planar truss structure...
Research on Forms in Artifacts and Nature Things
Sometimes repeated uses of a few kinds of similar elements compose many artifacts and nature things. In this study, various geometrical aspects of artifacts and nature things including the aspect of fractal geometry are investigated, and their rel...
Characteristics and Control of Intelligent Adaptive Structures
Many concepts of intelligent adaptive structures are evaluated according to the viewpoints of both geometrical adaptability and dynamic characteristics. Some attempts are made to clarify the basic idea concerning to show what kind of intelligent a...