Prof. Ken-ichi Manabe,
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Bigoraphy:Ken-ichi Manabe was awarded his PhD in mechanical engineering in April 1985 from the Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan. He had been a Professor at the TMU since 2002. After he retired from TMU in 2017, he received the title of Emeritus Professor from TMU. Prof. Manabe has undertaken extensive research on the theory and modelling of tube/sheet metal forming processes and intellectualization of their forming processes for over 40 years. Recently his research interest extends toward microforming technology and deformation mechanics in micro/meso scale. He was gained academic recognition in the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity (JSTP), the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) and so on. He contributes to promote dissemination of tube forming technology and its theory and modeling. He received the Best Paper Award in 1989, 2009 and 2012 from the JSTP. He received the JSTP Medal in 2010 and attained the grade of Fellow in 2009 from the JSTP. He was the Vice President of the JSTP in 2011-2012, and the President of the JSTP in 2015-2016. He has published 19 book chapters, over 200 refereed journal papers and over 200 refereed conference papers.