Ryosuke Matsumoto obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering from Osaka University in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He has continuously worked in academia, including Osaka University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, and Kyoto University. He also experienced a short stint at the University of Stuttgart. He worked in solid mechanics field under the support of numerous research grants. With his outstanding achievements, he already received more than 10 academic awards including international awards such as the APACM Award for Young Investigators in Computational Mechanics.
Ryosuke’s main research topic is hydrogen effect on material strength. Since hydrogen degrades the strength of almost all materials, the hydrogen related fracture phenomena are found in traditional offshore structures and chemical plants to recent machine systems made of high strength steels and advanced equipment for hydrogen energy society. He is tackling this big engineering issue by using advanced computational simulations and experimental techniques to acquire the guiding principle for designing safety machines and developing hydrogen-resistant materials.
He is in charge of the Mechanics of Materials course in the Faculty of Engineering, and also oversees some Engineering Physics and Mathematics courses. He is excited to take up the challenge of making innovation in education at KUAS.
Outside academia, he enjoys cycling together with his wife and teammates from a variety of backgrounds. He previously participated in the Japan Cycling Championships through intensive and strategic training. He also enjoys fishing and outdoor activities.