Taketoshi HIBIYA

Taketoshi HIBIYA, Ph.D. Former Professor, Graduate School of SDM, Keio University
Executive Advisor of SDM Research Institute, Lecturer

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After obtaining a master's degree in Applied Chemistry, Department of Engineering in Keio University, Taketoshi Hibiya joined NEC Corporation (1971-2001). He earned a Ph.D. in engineering in materials science (1978) and worked as a research fellow in NEC's Fundamental Research Laboratories and as senior researcher for Space Technology Corporation (1986-2004). He was invited to Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) as visiting researcher (1997) and Tokyo Institute of Technology as visiting professor (1997-2002). He joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University as professor (2002-2007). He then joined SDM when it was established in April 2008 and retired in March 2011. He is a member of the Science Council of Japan.

Research Interests

  • Large scale systems engineering (basic science)
  • Heat/mass transport process
  • Microgravity science using space environment, where there is no buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure and interfacial behavior is enhanced.
  • Thermophysical property measurement under microgravity using electromagnetic levitation on board the European experimental module "Columbus"

Major Publications


  • A. Croll,T. Hibiya, S. Shiratori, K. Kakimoto and L. Liu, Chapter 7 Marangoni Convection in Crystal Growth, in Crystal Growth Processes Based on Capillarity,
    Ed. By T. Duffer, John-Wiley, in press (2010).
  • T. Hibiya and S. Ozawa, "Chapter 3 Marangoni flow and surface tension of high temperature melt" in "High-Temperature Measurements Materials", Series "Advances in Materials Research", pp. 39-59. ed. by H. Fukuyama and Y. Waseda, Springer (2009).
  • Taketoshi Hibiya, Hiroyuki Fukuyama, Takao Tsukada and Masahito Watanabe, "Thermophysical Properties of Molten Silicon", in "Crystal Growth Technology, From Fundamentals and Simulation to Large-scale Production"Chapter 4, ed. H. J. Scheel and P. Capper, John Wiley-VCH, 2008, pp.103-136.
  • T. Hibiya and Peter Görnert, "LPE of Garnets, Liquid Phase Epitaxy of Electronic, Optical and Optoelectronic Materials ed. by Peter Capper and M. Mauk,Wiley and Sons, UK, (2007), pp.305-339.


  • T. Hibiya, K. Morohoshi and S. Ozawa, Oxygen partial pressure dependence of surface tension and its temperature coefficient for metallic melts: a discussion from the viewpoint of solubility and adsorption of oxygen, Journal of Materials Science, DOI 10.1007/s10853-009-4107-2 (2010)
  • S. Ozawa, K. MorohoshiT. Hibiya, and H. Fukuyama, Influence of Oxygen Partial Pressure on Surface Tension of Molten Silver, Journal of Applied Physics, vol107, 014910 (2010).
  • S. Ozawa, T. Koda, M. Adachi, K. Morohoshi, M. Watanabe andT. Hibiya, The influence of temporal phase difference ofm= ±2 oscillations on surface frequency analysis for levitated droplets, Journal of Applied Physics, 106, 034907 (2009)_
  • T. Hibiya, M. Watanabe, S. Ozawa, T. Tsukada, Thermophysical Property Measurement of Molten Thermophysical Property Measurement of Molten Semiconductors: Preparatory Work for SEMITHERM Program; High Temperature Material Processes ; vol. 27, No6, (2008) 449-460.
  • N.Yamane, K. Nagafuchi, S. Shiratori, H. Okubo, N. Sato andT. Hibiya, Experimental study on time evolution of Marangoni flow instability in molten silicon bridge,Journal of Materials Science(2005),40, pp. 2221-2225.
  • Taketoshi Hibiya and Ivan Egry, Thermophysical property measurements of high temperature melts: results from the development and utilization of space, Measurement Science and Technology,16 (2005) pp.317-326
  • H. Kawamura, H. Fukuyama, M. Watanabe and T. Hibiya, Normal spectral emissivity of undercooled liquid silicon,Measurement Science and Technology, 16,2005, pp.386-393.

Intellectual Property Rights

  • Patents for Faraday Rotator for an Optical Device
  • Patent for Magnetooptic Garnet

Academic Affiliations

  • IEEE Fellow (since 1998)
  • European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA)
  • Japan Association for Crystal Growth
  • Japan Society of Microgravity Application,
  • Japan Society of Applied Physics
  • The Society for Thermophysical Properties


  • 2009   Best Paper Award from the Japan Society Welding Engineering Society
  • 2008   Best Paper Award from the Japan Society of Thermophysical Properties
  • 1995   Best Paper Award from the Japan Society of Thermophysical Properties
  • 1994   Best Book Award from Nikkan-Kogyo-Shimbun
  • 1989   Best Paper Awards from the Japan Association for Crystal Growth
  • 1988   Minister Prize of Science and Technology Agency

Research Groups

  • Science and Technology System Laboratory
  • Information Systems Perspective Investigation and Requirement Engineering Laboratory (INSPIRE Lab)
  • Strategic Social Education System Laboratory
  • Semiconductor Technology Laboratory
  • Strategic Systems Design Laboratory
  • Laboratory of Organizational Management