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researcher , Aerospace engineer

Kimio Sakata, Japanese aerospace engineer, researcher. Achievements include patent for turbine cooling, and supersonic air-intakes and successful development & flight test of supersonic experiment airplane. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Japan Society Mechanical Engineering, Gas Turbine Society Japan, Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences.

Background

Sakata, Kimio was born on January 6, 1947 in Tokyo.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Sophia University, Tokyo, 1969. Master of Engineering, Sophia University, Tokyo, 1972.

Career

Researcher Aeroengine division National Aerospace Laboratory, Tokyo, 1972-1980, senior researcher, 1980-1989, head engine aerodynamics, 1989-1998, leader system laboratory, 1997-1998, director Special Security Team Project Center, 1998—2003. Advisor to executive director Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, 2003—2005, executive director, since 2005. Visitor mechanical engineering department Stanford University, California, 1980-1981.

Technical officer Agency Industrial Science and Technology Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Tokyo, 1982-1983. Deputy director Space Planning division Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo, 1984-1986. Lecturer engineering Sophia University, 1992-1998.

Lecturer aerospace Nagoya University, Japan, 2003-2004. Committee member New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, since 2002. Board member Association Air transactions Engineering Research, since 2006.

Councilor, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation, since 2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent for turbine cooling, and supersonic air-intakes and successful development & flight test of supersonic experiment airplane.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Japan Society Mechanical Engineering, Gas Turbine Society Japan, Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences.

Connections

Married Yoko Sakata; children: Ritsuko, Kohtaro, Yoshiko.

spouse:
Yoko Sakata

child:
Ritsuko Sakata

child:
Kohtaro Sakata

child:
Yoshiko Sakata