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educator , Structural engineer

Susumu Toda, Japanese structural engineer, educator. Achievements include effects of the cutouts on buckling behavior of shells; structural development of the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite; space debris hypervelocity impacts on space structures. Recipient Distinguished Research award Minister for Science and Technology, Tokyo, 1996; STA scholar, 1974.

Background

Toda, Susumu was born on December 1, 1940 in Obanazawa, Japan. Son of Tetsuo and Tosuo (Okuyama) Toda.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1964. Master of Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1966. Doctor of Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1980.

Aeronautical Engineer, California Institute of Technology, 1975.

Career

Senior researcher, National Aerospace Laboratory, Tokyo, 1975-1982; head of airframe structural laboratory, National Aerospace Laboratory, Tokyo, 1983-1984; senior engineer, National Space Development Agency, Tokyo, 1985-1988; head structural dynamics laboratory, National Aerospace Laboratory, Tokyo, 1988-1995; director structural mechanics division, National Aerospace Laboratory, Tokyo, 1995-1996; director space technical research group, National Aerospace Laboratory, Tokyo, 1996-1997; deputy director general, National Aerospace Laboratory, Tokyo, since 1998. Consultant National Space Development Agency, since 1988. Member commission on space debris National Research Council, Washington, 1993.

Achievements

  • Achievements include effects of the cutouts on buckling behavior of shells. Structural development of the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite. Space debris hypervelocity impacts on space structures.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Japan Society Mechanical Engineering. Member Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (director accounting 1989-1991, 93-95, director editorial 1997-1998, vice president 1998-1999, chairman space debris study group since 1991, president 2000-2001), The Planetary Society, International Academy Astronautics.

Connections

Married Sahoko Miwa, November 2, 1969. 2 children.

father:
Tetsuo Toda

mother:
Tosuo (Okuyama) Toda

spouse:
Sahoko Miwa