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Engineering educator

Yoji Marutani, Japanese engineering educator. Recipient President's prize Osaka University, 1965, Technology prize Japan Association Die and Mold, 1992, Prize of the Director, local branch Ministry of International Trade and Industry, 1991.


Marutani, Yoji was born on September 25, 1942 in Tohaku, Japan. Daughter of Sadamasa and Hanayo (Murakami) Yamashita.


Student, Osaka University, 1964. Bachelor of Engineering, Osaka Telecomm. University, 1966; MEng, Osaka Municipal University, 1968.

Doctor of Engineering, Osaka Municipal University, 1971.


Researcher, OKI Electric Company, Tokyo, 1971-1973; researcher, Osaka Governmental Research Institute, 1973-1981; senior researcher, Osaka Governmental Research Institute, 1981-1991; professor, Osaka Sangyo U., since 1991; head professor graduate school, Osaka Sangyo U., since 1995. Consultant Mitzubishi Company, Tokyo, 1988-1990. Advisor Japan Association Rapid Prototyping, Tokyo, since 1994, member editorial advisory board International Journal Rapid Prototyping, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Practical Applications of Image Processing, 1989, Rapid Prototyping, 1990, Principles of Computer Graphics, 1992, Principles of Rapid Prototyping of Solid Models, 1996.


Member Council for Basic Planning, Kaizuka City, Osaka, 1994-1998. Chairman steering committee Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprises, Tokyo, since 1994. Vice chairman Rapid Prototyping Committee of Japan, since 1991.

Member executive committee '94 Japan/United States of America Symposium on Flexible Automation, Kobe, Japan, 1994. Member Japan Laser Society (trustee since 1999), Institute System, Control and Information Engineering (trustee since 1997), Japan Institute Communications, Information and Electronics Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, fishing, gardening.


Married Isako Marutani, February 10, 1971. Children: Hiroshi, Akiko, Yuko.

Sadamasa Yamashita

Hanayo (Murakami) Yamashita

Isako Marutani

Hiroshi Marutani

Yuko Marutani

Akiko Marutani