Bachelor Engineering, Kobe University, Japan, 1968. Master Engineering, Kobe University, Japan, 1970. Doctor Engineering, Osaka University, Japan, 1973.
Research associate Kobe University, 1973-1975, associate professor, 1975-1990, professor, since 1990, chairman Center Instrumental Analysis, 1998—2000. Research fellow McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1976-1977. Director Information Science and Technology Center Kobe University, 2002—2005, council, 2004—2005, Presidential advisor, 2005—2007, director Information Management Office, since 2005.
Adjunct professor Hiroshima (Japan) University, Osaka University, Nagoya (Japan) University, Ryukyu (Japan) University.
Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japan Society Mechanical Engineers (council, fellow Computational Mechanics Achievement award, 1998, Mechanics of Material Achievement award, 2002, Best Paper award, 2002), Japan Society Technology of Plasticity (council, board directors), Society Materials Science Japan (president, director, council, manager branch office, Best Paper award 2005), Japan Society Aeronautical and Space Sciences, International Association Computational Mechanics, Japan Society Computational Engineering (council, JACM award for Computational Mechanical).
Married Eiko Usuda, May 18, 1975. Children: Naohiro, Hiroki.