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Yoshiyuki Matsuoka

researcher , science educator

Yoshiyuki Matsuoka, Japanese science educator, researcher. Achievements include design of automobiles, chairs, protectors; patents for automobiles, chairs, protectors. Recipient Liberty Mutual Best Paper award, 2003, Best Paper award, Japan Society Design Engineering, 2003.


Matsuoka, Yoshiyuki was born on June 2, 1955 in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan. Arrived in the United States, 2002. Son of Isamu and Sumie Matsuoka.


Bachelor, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1979. Master of Arts, Chiba University, Japan, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Chiba University, Japan, 1997.


Planner & designer (manager) Nissan Motor Company Ltd., Atsugi, Japan, 1982—1996. Assistant professor Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, 1996—1998, associate professor Japan, 1998—2002, professor Japan, since 2003. Visiting researcher Tsukuba (Japan) University, 2001—2002.

Visiting research fellow Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 2002—2003. Part-time lecturer Chiba University, since 1993, Tokyo Institute of Technology, since 2001.


  • Achievements include design of automobiles, chairs, protectors. Patents for automobiles, chairs, protectors.


  • Design of automobile, Cetiro, 1988, Laurel, 1988, Skyline, 1989. Editor: Kansei Engineering International Editorial Board, since 2000. Contributor papers to professional journals and conferences.


Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association for Computing Machinery, Design Research Society, Japan Ergonomics Society (councilor since 2001), Japanese Society for Science of Design (director, councilor since 2002, Prize for Paper 2001, Prize for Encouragement 1995).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, painting, piano, fishing, walking.


Married Naoko Matsuoka, June 30, 1985. 1 child Kei.

Isamu Matsuoka

Sumie Matsuoka

Naoko Matsuoka

Kei Matsuoka