Takashi Kuraishi, a research associate in the department of mechanical engineering (MECH) at Rice, will receive the 2020 Young Investigator Award from the Japan Association for Computational Mechanics (JACM).
Kuraishi worked as a consultant for Rice from April 1 to May 15 and started his research associate appointment on May 16. He works in the Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling, directed by Tayfun E. Tezduyar, the James F. Barbour Professor of MECH, and Kenji Takizawa, adjunct professor of MECH.
Kuraishi earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering from Waseda University in Tokyo in 2014, 2016 and 2019, respectively. He was a doctoral student of Takizawa, who is a professor of MECH at Waseda University. Takizawa received the same JACM award as Kuraishi soon after joining Rice. Kuraishi will receive the award in July during an online JACM ceremony to be attended by Takizawa and Tezduyar.
Kuraishi has published seven journal articles indexed by the Web of Science, a book chapter, 13 invited conference papers and 17 contributed conference papers. In 2019 he received the Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists from the Inoue Foundation for Science in Japan.