Research Fellows and Engineering Fellows

Masato Honma

Department :
Composite materials Research Laboratories
Area of expertise :
Composite materials

My research philosophy

Outcomes of innovative research not only help create new materials and functions but also lead to a paradigm shift from conventional technologies. Research is a rewarding endeavor that is the heart of our corporate philosophy: "Contributing to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies and products." It is not at all easy to constantly set, strive toward and achieve higher goals. However, with a frontier spirit we're working tirelessly in our R&D efforts to fulfill the dream of delivering attractive products to the market.

Third-party awards

2006 Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan
"Development and industrialization of carbon fiber reinforced composite material"
2008 Award of SAMPE Japan
"Establishment of innovative mass production technology of modular CFRP integrated article"
2008 National Commendation for Invention
The Prime Minister Prize
"Welding technology and integrated article of thermosetting fiber reinforced composite"
2011 Local Commendation for Invention of Shikoku
The Prize of the Director-General of Shikoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
The Distinguished Service Prize for Employment of Invention
"Preform for layered product"
2012 Award of the Japan Society for Composite Materials
"Research and development of thermoplastic stampable sheet"
2013 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
"Development of welding technology of thermosetting fiber reinforced composite"
2015 Local Commendation for Invention of Shikoku
The Encouragement Prize of the Commissioner of Japan Patent Office
The Distinguished Service Prize for Employment of Invention
"Non-halogen flame retardant fast cure epoxy resin prepreg"
2016 Local Commendation for Invention of Shikoku
The Prize of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
The Distinguished Service Prize for Employment of Invention
"Carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene injection molding materials"