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Kuniaki Dohda

Research Professor


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech B224
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Eng. Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan

MS Mechanical Production Engineering, Toyama University, Japan

BS Mechanical Production Engineering, Toyama University, Japan

Research Interests

Dr. Dohda's main research interests are in the interrelated area of metal forming, process tribology, surface engineering and micro/meso manufacturing. Toyota Motor Central Lab, Nippon Steel, Nachi Fujikoshi, Kobe Steel, Sankyo Aluminum, YKK and others have supported his work. Dr. Dohda has published about 150 articles and supervised over 40 MS and some Ph.D. students in these areas. Dr. Dohda used to be Chair of the Process Tribology Committee in Japan Society of Technology of Plasticity. He is the past Chair of the Materials and Material Processing Division of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering.

Selected Publications

  • Funazuka, Tatsuya; Dohda, Kuniaki; Kinoshita, Mizuki; Suzuki, Shiro, Phenomena of tool adhesion at elevated temperature in V-groove friction test of AA7075, Association of American Publishers (2023).
  • Aizawa, Tatsuhiko; Fuchiwaki, Kenji; Dohda, Kuniaki, Galling-free fine blanking of titanium plates by carbon-supersaturated tool steel punch, Association of American Publishers (2023).
  • Funazuka, Tatsuya; Dohda, Kuniaki; Takatsuji, Norio; Hu, Chengliang; Sukunthakan, Ngernbamrung, Effect of die coating on surface crack depth of hot extruded 7075 aluminum alloy, Friction (2023).
  • Dohda, Kuniaki; Takatsuji, Norio; Funazuka, Tatsuya; Sukunthakan, Ngernbamrung, Effect of Die Coating on Tearing in Hot Extrusion of 7075 Aluminum Alloy, Trans Tech Publications Ltd (2022).
  • Ngaile, Gracious; Montmitonnet, Pierre; Dohda, Kuniaki, Preface, Defect and Diffusion Forum (2022).
  • Funazuka, Tatsuya; Dohda, Kuniaki; Shiratori, Tomomi; Horiuchi, Syunsuke; Watanabe, Ikumu, Effect of Punch Surface Microtexture on the Microextrudability of AA6063 Micro Backward Extrusion, Micromachines (2022).
  • Aizawa, Tatsuhiko; Shiratori, Tomomi; Yoshino, Tomoaki; Suzuki, Yohei; Dohda, Kuniaki, Quantitative Characterization of the Affected Zones in a Single Crystal Fe-6Si Steel Sheet by Fine Piercing, Micromachines (2022).
  • Funazuka, Tatsuya; Takatsuji, Norio; Dohda, Kuniaki; Watanabe, Yutaro, Suppression of pick-up defects in hot extrusion of 6063 aluminum alloy by using PVD coating die, Keikinzoku/Journal of Japan Institute of Light Metals 70(11):510-516 (2021).

Significant Recognition

  • Fellow of America Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow of Japan Society of Technology of Plasticity
  • Advisor, Digital Engineering, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Bangkok, Thailand
  • Advisory Professor, State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, Chain
  • Guest Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Outstanding Paper Award, North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC)/ International Conference on Tribology in Manufacturing Processes (ICTMP), 2012
  • JSTP Medal, Japan Society of Technology of Plasticity, 2011
  • International Award, Division of M&P, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, 2005

Significant Professional Service

  • President, International Research Group on Tribology in Manufacturing
  • Vice President, International Institute of Micro Manufacturing
  • Associate Editor, Friction (ISSN 2223-7690)
  • Foreign Editor, Journal of Forging & Stamping Technology, China
  • Honorary Advisor, Micro/Meso-scale Mechanical Manufacturing Division in Metal Industries Research and Development Center, Taiwan


  • Chair, International Coordinating Committee of Tribology Division, ASME
  • Division Chair, Division of Materials and Materials Processing of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Director, Process Tribology Committee of Japan Society of Plasticity
  • Director, NAMRI/SME
  • Director, Microforming Research Group, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan