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Prof. Emeritus Kiyohito Koyama was elected PPS Fellow for 2023

June 16, 2023

Prof. Emeritus Kiyohito Koyama was elected PPS Fellow for 2023

Professor Emeritus Kiyoto Koyama, former President of Yamagata University, has been elected a Fellow of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS) for the year 2023.
The PPS Fellows are elected by the PPS members who have made outstanding achievements in scientific and technological development in the field of polymer processing.
This year, only one person, Professor Emeritus Koyama, has been elected. This is the first time that a Fellow from the Asia-Oceania region has been elected, and is a great honor.

Professor Emeritus Koyama graduated from the Department of Textile Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University in 1972, and received his Master's degree from the Graduate School of Engineering, Yamagata University in 1974, and his Doctor of Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology) in 1982. He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and as Executive Director and Vice President, and was President of Yamagata University from 2014 to 2020.

In addition to his university duties, he specializes in polymer rheology engineering and polymer ultrasonic engineering, and has made significant contributions to the global scientific community through his service as President of the Japan Society of Plastic Molding and Processing, President of the Japan Rheology Society, and as a board member of various international societies and an editorial board member of international journals. He has received numerous awards, including the 2012 Science and Technology Award from the Yamagata Prefecture and the Rheology Society of Japan Award in 2006.

Professor Emeritus Koyama was selected for this award in recognition of his many years of contributions.

Professor Emeritus Koyama commented, "I am very honored to be selected for this award. I believe that the support of my outstanding colleagues has led to my selection this time. I would like to thank my many wonderful colleagues."

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