Dr. Tomonaga Okabe is currently Chair Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering Tohoku University. He has previously served as director of the center for next generation aircraft at Tohoku University. In 2007 he was Visiting Associate Professor at Brown University. He has B.S., M.E. and Dr. Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University in Japan. He has also been an affiliate professor of department of material science and engineering in University of Washington since 2018. His interests are in many areas of composite materials including process modeling, micromechanics and failure analysis, as well as nanocomposites.