Title: Founder, Technical Executive
Company: JOINLU International Inc.
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Yugo Ashida, Dr. Eng., Founder and Technical Executive at JOINLU International Inc., is recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for achievements and leadership in mechanical engineering and materials science.
Upon attaining a Doctor of Philosophy in machine intelligence and systems engineering from Tohoku University in Japan in 1999, Dr. Ashida has built an illustrious career in engineering and education. In 2014, he founded JOINLU International Inc. based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in which he serves as technical executive. JOINLU International Inc. provides services to promote project-directed intellectual collaboration between academia and industry, link international business partners, and bring together experienced professionals and young innovators.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Ashida was a technical adviser and principal engineer with the NHK International Corporation from 2014 to 2020. Within the academic realm, he held the position of research scientist in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan from 2009 to 2014, and prior to that, he was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno from 2006 to 2008. In 2008 he worked as a project engineer at Chromalloy Nevada, A Division of Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation. In the earlier years of his career in Japan, between 1999 and 2004, Dr. Ashida gained experience in the metal industry as an R&D engineer at Harada Metal Industry Co., Ltd and as a research fellow and lecturer at Tohoku University’s Fracture Research Institute.
To keep up with changes and developments in industry, Dr. Ashida utilizes on his membership in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers in which he has served on numerous technical committees. His research experience includes the evaluation of stress corrosion crack growth rate in large-scale stainless steel pipes in simulated light water reactor environments, as well as studying the corrosion properties of radioactive waste package outer shells proposed for high-level nuclear waste disposition. Along with these accomplishments, Dr. Ashida has focused his efforts on closing the gap between professionals of multiple engineering fields. He is working to achieve this goal on a global scale through active leadership of his company.
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