Professor Yasuyuki Miyazaki
Dr. Miyazaki received Dr. Engineering in Aeronautics from the University of Tokyo in 1993. He was a research associate in Aerospace Engineering at Nihon University, Japan in 1993. He was an assistant professor from 1997 to 2004, an associate professor from 2004 to 2008, and a professor in 2008 at Nihon University. Miyazaki was a visiting researcher from 2001 to 2002 in the Center for Aerospace Structures at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a visiting professor of ISAS/JAXA from 2006 to 2008.
His research interest involves deployable large space structure, flexible multi-body dynamics of gossamer structure, nonlinear finite element method. He joined Japanese solar sail project “IKAROS” that was successfully launched in 2010, and researched on the modeling and the deployment dynamics of the sail membrane of IKAROS. He joined the experiment of space inflatable structure at the International Space Station named “SIMPLE”, which verified the construction and the long-term survivability of a boom using an inflatable tube actuator in space from 2014 to 2015.
He has been the supervisor of nano-satellite program in Nihon University since 2001. His students developed a CubeSat in 2008, and 8U CubeSat in 2014, which were successfully launched and are under operation now.