International Research Core for Advanced Magnesium AlloysProject Leader
Prof. KAWAMURA Yoshihito
Magnesium Research Center
One current global environmental strategy to reduce CO2 gas emission is to achieve total weight reduction in transportation especially relating to automotive, railway, and aerospace applications. Magnesium alloys have a light weight among structural metals, and are therefore very attractive materials for the weight-savings initiative. New magnesium alloys possessing excellent mechanical properties and non-fl ammability have been developed at Kumamoto University and are called “KUMADAI magnesium alloys.” This project aims to progress the research and development on these alloys for their practical application and to establish international research networks with universities, institutes, and industries, for advanced magnesium alloy science and technology.