Makoto Ochiai

Makoto Ochiai

General Manager of the Energy Systems Research and Development Center at Toshiba

Short Biography

Makoto Ochiai is now working as a general manager of Energy Systems R&D Center in Toshiba energy systems and solutions corporation, Japan. Also, he is a vice presidents of Japanese Society of Non-Destructive Inspection (JSNDI). He received a B. Eng and M. Eng. degrees in instrumentation engineering from Keio University in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He then started his career in Toshiba Corporation in Yokohama, Japan as a researcher in instrumentation, inspection and measurement technology particularly for power plants.    

From 2001 to 2002, he was sent as a visiting researcher to National Research Council of Canada in Montreal, Quebec and studied fundamental of laser-ultrasonics. In 2009, he received a Ph.D from Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan by his study of laser-ultrasonic NDT technologies.    

After 2011, he is a chief scientist in Power and Industrial Systems R&D Center, Toshiba and also he has been sincerely served as a technological leader of many on-site restoration projects for Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Stations. He has been a lecturer on ultrasonic NDT in Tohoku university and Osaka university in Japan for these 10 years.    

From 2013 up to now, he is involved in the technological administration of the R&D Center in Toshiba and engaged in the management of JSNDI.

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