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Department of Engineering Mechanics and Energy - Mechanical Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering - Energy Engineering - Nuclear Engineering - Electrical ENgineering
People

Space Development Engineering

Yasuhiro Katayama (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) - Dr.Eng, Associate Professor
Major: Exploration Robotics, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition
Research and development of computer vision system for future robotic exploration of the moon and planets
Estimated elevation and detected obstacle from a diorama of the Moon-->
HP:http://www.jspec.jaxa.jp/
E-mail:katayama.yasuhiro***@jaxa.jp (remove ***)

Toshihiro Kameda - Ph.D (North Carolina State Univ.), Associate Professor

Major: Solid mechanics, computational mechanics, mecahincal engineering, civil engineering

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Computational mechanics which covers mechanical behavior of inelastic and / or inhomogeneous materials. Linking molecular dynamics with finite element method, inverse analysis of materials with unknown constitutive relation.

Dislocations in copper crystal simulated by molecular dynamics-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://turtle.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/
E-mail:kameda***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Hajime Sakakita (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) - Dr. Eng (Nagoya Univ.), Associate Professor
Major: Plasma physics and engineering
Researches on medical, aerospace, energy and environmental applications using plasma technologies.
Plasma jet under atmospheric pressure -->
HP: under preparation
E-mail:h.sakakita***@aist.go.jp (remove***)

Kohei Shimamura - Dr.Sci (Univ. Tokyo), Assistant Professor
Major: Aerospace engineering, Wireless power transfer
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Wireless power transfer via electromagnetic beam or
magnetic resonance coupling for the flying objects.

Rocket propulsion by Electromagnetic beam -->
Personal Profile
HP : http://wpp.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/index.html
E-mail: shimamura***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Hiroyuki Sugita (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) - Dr. Eng (Kyoto Univ.), Professor
Major: Thermal Engineering, Space Cryogenics
Research on active thermal control devices and efficient space cryocoolers for innovative spacecrafts.
Next-generation infrared space telescope SPICA with cryocoolers and effective radiative cooling system -->
HP: http://www.ard.jaxa.jp/eng/research/thermalsg/th-index.html
E-mail:sugita.hiroyuki***@jaxa.jp
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Makihito Nishioka - Dr.Eng (Nagoya Univ.), Professor
Major: Combustion, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Research on stabilities of fundamental laminar flames, new combustion methods for ultra lean premixed gas, and for ultra low grade fuel.

Temperature distribution of CH4-N2 flame computed by numerical simulation with complex chemical reactions-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://fireball.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/english.html
E-mail: mnisioka***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Takayasu Fujino - Dr.Eng (Tokyo Inst. Tech.), Associate Professor

Major: Plasma engineering, magneto-electric hydro engineering, applied physics

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Research on Application of Magnetohydrodynamics and Plasmadynamics to Energy and Aerospace Engineering.

Temperature distribution of plasma surrounding a space shuttle-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://fmm.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/
E-mail: tfujino***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Satoshi Matsumoto (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ) - Dr.Eng (Toyo Univ.), Professor
Major: Thermo-Fluid dynamics, Space Engineering
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Study on thermo-fluid phenomena utilizing the International Space Station, Non-linear dynamics of levitating drop
Liquid bridge formed in the International Space Station (ISS)-->

HP :http://kibo.jaxa.jp/en/experiment/theme/first/
E-mail:matsumoto.satoshi***@jaxa.jp(remove***)
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Shigeru Yokota - Ph.D.(Eng) (Univ. Tokyo), Associate Professor
Major: Space propulsion, Plasma engineering
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Advanced space propulsion systems, such as electric propulsion or laser propulsion.

Hall thruster in operation-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://spl.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/index.html
E-mail: yokota***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Energy and Environmentology

Hirohisa Aki - Ph. D(Eng) (Yokohama National Univ.), Associate Professor
Major: Energy eystems engineering, Power systems, Systems engineering
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Power and energy systems: studies on demand-side oriented energy systems and development of integrated-distributed energy management systems.

Coming soon -->
Personal Profile
HP :
E-mail: aki***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Yutaka Abe - Ph.D (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Professor
Major: Energy system engineering, Thermo-fluid engineering, mechanical engineering
abe

Research and development on active control technique of fluid flow and heat transfer with ultrasonic wave and micro-channel device, and design study of new energy system and safety analysis of large scale power plants.

Experiment in a airacraft realizing micro gravity-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~abe
E-mail: abe***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Masayoshi Ishida - Dr.Eng (Univ. Tsukuba), Professor
Major: Energy transfer engineering, electrical engineering
ishida

Development of high voltage insulation technique at high temperatures and high output generation systems using fuel cells are being studied to improve efficiency on energy conversion and transmission.

Fuel cell stack for development of new hydrogen process-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://eclab.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/
E-mail: ishida***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Hirofumi Ohashi (Japan Atomic Energy Agency) - Dr.Eng (Yokohama Nat. Univ.), Associate Professor
Major: Nuclear engineering, hydrogen energy
Research and development on High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR) and thermochemical water splitting IS process to produce hydrogen using high-temperature nuclear heat from HTGR.
Japanese High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor with high level safety (HTTR)-->
HP:http:http://www.jaea.go.jp/04/o-arai/nhc/index.html
E-mail:ohashi.hirofumi***@jaea.go.jp(remove ***)

Tetsuya Kanagawa - Dr. Eng (Hokkaido Univ.), Assistant Professor
Major: Fluid Mechanics, Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering
kanagawa

Theory and computation on fluid physics. Heat transfer and dynamics of bubbles/droplets. Nonlinear acoustics in gas-liquid two-phase flow.

Two types of modes of acoustic waves in bubbly liquids-->
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HP : http://kanagawa.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/
E-mail: kanagawa***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Akiko Kaneko(Fujiwara) - Ph.D (Keio Univ.), Associate Professor

Major: Fluid engineering, multi-phase flow, mechanical engineering

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Study on multiphase flow based on the energy and environmental issue.

Fission of bubbles in venturi tube-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~abe
E-mail: kaneko***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)

Harumichi Kyotoh - Dr.Eng (Univ. Tsukuba), Professor
Major: Fluid mechanics, civil engineering
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Water quality improvement due to micro-bubbles. Micro‐bubble producing devise. Wind wave control by a resonator. Underwater sound generated by bubbles. Instability of a falling liquid curtain.

Micro-bubble generator utilizing vortex breakdown phenomenon-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://surface.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~kyotoh/
E-mail: kyotoh***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Naoki Shirakawa -Dr.Eng (Univ. Tokyo), Associate Professor
Major: River engineering, civil engineering
shirakawa

River basin management with engineering and socio-economic approaches. Environmental flow, environmental economics, decision making process.

Field survay in a river-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://surface.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/
E-mail: naoki-s***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Hao-Shen Zhou (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) - Dr.Eng (Univ. Tokyo), Professor
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HP : https://unit.aist.go.jp/energy/energy-int/
E-mail: hs.zhou***@aist.go.jp (remove ***)

Toru Takahashi - Dr.Eng (Univ. Tsukuba), Assistant Professor
Major: Power electronics, Electromagnetic field analysis
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Research on power conversion circuits.

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Personal Profile
HP : http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~takahashi/index.html
E-mail: takahashi***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Satoshi Takewaka - Dr.Eng (Univ. Tsukuba), Professor

Major: Coastal engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering
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Remote sensing, field survey and numerical modeling on coastal environments.

Kashimanada Coast observed by ASTER-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://cecom.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/
E-mail: takewaka***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Masatoshi Denda (Public Works Research Institute) - Dr.Eng (Nagoya Univ.), Associate Professor
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HP: http://www.pwri.go.jp/team/rrt/
E-mail:denda***@pwri.go.jp (remove ***)
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Tomonori Nakayama - Ph. D(Eng) (Tohoku Univ.), Assistant Professor
Major: Superconductivity, Cryogenics, Energy system
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Research and development of combined system with various energy storage devices like SMES, battery, capacitor, and FC + liquid hydrogen, and its control method.

Energy system using SMES cooled by liquid hydrogen with FC-->
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HP :
E-mail: tom_nakayama***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Hideaki Monji - Dr.Eng (Univ. Tsukuba), Professor
Major: Multi-phase flow engineering, Thermo-fluid engineering
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Study on characteristics of dispersed two-phase flow : phase distribution of bubbly flow, separation process by centrifugal force for solid-liquid two-phase flow.

MOFIA (Moving Object-Flow Image Analyzer)-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~monji/
E-mail: monji***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Hiroyuki Yoshida (Japan Atomic Energy Agency) - Dr. Eng (Kyushu Univ.), Professor
Major: Thermo-fluid engineering, two-phase flow analysis
Development of analytical methods for two-phase flow in terms of thermal design of nuclear plant system
Visualization of a simulated two-phase flow
in a sub-channel model of nuclear reactor-->
HP : http://nsec.jaea.go.jp/ndre/ndre2/tfg/en/index.html/
E-mail: yoshida.hiroyuki@jaea.go.jp (remove ***)

Disaster Control

Takehiko Asai - Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Assistant Professor
Major: Structural control
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Smart structural control system, self-powered vibration control with energy harvesting technologies.

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Personal Profile
HP : http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~asai//
E-mail: asai***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Daigoro Isobe - Dr.Eng (Univ. Tokyo), Professor

Major: Computational mechanics, structural engineering, robotics

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Numerical and experimental studies on impact and collapse problems of structures, Parallel control of robotic mechanisms considering dynamics and structural strength, Application of computational mechanics and structural engineering essence to robotics.

Blast demolition experimental system-->
Personal Profile
HP: http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~isobe/index.html
E-mail: isobe***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Toshiyuki Kanakubo - Dr.Eng (Univ. Tsukuba), Professor
Major: Civil engineering, structual engineering, anti-earthquake engineering
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Research on seismic behavior of large scale structures. Concrete structures using FRP or high performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites, development of isolating and controlling techniques for earthquake motions.

Tensil testing on HPFRCC row-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~kanakubo/
E-mail: kanakubo***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Yuki Sakai - Dr.Eng (Univ. Tokyo), Professor
Major: Disaster controle, anti-earthqake engineering
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Studies on relationship between characteristics of strong ground motions and damage to structures and its application to earthquake damage mitigation.

Seismic intensity distribution
(2004 Niigata-chuetu Earthquake)-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~sakai/jsd.htm
E-mail: sakai***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Gaku Shoji - Dr.Eng (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.), Associate Professor
Major: Risk engineering, structual reliability engineering
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Structural safety and system reliability assessment for critical lifeline infrastructures such as transportation networks, utilities, and communication networks in view of seismic and tsunami risks, and mathematical modeling of public cognition against functional impairment of critical infrastructures during an event.

A bridge collapsed by Tsunami on Sumatra, 2004-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~gshoji/
E-mail: gshoji***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Seizo Tanaka - Dr.(Eng.) (Chuo Univ..), Assistant Professor
Major: Computational mechanics, Disaster prevention engineering
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Studies on development of numerical simulation methods for natural disaster prevention and reduction with high performance computing technologies

Computed result of seismic responses of structure with strain distribution.-->
Personal Profile
HP : Under preparation
E-mail: stanaka***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Takashi Matsushima -Dr.Eng (Univ. Tokyo), Professor
Major: Soil engineering, granular engineering
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Micro-mechanics of granular and powder materials. Mechanics of liquefaction and debris flow.

Visualization of granular material
using laser-aided tomography-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://geotech.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp
E-mail: tmatsu***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Akira Yasojima -Dr.Eng (Univ. Tsukuba), Associate Professor
Major:Civil engineering, structual engineering, anti-earthquake engineering
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Reseach on seismic performance and disaster prevention technology of reinforced concrete structure and structural material with environmental issues, maintenance and recycle technology.

Reseach of Historical Brick Masonry Buildings-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~yasojima/
E-mail: yasojima***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Kyosuke Yamamoto -Dr.Eng (Kyoto Univ.), Assistant Professor
Major: Structure engineering
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SHM(Structure Health Monitoring), Structural design.

Management for civil structures-->

Personal Profile
HP : Under preparation
E-mail: yamamoto***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Multi-Scale Solid Materials Engineering

Masamichi Kawai - Dr.Eng (Univ. Nagoya), Professor
Major: Composite materials and structures, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, energy structure engineering
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Experimental studies of the deformation, strength and durability (creep, fatigue) of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites in aerospace and new energy structures, and of the inelasticity and damage of high temperature materials in gas turbine engine systems, together with investigations into their engineering modeling and application to numerical design analysis

Plain woven fabric composite-->
Personal Profile
HP:http://taylor.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp
E-mail: mkawai***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Yuichi Shintaku - Ph. D. (Eng.) (Tohoku University), Assistant Professor
Major: Computational mechanics, material engineering, fracture mechanics
shintaku

Numerical and experimental study on fracture mechanism of materials and its application for structure evaluation

Crack propagation with material degradation due to local chemical action of hydrogen in polycrystalline metals-->
Personal Profile
HP : Under preparation
E-mail: shintaku***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Yoshihisa Harada (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) - Dr.Eng(Nagoya Univ.), Professor
Materials Science, Damage Evaluation
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Research and development of materials reliability performance based on damage evaluation for structural and processing components such as electric power plants or transportation.

Multi-purpose materials testing machine and result of damage evaluation-->
HP : Under preparation
E-mail: harada.y***@aist.go.jp (remove ***)
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Sankei Hori - Dr.Eng (Tokyo Univ. Agr. & Technol.), Associate Professor
Major: Machine Tool, Machining, Ultrasonic Technique
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Research on machine tool , machining, and in-process measurement using ultrasonic technique.

In-process measurement system using ultrasonic technique-->
Personal Profile
HP :
E-mail: hori.sankei.fn***@u.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Akihiro Matsuda - Dr.Eng (Univ. Tsukuba), Associate Professor
Major: Polymer engineering, mechanical engineering, computational engineering
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Thermodynamic coupled simulation of mechanical-thermal-chemical properties of vulcanized rubber to evaluate sealing performance and aging behavior of O-rings or rubber-seals.
Large deformation analysis of laminated rubber bearings and metal dampers for seismic isolation.

Diformation of rubber bearing by loading test and numerical
simulation-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://poly.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/
E-mail: a_matsuda***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)

Tetsuya Matsuda - Dr.Eng (Univ. Nagoya), Associate Professor
Major: Solid mechanics, computational mechanics
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Study of multi-scale simulation techniques. Evaluation of properties of solids which consist of microscopic structures using homogenization theory/FEM.

Multi-scale inelastic analysis of textile composites-->
Personal Profile
HP : http://www.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/~matsuda/
E-mail: matsuda***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
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Administrative Staff

Kazue Yoshinuma
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Tel: 81-29-853-5203
E-mail: yoshinuma***@kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)
Sachiko Hoshino
Office: 3F300
Tel: 81-29-853-5059
E-mail: hoshino.sachiko.gp***@un.tsukuba.ac.jp (remove ***)

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