Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering (September 2013 - June 2017)
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

M.S. Mechanical Engineering (September 2013 - March 2016)
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

B.S. Mechanical Engineering (August 2009 - May 2013)
University of Portland
Portland, Oregon


Publications

Kadooka, K., Imamura, H., Taya, M. “Experimentally verified model of viscoelastic behavior of multilayer unimorph dielectric elastomer actuators”, Smart Material and Structures 25 105028, 2016.

Imamura, H., Kadooka, K., Taya, M. “Variable stiffness dielectric elastomer actuator based on electrostatic chucking”, Soft Matter, Manuscript accepted April 2017.


Presentations & proceedings 

Kadooka, K., Taya, M., Naito, K., Saito, M. “Modeling of a corrugated dielectric elastomer actuator for artificial muscle applications”, Proc. SPIE 9530 943020, 2015.

Kadooka, K., Taya, M., Adcock, J. “Bioinspired dielectric elastomer sensor for measurement of 3D tactile forces”, 8th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles, and Nano-Bio, 24 August 2016, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Invited speaker.

Kadooka, K., Imamura, H., Taya, M. “Tactile sensor integrated dielectric elastomer actuator for simultaneous actuation and sensing”, Proc. SPIE 9798 97982H, 2016.

Imamura, H., Kadooka, K., Taya, M., Kimura, M. “Processing of dielectric laminate actuator based on high precision dispenser and ink jet”, Proc. SPIE 9798, 97981B, 2016.

Imamura, H., Kadooka, K., Taya, M. “Dielectric elastomer actuator with variable bending stiffness property based on interlaminar electrostatic chucking”, Proc. SPIE 10163, 10163Q, 2017.


University of Portland School of Engineering Scholar (May 2013)
University of Portland $100K Business Plan Challenge Finalist (April 2013)
University of Washington ME Department Fellowship (September 2013)
University of Washington ME Department Nominee, 2017 Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Award (May 2017)
UW CoMotion Commercialization Fellowship (June 2017)

Awards & honors