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last modified:2020/04/10

Professor KIMURA, Masato

Laboratory Website

Faculty, Affiliation

 Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Course in Computational Science

College and School Educational Field

Division of Mathematical and Physical Science, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
School of Mathematics and Physics, College of Science and Engineering


Phenomenal Mathematics and Analysis

Academic Background


Osaka Kyoiku University Faculty of Education Assistant Professor(1994/04/01-1996/09/30)
Hiroshima University Faculty of Science Associate Professor(1996/10/01-2001/10/31)
Kyushu University Faculty of Mathematics Associate Professor(2001/11/01-2011/03/31)
Kyushu University  Institute of Mathematics for Industry Associate Professor(2011/04/01-2013/03/31)
Kanazawa University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Professor(2013/04/01-)

Year & Month of Birth

Academic Society

The Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
The Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
The Mathematical Society of Japan



Foundations of mathematics/Applied mathematics

Speciality Keywords

Research Themes



  •  Symmetry and positive definiteness of the tensor-valued spring constant derived from P1-FEM for the equations of linear elasticity Notsu, Hirofumi; Kimura, Masato Networks and Heterogeneous Media 9 4 617-634 2014/01/01 
  •  Convergence of a threshold-type algorithm using the signed distance function K. Ishii, M. Kimura Interfaces Free Boundaries 18 479-522 2016 
  •  An energy-consistent model of dislocation dynamics in an elastic body V. Chalupecky, M. Kimura Mathematical Challenges in a New Phase of Materials Science 53-68 2016
  •  Shape optimization approach by traction method to inverse free boundary problems S. Shioda, A. U. Maharani, M. Kimura, H. Azegami, K. Ohtsuka Series: Mathematics for Industry 26 111-123 2017
  •  The gradient flow structure of an extended Maxwell viscoelastic model and a structure-preserving finite element scheme M. Kimura, H. Notsu, Y. Tanaka, H. Yamamoto Journal of Scientific Computing 78 1111-1131 2019

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  •  Unidirectional evolution equations of diffusion type G. Akagi, M. Kimura J. Differential Equations 266 1-43 2019
  •  Comparing motion of curves and hypersurfaces in R^m J. Minarčík, M. Kimura, M. Beneš To appear in DCDS-B 2019
  •  Deformation problem for glued elastic bodies and an alternative iteration method Masato Kimura, Atsushi Suzuki To appear in Proceedings of CoMFoS18 2019

Conference Presentations

  • Unidirectional gradient flow and its application to a crack propagation model(conference:Variational Models of Fracture)(2016/05/08)
  • Applications of a phasefield model for crack propagation(conference:WCCM XII&APCOM VI)(2016/07/24)
  • Shape optimization approach to free boundary problems by traction method(conference:ICCOPT2016)(2016/08/06)
  • Phase field model for crack propagation and some applications(conference:Japan-Taiwan Joint Workshop on Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation)(2016/11/26)
  • Generalized hexagonal crystalline motion with facet collision and breaking and application to a snow flake model(conference:Emerging Developments in Interfaces and Free Boundaries)(2017/01/22)

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  • Analysis of unidirectional diffusion equation and its gradient flow structure(conference:The 42nd Sapporo Symposium on Partial Differential Equations)(2017/08/08)
  • Hexagonal crystal growth model with singularities(conference:Free Boundary Problems and Nonlinear PDEs)(2017/09/26)
  • A delamination-vibration model and its finite element analysis(conference:CoMFoS18: Mathematical Analysis of Continuum Mechanics II)(2018/06/13)
  • Gradient flow structure of the Maxwell-Zener model for viscoelasticity(conference:The 12th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications)(2018/07/05)
  • Snow crystal growth model with supersaturation of vapor(conference:Czech-Japanese Seminar in Applied Mathematics 2018)(2018/07/13)
  • Phase field modeling for crack propagation with irreversibility(conference:China-Japan Symposium on Defects and Cracks in 2018 CSIAM Annual Meeting)(2018/09/14)
  • A structure preserving finite element method for Maxwell type viscoelasticity problem(conference:Japan-Taiwan Joint Workshop on Scientific Computation and Related Topics)(2018/11/24)
  • Snow crystal growth model using generalized crystalline method(conference:Taiwan-Japan Joint Workshop on Inverse Problems in Kyoto 2019)(2019/03/30)

Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Classes (Bachelors)

○Introduction to Region-studies(2017)
○Mathematical Sciences 1(2017)
○Analysis 3A(2017)
○Analysis 3B(2017)
○Applied Analysis(2017)
○Numerical Analysis(2017)
○Differential and Integral Calculus 1(2017)
○Introduction to Region-studies(2016)
○Differential and Integral Calculus 1(2016)
○Applied Analysis(2016)
○Numerical Analysis(2016)
○Numerical Analysis(2015)
○Analysis 3C(2015)
○Linear Algebra 2(2014)
○Numerical Analysis(2014)
○Analysis 3C(2014)
○Mathematical Sciences 1(2014)
○Mathematical Sciences 1(2013)
○Analysis 3C(2013)
○Numerical Analysis(2013)
○Linear Algebra 2(2013)
○Linear Algebra 1(2013)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Overseas training(2017)
○Research in Interdisciplinary Field B(2017)
○International Presentation(2017)
○Seminar A(2017)
○Exercise A(2017)
○Research Work A(2017)
○Topics in Computational Science b(2017)
○Topics in Computational Science a(2017)
○Phenomenological Mathematics(2017)
○Phenomenological Mathematics(2017)
○Phenomenological Mathematics(2017)
○Phenomenological Mathematics(2017)
○Research in Interdisciplinary Field A(2017)
○International Presentation(2016)
○Overseas training(2016)
○Seminar A(2016)
○Research Work A(2016)
○Exercise A(2016)
○Phenomenological Mathematics(2016)
○Research in Interdisciplinary Field B(2016)
○Research in Interdisciplinary Field A(2016)
○Phenomenological Mathematics(2015)
○Phenomenological Mathematics(2015)
○Applied Analysis(2015)
○Topics in Computational Science(2013)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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