Dr. Masanori Shiomi is a professor of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, School of Advanced Engineering, Kogakuin University since April 2010. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Osaka University in 1991 and 1994, respectively, all in Mechanical Engineering. He served as a board member of trustees of the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity (JSTP) from 2005 to 2007; from 2010 to 2012; and as chief-in-editor of Journal of the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity in 2011. He is also a member of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) and the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ). His research interests include materials processing, development of forming process and FEM analysis of materials behaviours in processing.