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Watanabe accepts chair

Watanabe accepts chair at Nagasaki University School of Dentistry

Dr. Ikuya WatanabeDr. Ikuya Watanabe accepted a position at Nagasaki University School of Dentistry in Japan as professor and chair effective March 26.   

Watanabe joined the Department of Biomaterials Science at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry as an assistant professor in 2001 after serving as a visiting scientist. His research explores the characterization and application of castable platinum-iron magnetic alloys to dental prostheses. 

Watanabe also has investigated laser-welded titanium and gold alloy with age-hardness at intraoral temperature. His research includes the structural analysis of platinum-iron magnetic alloy to produce high magnetic properties, and the investigation of laser welding methods that achieve high mechanical strength of dental metals. 

The college extends gratitude to Watanabe for his research and teaching efforts and wishes him success in his new role.