Academic Staff and Fellows

Professor Ph.D.
Department/Mechanical Engineering  Graduate school/Mechanical Engineering

We give thought to fuels and combustion technologies that minimize emissions of hazardous substances and carbon dioxide. We research small-scale, high-efficiency, and low-pollution technologies to burn various fuels that can be produced from plant-derived biomass.

Observation of flame behavior

Research Area Combustion Engineering
Research Interests Study about the carbonization, gasification and combustion characteristics of solid biomass fuels
Study about the flame structure of microflames
Study about the combustion characteristics of emulsion fuels
Selected Publications (1)Observation of the Carbonization Characteristics of a High Hardness Solid Biomass Fuel, Journal of JSEM (in Japanese), Vol. 19,No. 3, pp.195-202, 2019.
(2)Effect of dispersed water droplet diameter in light oil-water emulsion fuel on diesel engine operating performance, Transactions of the JSME (in Japanese), Vol. 85, No. 875, p. 18-00399, 2019.
(3)Observation of the Transient Gasification Characteristics of a Biomass Under the Coexistence Atmosphere of CO2 and H2O, Journal of Smart Processing, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.122-128, 2016.
Research and Achievements
(Undergraduate Course)
Osaka University
(Master's/Doctral Course)
Osaka University Graduate school of Engineering

Thermal Engineering Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows