Academic Staff and Fellows

HIRANO Shigeki
Lecturer Ph.D. in Engineering
Department/Mechanical Engineering 

Magnetic Refrigeration Thermal storage and Heat transfer enhancement Thermal energy utilization on porous media

Magnetic Refrigerator(Left), Porous media(center), Phase change emulsion(right)

Research Area Thermal Engineering, Heat transfer engineering, Powder technology
Teaching (Undergraduate Course) Synthetic Seminar, Exercises and Experiments in Thermodynamics, Exercises in Mechanical Drafting, Thermodynamics, English for Science and Technology, Heat Transfer Engineering, Seminar for Bachelor Thesis, Experiments in Physics, Experiments of Mechanical Engineering,
Research Interests Improvement of Energy Efficiency of Magnetic Refrigeration.
Research on heat/cold heat storage system using phase change materials.
Research on Heat transfer through Porous Media.
Research and Achievements
Affiliated Academic Societies Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, Heat Transfer Society of Japan
(Undergraduate Course)
Hokkaido University
(Master's/Doctral Course)
Graduate School of Engineering Hokkaido University (Master), Graduate School of Engineering Kobe University (Ph.D.).
Interests and Others Motorcycle, Bicycle, Fishing, Classical Music

Applied Energy Science Lab.

Office Location 38th BLD. 6th Floor N604
E-mail hirano(at)
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Academic Staff and Fellows