The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to invite all, Wednesday, June 24, 2:00 pm, WEB 2250, to this seminar with

Katsunori Hanamura, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Science & Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Wednesday, June 24, 2:00 pm
Warnock Engineering Bldg. (WEB) 2250

Abstract: Energy conversion will be enhanced using new ideas relating to nano/micro-scaled transport phenomena. Here, researches on “Spectral Control of Near-Field Radiation for High Density Generation of Electricity,” “Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with an Anode incorporating Proton Conductor” and “Trapping and Oxidation of Soot on Diesel Particulate Filter” are introduced. Basically, those are relating to electromagnetic, electrochemical, fluid-dynamic and catalytic phenomena. Using a pillar array structure on the surface, using proton conductor particles or using nano-particles, transport of energy and molecule can be enhanced in a laboratory scale. The important issue is that the nano-scaled phenomena should be extended to macroscopic enhancement of energy and mass transport phenomena. Hopefully, the nanotechnologies developed in a laboratory scale will contribute to high efficiency conversion systems for sustainable community in the future.

Bio: Education: 1982 Graduated from Toyama University; 1984 Master Degree (Tokyo Institute of Technology); 1989 Doctor of Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology). Experiences: 1984 Research Associate (Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology); 1991 Associate Professor (Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University); 1993 – 1994 Visiting Research Scholar, The University of Michigan; 2003 Professor (Research Center of Carbon Recycling and Energy, Tokyo Institute of Technology); 2010 Professor (Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology).