Associate Professor, Yuji NAKAMURA, Dr. Eng.

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= Office Location =
Building A in Engineering Department, Room#621
Division of Mechanical and Space Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering
HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
N 13 W 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628 Japan
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= Contace =
Tel.&Fax. +81-11-706-6386 (direct)
E-mail yuji-mg@eng.
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Membership of Academic Societies

  • CSJ, Combustion Society of Japan
  • JAFSE, Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering
  • JIE, Japan Institute of Energy
  • JSEM, The Japan Society of Experimental Mechanics
  • JSME, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • JASMA, Japan Society of Microgravity Application

  • Education & Professional Experiences

    = EDUCATION =

  • B. Eng., Nagoya University, 1993.3
  • M. Eng., Nagoya University, 1995.3
  • D. Eng., Nagoya University, 2000.2

  • Thesis title: Effects of Gravity on Spontaneous Ignition over Irradiated Solid Fuels
    Advisor: Professor Tadao Takeno

    = PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES =

  • 1996.9-1996.12 Visiting Research Assistant, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky (USA), Supervisor: Dr. John Stencel
  • 1997.1-1997.9 Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky (USA), Supervisor: Prof. Kozo Saito
  • 1998.4-2003.3 Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya University
  • 2000.3-2001.7 Guest Researcher, Building Fire Research Lab., The National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
  • 2003.4-2004.3 Assistant Professor, Center for Integrated Research in Science and Engineering, Nagoya University
  • 2004.4-2005.1 Assistant Professor, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University
  • 2005.1-present Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
  • 2010.6-2011.3 Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego (USA)

  • Research Interests (paper lists)

  • Scale Modeling of Combustion Phenomena
  • Development of Universal Combustion Model of Cable Fire
  • Numerical Modeling of Combustion of Phase-change Material (Polymer)
  • Micro-scale Combustion Technology
  • Diagnostics in Near-Extinction Flame Structure of Premixed Flames via Acetone-OH Simultaneous PLIF
  • Fundamental Fire in Extra-ordinary (Space) Environment (e.g., Low-pressure and Reduced-gravity Enclosure)
  • Mathematical Analysis of Burning Character of Soot deposited on Porous Media
  • Low-temperature Combustion Chemistry of DME-air Mixture Exposed below 500K

  • ## list of recent publications

    Awards

  • Best Presentation Award, Combustion Society of Japan, 1999.11
  • JSME Research Encouragement Award, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2002.4
  • Dedicated Certificate, ISSM4, 2003.9
  • Best Presentation Award, Combustion Society of Japan, 2004.12
  • Remarkable Flame Picture Award, Combustion Society of Japan, 2004.12
  • Best Poster Award, ISETS05, 2005.8
  • Best Presentation Award, Combustion Society of Japan, 2005.12
  • Marquis Who's Who in Asia - 2007, 1st edition (pub. 2006)
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World - 2007, 24th edition (pub. 2006)
  • Technology Award, The Japan Society for Precision Engineering (Hokkaido Branch), 2007.8
  • Outstanding Paper Award, Japan Institute of Energy, 2008.8
  • Technology Award, The Japan Society for Precision Engineering (Hokkaido Branch), 2008.9
  • Young Researcher Encouragement Award, Japan Society of Microgravity Application, 2008.11
  • Young Researcher Encouragement Award, Combustion Society of Japan, 2008.12
  • Technology Award, The Japan Society for Precision Engineering (Hokkaido Branch), 2009.9
  • ISCM Young Investigator Award, ISCM, 2009.9
  • Excellent Poster Award (International Mohri Poster Award), The 8th Japan-China-Korea Workshop Microgravity Sciences for Asian Microgravity Pre-Symposium, (as supervisor) 2010.9
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World - 2011, 28th edition (pub. 2010.11)
  • Best Presentation Award, Combustion Society of Japan, 2010.12
  • Marquis Who's Who in Asia - 2012, 2nd edition (pub. 2011)
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World - 2012, 29th edition (pub. 2011)
  • Excellent Paper Award, Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2011.10
  • Steel Techninology Award, Steel Foundation for Environmental Protection Technology, 2012.6
  • Editage Award (insentive award), Leave-a-nest, 2012.8

  • Aquired Research Grants

  • Takeno, T., Nishioka, M., Xuelei, Z., and Nakamura, Y., "Study on Soot Formation in Diffusion Flames", Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 1998.4-1999.3, 2.7 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Study on Semi-Spherical Flame in Earth Gravity", Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 1999.4-2000.3, 1.3 million JPY
  • Yamashita, H., Daiqing, Z., and Nakamura, Y., "Study on Turbulent Flames via Expanded Flamelet Model", Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 2002.4-2004.3, 4.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Presentation at 2003 AJTED", Tatematsu Foundation, 2003.3, 0.2million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Model Development for the Prediction of Eddy Dissipation in Unburnt Zone of the Premixed Flame", Hattori-Houkou-Kai, 2002-2003, 1.0 million JPY
  • Yamashita, H., Daiqing, Z., and Nakamura, Y., "Experimental and Modeling Study on New-Prediction of NOx Formation in Turbulent Flames", Daiko Foundation, 2002.10-2004.3, 4.1 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Basic Study on Determination of Minimum Flame Size with Microflame Technology", The Kurata Memorial Hitachi Science and Technology Foundation, 2003.4-2004, 1.7 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Presentation at ISSM-IV", Daiko Foundation, 2003.9, 0.2million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Modeling of Time-Dependent Combustion Phenomena of Solid Combustibles during Fire Disaster", Association for Disaster Prevention Research, 2003.10-2004.9, 0.5 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Kushida, G., "Study on Fire Safety Issue of Methane-Hydrade: Its Ignitability and Fundamental Combustion Characteristics", Arai Science and Technology Foundation, 2004.4-2007.3, 1.5 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Modeling of Nonlinear 'Quench' Phenomena of Superconductor Material", Research Foundation for the Electrotechnology of Chubu, 2004.4-2005.3, 0.95 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Application Capability of Microflame to Micro-Devices", The Asahi Glass Foundation, 2004.4-2006.3, 1.7 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Development of PM Free combustion Technique - Super-Rich Combustion -", Showa Shell Sekiyu Foundation for Promotion of Environmental Research, 2004.10-2005.9, 0.5 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., Yamashita, H., and Manome, S., "Visualization of Instantaneous Flame Zone via Multi-Line PLIF Technique", Tanikawa-Netsugijyutu Foundation, 2004.10-2006.3, 1.2 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Combustion Control to Reduce Emission of PAHs/PM in the Flames -Super-Rich Combustion-", Steel Industry Foundation for the Advancement of Environmental Protection Technology, 2004.11-2005.10, 1.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Fire Safety in Electric Circuit", Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 2005.4-2007.3, 3.6 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Development of Micro-Porous Burner with Preheated DME Combustion", The Iwatani Naoji Foundation's Research Grant, 2006.3-2007.10, 1.45 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Micro-Porous Burner by utilizing DME microflames", General Sekiyu Research & Development Encouragement & Assistance Foundation, 2006.4-2007.10, 0.8 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Presentation at 13th Int'l. Sympo. on Applications of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics", Yoshida Foundation for Science and Technology, 2006.6, 0.23 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Presentation at 31st Int'l. Symposium on Combustion", TEPCO Research Foundation, 2006.8, 0.35 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Fundamental Study on DME Reforming to Hydrogen via Combustion Techniques", Hokkaido Gas Research Foundation, 2006.7-2007.7, 0.5 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Ito, H.,"Fire Hazard Study in Enclosed Depressurized Environment", Japan Space Forum -Exploratory Research for Space Utilization-, 2006.12-2008.9, 2.86 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Ito, H., "Fire Safety Design of Membrane Structure Conjunction with High-Thermal Conductivity Material", Noumura Membrane Technology Foundation, 2007.2-2008.3, 1.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., Sagawa, S., and Ito, H., "Development on Direct Reforming of Hot HCs via CO Conversion Concept", Suzuki Foundation, 2007.3-2008.3, 1.5 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Ito, H., "Study on Fire Mechanism in Sub-atmospheric Pressure Environment", The Kurata Memorial Hitachi Science and Technology Foundation, 2007.4-2009.3, 1.2 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Presentation at 2007 ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference", Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2007.7, 0.22 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Fundamental Study of Irradiated Ignition of Solid in Low Pressure Environment", Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 2007.4-2009.3, 3.4 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Study on Super-Adiabatic Flames with Non-equilibrium State", Mazda Foundation, 2007.11-2009.3, 1.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Development of Flame Diagnostics Scheme applicable for Lean Premixed Combustion, General Sekiyu Research & Development Encouragement & Assistance Foundation, 2008.4-2009.10, 1.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Hirota, M., "Development of New Diagnostics Scheme for Ultra-Lean Combustion via Acetone-OH Simultaneous PLIF Method", TEPCO Research Foundation (Fundamental Research Grant), 2008.4-2010.3, 10.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Presentation at 32nd Int'l. Symposium on Combustion", Research Travel Grant for Young Researcher (Hokkaido University), 2008.7, 0.4 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Variable-shaped Heating Devices with Microflame Technology", 2008 Seeds (Class-A) Development Stage, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 2008.7-2009.3, 2.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Low-temperature Ignition of DME-air mixture in Normal Pressure", Hokkaido Gas Research Foundation, 2008.7-2009.3, 0.5 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Fundamental Study on Possibility of Super-Adiabatic Flames at Non-equilibrium State", Tanikawa-Netsugijyutu Foundation, 2008.10-2010.3, 1.3 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., Ito, H., and Tsukanaka, D., "New Cencept for Hydrogen Formation without Catalyst Assistance via Low-temperature DME oxidation", JFE 21st Century Fundation, 2009.4-2010.3, 2.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Hirota, M., "Development of Diagnostics Scheme for Ultra-lean (Low NOx, Low PM) Combustion", Steel Industry Foundation for the Advancement of Environmental Protection Technology, 2008.11-2009.11, 1.494 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Hirota, M., "Flame Diagnostics of Ultra-lean (Efficient as well as Low Emission) Combustion", The Iwatani Naoji Foundation's Research Grant, 2009.1-2010.3, 1.99 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Hirota, M., "New Flame Diagnostics to Ultra-lean, Low-Emission Combustion", Research Foundation for the Electrotechnology of Chubu (RFEC), 2009.4-2010.3, 1.7 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Theoretical Study and Validartion of Flame Spread of Electric Wire: What is Key Factor to Cause Steady/Non-steady Spread Behavior?", Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A), The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 2009.4-2012.3, 25.9 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Formation of Extreme High-temperature Combustion by using Crossed-flame Concept; Its Use for Exploration of Non-equilibrium Combustion Physics", Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research, The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 2009.4-2011.3, 3.2 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Development of Mathematical Model for Fire of Electric Facilities for Safety Management of Nuclear Plant", yr2009-2010 Contracted Research, Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES), 2009.4-2011.3, 24.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Development of Innovative SOFC System with In-situ Catalyst Surface Clearner of Carbonized Matter", 2009 Seeds (Class-A) Development Stage, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 2009.7-2010.3, 2.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Development of Variable-Load Heating Devices by using Microflames", Hokkaido Gas Research Foundation, 2009.7-2010.3, 0.5 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Theoretical Study of Wire Combustion", Association for Disaster Prevention Research, 2009.10-2010.9, 0.5 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Development of Low-emission, Variable-load Burner with Microflame Technology", Regional R&D Proposal-Based Program (Talent Grant), Northern Advancement Center for Science & Technology of Hokkaido (NOASTEC), 2009.9-2010.3, 0.4 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Hirota, M., "Development of Diagnostics Scheme for Ultra-lean (Low NOx, Low PM) Combustion", Steel Industry Foundation for the Advancement of Environmental Protection Technology, 2009.11-2010.11, 1.5 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., 2010 Overseas Research Program suponsored by Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, (2010.6-2011.3), UCSD (Prof. Forman A. Williams), 3.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Fujiawra, K, "Study of Self-stabilization of Miniatured Small-jet Flame", Paloma Foundation, 2011.4-2011.3, 1.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., Kuwana, K., Ida, T., Hirasawa, T., Sekimoto, K., and Saito, K., "Micro-scale Combustion Science: A Potential Pioneer of "Innovative" Combustion Concept and Technology", Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute, 2011.4-2012.3, 4.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Oxidation of Unburned HCs with Tiny-jet Flames", Hokkaido Gas Research Foundation, 2011.7-2012.3, 0.5 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Development of Mathematical Model for Fire of Electric Facilities for Safety Management of Nuclear Plant", yr2011 Contracted Research, Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES), 2011.8-2012.2, 17.1 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Study on Self-stabilized Mechanism Potentially Appeared Only in Small Jet Flames", The Japan Gas Association, 2011.10-2012.6, 1.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Gao, J., "Fundamental Study on Potential Explosive Hazard of DME-air Mixture in a Low-temperature (~200 degreeC)", The Iwatani Naoji Foundation's Research Grant, 2012.1-2014.3, 2.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Jiang, L., "Study on Low-temperature Autoignition (< 500K) Behavior of DME-air Mixture at Atmospheric Environment", JSPS Bilateral Joint Projects (JSPS-CAS), 2012.4-2014.3, 3.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Development of Mathematical Model for Fire of Electric Facilities for Safety Management of Nuclear Plant", yr2012-2013 Contracted Research, Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES), 2012.8-2014.2, 28.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Presentation at 34th International Symposium on Combustion", Suzuki Foundation, 2012.7, 0.15 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Scale Model for Gravity Effect on Electric Fires", Host of JSPS Invitation Fellowship Programs for Research in Japan (Prof. Subrata Bhattacharjee at San Diego State University) , 2012.10-2012.12, 1.3 million JPY (+ extra travel expenses)
  • Nakamura, Y., and Wakatsuki, K., "Development of Evaluation Methodology of Thermally-damaged Electric Circuit exposed by Arc Energy via Spectroscopy Analysis", The Foundation for Technology Promotion of Electronic Circuit Board, 2013.4-2014.3, 1.0 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., and Wakatsuki, K., "Fundamental Research on Establishing Novel Extinguishment Methodology for Magnesium Fire", Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research, The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 2013.4-2015.3, 3.64 million JPY
  • Nakamura, Y., "Limiting Condition to Appear Fire Whirl appeared in Flat Field", Takahashi Industrial and Economic Research Foundation, 2013.4-2014.3, 1.0 million JPY

  • Outcampus Activities

  • Invited Seminar, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Prof. A. Ito's lab.), Oita University, 1998.10
  • Panelist, "Summer School" supported by Combustion Society of Japan, 1999.6
  • Executive Borad Member, "Summer School" supported by Combustion Society of Japan, 1999-present.
  • Secretary & Exective Committee, Third International Symposium on Scale Modeling, Nagoya, Japan, 2000.9
  • Reviewer, ASME Thermal Engineering Division, 2000
  • Reviewer, RAN2001, 2001
  • Invited Seminar, School of Mechanical Engineering (Prof. J. Gore's lab.), Purdue University (USA), 2001.7
  • Reviewer, JSME Thermal Engineering Division, 2002
  • Reviewer, JAFSE (Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering), 2003
  • Reviewer, CSJ (Combustion Society of Japan) 2003
  • Treasurer, Tokai Institute of Fluid & Heat Engineering, 2002.5-2005.1
  • Session Chair, 2003 JAFSE (Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering) Annual Conference, 2003.5
  • Session Chair, 19th ICDERS, 2003.7
  • International Program Committee, ISSM-IV, Cleveland, OH, 2003.9
  • Session Chair, ISSM-IV, 2003.9
  • Invited Seminar, 14th Tokai Thermodynamics Seminar, 2003.11
  • Session Chair, 2003 JSME Thermal Engineering Conference, 2003.11
  • Executive Member, 42nd Japanese Section of Combustion Symposium, 2003.11-2004.12
  • Reviewer, Tokai Institute of Fluid & Heat Engineering, 2004
  • Reviewer, Combustion and Flame, 2004
  • Executive Member, Turbulent Combustion Research Committee, Combustion Society of Japan, 2004
  • Invited Seminar, Open Seminar by Combustion Society of Japan (134th Tokai Combuation Seminar), 2004.10
  • Reviewer, CSJ (Combustion Society of Japan), 2004
  • Session Chair, 42nd Japanese Section of Combustion Symposium, 2004.12
  • Executive Committee, JAXA Microgravity Solid Combustion Working Group, 2005-present.
  • Reviewer, JSME Thermal Engineering Division, 2005
  • Reviewer, VSJ (The Visualization Society of Japan), 2005
  • Reviewer, Journal of Visualization, 2005
  • Executive Committee Member (Scientific Advisory Committee Membership), ISETS05, 2005.8
  • Reviewer, ISET05, 2005
  • Executive Member, CSJ (Combustion Society of Japan) Database Committee, 2005.9-present
  • Executive Member, Space Agriculture Salon, 2005.9-present
  • Executive Committee, JASMAC-21 (21st The Japan Society of Microgravity Application Conference), 2005.10
  • Executive Member, CSJ (Combustion Society of Japan) IT Developing Committee, 2005.9-present
  • Invited Seminar, Space Agriculture Salon, JAXA (Leader: Prof. M. Yamashita), 2006.1
  • Invited Seminar, Faculty of Science Technology (Prof. A. Ito's lab.), Hirosaki University, 2006.3
  • Reviewer, Combustion and Flame, 2006
  • Reviewer, JSME Thermal Engineering Division, 2006
  • Reviewer, JAFSE (Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering), 2006
  • Invited Seminar, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (Prof. D. Zhao's lab.), Chinese Academy of Science (China), 2006.7
  • Executive Chair, "Summer School" supported by Combustion Society of Japan, 2006.9.
  • International Program Committee, ISSM-V, Chiba, 2006.9
  • Session Chair, ISSM-V, Chiba, 2006.9
  • Reviewer, JIE (Japan Institute of Energy), 2006
  • Executive Committee Member (Scientific Advisory Committee Membership), ISETS07, 2006.11~
  • Session Chair, CFD20 (20th Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics), Nagoya, 2006.12
  • Exective Member, Laminar Combustion Research Committee, Combustion Society of Japan, 2006
  • Reviewer, ASPACC2007, 2006
  • Technical Advisor, Kouhoku-Thermo, 2007.1~2011.12
  • Reviewer, AJTEC2007, 2007
  • Reviewer, Combustion and Flame, 2007
  • Session Chair, ASPACC07, Nagoya, 2007.5
  • Editorial Board Member, Progress in Scale Modeling, 2007.6-
  • Session Chair, AJTEC07, Vancouber, 2007.7
  • Reviewer, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 2007
  • Invited Talk, "Summer School" supported by Combustion Society of Japan, 2007.9
  • Session Chair, VSJ2007 (2007 Domestic Conference on Visualization Society of Japan), Gifu, 2007.9
  • Reviewer, Japan Society of Microgravity Application (JASMA), 2007
  • Reviewer, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 2007
  • Secretary-General, "Hokunenkai (Hokkaido Branch Combustion R&D Seminar)" supported by Combustion Society of Japan, 2007-
  • Reviewer, 32th International Symposium on Combustion, 2008
  • Reviewer, 9th Int'l. IAFSS Symposium, 2008
  • Reviewer, JAFSE (Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering), 2008
  • Trustee, JSME (Japan Society for Mechanical Engineers) Hokkaido Branch, 2008-2009
  • Treasurer, JSME (Japan Society for Mechanical Engineers) Hokkaido Branch, 2008-2009
  • Invited Lecturer, "Hokunenkai (Hokkaido Branch Combustion R&D Seminar)" supported by Combustion Society of Japan, 2008.3
  • Executive Member, Public Relation Committee of JSME Thermal Engineering Division, 2008
  • Reviewer, JSME Thermal Engineering Division, 2008
  • Reviewer, Energy & Fuels, 2008
  • Invited Lecturer, "Engineering Seminar (2): Introduction to Mechanical Engineering in Hokkaido University", Hakodate, 2008.8
  • Invited Talk, Building Fire Research Lab., The National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2008.8
  • Session Chair, IAFSS2008, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2008.9
  • Organizer, VSJ2008 (2008 Domestic Conference on Visualization Society of Japan), Kushiro, 2008.10
  • Non-resident researcher of IR4TD, The University of Kentuckyi2008.7-2010.6j
  • Session Chair, VSJ2008 (2008 Domestic Conference on Visualization Society of Japan), Kushiro, 2008.10
  • Executive Member, TFEC2008 (2008 JSME-KSME Thermal and Fluids Engineering Joint Conference), Sapporo, 2008.10
  • Session Chair, TFEC2008 (2008 JSME-KSME Thermal and Fluids Engineering Joint Conference), Sapporo, 2008.10
  • Reviewer, JSME Thermal Engineering Division, 2008
  • Reviewer, CSJ (Combustion Society of Japan) 2008
  • Exective Member (Sub-leader), Micro-combustor Research Committee, Combustion Society of Japan, 2008
  • Session Chair, 4th HU-SNU Joint Symposium, Sapporo, 2008.11
  • Invited Seminar, Fire Workshop in Tokyo by JNES (Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization), Tokyo, 2008.11
  • Award Seminar, Japan Society of Microgravity Application (JASMAC-23), Kyoto, 2008.11
  • Reviewer, Journal of Visualization, 2008
  • Session Chair, 46th Japanese Section of Combustion Symposium, 2008.12
  • Award Seminar, Combustion Society of Japan, Tokyo, 2009.5
  • International Borad Committee, ISSM-6, 2009.9
  • Symposium Chair, ISSM-6, 2009.9
  • Secretary-General & Exective Committee, 47th Japanese Section of Combustion Symposium, 2009.12
  • Reviewer, ASPACC2009, 2008
  • Exective Member, SICE2009 (International Symposium on Educational System based on Research Activities in Mechanical Engineering) 2009.3
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  • Reviewer, 22nd ICDERS, 2009
  • Reviewer, HT2009 (ASME 2009 Heat Transfer Summer Conference), 2009
  • Reviewer, ISEM08 (3rd International Symposium on Fluid/Solid Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics), 2009.3
  • Steering Committee Member, 87th JSME Thermal Engineering Division, 2009
  • Reviewer, JSME Thermal Engineering Division, 2009
  • Invited Lecturer Open Seminar at 51st Hokudaisai (Hokkaido University Festivel, 2009), 2009.6
  • Exective Committee, JAFSE (Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering) Annual Symposium, Sapporo, 2010.5
  • Exective Committee, The 47th National Heat Transfer Symposium, Sapporo, 2010.5
  • Committee Member, Internationalized Committee, Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering, 2009.6-2011.5
  • Review Committee Member, Global COE Program "Center for Education and Research on Advanced Fire Safety Science and Technology in East Asia", Tokyo University of Science, 2009-2010.
  • Session Chair, Annual Conference of The Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics, Tokyo, 2009.9
  • Committee Chair, Takikawa-city: A Way for Saving Energy Project (Milestone Evaluation Committee), Takikawa, 2009.7-2010.3
  • Lecturer, Seminars for Teachers' License Renewal: Engineering for Science Education II, Hokkaido University, 2009.8
  • Reviewer, Computers and Fluids, 2009
  • Chair of Invited Talk, ISSM6 (6th International Symposium on Scale Modeling), Hawaii, 2009.9
  • Reviewer, 33rd International Symposium on Combustion, 2010
  • Reviewer, Combustion Science and Technology, 2009
  • Reviewer, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2009
  • Invited Lecturer, "Engineering Seminar (4): Introduction to Mechanical Engineering in Hokkaido University", Asahikawa, 2009.10
  • Session Chair, 2009 China-Japan Workshop on Combustion in Micro Power System, Guangzhou, China (2009.10)
  • Invited Lecturer, "Combustion R&D Seminar in Tsukuba District" supported by Combustion Society of Japan, 2009.11
  • Session Chair, 47th Japanese Section of Combustion Symposium, 2009.12
  • Reviewer, Sixth International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, 2009
  • Reviewer, Journal of Environment and Engineering, 2009
  • Reviewer, JIE (Japan Institute of Energy), 2009
  • Session Chair, The 47th National Heat Transfer Symposium, Sapporo, 2010.5
  • Steering Committee Member, 88th JSME Thermal Engineering Division, 2010
  • Reviewer, Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, 2010
  • Reviewer, JIE (Japan Institute of Energy), 2010
  • Session Chair, 2010 JAFSE (Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering) Annual Conference, 2010.5
  • Session Organizer, 2010 JSME Thermal Engineering Conference (OS-11: Fire and Safety Engineering), 2010.11
  • Reviewer, Journal of High Temperature Society, 2010
  • Invited Speaker, "Microflame; As a Model of Droplet/Spray Combustion", ICFD2010 (Grobal COE, Tohoku University), 2010.11
  • Reviewer, AJTEC2010, 2010
  • Invited Seminar, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Department of Fire Protection Engineering), "Electric Cable Fires: Ongoing Research on Small-Scale Flame Spread Tests" (2010.11)
  • Guest Speaker (Akter), COMSOL Conference Tokyo 2010 (2010.12) "Numerical Simulation of Liquefying Process of Solid PCM by using COMSOL Multiphysics"
  • International Committee Member (Scientific Advisory Committee Membership), ISETS11, 2010.12
  • Session Organizer, 2011 JSMF (The Japanese Society of Multiphase Flow) (OS-6: Sustainable Interdiciplinary Multiphase Flow), 2011.8
  • Reviewer, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2011.4
  • Session Chair, 2011 JAFSE (Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering) Annual Conference, 2011.5
  • Session Chair, 11th Asian Symposium on Visualization (OS1: Combustion Phenomena and Engine), 2011.6
  • Reviewer, Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, 2011
  • Invited Lecturer, "HU Seminar: What you can do/learn at Department of Engineering in Hokkaido University", Hakodate, 2011.8
  • Reviewer, Infrared Physics & Technology, 2011
  • Award Seminar, Excellent Paper Award given by Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, "Theory of Flame Spreading of Electrical Cable", Tokyo, 2011.10
  • Invited Talk, JSME RC-D9 "Combined VOF-EP method to Simulate a Time-dependent Polymer Combustion associated with Melting and Fall-off Processes", Sapporo, 2011.10
  • Invited Lecturer, "Science in a Bonfire", Seminar for Traning Professionals who Teachs How to Build a Bonfire to Young Generation (supported by National Institution for Youth Education), Sapporo, 2011.11
  • Lecturer, "Go To Oversea for Young Researchers", Seminar for Ph.D. Students in Graduate School of Engineering (supported by Department of Engineering, Hokkaido University), Sapporo, 2011.11
  • Session Chair, 49th Japanese Section of Combustion Symposium, 2011.12
  • Exective Committee, The Sixth Japan-Taiwan Workshop on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2011.12
  • International Borad Committee, ISSM-7, 2011.12
  • Secretary-General & Exective Committee, ISSM-7, 2011.12
  • Invited Lecturer, "Difficulity in Combustion Experiment in Space - what you CAN do, what you CANNOT doCand what you should/could LEARN via space (fire) experiment-", Special Seminar on Reaction System and Environment (assigned to Department of Engineering Science, Keio University), Yokohama, 2012.1
  • Exective Committee, 2nd US-Japan Fire Workshop (Operation TOMODACHI: Fire Research), 2012.3
  • Reviewer, 9th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology (9th AOSFST), 2012.4
  • Session Chair, The 49th National Heat Transfer Symposium, Toyama, 2012.5
  • Session Chair, 2012 JAFSE (Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering) Annual Conference, 2012.5
  • Session Chair, 2nd US-Japan Fire Workshop (Operation TOMODACHI: Fire Research), 2012.7
  • Invited Author, Annual Energy Reviews-2011 (led by Japan Institute of Energy (JIE)), 2012.5
  • Invited Seminar, "Space Fire Research and Its Strategy; Use of Scale Modeling to Reproduce Abnormal-fire on Laboratory", Chinese Academy of Science, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, China, 2012.6
  • Invited Seminar "Strategy to Diagnose Very Lean Flames by using Acetone-OH Simultaneous PLIF Concept" Chinese Academy of Science, National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, China,2012.6
  • Reviewer, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Japan, 2012
  • Reviewer, VSJ (The Visualization Society of Japan), 2012
  • Secretary-general, Research Committee (RC) of "Scale Modeling", The Japan Society for Experimental Mechanics (JSEM), 2012-present.
  • Session Organizer, "Scale Modeling", 2012 JSEM Annual Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 2012.7
  • Invited Talk, "Structure and Unique Featurs in Microflame", Research Committee -Microflame Array-, Aichi Science and Technology Foundation, 2012.8
  • Award Seminar, "Novel Diagnostics Technology for Low-emission (Low-NOx, Low-PMs) Ultra-lean Combustion", Steel Techninology Award, Steel Foundation for Environmental Protection Technology, 2012.8
  • Invited Talk, "Concept of Self-sustained Micro-combustion: Do we have "flames" in micro-scale?", The 7th Nagoya University-UCLA International Symposium (Hokkaido University and Nagoya University Global COE Joint Symposium), 2012.9
  • Reviewer, JOV (Journal of Visualization), 2012
  • Invited Talk, "Scale Effect in Flames: Do we have "flames" in micro-scale?", Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kinki University, 2012.10
  • Session Chair, ISEM-ACEM-SEM-7h ISEM12-Taipei, 2012.11
  • Session Chair, 50th Japanese Section of Combustion Symposium, 2012.12
  • Session Organizer, "Transport and Chemical Structure in Small-scale", The 62th National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2013.3
  • Reviewer, JSME Thermal Engineering Division, 2012
  • Reviewer, 24th ICDERS, 2012
  • Award Committee, Smart Process Society, 2013
  • Reviewer, Bulletin of Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering (JAFSE), 2013
  • Reviewer, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 2013
  • Reviewer, Journal of Japan Society for Experimental Mechanics (JSEM), 2013
  • Reviewer, Energy & Fuels, 2013
  • Session Organizer, "Reactive System and Its Diagnostics in Micro-scale", 2013 JSEM Annual Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 2013.8
  • Exective committee, Joint Colloquium on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics, 2013.10
  • Reviewer, JOV (Journal of Visualization), 2013
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (IJHMT), 2013
  • Co-leader (Topic Area 1 - Ignition and Flame Spread), 11th IAFSS, 2013
  • Special Guest Editor, Journal of JSEM 2013 Vol.13 No.2 special issue: Scale Modeling -A Successive Way to Perform a Scale Model Experiment-, 2013.6
  • Session Organizer, 2013 JSME Thermal Engineering Conference (OS-1: Fire Safety and Combustion), 2013.10
  • Reviewer, 7th Internatinal Symposium on Scale Modeling (ISSM-7), 2013
  • Reviewer, 2013 Malaysian Postgraduate Conference (MPC2013), 2013
  • Invited Lecturer, "HU Seminar: Role of Engineers for Further Space Development", Toyama, 2013.8
  • Editorial Board, Fire Technology, 2013.8-
  • Reviewer, 2013 Malaysian Postgraduate Conference (MPC2013), 2013
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME), 2013
  • Reviewer, 8th International Symposium on Advanced Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics (8th ISEM13-Sendai), 2013.11
  • Reviewer, Combustion Sciencen and Technology, 2013
  • Reviewer, Fire Technology, 2013


  • Classes

    [ Experienced ]
  • (RA) Mathematics I, Department of Mechanical Engineering (for Sophmore), Nagoya University, 1995.10-1996.3
  • (RA) Dynamics I, Department of Mechanical Engineering (for Senior), Nagoya University, 1997.10-1998.3
  • Experimental Class, Department of Mechanical Engineering (for Senior. Energy Conversion System, Velocity Measurement via Hot-Wire & CAD/CAM), Nagoya University, 1998.4-2003.3
  • Thermo-Dynamics II, Department of Mechanical Engineering (for Sophmore), Aichi Institute of Technology, 2001.10-2002.3
  • Combustion Science (for Graduate Course), Nagoya University, 2003.4-2005.1
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering (for Senior), Nagoya University, 2003.4-2004.3
  • Basic Seminar I (for Freshman), Nagoya University, 2003.4-2004.9
  • Propulsion Engineering (for Undergraduate Course), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2005.10-2006.3
  • Space Engineering (for Undergraduate Course), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2005.1-2006.3
  • Combustion Engineering (for Undergraduate Course), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2005.10-2007.3
  • Heat Transfer, Mechanical Engineering Course, Tomakomai College of Technology, 2006.4-2006.9
  • Space Engineering and Utilization (for Graduate Course in e3 program), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2007.10-2010.3
  • Reactive Fluid Engineering (for Graduate Course), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2006.4-2009.8
  • Thermo-Physics for Space Engineering (for Graduate Course), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2005.4-2013.3
  • Technical English I (for Undergraduate Course), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2007.4-2012.10

  • [ On-going ]
  • Advanced Combustion (for Graduate Course; English), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2012.4-
  • Computer Aided Design and Machinery (for Undergraduate Course), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2007.4-
  • Mechanical Design Training (for Undergraduate Course), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2005.10-
  • Measurement Engineering Training (Experimental Class for Undergraduate Course), Hokkaido Univerisity, 2006.10-
  • Design Engineering (for Undergraduate Course), Hokkaido Univerisity, 20012.10-

  • Special Skills

  • STEP,The Society for Testing English Proficiency, Second Grade, 1990
  • Level I Recruitment Examination for National Public Employee, Passed, 1994
  • TOEIC, Score 845, 2003.10


  • =languages=
  • Japanese (native)
  • English; fluent in reading, writing, speaking
  • Russian; able to read
  • Chinese; in study
  • Spanish; wish to study

  • Others

  • Treasurer, Higashiyama-Kai (Alumni Association of Mechanical Engineering of Nagoya University), 1999-2002
  • Executive Board Member & Treasurer, NIST Guest Researcher Association (GRA), 2000-2001



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    Copyright: Yuji Nakamura

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