List of potential supervisors who are open to accepting international students

2020 List of potential supervisors who are open to accepting international students

Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSES), Kyushu University,
March-16, 2018

Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering

Assoc.Prof. Masayuki Anyoji
Research fields: Aerodynamics, Flow visualization, Compressible fluid dynamics
Key words: Mars airplane, Low Reynolds number, Global Luminescent Oil-film Skin-Friction Meter, Transonic tone
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of a Mars airplane and related aerodynamic phenomena at low Reynolds numbers
2. Flow visualization and global skin friction measurement using luminescent oil-film
3. Unsteady nozzle flow
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of Fluid dynamics
2. Computer programing (Labview, MATLAB)
(Basic skills in wind tunnel experiments is preferable but not required)
Associate Prof. Hiroshi Tajima
Research Field Spray Simulation, Engine Combustion Process, Fuel Modelling, Flow Visualization
Key words Large diesel engine, Large gas engine, RCCI, PCCI, KIVA, CHEMKIN, FIRE, PIV, Laser-based optics
Required knowledge and skills 1. Fundamental knowledge of turbulent flow, combustion modeling
2. Computer programming for 3D-CFD in Fortran
Only applicants recommended by a researcher who is acquainted with this professor will be considered for the acceptance as Ph.D candidates.
Prof. Jun Tanimoto                                
Research fields: Urban Climatology, Building Physics, Social Physics, Complex Science
Key words: Wind-tunnel experiments, Visualization by PIV, Large Eddy Simulation, Building simulation, Stochastic prediction of utility demand, Evolutionary game theory, Traffic flow analysis, Multi-Agent Simulation (MAS), Epidemic model
Potential research
themes:
1. Wind tunnel experiment on instantaneous turbulent structures of urban airflow 
2. CFD for urban climatology
3. Traffic flow analysis dovetailed with game theory
4. Epidemiology modeling based on Evolutionary Game Theory
5. Numerical approach by Evolutionary Game Theory on network reciprocity
6. Stochastic prediction considering diverse individual behaviors on urban utility demand
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Basic knowledge on physics and mathematics
2. Fundamental knowledge of turbulent flow
3. Computer programming (for example C, FORTRAN. MATLAB): NOT a skill to use software
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Prof. Aya Hagishima
Research fields: Urban Climatology, Wind engineering, Building environmental engineering,
Key words: Wind-tunnel experiments, Urban airflow, Large eddy simulation, Building energy simulation, Stochastic prediction of household utility demand, Electricity demand forecast, Sustainable buildings and cities
Potential research
themes:
1. Wind tunnel experiment of transport phenomena within and above urban canopy layer
2. Large eddy simulation of urban airflow and ventilation
3. Human behavior of air-conditioning usage in residence and stochastic building energy simulation
4. Electricity demand forecast in residence based on big data analysis
Required knowledge and skills: ✔️  Requisite for all students: Computer programming (for example C, FORTRAN. MATLAB) for analyzing any types of huge digital data independently. It does not indicate the skills for using MS-Excel.
✔️  Requisite for students involved in the research of urban climatology and wind engineering: Basic knowledge of fluid dynamics and heat transfer engineering, mathematics
✔️  Requisite for students involved in the research of building environmental engineering: Basic knowledge of mathematics, heat transfer engineering
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Associate Professor Ikegaya Naoki
Research fields: Wind engineering, Fluid mechanics, Building environmental engineering
Key words: Urban Canopy, Scalar Transfer, Momentum transfer, Turbulent Structure, CFD, Wind-tunnel Experiment, Gust, Exceeding wind speed, Indoor ventilation
Potential research
themes:
1. Computational fluid dynamics over urban-like roughness
2. Computational fluid dynamics for unsteady indoor air flow
3. Turbulence structure within urban boundary layer
4. Wind tunnel experiment for scaling the turbulence statistics within urban boundary layer
Required knowledge and skills: ✔️  Fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics, heat transfer engineering, and mathematics
✔️  Basic knowledge of computational fluid dynamics
✔️  Computer language skills (C, C++, FORTRAN etc.)
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Prof. Kazuhide Ito                     
Research fields: Environmental Engineering, Public Health Engineering
Key words: Indoor Environment, CFD, Numerical Simulation, Computer Simulated Person, Exposure Analysis, HVAC
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of Computer Simulated Person
2. Development of Virtual Respiratory Tract for Aerosol Deposition analysis
3. Development of Energy Recovery Ventilator with CO2 demand controlled algorithm
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of Architectural Environmental Engineering, Indoor Environmental Design, HVAC design
2. Fundamental knowledge of Fluid Dynamics, Heat transfer
3. Computer programming (for example C, FORTRAN)
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Assoc. Prof. Hooman Farzaneh                      
Research fields: Energy systems modeling, Energy efficiency and management, Energy systems integration, Co-benefits assessment of climate change mitigation strategies
Key words: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Low Carbon Society (LCS), Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), Clean energy technologies, Techno-Economic-Analysis, Mathematical programming
Potential research
themes:
- Energy systems modelling - Integration of multi-vector energy systems across operation and investment, local district and national level infrastructures
- Multiple impact assessment of Low Emission Development Strategies in urban areas
- Techno-Economic Analysis of renewable energy, cleaner fossil energy system, carbon capture technology, Smart grid and Demand Response Technology
- Energy planning under uncertainties – design of sustainable energy systems under multi-dimensional uncertainties.
- Integration of renewable energy sources – role and value of emerging technologies and systems in supporting the integration of variable renewable generation and distributed energy resources, system integration costs.
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Basic knowledge on statistical methods, mathematical programing, optimization techniques
2. Basic knowledge on computer programming (C, Fortran, MATLAB, GAMS, EViews)
3. Fundamental knowledge of economics and engineering sciences
 
Prof. Takahiko Miyazaki
Research fields: Thermal Energy Conversion Systems
Key words: Heat pump, Next-generation air-conditioning, Adsorption heat pump/thermal storage, thermodynamic cycle analysis, Heat and mass transfer, Solar thermal utilization
Potential research
themes:
Study on several types of next-generation heat pumping and cooling technologies, for example, adsorption heat pump, desiccant air conditioning, heat pump with low global warming potential refrigerants, CO2 heat pump, etc.
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.