Yasuo Kawaguchi got his Ph.D. degree from the Graduate School, Kyoto University in Japan in June 1997, majored in heat transfer and fluid mechanics. From April 1985 to March 2005, he was working on engine combustion, laser diagnosis of combustion and fluid flow, and drag reducing flows by surfactant additives in the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan. From April 2005, he became a full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science in Japan. His current research interests include turbulent drag reduction by surfactant additives and its applications for practical engineering in the district heating/cooling System; drag reduction of water soluble polymer and is application for economization of ship propulsion; gas-solid particle turbulent flows relating to environmental problem, pump and pipe system; application of laser techniques to thermal and fluid flow; computational fluid mechanics and Brownian dynamics simulation, and so forth. Kawaguchi has published more than 150 journal and conference papers.
Biography Updated on 31 October 2010