Taku Ohara was born in Yamaguchi, Japan, in 1963. He received his B.S. degree, M.S. degree, and Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1986, 1988, and 1991, respectively. Since 1991, he has been a Research Associate at the Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, and now he is a Professor at the same institute. He is mainly interested in thermal and fluid phenomena in nano- and molecular-scale systems: molecular dynamics of liquids, solid-liquid interfacial phenomena, fluid membrane including lipid bilayers, and thermophysical properties of liquids. He was a corecipient of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) Best Paper Awards in 1993 and 2009 and the Heat Transfer Society of Japan (HTSJ) Academic Achievement Award in 2004. Also, he was awarded the Ryumon (Distinguished Young Investigator) Prize by the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics (JSFM) in 2001. He was an editor of the Transaction of JSME and Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, and now he is an editor of Thermal Science and Engineering.
Biography Updated on 17 November 2010