Yoshio Utaka serves as a Professor at the Division of Systems Research, Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University. He obtained the B.E. degree from Yokohama National University in 1972, the M.E. degree from The University of Tokyo in 1974, and the D.Eng. from The University of Tokyo in 1979. He worked as a President’s Aid at Yokohama National University (2003–2009) and a Councilor at Yokohama National University (2005–2007). His fields of interests include thermal engineering, mechanical engineering, heat transfer with phase change (condensation, boiling, solidification, and melting), thermal energy storage, and heat and mass transfer in polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Currently, he is the Director (specially appointed for future plan) of Heat Transfer Society of Japan, a Fellow of JSME, the Project Manager of JSME Text Series, JSME, a Scientific Committee Member of International Center for Heat Mass Transfer, a Regional Editor (Japan & Pacific Rim), THERMOPEDIA Editorial Board, Begell House, on the honorary editorial board of Energy and Emission Control Technologies.
Biography Updated on 6 July 2012