Heat and Mass Transfer
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
The Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory is dedicated particularly but not restricted to the studies on heat and mass transfer in biological systems. Research covers a broad area associated with thermal engineering, bioengineering, and biothermal engineering. Current projects include:
- Measurement of fluid thermal conductivity with a small sample by using a micro-beam MEMS sensor.
- Measurement of thermal transport properties of graphene, biopolymer fibers and thin films using MEMS technologies.
- Noninvasive imaging of internal structure detecting thermal transport properties
- Experimental and theoretical modeling of freezing during cryosurgery and cryopreservation.
- Experimental and theoretical studies on non-thermal irreversible electroporation of malignant tissues.
- Research on bone remodeling and regeneration adapted to mechanical stimulation.
- Development of open-source hardware for biological research and education.
Research topics of the Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory
Prof. Hiroshi Takamatsu
Assoc.Prof. Kosaku Kurata
Assoc.Prof. James J Cannon
Asst.Prof. Yoko Tomo
The Main Research Topics
- Measurement of thermal conductivity of liquids, gases, polymer fibers, thin films and a graphene using MEMS sensors
- Experimental and theoretical studies on freezing during cryosurgery and cryopreservation
- Non-thermal ablation of malignant tissues by irreversible electroporation
- Research on bone remodeling and regeneration adapted to mechanical stimulation