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Official Title Associate Professor
Affiliation Mechanical Engineering, Science and Engineering
Profile My field of study is fluid mechanics and fluid engineering, and particularly microfluidics, in which micro technology and fluids are combined, are focused. Regarding the technology, fabrication technologies for micro devices are developed and novel micro fluidics systems are proposed.
In micro channels employed micro fluidics technologies, interfacial electrokinetic phenomena becomes pronounced. I am trying to figure out the mechanism of electroosmotic flow that is one of interfacial electrokinetic phenomena and the structure of electric double layer. To achieve these purposes, I am also developing measurement techniques for very small physical quantities.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. Micro Fluidics

    Fabrication methods for microfluidic devices are developed.
    The basic principles of microfluidic devices and their applications are studyed.

  2. Interfacial Electrokinetic Phenomenon

    Conducting precise measurements of electroosmosis and electrophoresis, the mechanism of their generation and the structure of the electric double layer are elucidated.

Representative Papers
  1. Methodology for the formation of photoresist films with uniform thicknesses of several hundred micrometers, SN Applied Sciences, Volume 2, issue 11, 2020
  2. Estimation of mixing fields in micromixers and microreactors by visualization method using methylene blue solution, Journal of Flow Visualization, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2012
  3. Increasing pumping efficiency in a micro throttle pump by enhancing displacement amplification in an elastomeric substrate, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 20, No. 6, 2010
  4. Development of a Flowmeter for Sub Micro Liter per Second Order Unsteady Flow Rate Based on the Pressure Difference in a Capillary, Journal of Fluid Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 5, 2008
  5. Effect of Applied Parallel Electric Field on Electroosmotic Flow in Donut Channel, Chromatography, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2002
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Recruitment of research assistant(s) No
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (Menber), The Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics (Member)
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics
Education Field (Graduate level) Advanced Fluid Dynamis