Our research objectives are to elucidate and utilize the relationships between macroscopic thermal fluids and structures or phenomena at the nano and micro meter scales in order to develop new technology for energy saving and pollutant reductions from both experiments and numerical analyses including the molecular dynamics simulations.

Faculty Members

Professor:  Masahiko Shibahara
@ (E-mail: siba{at}mech.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp )

Assitant Professor:  Yoshitaka Ueki@ (E-mail: ueki{at}mech.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp )

Assitant Professor:  Kunio Fujiwara@ (E-mail: k.fujiwara{at}mech.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp )

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Research topics:
  • Control of energy transfer by nano-structures: Elucidation of the influences of various nano-structures on thermal resistances at interfaces and thermal conductivities.
  • Elucidation of formation and dynamic behaviors of nanoparticles in a combustion field: Formation of fullerene, PAH and soot under a lower pressure condition.
  • Molecular dynamics and quantum molecular dynamics simulations of thermal fluid phenomena and surface reactions


When you are interested in our research and in studing at Micro Thermal Engineering Laboratory:
Contact Assitant Professors Ueki and/or Fujiwara

TEL&FAX(Ueki): +81-6-6879-4987 Address:
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University,
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, Japan, 565-0871
Room:M1-615, 616, 617, 129, 130,