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In our laboratory, we work on energy and transport phenomena.

Thus far, primary research topics in thermal engineering have been focused on heat transport phenomena in heat engines and heat pumps. Through these prior studies, the efficiency of heat engines and heat pumps has been enhanced, contributing to the popularity of machinery as well as energy-saving systems.

However, recent energy technologies are undergoing unprecedented changes. These include the technologies harnessing renewable energy such as solar power or wind energy, temporarily storing surplus energy such as thermal energy storages or electrical energy storages and properly managing energy usage through IT.

Under any circumstance, energy-saving technology that enhances energy conversion and transfer efficiencies is of pivotal importance. Indeed, in order to further evolve conventional energy technology or popularize new energy technologies, it is necessary to further develop energy-saving technology. In our laboratory, we are aiming to advance diverse energy technologies for energy-saving systems by scrutinizing physical phenomena such as phase changes, chemical reactions, and micro/nanoscale heat and mass transfer.

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Mar. 25, 2021The 2021 Open Lab will be held online during 4/5 (Mon) 13:00-17:00 and 4/6 (Tue) 10:00-12:00/13:00-16:00. Please check the department homepage for details. NEW
Mar. 25, 2021The 2021 undergraduate thesis topics have been uploaded. Please check Research. NEW
Dec. 1, 2020Dr. Shamim has been adopted as Project Research Associate.
Aug. 27, 2020Dr. Hsu's research highlights have been released on the homepage of School of Engineering.
Apr. 1, 2020The 2020 undergraduate thesis topics have been uploaded. Please check Research.
Mar. 23, 2020Congratulations to D1 Soumyadeep Paul on the Dean's Award for his Master's degree.
Apr. 01, 2019Dr. Wei-Lun Hsu was promoted from research associate to lecturer.
Apr. 29, 2017The 9th US & Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena will be held July 2-5, 2017 at KKR Hotel Tokyo. More information about this seminar can be found by following this link.
Apr. 29, 2017UT2 Workshop 2017 (University of Tokyo and University of Toronto Graduate Students Workshop) will be held June 13-16, 2017 at University of Toronto. More information about this workshop can be found on this page.
Apr. 29, 2017Third SNU (Seoul National University) - UTokyo (University of Tokyo) Workshop on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was held Feb 27-28, 2017 at Seoul National University.
Apr. 01, 2017Short summaries of proposed research topics for bachelor thesis are now available. They can be found on this page.
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