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Hirofumi Daiguji / Associate Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies / / Micro- and Nano-Scale Thermofluid Engineering
http://www.hee.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

Career Summary
1993: Graduated, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1998: Doctor of Engineering from The University of Tokyo
1998: Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1999: Lecturer, Institute of Environmental Studies, The University of Tokyo
2002: Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Studies, The University of Tokyo
2002-03: Visiting Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Educational Activities
Graduate school: Fundamentals of Human Environment and Energy Systems
Undergraduate school: Thermal Engineering I
Research Activities
Our research interests are focused on micro-, nano-, and molecular-scale heat, mass and charge transfer. By analysis and control of transport phenomena in material processing and other applications, we design and develop micro- and nano-structures and their integrated systems. Current research topics include:
1) Transport phenomena in nanofluidic channels (Manipulation and detection of ions and molecules),
2) Adsorption and diffusion phenomena in porous materials (Development of adsorbents),
3) Control of micro- and nano-structure of catalyst layers in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) (Improvement of efficiency of PEMFCs), and
4) Fabrication of hollow microcapsules from microbubble templates (Development of ultrasound contrast agents and drag delivery system)
Literature
1) Hirofumi Daiguji, Toshinori Makuta, Hiroki Kinoshita, Takayuki Oyabu and Fumio Takemura, "Fabrication of hollow melamine-formaldehyde microcapsules from microbubble templates," J. Phys. Chem. B 111, 8879-8884 (2007).
2) Katsuhiro Shirono and Hirofumi Daiguji, "Molecular simulation of the phase behavior of water confined in silica nanopores," J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 7938-7946 (2007).
3) Rohit Karnik, Chuanhua Duan, Kenneth Castelino, Hirofumi Daiguji and Arun Majumdar, "Rectification of ionic current in a nanofluidic diode," Nano Lett. 7, 547-551 (2007).
4) Hirofumi Daiguji, Yukiko Oka, Takuma Adachi and Katsuhiro Shirono, "Theoretical study on the efficiency of nanofluidic batteries," Electrochem. Comm. 8, 1796-1800 (2006).
5) Mitsuharu Chisaka and Hirofumi Daiguji, "Design of ordered catalyst layer in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell cathode," Electrochem. Comm. 8, 1304-1308 (2006).
6) Mitsuharu Chisaka and Hirofumi Daiguji, "Effect of glycerol on micro/nano structures of catalyst layers in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells," Electrochim. Acta 51, 4828-4833 (2006).
7) Hirofumi Daiguji, Yukiko Oka and Katsuhiro Shirono, "Nanofluidic diode and bipolar transistor," Nano Lett. 5, 2274-2280 (2005).
8) Katsuhiro Shirono, Akira Endo and Hirofumi Daiguji, "Molecular dynamics study of hydrated faujasite-type zeolites," J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 3446-3453 (2005).
9) Hirofumi Daiguji, Peidong Yang, Andrew J. Szeri and Arun Majumdar, "Electrochemomechanical energy conversion in nanofluidic channels," Nano Lett. 4, 2315-2321 (2004).
10) Hirofumi Daiguji, Peidong Yang and Arun Majumdar, "Ion transport in nanofluidic channels," Nano Lett. 4, 137-142 (2004).
Other Activities
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (JSRAE)
Heat Transfer Society of Japan (HTSJ)
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Future Plan
When we design micro- and nano-structures and their integrated systems such as energy conversion systems and sensors, we need a broad area of knowledge in physics, chemistry and engineering, as well as mechanical design. We hope to propose new fabrication techniques of micro- and nano-structures and new applications of these structures by systematizing existing knowledge.
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