Tetsuo Munakata / Visiting Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies / / Heat and Mass Transfer, Distributed Energy Network Technology

Career Summary
1988: Doctor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1988: Researcher, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), Ministry of International Trade and Industry(MITI)
2001: Group Leader, Thermal Engineering Research Group, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2008: Director General, Environment Technology Development Department, NEDO
2009: Program Manager, Energy Conservation Technology Development Department, NEDO
2011: Deputy Director (ETRI, AIST), Visiting Professor(The University of Tokyo)
Educational Activities
Graduate School:Low Carbon Systems
Research Activities
To establish a low carbon society, R&D for integration control/operation technologies and component element technologies on distributed energy networks, which are energy efficient, are currently being conducted. On distributed energy networks, electric and thermal energy is mainly supplied from small-scale distributed plants through a local area energy network in which distributed plants (such as solar power plants and highly efficient cogeneration plants) are located near the consuming region. R&D for new technology is necessary for networking many distributed plants and for operating the network stably and efficiently. Research on SOFC technology, thermal storage technology, and integrated hydrogen system technology is currently being conducted in the pursuit of this goal.
1)Tetsuo Munakata and Ichiro Tanasawa, Onset of Oscillatory Flow in a Czochralski Growth Melt and Its Suppression by Magnetic Field, Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.106, pp.566-576, 1990.
2)Tetsuo Munakata, Satoshi Someya and Ichiro Tanasawa, Effect of High Frequency Magnetic Field on CZ Silicon Melt Convection, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.47, pp.4525-4534, 2004.
3)Tetsuo Munakata and Shinichi Nagata, Study on Solidification Process of Sodium Acetate Trihydrate from Supercooled State, Trans. JSME(B), Vol.74, No.747, pp.2365-2371, 2008 (in Japanese).
Other Activities
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Society of Japan, Japanese Association for Crystal Growth, Japan Society of Microgravity Application, Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics
Future Plan
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