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Toyohashi University of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Job title
Doctor of Engineering(Nagoya University)
Other affiliation
Tokyo University of Science

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Invited Full-Professor, Center for Fire Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
Oct 2017
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
Apr 2014
Mar 2018
Invited Associate Professor, Center for Fire Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
Apr 2014
Sep 2017
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
Apr 2010
Invited Researcher, ISS Science Project, The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Apr 2014
Mar 2015
Invited Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Apr 2007
Mar 2014
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Jun 2010
Mar 2011
Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Apr 2005
Mar 2007
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Apr 2004
Jan 2005
Assistant Professor, EcoTopia Research Institute, Nagoya University
Apr 2003
Mar 2004
Assistant Professor, Center for Integrate Research on Science and Engineering, Nagoya University
 Lecturer,Center for Integrated Research in Science and Enginering, Nagoya University
Apr 1998
Mar 2003
Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya University
Mar 2000
Jul 2001
Guest Researcher, FIre Research Department, The National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jan 1997
Sep 1997
Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Kentucky
Sep 1996
Dec 1996
Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Applied Energy Research, The University of Kentucky


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya University
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Nagoya University
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Nagoya University

Awards & Honors

Nov 2018
Evaluation of Combustion Characteristics of Methane/Hydrogen Mixture by Counterflow Flames, Outstanding Paper Award, Combustion Society of Japan
Winner: Y. Umeda, H. Yamashita, K. Asato, and Y. Nakamura
Oct 2018
Study for effective utilization of heat of Sabatier reactor, a prize for effort, The Japan Society of Microgravity Application
Winner: S. Sakamoto, T. Matsuoka, Y. Nakamura
May 2018
Temporal Variation of Flame Height over Pool Fire interacting with Swirling Flow, 平成30 年度日本火災学会学生奨励賞, The Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering
Winner: 水野・松岡・中村
Jan 2018
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Outstanding Reviewer, Elsevier
Oct 2017
Study on Successive Ignition of Thermally-thick PMMA in Microgravity, Outstanding Poster Award, The 11th Asian Microgravity Symposium-2016 (AMS 2016)
Winner: Y. Sugamura, Y. Nakamura, A. Hosogai, K. Yashiki
Mar 2017
Fire Safety Journal, Outstanding Reviewer, Elsevier
Jan 2017
Combustion and Flame, Outstanding Reviewer, Elsevier
Nov 2014
Development of Low-gravity Generator vis Slope-sliding Method: Strategy to Minimize Wall Frictional Force, a prize for effort, The Japan Society of Microgravity Application
Winner: Banno, Nakamura, Sekimoto
Dec 2013
Improvement of combustion limit due to increasing of amplitude of ultrasonic wave, Best Presentation Award, Combustion Society of Japan
Winner: Suzuki, Jamal, Hirota, Nakamura, Saito
Nov 2013
Novel Extinction Method in Spacecraft: Evaluation for The Vacuum Extinction Method, a fighting‐spirit award, The Japan Society of Microgravity Application
Winner: Usuki, Nakamura, Wakatsuki

Published Papers

Yamazaki, T., Matsuoka, T., and Nakamura, Y.
Proc. Combust. Inst.   37(3) 4083-4090   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Nakamura, Y., Usuki, T., ad Wakatsuki, K.
Fire Technology      2019   [Refereed]
Matsuoka, T., Nakamura, Y.
静電気学会誌   42(6)    Dec 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Matsuoka, T., Murakami, S., Yamazaki, T., and Nakamura, Y.
Combustion Science and Technology      Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Chanphavong Lemthong, Zainal Zainal Alimuddin, Matsuoka Tsuneyoshi, Nakamura Yuji
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH   42(10) 3218-3227   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Chanphavong, L., Zainal, Z. A., Matsuoka, T., and Nakamura, Y.
International Journal of Energy Research   42(10) 3218-3227   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Matsuoka Tsuneyoshi, Nakashima Kentaro, Yamazaki Takuya, Nakamura Yuji
COMBUSTION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY   190(3) 408-423   2018   [Refereed]
Nakamura, Y., Matsuoka, T.
日本燃焼学会誌(特集記事)   60(192) 75-82   2018   [Refereed][Invited]
中村祐二,鳥飼宏之,尾川義雄,大谷英雄,佐藤研二,土橋 律,辻 佳子,広田正之,吉川昭光,三上 賢,長谷川晃一,廖 赤虹,斎藤 直
環境と安全   8(3) 101-111   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
火災   67(6) 26-31   Dec 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Hirota Mitsutomo, Nakamura Yuji, Saito Tsutomu
実験力学   17(4) 320-325   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
実験力学   17(3) 191-197   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
実験力学   17(3) 210-216   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Gao, J., Hossain, A., Matsuoka, T., and Nakamura, Y.
Combustion and Flame   178 182-194   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
火災   67(2) 17-22   Apr 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Matsuoka, T., Nakashima, K., Nakamura, Y., and Noda, S.
Proc. Combust. Inst.   36(2) 3019-3026   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Matsuoka, T., Kamei, K., Nakamura, Y., and Nagata, H.
International Journal of Aerospace Engineering   2017 Article ID 6485757-NY003178   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Gao, J., Hossain, A., and Nakamura, Y.
Proc. Combust. Inst.,   36(3) 4209-4216   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Matsuoka, T., Yamazaki, T., and Nakamura, Y.
Proc. SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering)   1032815   Feb 2017   [Refereed]


EurekAlert! (online service handled by AAAS)      Aug 2018   [Invited]
Criterion of Appearance of Fire Whirl in Open Field
-NY003178   2015
Research Report of Iwatani Naiji Foundation   37 75-78   Aug 2014
中村祐二, 井田民男, 桑名一徳, SAITO Kozo, 関本孝三, 平沢太郎, 渕端学, 松岡常吉, 水野諭
豊田研究報告   (66) 109-113   May 2013
中村祐二, 東谷圭祐, 巖上純也
消研しゅう報   (65) 114-123,3(4)   Mar 2013
Research Report of Iwatani Naiji Foundation   34 104-107   Aug 2011
ゼネラル石油研究奨励財団研究報告書   (14) 5-9   Feb 2011
マツダ財団研究報告書(科学技術振興関係)   22 51-58   Jun 2010
中村祐二, 平沢太郎
電子材料   155-163   Jun 2010   [Invited]
岩谷直治記念財団研究報告書   32 14-18   Aug 2009

Books etc

The Gallery of Combustion and Fire (eds: Charles Baukal et al.)
Nakamura, Y. et al. (Part:Contributor, Formation of Twin Fire Whirls / Flickering Flames)
Cambridge University Press   Jun 2019   
Progress in Scale Modeling Vol.II
Saito, K., Ito, A., Nakamura, Y., Kuwana, K. (Part:Joint Editor, Scale Modeling of Flame Spread over PE-coated Electric Wires)
Springer-Verlag   Nov 2014   ISBN:978-3-319-10308-2
Two Phase Flow, Phase Change and Numerical Modeling
Kim, YK., Hossain, A., Kim, S., and Nakamura, Y. (Part:Contributor, Chapt 23)
InTech Open Access Publisher   Sep 2011   ISBN:978-953-307-584-6
Progress in Scale Modeling
Saito, K. (Part:Contributor, Combustion / Fire)
Springer-Verlag   2008   ISBN:978-1-4020-8681-6
Kobayashi T. et al (Part:Contributor, Solid Combustion)
Maruzen Co Ltd   Mar 2003   ISBN:4621071858

Conference Activities & Talks

Effects of Gravity on the Characteristics of Biogas-Oxygen Counterflow Diffusion Flames in Small-Scale Burners
Kadowaki, S., Uehara, K., Katsumi, T., Matsuoka, T., and Nakamura, Y.
Second Pacific Rim Thermal Engineering Conference (PRTEC2019)   15 Dec 2019   
Simulating 1-D Polymer Burning by Utilizing Pressure Modeling
Sep 2019   
Study on Dominating Parameter of Flame-spread Fingering of Thermally Thick Fuel
Sep 2019   
Control of Liquid Fuel Combustion using Porous Media
Aug 2019   
Dynamic Response of Non-premixed Flames subjected to Acoustic Wave
Yamazaki, T., Matsuoka, T., and Nakamura, Y.
12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (12th ASPACC)   4 Jul 2019   
A Flaming Transition of Smoldering Thin-rod Biomass in Low Pressure
Yamazaki, T., Li, Y., Matsuoka, T., Salim, A., Li, T., Saito, K., and Nakamura, Y.
12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (12th ASPACC)   5 Jul 2019   
1-D Modeling of Smoldering-to-flaming Transition
Suzuki, M., Kuwana, K., Nakamura, Y., and Kushida, G.
12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (12th ASPACC)   4 Jul 2019   
Combustion Behavior of Acoustically Levitated Biomass Particle
Matsuoka, T., Kajimoto, K., and Nakamura, Y.
27th International Colloquium on Dynamics of Explosion and Reactive Systems (27th ICDERS)   Aug 2019   
Mode Transition of Interacting Flickering Flames
Bunkwang, A., Matsuoka, T., and Nakamura, Y.
27th International Colloquium on Dynamics of Explosion and Reactive Systems (27th ICDERS)   30 Jul 2019   
Oxygen Index Test for Use in Flammability Evaluation in Microgravity
Fukuda, M., Takahashi, S., Yoshida, K., Wakatsuki, K., Nakamura, Y., Katano, K., and Kikuchi, M.,
15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering (InterFlam 2019)   Jul 2019   
Effective Thermal Design of Sabatier Reactor for Space Habitants
Sakamoto, S., Matsuoka, T., and Nakamura, Y.
32nd International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (32nd ISTS)   19 Jun 2019   
Feasibility Study on Simulating the Microgravity Combustion of Polymeric Material using Low-pressure
Migita, T., Yamahata, T., Strempfl, P., Matsuoka, T., and Nakamura, Y.
2nd International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (32nd ISTS)   21 Jun 2019   
Dynamics of Pool Fire in Rotating Flow Field
25 May 2019   
Study on Transition from Smoldering to Flaming of a Rod-shaped Specimen in Vacuum Environment
25 May 2019   
Time-series 3D measurement of outer shape of burning thermoplastic
第56回燃焼シンポジウム   16 Nov 2018   
Evaluation of Fingering Pattern appeared for Flame Spread over Thick Solid
第56回燃焼シンポジウム   16 Nov 2018   
Influence of Reflective Surface Property of Ultrasonic Standing Wave on Stability of Flame
第56回燃焼シンポジウム   15 Nov 2018   
Symmetry Breaking of Opposite Diffusion Flames in Oxidizer Crossflow
村上智志,佐藤 駿,松岡常吉,中村祐二
第56回燃焼シンポジウム   15 Nov 2018   
水野樹央,高木 輝,楠本 誠,松岡常吉,中村祐二
第56回燃焼シンポジウム   15 Nov 2018   
Applicability of Critical Mass Flux Concept on Prediction of The Extinction Limit of Downwardly Burning Thermoplastic Materials
上條 将,竹内 誉,右田龍弥,中村祐二,松岡常
第56回燃焼シンポジウム   14 Nov 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

東海旅客鉄道株式会社: 共同研究事業
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Yuji NAKAMURA
リンナイ株式会社: 共同研究事業
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Yuji NAKAMURA
JAXA: 3rd phase JEM-utilization program; Gr4 contracted research from Hokkaido University
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Yuji NAKAMURA, CI & Leader of Gr.4
Development of ow-load Device applying Micro-scale Combustion
Asahi Glass Foundation: Natural Science Research Grant
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Yuji NAKAMURA
Nuclear Regulation Authority: 平成26年度原子力施設等防災対策等委託費事業
Project Year: Dec 2014 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Yuji NAKAMURA
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(A))
Project Year: 2009 - 2011    Investigator(s): Yuji NAKAMURA
Steadiness of flame spread over electric wire has been studied experimentally as well as numerically(theoretically). With precise visualization and temperature measurement of wire during the flame spreading event, it is understood what is the mech...
scale modeling of combustion phenomena
International Joint Research Projects
Project Year: 2009   
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2007 - 2008    Investigator(s): Yuji NAKAMURA
Modeling of Cable Fire
Project Year: 2008   
Low-temperature ignition and oxidation of preheated DME-air mixture
Project Year: 2006   



Social Contribution

Strategy to Fundamental Fire Research in Reduced Gravity
[Lecturer]  Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University (ZEP Lab)  Invited Seminar  28 Jan 2019 - 28 Jan 2019
Introduction of TUT (Toyohashi U Tech): Japanese Polytech for Professional Engineers - Stay Unique and Innovative, and Bring Sharp Impacts -
[Lecturer]  MAE Department, San Diego State University  Invited Seminar  Jan 2019
学ぶとはどういうことか:身近な学問(なぜ)のススメ ~グローバル工学センスの正しい磨き方
[Lecturer]  一般社団法人スマートプロセス学会  環境・エネルギープロセス部会 SPS- Technology Entertainment Design(TED)  13 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2018
[Lecturer]  一般社団法人日本鉄鋼協会  生産技術部門熱経済技術部会 第121回熱経済技術部会  1 Jul 2018 - 7 Nov 2018
[TV or radio appearance, Media coverage cooperation, Advisor, Informant]  NHK  NHKスペシャル シリーズ大江戸 第3集  1 Dec 2017 - 1 Jul 2018
[Contribution]  2012 - 2017
[Lecturer]  アルマック豊橋  第12回防災フェア 豊橋  10 Dec 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
[Media coverage cooperation]  東日新聞  東日新聞  9 Dec 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
[Media coverage cooperation]  東愛知新聞  東愛知新聞  5 Dec 2016 - 5 Dec 2016
大地震 火災旋風の猛威
[Media coverage cooperation, Interviewer]  読売新聞  サイエンスView  4 Dec 2016 - 4 Dec 2016
[Informant]  長岡技術科学大学,大学院技術経営研究科 システム安全系(門脇研)  長岡技術科学大学,大学院技術経営研究科 システム安全系(門脇研)  Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
火災旋風の模型実験 ―発生とその対策検討に向けて―
[Lecturer]  東三建設業協会  第28年第一回講演会  Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
Scale modeling of flames: from microgravity to micro-flames
[Lecturer]  University of Maryland, Collage Park (Department of Fire Protection Engineering)  University of Maryland, Collage Park (Department of Fire Protection Engineering)  Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
JASMAC-28 特別セッション 「宇宙環境利用科学の将来展望とJASMAの役割」
[Panelist, Presenter]  NY003178  26 Nov 2014 - 26 Nov 2014
Challenges to “micro-scale combustion science”
[Lecturer]  Micro-nano System Engineering, Nagoya University  Special Lencture  (Nagoya University)  16 Oct 2014 - 16 Oct 2014
本学環境・エネルギー系講座の未来予想図 -当該問題における「技術」をどう「科学」するか?-
[Lecturer]  NY003178  Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Non-premixed Combustion
[Lecturer]  Combustion Society of Japan  H25-3rd, Lecture of Combustion Engineering  (Yokohama)  Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
[Lecturer]  NY003178  Feb 2014
Key issue to achieve the self-sustained micro-combustion: Do we really have "flames" in micro-scale?
[Lecturer, Advisor]  Chinese Academy of Science, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion  NY003178  Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
[Lecturer]  NY003178  Mar 2013 - Mar 2013


NIST Guest Researcher Association (GRA) Executive Board Member