NISHIMURA Akira

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Name
NISHIMURA Akira
Affiliation
Mie University
Section
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy System Design Lab.
Job title
Assistant Professor
Degree
-(Nagoya University)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2007
 - 
Feb 2014
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Mechanical Engineering, Mie University
 
Mar 2002
 - 
Mar 2007
Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mie University
 
2000
 - 
2002
Post-Doctor Fellow, Center for Integrated
 
Mar 2014
 - 
Today
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Mechanical Engineering, Mie University
 

Education

 
Apr 1995
 - 
Mar 2000
Dept of Energy Engineering and Science, Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Nagoya University
 
Apr 1991
 - 
Mar 1995
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya University
 

Awards & Honors

 
Jul 2018
Best Paper Award, International Conference on Smart Technology for Energy Environment and Sustainable Development
 
Sep 2010
Excellent Paper Award, Socity of Chemical Engineering of Japan
 
May 2009
Young Scientist Award, The 10th International Conference on CO2 Utilization
 

Misc

 
Heat and Mass Transfer Analysis in Single Cell of PEFC Using Different PEM and GDL at Higher Temperature
NISHIMURA Akira, KAMIYA Satoru, OKADO Tatsuya, SATO Yusuke, HIROTA Masafumi, Kolhe Lal Mohan
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy      2019
Optimum Molar Ratio of H2 and H2O to Reduce CO2 Using Pd/TiO2
NISHIMURA Akira, INOUE Tadaaki, SAKAKIBARA Yoshito, HIROTA Masafumi, KOSHIO Akira, KOKAI Fumio, HU Eric
AIMS Materials Science   6(4) 464-483   2019
Impact of Thickness of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Gas Dffusion Layer on Temperature Distribution in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Operated at Temperature around 90 ℃
NISHIMURA Akira, SATO Yusuke, KAMIYA Satoru, OKADO Tatsuya, YAMAMOTO Kouhei, HIROTA Masafumi, HU Eric
Journal of Energy and Power Engineering   13 97-115   2019
Optimum Reductants Ratio for CO2 Reduction by Overlapped Cu/TiO2
NISHIMURA Akira, TOYODA Ryuki, TATEMATSU Daichi, HIROTA Masafumi, KOSHIO Akira, KOKAI Fumio, Hu Eric
AIMS Materials Science   6(2) 214-233   2019
Effect of Overlapping Layout of Fe/TiO2 on CO2 Reuction with H2 and H2O
Akira Nishimura, Daichi Tatematsu, Ryuki Toyoda, Masafumi Hirota, Akira Koshio, Fumio Kokai and Eric Hu
Intrenational Journal of Engineering Science Invention   7(8-1) 18-28   2018   [Refereed]
Energy Characteristics of an Integrated Power Generation System with Photovoltaic and Fuel Cell
Akira Nishimura, Syota Tanikaga, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy   9 57-73   2018   [Refereed]
Impact of Thickness of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane on Temperature Distribution in Single Cell of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Operated at High Temperature
Akira Nishimura, Yusuke Sato, Masato Yoshimura, Satoru Kamiya and Masafumi Hirota
Journal of Energy and Power Engineering   12(2) 80-92   2018   [Refereed]
Z. M. Razlan, S. A. Bakar, H. Desa, W. K. Wan, I. Zunaidi, I. Ibrahim, N. S. Kamarrudin, M. J. M. Ridzuan, K. Takiguchi, T. Tsuchiya, Y. Kitaide, M. Hirota, N. Maruyama and A. Nishimura
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science   91 134-143   2018   [Refereed]
Impact of Relative Humidity of Supply Gas on Temperature Distribution in Single Cell of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell When Operated at High Temperature
Akira Nishimura, Masato Yoshimura, Satoru Kamiya, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Journal of Energy and Power Engineering   11(11) 706-718   2017   [Refereed]
Impact of Heat Transfer Media on Performance of Solar-Hydrogen Power Generation
Akira Nishimura, Satoshi Kitagawa, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy   8 351-365   2017   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Tatsuya Moriyama and Jun Shimano
Kagaku Kogaku Ronbunshu   43(6) 386-392   2017   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Tatsuya Moriyama and Jun Shimano
Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy   96 400-407   2017   [Refereed]
Effect of Fe Loading Condition and Reductants on CO2 Reduction Performance with Fe/TiO2 Photocatalyst
Akira Nishimura, Noriaki Ishida, Daichi Tatematsu, Masafumi Hirota, Akira Koshio, Fumio Kokai and Eric Hu
International Journal of Photoenergy   2017    2017   [Refereed]
Assessment on Energy Self-Sufficiency Rate for Building Integrated Photovoltaics and Fuel Cell Systems in Japan
Akira Nishimura, Satoshi Kitagawa, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy   8(6) 195-211   2017   [Refereed]
Numerical Analysis of Temperature Distributions in Singel Cell of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell when Operated in Elevated Temperature Range
Akira Nishimura, Kanji Patoriki Zamami, Masato Yoshimura, Masaufmi Hirota and Mohan Lal Kolhe
Journal of Energy and Power Engineering   11(6) 393-408   2017   [Refereed]
An Energy Supply Chain from Large Scale Photovoltaic Power Generation from Asian Cities to End Users in Japan
Akira Nishimura, Takaki Yasui, Satoshi Kitagawa, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy   8(5) 145-162   2017   [Refereed]
Energy Assessment of Building Integrated Photovoltaics and Fuel Cell Systems: Design Study for Building(s) of Mie, Japan
Akira Nishimura, Satoshi Kitagawa, Masafumi Hirota and Mohan Lal Kolhe
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy   8(5) 129-144   2017   [Refereed]
Abadalsalam T. Hussain, Masafumi Hirota, Naoki Maruyama, Akira Nishimura and Hisyam Hamdan
Jurnal Teknologi   78(10-3) 7-11   2016   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Masato Yoshimura, Amira Hakimi Mahadi, Masafumi Hirota and Mohan Lal Kolhe
Mechanical Engineering Journal   3(5)    2016   [Refereed]
Analysis on Temperature Distribution in Single Cell of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell when Operated in High Temperature Range
Akira Nishimura, Kotaro Oasda, Takuro Tsunoda, Masato Yoshimura, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Journal of Energy and Power Engineering   10 453-464   2016
Akira Nishimura, Xuyan Zhao, Takuya Hayakawa, Noriaki Ishida, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
International Journal of Photoenergy   2016    2016   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Amir Hakimi Mahadi, Kotaro Osada, Masashi Baba and Masafumi Hirota
Kagaku Kogaku Ronbunshu   41(6) 397-405   2015   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Takenori Fukuoka, Masashi Baba, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan   48(10) 862-871   2015   [Refereed]
Optimization of Building Layouts to Increase Wind Turbine Power Output in the Built Environment Assumed to be Installed at Fukushima City and Tsu City in Japan
Akira Nishimura, Masanobu Kakita, Junsuke Murata, Toshitake Ando, Yasunari Kamada, Masafumi Hirota and Mohan Lal Kolhe
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy   6(9) 279-292   2015   [Refereed]
Temperature Distributions in Single Cell of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Simulated by an 1D Multi-Plate Heat-Transfer Model and a 3D Numerical Simulation Model
Akira Nishimura, Masashi Baba, Kotaro Osada, Takenori Fukuoka, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Journal of Energy and Power Engineering   9(8) 687-704   2015   [Refereed]
Takuya Matsuda, Masafumi Hirota, Hideo Asano, Shuichiro Hori, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
Journal of Fluid Science and Technology   9(3)    2014   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Kazuhiro Iio, Masashi Baba, Taisuke Yamauchi, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan   47(7) 521-529   2014   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Takuya Ito, Masanobu Kakita, Junsuke Murata, Toshitake Ando, Yasunari Kamada, Masafumi Hirota and Mohan Kolhe
Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy   94 315-322   2014   [Refereed]
CFD Analysis of Double-chambered Crematories Using Biomass Producer Gas as a Fuel Source
Yaowateera Achawangkul, Naoki Maruyama, Chatchawan Chaichana, Masafumi Hirota, Akira Nishimura and Pimpawat Teeratitayangkul
International Journal of Modern Engineering Research (IJMER)   3(6) 3493-3499   2013   [Refereed]
K. M. Salahuddin, Akira Nishimura, Nobuyuki Oshima and Litan Kumar Saha
Journal of Thermal Science and Technology   8(1) 209-224   2013   [Refereed]
Wind Turbine Power Output Assessment in Built Environment
Akira Nishimura, Takuya Ito, Junsuke Murata, Toshitake Ando, Yasunari Kamada, Masafumi Hirota and Mohan Kolhe
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy   4(1) 1-10   2013   [Refereed]
CO2 Reforming Characteristics of Metal-Doped TiO2 Coated on Netlike Glass Fiber under Visible Light
Akira Nishimura, Wataru Fujita, Katsuya Nakamura, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Journal of Photocatalysis Science   3(2) 81-94   2012   [Refereed]
Influence of Cell Components Structure on Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena in Single-Cell PEFC
Akira Nishimura, Atsushi Morimoto, Shigeki Tanaka, Atsushi Oshima, Masafumi Hirota, Eiji Tohma, Yukio Kimura and Masahiko Narita
Journal of Energy and Power Engineering   6(4) 504-518   2012   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Kenichi Shibuya, Atsushi Morimoto, Shigeki Tanaka, Masafumi Hirota, Yoshihiro Nakamura,Masashi Kojima, Masahiko Narita and Eric Hu
Applied Energy   90 73-79   2012   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Shigeki Tanaka, Hirotoshi Kondo and Masafumi Hirota
Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Series B   77(784) 2478-2492   2011   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Go Mitsui, Katsuya Nakamura, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
International Journal of Photoenergy   2012    2011   [Refereed]
Mohamad-Razlan Zuradzman, Ryota Isobe, Hiroaki Goshima, Masafumi Hirota, Yasuhiro Mizuno, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
Journal of JSEM (Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics)   11(1) SS79-SS85   2011   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Yuki Okano, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
International Journal of Photoenergy   2011 1-14   2011   [Refereed]
Zuradzman bin Mohamad Razlan, Hiroaki Goshima, Masafumi Hirota, Ryota Isobe, Yasuhiro Mizuno, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
The Open Transport Phenomena Journal   3 17-30   2011   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Shigeki Tanaka, Atsushi Morimoto, Atsushi Oshima, Masafumi Hirota and Masahiko Narita
Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Series B   77(776) 934-938   2011   [Refereed]
In-situ Measurement of In-plane Temperature Distribution in a Single-cell Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Using Thermograph (1st Report: Impacts of Gas Flow Rate at Inlet and Gas Channel Pitch of Separator on In-plane Temperature Distribution and Power Gene
Akira Nishimura, Kenichi Shibuya, Atsushi Morimoto, Shigeki Tanaka, Masafumi Hirota, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Masashi Kojima and Masahiko Narita
Journal of Environment and Engineering   6(1) 1-16   2011   [Refereed]
Gas-Liquid Flow Distribution in Multi-Pass Upward Channels
Zuradzman M. R., Hiroaki Goshima, Masafumi Hirota, Yasuhiro Mizuno, Naoki Maruyama, Akira Nishimura and Ryota Isobe
Japanese Journal of Multiphase Flow   24(5) 577-585   2010   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Yutaka Yamano, Tomokazu Hisada, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
International Journal of Photoenergy   2010 1-9   2010   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Kenichi Shibuya, Atsushi Morimoto, Shigeki Tanaka, Masafumi Hirota, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Masashi Kojima and Masahiko Narita
Journal of Thermal Science and Technology   5(2) 319-341   2010   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Go Mitsui, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
International Journal of Chemical Engineering   2010    2010   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Tomokazu Hisada, Masafumi Hirota, Mitsuhiro Kubota and Eric Hu
Catalysis Today   158 296-304   2010   [Refereed]
Qin Yan, Yongping Yang, Akira Nishimura, Abbas Kouzani and Eric Hu
Energy & Fuels   24(7) 3733-3738   2010   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Kenichi Shibuya, Atsushi Morimoto, Shigeki Tanaka, Masafumi Hirota, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Masashi Kojima and Masahiko Narita
Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Series B   76(762) 342-351   2010   [Refereed]
Eric Hu, Yong Ping Yang, Akira Nishimura, Ferdi Yilmaz and Abbas Kouzani
Applied Energy   87 2881-2885   2010   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Kenichi Shibuya, Masayuki Takeuchi, Masafumi Hirota, Seizo Kato, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Hironari Tachi and Masahiko Narita
Journal of Thermal Science and Technology   4(4) 438-452   2009   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Yasushi Hayashi, Kazuo Tanaka, Masafumi Hirota, Seizo Kato, Masakazu Ito, Kenji Araki and Eric Hu
Applied Energy   87(9) 2797-2807   2009   [Refereed]
Akira Nihsimura, Nobuyuki Komatsu, Go Mitsui, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
Catalysis Today   148(3-4) 341-349   2009   [Refereed]
Akira Nishimura, Masayuki Takeuchi, Kenichi Shibuya, Masafumi Hirota, Seizo Kato, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Masashi Kojima, Masahiko Narita, Hironari Tachi and Koichi Katsurayama
Kagaku Kogaku Ronbunshu   35(5) 442-453   2009   [Refereed]
LI Zhanyong, KOBAYASHI Noriyuki, NISHIMURA Akira, HASATANI Masanobu
Chemical Engineering Communications   192(7/9) 918-932   2005   [Refereed]
LI Z, KOBAYASHI N, NISHIMURA A, HASATANI M
Drying Technology-an international journal   20(6) 1193-1213   2002   [Refereed]
Nishimura A., Matsuda H., Deguchi S., Mujumdar A.S., Hasatani M.
Heat Transfer Asian Research   31(4) 307-319   2002   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
Carbon Dioxide Chemsitry, Capture and Oil Recovery
NISHIMURA Akira (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 4: Effect of Overlapping Fe/TiO2 Coated on Netlike Glass Disc and Cu Disc on CO2 Reduction)
InTech   2018   
Global Warming – Causes, Impacts and Remedies
Akira Nishimura and Mohan Kolhe (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 7: A Study on Assessment of Power Output by Integrating Wind Turbine and hotovoltaic Energy Source with Futuristic Smart Buildings, pp.139-167)
InTech   2014   
Photo-Electrochemistry & Photo-Biology for the Sustainability
Akira Nishimura and Eric Hu (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 9. New Development in CO2 Reforming Technology: Using TiO2 Photocatalyst Film, pp. 183-214)
Union Press   2012   
New Edition Chemical Engineering
NISHIMURA Akira (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 1.1 Unit and Dimension, Chapter 1.2 Thermodynamics, pp. 1-13, 20-21)
Kyoritsu Syuppan   2012   
Thermal Power Plants
Eric Hu, Yongping Yang and Akira Nishimura (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 1. Solar Aided Power Generation: Generating “Green” Power from Conventional Fossil Fuelled Power Stations, pp.3-18)
InTech   2012   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Approach to Promote CO2 Reduction with H2 and H2O over Pd/TiO2
NISHIMURA Akira, INOUE Tadaaki, SAKAKIBARA Yoshito, HIROTA Masafumi, KOSHIO Akira, KOKAI Fumio
International Conference on Materials and Systems for Sustainability (ICMaSS2019)   1 Nov 2019   
Analysis on Impact of Components’ Thickness on Temperature Distribution in Single Cell of PEFC at High Temperature Operation than Usual
NISHIMURA Akira, SATO Yusuke, YAMAMOTO Kouhei, KAMIYA Satoru, OKADO Tatsuya, HIROTA Masafumi
The Fifth International Symposium on Innovative Materials and Processes in Energy Systems (IMPRESS2019)   20 Oct 2019   
Experimental Investigation on Impact of Thickness of PEM and GDL on Temperature Distribution in Single PEFC Generated at High Temperature
NISHIMURA Akira, KAMIYA Satoru, OKADO Tatsuya, YAMAMOTO Kouhei, HIROTA Masafumi
18th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE2019)   23 Sep 2019   
Effect of Components Thickness on Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena in Single Cell of PEFC Operated at High Temperature
NISHIMURA Akira, KAMIYA Satoru, OKADO Tatsuya, SATO Yusuke, HIROTA Masafumi
2018 International Symposium on Hydrogen Energy and Energy Technologies (HEET2018)   15 Nov 2018   
Investigation on Redutants and Layout of Cu/TiO2 for Improvement of CO2 Reduction Performance
Akira Nishimura, Ryuki Toyoda, Daichi Tatematsu, Masafumi Hirota, Akira Koshio and Fumio Kokai
16th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization   Aug 2018   
Design of Smart Building to Utilize Renewable Energy Source Effetively [Invited]
Akira Nishimura
International Conference on Smart Technologies for Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development-18   Jul 2018   
Energy Assessment on Double Power Generation System of Building Integrated Photovoltaic and Fuel Cell
Akira Nishimura
International Conference on Smart Technologies for Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development-18   Jul 2018   
Visual Observation of Refrigerant Gas-Liquid Flow Distributions in Multi-Pass Channels with Inner Pipe
Akira Ekawa, Masafumi Hirota, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
11th Pacific Symposiumu on Flow Visualization and Image Processing   Dec 2017   
Prediction of Temperature Distribution in Single Cell of PEFC Operated under High Temperature [Invited]
Akira Nishimura, Kanji Patoriki Zamami, Masato Yoshimura and Masafumi Hirota
The 2nd International Conference on New Energy and Future Energy System   Sep 2017   
Experimental Study on Distributions of Gas-Liquid Refrigerant Flows in Multi-Pass Channels
Yuki Nakao, Akira Ekawa, Masafumi Hirota, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
1st Asian Conference on Thermal Science   Mar 2017   
Gas-Liquid Distributions of Refrigerant Two-Phase Flow in Multi-Pass Channles
Yuki Nakao, Hidetaka Nomoto, Akira Ekawa, Masafumi Hirota, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
4th International Forum on Heat Transfer   Nov 2016   
Grid Intgegration of PEM Fuel Cell with Mutiphase Switching for Maximum Power Operation
K. M. S. Y. Konara, M. L. Kolhe and A. Nishimura
POWERCON2016   Sep 2016   
Clarification on Temperature Distribution in Single Cell of PEFC by Heat Balance Model and CFD-ACE+
Akira Nishimura, Kotaro Osada, Takuro Tsunoda, Masato Yoshimura and Masafumi Hirota
The 20th International Drying Symposium (IDS2016)   Aug 2016   
Proposal and Feasibility Study on Solar Energy Utilization System Integrated with Building
Akira Nishimura, Satoshi Kitagawa and Masafumi Hirota
15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy (SET2016)   Jul 2016   
Optimization of Building Layouts to Increase Wind Turbine Power Output in the Built Environment
Akira Nishimura, Masanobu Kakita, Satoshi Kitagawa, Junsuke Murata, Toshitake Ando, Yasunari Kamada, Masafumi Hirota and Mohan Lal Kolhe
The 4th Joint Conference on Renewable Energy and Nanotechnology (JCREN 2015)   Dec 2015   
Gas-liquid Two-phase Flow Distributions in Multipass Channels
Masafumi Hirota, Naoki Noda, Toshitake Tsuchiya, Yujiro Kitaide, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
Asian Symposium on Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow   Nov 2015   
Heat and Mass Transfer Characteristics in Single Cell of PEFC Using Nafion Membrane under High Temperature Operation Conditions
Akira Nishimura, Amir Hakimi Mahadi, Kotaro Osada, Masashi Baba and Masafumi Hirota
nternational Conference on Power Engineering (ICOPE-15)   Nov 2015   
Carbon Dioxide Reforming of Biomass Tar Using Recycled Material as Catalyst Supports
Tanya Smytheman, Peter Ashman, Akira Nishimura, Chi Wai Kwong
APCChE 2015 Congress   Sep 2015   
Experimental Study on Gas-liquid Flow Distributions in Multi-pass Channels
Naoki Noda, Masafumi Hirota, Toshitake Tsuchiya, Yujiro Kitaide, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration   Aug 2015   
CO2 Reforming into Fuel by Metal-loaded TiO2 Photocatalyst Driven by Visible Light
Akira Nishimura, Takuya Hayakawa, Xuyan Zhao, Taiga Kitazumi, Masafumi Hirota, Akira Koshio and Fumio Kokai
The 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Technologies (APCSEET2015)   Jul 2015   
Analysis on Temperature Distribution in Single Cell of PEFC under Different Gas Supply Conditions
Akira Nishimura, Taisuke Yamauchi, Masashi Baba and Masafumi Hirota
Grand Renewable Energy 2014 International Conference   Jul 2014   
Promotion and Control of Turbulent Mixing of Hot and Cold Airflows in T-junction
Takuya Matsuda, Masafumi Hirota, Hideo Asano, Shuichiro Hori, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
ICJWSF 2013 (4th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows)   Sep 2013   
Modeling of Heat Transfer in Single Cell of PEFC with Applying Temperature Data Measured by Thermograph
Akira Nishimura, Kazuhiro Iio, Masashi Baba, Taisuke Yamauchi and Masafumi Hirota
International Symposium on Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems 2013   Sep 2013   
Buildings Design to Promote Output of Wind Turbine Utilizing Wind Blowing through Buildings
Akira Nishimura, Takuya Ito, Masanobu Kakita, Junsuke Murata, Toshitake Ando, Yasunari Kamada and Masafumi Hirota
The 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Technologies   Jul 2013   
Experimental Study on Gas-Liquid Two Phase Flow Distributions in Multi-pass Channels
Yamato Nakagawa, Mohamad-Razlan Zuradzman, Masafumi Hirota, Koji Takiguchi, Tsuchiya Tsuchiya, Masaaki Ajima, Yujiro Kitaide, Motohide Okamoto, Naoki Maruyama, Akira Nishimura
The 3rd International Forum on Heat Transfer   Nov 2012   
Effect of Surface Treatment and Gas Channel Pitch of Separator on Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena in Single Cell PEFC under Power Generation
Akira Nishimura, Shigeki Tanaka, Hirotoshi Kondo, Kazuhiro Iio and Masafumi Hirota
International Symposium on Eco Topia Science 2011   Dec 2011   
Experimental Study on Gas-liquid Flow Distributions in Upward Multi-pass Channels Comparison of R-134a Flow and Air-water Flow
Razlan Mohamad Zuradzman, Hiroaki Goshima, Koji Takiguchi, Toshiaki Tsuchiya, Motohide Okamoto, Masaaki Ajima, Yujiro Kitade, Masafumi Hirota, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
International Symposium on Advanced Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics   Nov 2011   
Experimental Study on Gas-liquid Flow Distributions in Upward Multi-pass Channel (Comparison of R-134a Flow and Air-water Flow)
Mohamad-Razlan Zuradzman, Hiroaki Goshima, Koji Takiguchi, Toshiaki Tsuchiya, Motohide Okamoto, Masaaki Ajima, Yujiro Kitade, Masafumi Hirota, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference 2011   Jul 2011   
CO2 Reforming under Visible Light Response of Cr- or Ag- Doped TiO2 Prepared by Sol-gel and Dip-coating Method
Akira Nishimura, Go Mitsui, Katsuya Nakamura, Masafumi Hirota and Eric Hu
The 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Technologies (APCSEET2011)   Jul 2011   
Influence of Cell Components Structure on Coupling Phenomena in Single Cell of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell
Akira Nishimura, Atsushi Morimoto, Shigeki Tanaka, Atsushi Oshima, Masafumi Hirota, Eiji Tohma, Yukio Kimura and Masahiko Narita
The ASME-JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference   Mar 2011   
An Efficient Method to Generate Power from Low to Medium Temperature Solar and Geothermal Resources
Eric Hu, Graham J. Nathan, David Battye, Guillaume Perignon and Akira Nishimura
Chemeca 2010   Sep 2010   
Gas-liquid Distributions in Upward Multi-pass Channels of Compact Evaporator
Zuradzman Mohamad Razlan, Ryota Isobe, Yasuhiro Mizuno, Hiroaki Goshima, Masafumi Hirota, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
14th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC14)   Aug 2010   
Clarification on Dominant Factor and Mechanism of Coupling Phenomena in Single Cell of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell
Akira Nishimura, Kenichi Shibuya, Atsushi Morimoto, Shigeki Tanaka, Masafumi Hirota, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Masashi Kojima and Masahiko Narita
International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2010)   Apr 2010   
Oxidization Characteristics of CO in H2 by TiO2 Photocatalyst Combined with Adsorbent
Akira Nishimura, Tomokazu Hisada, Masafumi Hirota, Mitsuhiro Kubota and Eric Hu
The 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies (APCSEET2009)   Oct 2009   
Clarification on Dominant Factor of Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena in a Single Cell of PEFC
Akira Nishimura, Kenichi Shibuya, Atsushi Morimoto, Shigeki Tanaka, Masafumi Hirota, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Masashi Kojima and Masahiko Narita
The 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies (APCSEET2009)   Oct 2009   
CO2 Reforming into Fuel by Membrane Reactor Composed of TiO2 Photocatalyst and Gas Separation Membrane
Akira Nishimura, Nobuyuki Komatsu, Go Mitsui and Masafumi Hirota
The 10th International Conference on CO2 Utilization   May 2009   
Solar Thermal Aided Power Generation
Eric Hu, Yong Ping Yang, Akira Nishimura, Ferdi Yilmaz
International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE’09)   Jan 2009   
Life Cycle Assessment and Evaluation of Energy Payback Time on High-concentration Photovoltaic Power Generation System
Akira Nishimura, Yasushi Hayashi, Kazuo Tanaka, Masafumi Hirota, Seizo Kato, Masakazu Ito, Kenji Araki, Eric J Hu
The 4th International Green Energy Conference (IGEC-IV 2008)   Oct 2008   
Visualization of Temperature Distribution and Clarification of Heat and Mass Transfer Mechanism in a Single Cell of PEFC
Akira Nishimura, Kenichi Shibuya, Masayuki Takeuchi, Masafumi Hirota, Seizo Kato, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Hironari Tachi, Masahiko Narita
The 2nd International Forum on Heat Transfer   Sep 2008   
Investigation on Temperature Distribution Measured by Thermography and Simulation on Heat and Mass Transport Phenomena in a Single Cell of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell
Kenichi Shibuya, Akira Nishimura, Masayuki Takeuchi, Masafumi Hirota, Seizo Kato, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Hironari Tachi, Masahiko Narita
The 6th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC)   Jul 2008   
CO2 Reforming into Fuel with the Aid of Photocatalyst Film and Gas Separation Membrane for Construction of Carbon Circulation System
Akira Nishimura, Mitsumasa Fujita and Seizo Kato
The 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies (APCSEET2007)   May 2007   
Life Cycle Inventory Analysis and Impact Assessment of Painting Plants, and Expert Software for Optimum Painting Process Selection
Naoki Maruyama, Yucho Sadamichi, Yuki Yamaoka, Ryuma Ito, Akira Nishimura and Seizo Kato
International Conference on Green and Sustainable Innovation   Nov 2006   
An Approach to LCIA with Input Impacts Integrated
Yucho Sadamichi, Sate Sampattagul, Seizo Kato, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
International Conference on Green and Sustainable Innovation   Nov 2006   
Life Cycle Impact Assessment and Social Acceptability of Renewable Energy Power Plants in Japan
Soji Matsuda, Yucho Sadamichi, Naoki Maruyama, Akira Nishimura and Seizo Kato
International Conference on Green and Sustainable Innovation   Nov 2006   
Total Environmental Assessment of Life Cycle Impact for Power Generation in Japan
Yucho Sadamichi, Naoki Maruyama, Akira Nishimura and Seizo Kato
4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference and Exhibit   Jun 2006   
Influence of Photocafalyst Film Forming Conditions on CO2 Reforming Performance and Condensation of Reforming Product
Mitsumasa Fujita, Akira Nishimura and Seizo Kato
4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference and Exhibit   Jun 2006   
LCA-NETS Evaluation for GHG of Power Generation Plants in Thailand
Sate Sampattagul, Seizo Kato, Naoki Maruyama, Akira Nishimura, Tanongkiat Kiatsiriroat and Anugerah Widiyanto
2nd International Conference on Life Cycle Management   Sep 2005   
Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment of Vending Machines and Their Eco-improvement
Yukio Kimura, Sate Sampattagul, Yucho Sadamichi, Akira Nishimura, Naoki Maruyama and Seizo Kato
2nd International Conference on Life Cycle Management   Sep 2005   
Influence of Photocatalyst Film Forming Conditions on CO2 Reforming
Akira Nishimura, Nobumasa Sugiura, Mitsumasa Fujita, Seizo Kato and Shinji Kato
The 3rd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC2005)   Aug 2005   
Photocatalyst Sol-gel Multi Layers Film for High Yield CO2 Conversion into CH4
Akira Nishimura, Nobumasa Sugiura,Seizo Kato and Shinji Kato
The 10th APCChE (Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering) Congress   Oct 2004   
Environmental Impact Assessment of Independent Co-generation Systems Using LCA Method
Naoki Maruyama, Yucho Sadamichi, Anugerah Widiyanto, Seizo Kato and Akira Nishimura
2nd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC2004)   Aug 2004   
High Yield CO2 Conversion into CH4 by Photocatalyst Multilayer Film
Akira Nishimura, Nobumasa Sugiura, Seizo Kato, Naoki Maruyama and Shinji Kato
2nd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC2004)   Aug 2004   
The Decision-Making Tool for Power Generation Systems Improvement by Using LCA-NETS-GP-Index Method
Sate Sampattagul, Seizo Kato, Naoki Maruyama, Akira Nishimura, Tanongkiat Kiatsiriroat and Anugerah Widiyanto
SETAC Europe 14th Annual Meeting   Apr 2004   
LCA Evaluation of Reuse/Recycle Impact for Environmental Conscious Industrial Products
Yucho Sadamichi, Yukio Kimura, Anugerah Widiyanto, Seizo Kato, Naoki Maruyama and Akira Nishimura
Third International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing   Dec 2003   
Environmental Impacts Evaluation of Electricity Grid Mix Systems in Four Selected Countries Using A Life Cycle Assessment Point of View
Anugerah Widiyanto, Seizo Kato, Naoki Maruyama, Akira Nishimura and Sate Sampattagul
Third International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing   Nov 2003   
A Design Methodology of Environmentally Conscious Products for Co-Generation Systems
A. Widyanto, Y. Sadamichi, S. Kato, N. Maruyama and A. Nishimura
The 16th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems   Jun 2003   
Reforming of Carbon Dioxide into Fuel-like Species with Photocatalyst
Akira Nishimura, Seizo Kato, Masahiro Hagi and Nobumasa Sugiura
The 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies   May 2003   
Fluidization characteristics in a fluidized bed of dissimilar particles
Zhanyong Li, Noriyuki Kobayashi, Akira Nishimura, Seiichi Deguchi and Masanobu Hasatani
Drying’2002-13th International Drying Symposium   Aug 2002   
Enhancement of Heat and Mass Transfer by Using Pulsed Fluidized Bed
Z. Y. Li, Akira Nishimura, Noriyuki Kobayashi, Fujio Watanabe and Masanobu Hasatani
6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering   Sep 2001   
Control of Downward-Flowing Particles in CFB by Contracting Riser Cross Sectional Area
Takaaki Mizuno, Seiichi Deguchi, Yuichi Inaba, Akira Nishimura, Wojciech Nowak and Yukihisa Fujima
7th Asian Conference on Fluidized-Bed & Three-Phase Reactors (ASCON FBR2000)   Nov 2000   
Gas-Solid Fluidization and Heat Transfer Characteristics in Closed Oscillating Fluidized Bed with High Amplitude and Low Frequencies
Masayuki Deguchi, Seiichi Deguchi, Kana Tajima, Akira Nishimura and Yukihisa Fujima
7th Asian Conference on Fluidized-Bed & Three-Phase Reactors (ASCON FBR2000)   Nov 2000   
Bubble Behavior and Particle Lateral Mixing in a Two-Dimensional Pulsed Fluidized Bed
Hiroshi Hoshino, Akira Nishimura, ○Zhanyong Li, Noriyuki Kobayashi and Masanobu Hasatani
2000 China-Japan Symposium on Fluidization (CJF-7)   Oct 2000   
Effects of Particle Properties on Hydrodynamic Behaviors and Heat Transfer Characteristics in Pulsated Fluidized Bed
Akira Nishimura, Seiichi Deguchi, Hitoki Matsuda, Noriyuki Kobayashi, Masanobu Hasatani and Arun S. Mujumdar
8th APCChE Congress and SIChEM'99 (APCChE 99)   Aug 1999   
Solid Flow Patterns and Heat Transfer Characteristics in a Pulsated Fluidized Bed with Flowing Large Bubbles
Akira Nishimura, Seiichi Deguchi, Hitoki Matsuda, Masanobu Hasatani and Arun S. Mujumdar
1th International Heat Transfer Conference   Aug 1998   
Hydrodynamics and Heat Transfer Characteristics in a Pulsed Fluidized Bed as a Heat Exchanger
Akira Nishimura, Seiichi Deguchi, Hitoki Matsuda, Masanobu Hasatani and Arun S. Mujumdar
1997 China-Japan Symposium on Fluidization (CJF-6)   Oct 1997   

Teaching Experience

 

Works

 
Bio-gas Dry Reforming
NISHIMURA Akira   2018 - Today
Design of Bio-methanol Steam Reformer for Fuel Cell Vehicle
NISHIMURA Akira   2016 - Today
Design of Smart Community Consisting Smart Building Integrated with Renewable Energy such as Wind and Solar Power Actively
NISHIMURA Akira   2013 - Today
Clarification on Mass and Heat Transfer Mechanisms in Single Cell of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell
Akira Nishimura   2005 - Today
Development of CO2 Reforming Reactor with Using Photocatalyst TiO2
Akira Nishimura   2002 - Today

Research Grants & Projects

 
Study on Energy Transformation and Decrease of Environmental Impact
Project Year: 2002   

Patents

 
特許第5885103号 : Power generation assessment system for power generation system consisting of two power generation procedure such as wind power and photovoltaic
Akira Nishimura, Yasunari Kamada, Toshitake Ando, Jyunsuke Murata