Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Director-General and Principal Fellow
Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
E-mail: kasagi @ thtlab.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp (delete spaces)
1976 Dr. Eng., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1973 Ms. Eng., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1971 BS. Eng., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1976 Assistant Professor, Dept. Mech. Eng., The University of Tokyo
1977 Associate Professor, Dept. Mech. Eng., The University of Tokyo
1980-81 Visiting Professor, Stanford University
1990 Professor, Dept. Mech. Eng., The University of Tokyo
2002-4 Senator, Vice-Dean of School of Engineering., The University of Tokyo
2003-08 Leader, 21COE Program on Mechanical Systems Innovation, The University of Tokyo
2005-11 Executive Member, Science Council of Japan
2009- WPI Program Officer, MEXT
2010-14 Principal Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Center for Research and Development Strategy
2010 University Guest Professor, Technical University of Munich
2010- Government Delegate, OECD Committee on Science and Technology Policy (Bureau Member)
2010- Program Director, JST CREST, Phase Interface Science for Highly Efficient Energy Utilization
2011- Member, Science Council of Japan
2012- Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Director-General, Japan Science and
Technology Agency, Center for
Research and Development Strategy
Member of Science
Council of Japan (2005), Engineering Academy of Japan
Intl. Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (2007), Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (2003)
Vice President of International Centre of Heat and Mass Transfer (2010-2014), Vice President of the Assembly for International Heat Transfer Conferences (2010-2014)
Honorary Member of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) (2013) and Heat Transfer Society of Japan (2012)
Fellow of ASME (1994), JSME (2001), JSFM (2005), and JFES (2012)
Japanese Government Delegate, OECD Committee on Science and Technology Policy, Vice Chair (Bureau Member)
Kasagi has been involved in fundamental and applied research on fluid mechanics and heat transfer. He started his research work with investigation of wall turbulence structure, and then extended it to modeling and large-scale numerical simulation of turbulent transport phenomena, control of turbulent transport, two-phase flows with particles/cells/bubbles, micro-scale thermal and fluid systems, micro cell processing, and computer-aided visualization and image processing. He has also led projects on high-temperature gas turbines, solid oxide fuel cells, micro heat exchangers, and small-scale distributed energy systems. His recent work includes advanced turbulence control, GT-SOFC hybrid energy systems, micro energy conversion, and computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
Kasagi is an active member of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (TED Chair, 2002-03; President Elect, 2005-06; President 2006-07; Honorary Member, 2013), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Fellow, 1994), Heat Transfer Society of Japan (President, 2011-12; Honorary Member, 2013), Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics (President, 1997-98), Japanese Society of Multiphase Flow, AIAA, APS, AAAS and so forth. He served as President of the Assembly of World Conferences on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (2009-2013), President of JSME (2006-07), Chairman of JSME Committee on Engineering Education (1996-98), President of Heat Transfer Society of Japan (2011-12), President of Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics (1997-98), and President of Japan Society of Computational Fluid Dynamics (2000-01). He worked as Vice-Chairman (1995-97) and Chairman (1998-2001) of Nusselt-Reynolds Prize Board.
Kasagi has committed himself to Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow (1993-2012), Editor of JSME International Journal, Editorial Board Member for Experimental Heat Transfer, Associate Editor of Fluid Dynamics Research, Advisory Editor of Journal of Flow Turbulence and Combustion, Managing Editor of Journal of Flow Visualization, Editorial Board Member of Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing, and Advisory Board Member of e-Fluids.
He is and has been actively participating in organizing various international meetings; e.g., International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (Founding Member), International Symposium on Transport Phenomena, ECI Conference on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Microscale, ECI Conference on Transport Phenomena in Micro and Nanodevices, ASME/JSME Joint Thermal Engineering Conference, and International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS).
He have served as a Review Panel Member for Swedish Research Council, Australian Research Council, and U.S. National Research Council.
He is a recipient of JSME Medal for the Best Papers (1987, 1990, 2008, and 2010), GTSJ Best Paper Award (1988), JSME Thermal Engineering Achievement Award (1993), Heat Transfer Society of Japan Award (2002), JSME Fluids Engineering Award (2004), Fluid Science Award (2004), JSME Thermal Engineering Award for International Activity (2008), William Begell Medal (2010), ICHMT Fellowship Award (2012), Aurel Stodola Medal (2013), Award for Outstanding Paper in Fluid Mechanics (2013), Luikov Medal (2013) and so forth. He was invited as the University Guest Professor by the Technical University of Munich in 2010.