Group leader/Principle Investigator
Assistant Professor in Degree Program in Eng. Mech. Energy at the University of Tsukuba
WPI Visiting Assistant Professor in I2CNER at Kyushu University
Room 3F212, Email: b.shen**kz.tsukuba.ac.jp (replace ** with @)
Dr. Shen is an assistant professor of Engineering Mechanics and Energy (EME) at the University of Tsukuba. He graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong university, China with a B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering in 2005, and later earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the same university in 2013. He Joined Kyushu University as a postdoctoral research associate in 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Yasuyuki Takata. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2018. He moved to the University of Tsukuba in March, 2020. His current research focuses on phase-change heat transfer, including boiling heat transfer, droplet evaporation, and condensation. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, walking in the park, and watching foreign films and anime. He is also a voracious reader of fictions and non-fictions, with a special interest in topics of popular science, history, and politics.
Ken TSUKAHARA (塚原 健), M1
Research topic: Analysis of bubble dynamics in pool boiling using deep learning
Mr. Tsukahara is now a fourth-year student at the University of Tsukuba. He grew up in Kanagawa (神奈川) prefecture. His research focuses on development of deep-learning-based analytical tool to investigate bubble nucleation and growth in boiling process. His hobbies include mountain climbing. Also, he is passionate about baseball.
Zhanpeng ZHANG (張 展鵬，チョウ テンホウ), M1
Research topic: Numerical simulation of two-phase fluid systems
Mr. ZHANG is an international student of University of Tsukuba. His research topic is Direct numerical simulation of nucleate boiling on a wettability-patterned surface. He is interested in archaeology and he likes travelling, too.
Shengwei Zhao (趙 晟惟, チョウ セイイ), M1
Research topic: Enhancement of boiling heat transfer using surface engineering
Mr. Zhao attended Wuhan University of Technology(武漢理工大学), China. He was originally from Henan province(河南省) in China. He is now working on designing enhanced surfaces for boiling applications . He enjoys soccer, basketball and classical music in his free time.
Katamori Kuroda (黒田 容保), B4
Research topic: Machine learning-based elucidation of pool boiling heat transfer mechanisms
Mr. Kuroda is from Chiba (千葉) prefecture. His research focuses on machine learning-assisted detection of microlayer formation in pool boiling. He enjoys playing the trombone and cooking
It’s my last year as a college student, so I want to spend one day without regrets. There are still many things I don’t know about research, but I would like to do my best to increase my knowledge as much as possible.”
Yuuto Yoshida (吉田 悠人), B4
Research topic: Effects of surface aging on boiling heat transfer
Mr. Yoshida is from Tottori-prefecture which is famous for having the largest sand dune in Japan (and being the last prefecture to have a Starbucks shop). He seems to be a nice guy.
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