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Yuji Ikeda 
  • Associate Professor of faculty of engineering, center for instrumental analysis, Kobe University (-2003)
  • Affiliate professor of faculty of mechanical engineering, Stanford University (1994-95)
  • AIAA(American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) combustion & propellant TC member
  • Fellow of Institute of Physics (IOP:1995-)
  • Member of editorial board, Measurement of Science Technology (1995-2004)
  • Imagineering, Inc. CEO/President (2003-)
  • Coordinator of academic-industrial alliance, graduate school of informatics, Kyoto University (-2005)

@@Themes of R&D

  • Analysis of gas flow in gas turbine combustor
  • Analysis of engine internal-combustion
  • Laser doppler flow velocity
  • Phase doppler system
  • Turbulent simulation
  • R&D of Atomizing combustor
  • Numeric analysis of atomic flow
  • Basic research of laminar flame propagation
  • Flame structure analysis of turbulent combustion
  • Measurement on flame stabilization of ramjet engine
  • Gas temperature measurement system with LD
  • Data mining
  • Correlation signal sensing
  • Development of Cassegrain Optics
  • Investigation of high-pressure combustion phenomenon
  • Plasma measurement system
  • Plasma sterilization system
  • Laser ignition system
  • shock wave application combustion system
  • Internal-combustion measurement system for racing engine
  • Analysis of combustion in high-pressure rocket combustor

@@Results of research

  • Publications & Book (11), Journal (100), Int. Conf. paper (over 200), Patents (100), Domestics Conf.(over 250) etc.
  • Result of research:
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Awards

@2009F Earnest & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year Japan 2009 Finalist
@2008F GE special award Eco Japan Cup (VOC Gas Reduction Using Microwave Pulse Plasma)
@2004F Institute of Physics Fellow, Chartered Physicist
@2001F Selected for International Whofs who professional
@2000F Best presentation award (38th Japanese Symposium on Combustion), Combustion Society of Japan
@2000F Selected for International Whofs who professional
@2000F Merit for Thermal Engineering Contribution, Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers
@1999F Fellow and Chartered Physicist of the Institute of Physics
@1997F Best paper award, Visualization Society of Japan
@1995F Best young researcher award, Combustion Society of Japan
@1993F Best paper award, Gas association society of Japan

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Atsushi Nishiyama
  • PhD, Energy conversion science, the graduate school of natural science and technology, Okayama University (2003)
  • R&D Div., Imagineering, Inc. (2004-)
  • Senior Chief Researcher

@@Papers

  1. Ikeda, Y., Nishiyama, A., Kawahara, N., Tomita, E., Arimoto, S., Takeuchi, A., In-spark-plug Sensor for Analysing the Initial Flame and Its Structure in an SI Engine, SAE 2005 World Congress, SAE Paper No.2005-01-0644, 2005.
  2. Nishiyama, A., Kawahara, N., and Tomita, E., In-Situ Fuel Concentration Measurement near Spark Plug by 3.392 mm Infrared Absorption Method (Application to Spark Ignition Engine), SAE Transactions-Journal of Engines, Vol.112, Sect. 3, (SAE Paper No.2003-01-1109), pp.1561-1568.
  3. Nishiyama, A., Tomita, E., Kawahara, N., Hamamoto, Y., and Yoshiyama, S., Combustion Characteristics of Stratified Fuel-Air Mixture with Swirl in a Constant-Volume Vessel, Proceedings of the Third Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC2001), pp.519-522, June 2001.

@@Winning

  • Award JSAE Graduate school fellowship award Year 2002 (2003)



Hiroki Katano
  • Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology (B.A. 1970)
  • Chief Engineer, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (1970-2007)
  • Adjunct lecturer (Automotive Engineering) at Teikyo University & Tokyo Institute of Technology (2004-2005)
  • Fellow of JSAE, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. (2004-)
  • R&D Div., Imagineering, Inc. (2007-)
  • Chartered Researcher

@@Themes of R&D

  • Analysis of shock waves generated mechanism in automobile exhaust pipe
  • Analysis of suspension behavior
  • Advanced research of noise and vibration in vehicle body
  • Introducing MCS- NASTRAN
  • Introduction of modal analysis method, analysis of muffled sound, and introduction BBA technique
  • W pulse laser analysis, multi-channel data analysis, clutch judder analysis
  • Noise and vibration prediction in vehicle body
  • Noise and vibration of in-line-five-cylinder power-plant and transmission
  • Advanced research of measuring method and development of CAE method
  • Measurement for ICE engine (LDV, Timing belt, Valve behavior, Piston, Power-plant vibration)
  • Simulation for ICE engine (Crankshaft, Valve train, Timing belt, Piston, Power-plant vibration)

@@Results of research (dissertations)

  • "Analysis of crankshaft behavior in gasoline engine and crank slapping sound", JSAE Review, Vol.46, No.6, pp.51-56
  • "Honda New In-Line Five Cylinder Engine Noise and Vibration Reduction", SAE 900389, 1990 SAE world congress
  • "Dynamic behavior analysis of internal combustion engine crankshafts under operating conditions", C430/049, 1991 IMechE


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