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Yutaku Kita Last modified date:2021.06.10

Assistant Professor / Thermal Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

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Thermofluid Physics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu University .
Academic Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Thermal Engineering
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Thermofluid phenomena as fundamentals for thermal transport devices, cooling technologies, chemical and bio-technologies.
- Drops: evaporation, vapour absorption/adsorption and/or condensation (multicomponent system), thermocapillary instabilities (Marangoni convection), wetting and drop transport
- Phase change heat transfer: drop evaporation, drop-wise condensation
- thermal and flow visualisation

- Advise students in Thermofluid Physical Laboratory on their research projects
- Heat and Mass Transfer (Lecture assistant)
- Advanced Thermal Engineering (Lecture assistant)

- Basic laboratory experiments for mechanical engineers (Lecture)
- KIKAN Education Seminar (Lecture)
- Heat Transfer (Lecture assistant)
Research Interests
  • Drop-wise condensation heat transfer
    keyword : Condensation, Heat transfer, Drops, Droplets
  • Dynamics of drops on wettability-patterned surfaces
    keyword : Drops, Droplets, Wetting, Surface tension, Interfacial phenomena, Fluid dynamics, Soft matter
  • Induction and manipulation of internal flows in drops via thermocapillary effect
    keyword : Drops, Droplets, Evaporation, Marangoni flows, Instabilities, Surface tension, Heat Transfer, Fluid dynamics
  • Drop evaporation and instabilities in multicomponent systems
    keyword : Drops, Droplets, Evaporation, Instabilities, Surface tension, Mass transfer, Multicomponent, Heat Transfer, Fluid dynamics
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Heat Transfer Society of Japan
  • American Physical Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • Outstanding Poster Award in the 8th International Symposium on Advanced Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics presented for the presentation entitled Study on Heat Transfer Characteristics of Falling Film Type Heat Exchanger (Effect of Tube Flow Condition on Heat Exchange Performance).