Research Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Lead laser diagnostics and combustion code validation task, supported by the Transformational Tools Technologies (TTT)
Ph.D., Environmental Energy , Kobe University, Graduate School of Science and Technology, 2000
M.A., Laser Velocimetry, Kobe University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1997
B.A., Thermal Fluids, Kobe University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1995
Awards and Recognitions
2019, Invited to SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (STP-2) launch for an honor of Green Propellant Infusion Mission project contribution, NASA / Ball Aerospace
2014, NASA Exceptional Space Act Award “For the development of NOCARS technology” , NASA Invention and Contribution Board, D.C.
2013, NASA Invention of the Year Award—Honorable Mention “Frame-Transfer Gating Raman Spectroscopy for Time-Resolved Multiscalar Combustion Diagnostics,” , NASA Invention and Contribution Board, D.C.
2012, NASA Major Space Act Award “For the development of Laser Pulse Stretcher", NASA Invention and Contribution Board, D.C.
2011, R&D100 Award “Stretched lasers prevent combustion breakdown”, R&D Magazine
2010, NASA Invention of the Year Award—Runner-Up “Temporal Laser Pulse Manipulation Using Multiple Optical Ring Cavities", NASA Invention and Contribution Board, D.C.
Research InterestsCombustion; Microgravity Fluid Physics; Aero/Space-Propulsion; Thermal-Fluids; Laser Diagnostics, Optical Sensors; Molecular Spectroscopy; Supercritical Water Oxidation; Extreme Environment Gas Sensing; Optical Communications
2001 - PRESENT, On-site contractor, NASA GRC