Dr. Hirotaka Sakaue is an associate professor at the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame. He had spent more than 10 years at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as a researcher before joining Notre Dame. He received his BS in Biomolecular Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1996, and MS and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University in 1999 and 2003, respectively.
Chemical Coating for Flow Measurement and Control
This presentation introduces an interdisciplinary study on experimental fluid mechanics and chemistry. Two columns of research topics are presented: luminescent imaging and chemical flow control. By the cross linkage of the luminescent imaging and chemical flow control, Dr. Sakaue’s interdisciplinary studies have covered a broad spectrum of research initiatives including fluid dynamics, flow control, green energy/environmental engineering, and biomedical engineering. With these four signature fields, Dr. Sakaue has concentrated on fluid dynamics and flow control. In this presentation, basics of luminescent imaging and chemical flow control as well as some applications are included.