Faculty Members

LANGUAGE ≫ Japanese


Doctor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Areas of specialization Aeropropulsion, Gas Turbine, Turbomachiney, Aerodynamics
Laboratory/research office Aeronautical Propulsion and Supersonic Flow Laboratory
We perform a study aerodynamics, propulsion and thermofluids to improve the safety and energy saving of aeroplanes. We also study the internal flows of gas turbine engines which propell airplanes and the drag reduction of vehicles. Further, we try contributing to the development of aerospace engineering by the numerical study on supersonic fluid dynamics.
Current research topics
Educational background 1985: Doctor, The University of Tokyo
1982: Master, The University of Tokyo
1980: Bachelor, The University of Tokyo
Professional background 2013-2014: Chief Manager, Mission Planning Group, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
2012-: Chief Manager, Environmentally Compatible Engine Technology Team, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
2003-: Leader, Numerical Engine Simulation Section, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
1998-: Leader, Engine CFD Research Group, National Aerospace Laboratory
1991-: Senior Researcher, National Aerospace Laboratory
1990-1991: Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1989-1990: Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge
1985-: Researcher, National Aerospace Laboratory
Academic societies Gas Turbine Society of Japan
The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
The Visualization Society of Japan

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* Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

Undergraduate school
  • Aeronautical Engineering 1
  • Propulsion Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Experiments in System Engineering
  • Outline of Engineering
Graduate school

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: Toshio NISHIZAWA, Kazuhisa SAIKI, Osamu NOZAKI, Kazuo KIKUCHI
    Title: A Three-Dimensional Navier-Stokes Simulation of A Film-Cooled Turbine Stage
    Journal: 日本ガスタービン学会誌2005年7月号, pp.360-369, No. 7, pp. 360-369
    Year: 2005
  2. Authors: Ookita Y., Kodama H., Osamu NOZAKI, Kikuchi K., Tamura A.
    Title: Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Secondary Flow in a High Speed Compressor Stator
    Journal: Journal of Turbomachinery - Transaction of the ASME, Vol. 119, No. 2, pp. 169-179
    Year: 1997

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Social activities

Committee roles
  1. Director, Gas Turbine Society of Japan, 2019-2020

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