About Us

Multiscale Transport Process Laboratory (MTPL), led by Assistant Professor Kazuya Tajiri, investigates the multiphase, multiscale transport phenomena in the thermo-fluid systems.

Research Topics

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell for Automotive Applications

  • submillimeter-scale segmentation in land-channel direction
  • water transport through porous media
  • two-phase pressure drop in flow channels

Primary/Secondary Metal-Air Batteries

  • bifunctional electrode design and fabrication
  • control of three phase boundary location in porous electrode
  • 1D modeling of zinc-air battery

Unsteady Flow Devices

  • pulse combustor modeling
  • shock wave compression in microchannel



Currently there are no postdoc or RA position openings.