The partnership was established in 2019.
Note the 2020 MQP will closely follow the Olympic Games in Tokyo which end August 9, but will overlap with the Paralympic Games which run from August 26 to September 6. SIT is very close to many Olympic venues.
The laboratory of Prof. Naoki Ono works on novel thermo-fluid devices in many areas, from heat pipes to Marangoni devices to capillarity effects. The group has considerable experience at the interface of experimentation and validated mathematical modeling (mainly Finite Element Analysis) in order to understand fundamental behavior and devise novel innovations.
Projects are determined by the host Prof. Naoki Ono at SIT. In 2019, the one MQP project is on characterization of fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics of a new class of fibrous porous metal materials, likely to be used for enhanced heat transfer to fluids or boiling or electrochemical reactions.
There may be additional opportunities in the SIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering for interested students.