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Creating Forests in Ocean Deserts

Speaker: Shigenao Maruyama(圆山重直)
When: 10:30, February 25, 2011 ~ 11:30, February 25, 2011

A perpetual salt fountain can draw up deep sea water without any artificial energy source. This is one of the ideal ways to draw up deep sea water for nutrient enhancement application. A perpetual salt fountain experiment was carried out in 2000-2009. The estimated average velocity of the upwelling after 48 h from the start of the experiment was about 7 mm/s, and it continued for about 3 days. The flow rate with a single pipe was estimated as approximately 45m3/day. The amount of upwelled deep sea water by this single pipe seems too small to be of benefit, but we can easily increase the amount by deploying a number of pipes.

Topic: Creating Forests in Ocean Deserts Using the Perpetual Salt Fountain-Laputa Project

Speaker: Shigenao Maruyama, Distinguished Professor of Tohoku University, Japan

When: 10:30am -11:30am, February 25 (Friday), 2011

Where: Meeting Room F201, School of Mechanical Engineering, Minhang Campus

Invited by: Professor Luo Yun

Speaker biography:

Affiliation: Distinguished Professor, Heat Transfer Control Laboratory, Advanced Flow Division Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan e-mail URL Phone & Fax: +81-22-217-5243 1. Academic Qualifications B.Eng. 1977, Department of Mechanical Engineering II, Tohoku University, Japan M.Sc. 1979, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College, London University, UK M.Eng. 1980, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan Dr. Eng. or PhD, 1983, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan 2. Professional Carriers 1983 Research Associate( faculty member), Institute of High Speed Mechanics, Tohoku University 1988 Visiting Scholar, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, USA 1989 Associate Professor, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University 1997 Professor, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University. 2005-2006 Specially Appointed Assistant to the President, Tohoku University 2006-2009 Councilor, Tohoku University 2006-2008 Special Advisor to President, Tohoku University 2006-2011 Special Advisor for Centenary Events and Alumni, Tohoku University 2008- Distinguished Professor 2003-2008 Project Leader of 21st Century COE Program “International COE of Flow Dynamics” 2008-2012 Project Leader of Global COE Program, “World Center of Education and Research for Trans-disciplinary Flow Dynamics” 3. Activity of Academic Societies AIAA Associate Fellow 1995- JSME Fellow 2004- The Engineering Academy of Japan, Member, 2005- Assembly of the World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, member, 2005- International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, Scientific Council, Member, 2006- Editor, Experimental Heat Transfer, an International Journal, 2005- Editor, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopic and Radiative Transfer, 2004- Editor, International Journal of Rotating Machinery, 2008- Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers 1999-2001 Chairman, Publishing Committee, Thermal Engineering Division 1993-1994 Secretary, Thermal Engineering Division 2002-2004 Editor of JSME International Journal 2004-2006 Councilor of JSME 2008-2009 Chairman, Awarding Committee, Thermal Engineering Division 2008-2009 Editor, Transactions of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Ser. B2 Heat Transfer Society of Japan 1998-2000 Vice Chairman of North-East Branch 1998-2000 Trustee 1998-2001 Chairman of International Exchange Committee 2001-2004 Chairman of International and Information Committee 2004-2006 Vice Chairman of North-East Branch 2002-2006 Editor of Thermal Science and Engineering Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences 1991-1993 Secretary, Northern Section 2008-2009 Chairman, Northern Section 4. Awards JSME Award for Young Engineers, 1989 Award for Fluid Science, 1995 Heat Transfer Society of Japan, Award for Scientific Contribution, 1998 JSME Medal for Outstanding Paper, 1999 Award for Scientific Measurement, 1999 JSME Tohoku Division, Award for Technical Contribution, 2001 Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetic and Mechanics, Best Technical Contribution Award, 2001 JSME Thermal Engineering Division, Award for Academic Achievements, 2001 Heat Transfer Society of Japan, Award for Technical Contribution,2002 Societe Francaise de Themique, 2002 International SFT Award, 2002 JSME Thermal Engineering Division, Award for Contribution, 2003 JSME Fellow, 2004 5. Research Areas Radiative Heat Transfer in Complicated Systems Heat-transfer Control under Extreme Conditions Heat-transfer Control of Biological Organs He has been teaching “Thermodynamics” in under graduate course, “Thermal Science and Technology” and “Thermal Phenomena under Extreme Conditions” in post graduate course of Department of Engineering at Tohoku University. He has published more than 200 academic papers and contributed more than 10 books. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World since 1995, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He is chairman of six international conferences i.e.: International Forum on Heat Transfer (IFHT2004), The First, Second, Third and Fourth International Conference on Flow Dynamics (2004, 2005, 2006), and The 6th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (2005). He is also editor of international academic journals and international committee members.