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ActivitiesIntroducing Associate Professor Hiyama, who took up his post on Apr. 1, 2013, and his lab! 2013.06.17

 

Introducing Associate Professor Hiyama, who took up his post on Apr. 1, 2013, and his lab. Associate Professor Hiyama has taken up his post as a tenure track associate professor in Architectural and Design Engineering at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering. His new research will start in a bright, south-facing room on the second floor of the Faculty of Engineering’s Main Building on Tokiwa Campus. He specializes in indoor environmental engineering, and studies ways to control indoor temperature and humidity by controlling air. Specifically, he uses computer simulations to investigate how air flow changes in response to the air conditioner layout is studied. Not limiting himself to just inside buildings, he has also conducted wind environment simulations of extensive urban environments. The analysis results from the computer simulations were displayed on a large screen installed in another laboratory. Associate Professor Hiyama also used conduct experimental research using large wind tunnels. Yamaguchi University strongly supports research conducted by tenure track staff by providing them with independent laboratories and research equipment on request. 【The screen the computer simulation results were displayed on】 【The Society of Heating, Air-conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan Technical Paper Award】 Associate Professor Hiyama has won various awards from academic societies. Recently, he won the Society of Heating, Air-conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan’s Technical Paper Award. After the interview, we received news that he also won the Japan Association for Wind Engineering Publication Award. This was in recognition of the contributions of his book (see note at the end) to the development of wind engineering. 【Japan Association for Wind Engineering Publication Award】