New Advances and Key Questions in Phase-Change Cooling

The Second ThermaSMART Annual Workshop and Progress 100 Symposium

2-4 December, 2019, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan 

ThermaSMART and the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy (WPI-I2CNER) will jointly hold a meeting with around 40 international experts from 10 countries and 5 continents to discuss phase-change related problems.

Particularly, we take this opportunity to pose open questions concerning phase-change phenomena and multiphase flows, such as:

-Experimental questions: challenging measurement limits (time/spatial resolutions, 2D/3D mapping etc.)
-Theoretical questions: Role of boundary conditions
-Numerical questions: Appropriate methods
The workshop will be held at I2CNER HALL, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan


Registration fee 

•General: 20,000 JPY (180 EUR, 160 GBP, 200 USD)
•Student: 10,000 JPY (90 EUR, 80 GBP, 100 USD)
Registration covers workshop meals, but not accommodation. 
To register please email Yutaku Kita <>

Keynote speakers

Ranga Narayanan, PhD

Distinguished Professor and William P. and Tracy Cirioli Term Professor

University of Florida, United States

Evaporative suppression of Rayleigh-Taylor instability in pure and binary mixtures


Tomohide Yabuki, DEng

Associate Professor

Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

High-resolution measurement of fundamental heat transfer processes in pool nucleate boiling


Stephen K. Wilson, DPhil

Professor, 1984 Chair in Mathematics

University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

“On the evaporation of multiple sessile droplets”


Stephen Shaw, PhD

Associate Professor

Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University, China

Development of a two-phase compressible Euler numerical solver with applications to shock wave interactions with gas bubbles

Further information 
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