Optimal Utilization of Thermal Energy for Sustainable Society

In Thermal Energy Engineering Lab, we study the transport, storage, and conversion of thermal energy at a wide range of scales, from the molecular to the continuum. By exploring new phenomena through fundamental research that integrates thermal science, fluid mechanics, solid state physics, and surface chemistry, we develop materials, devices, and systems for various applications such as power generation using thermoelectric conversion, thermal management of electronic devices and electric vehicles, and radiative cooling of buildings. With these, we aim to promote the efficient use of thermal energy and innovation in energy-saving technologies, and contribute to a sustainable society.