• 07 Nov 2023

    PhD Studentship Available Now

    We are looking for a motivated PhD student to work on experiments and modelling of phase change heat trasnfer. Please see FindAPhD page. Also, we are now welcoming applications for the Faculty PhD studentship (by 22 Jan 2024) and K-CSC Programme (by 2 Jan 2024).

  • 18 Aug 2023

    AUTSE Award to Yutaku

    Yutaku Kita (PI) received the Young Scientist Award from the Asian Union of Thermal Science and Engineering (AUTSE) and gave a Plenary Award Lecture at the 17th International Heat Transfer Conference in Cape Town.

  • 05 Apr 2023

    Yutaku invited to Nottingham Univ

    Hosted by Prof Yuying Yan, a ThermaSMART partner, Yutaku Kita (PI) gave a seminar talk at the University of Nottingham.

  • 09 Jan 2023

    Yutaku joined King's

    Yutaku Kita (PI) has joined Department of Engineering, King's College London as Lecturer and the PI of the Thermofluid Physics Laboratory

  • 29 Jul 2023

    Presentation Award to Yutaku

    Yutaku Kita (PI) received the Outstanding Presentation Award from the 66th National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

  • 25 Apr 2022

    JSME Award to Yutaku

    Yutaku Kita (PI) received the Young Engineers Award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME).

  • 22 Mar 2022

    New paper out in IJHMT

    Our new paper titled "Quenching mechanism of spray cooling and the effect of system pressure" has been publisehd in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.

  • 29 Sep 2020

    Paper selected as Editor's Choice

    Our recent paper titled "On the onset of quench during spray cooling: The significant of oxide layers" has been selected as Editor's Choice of Applied Thermal Engineering. See the post.

  • 30 Jan 2020

    Yutaku invited to KAIST

    Hosted by Prof Sung Jin Kim, Yutaku Kita (PI) gave a seminar talk at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea.

  • 16 Jan 2020

    Yutaku invited to TUAT

    Hosted by Prof Yoshiyuki Tagawa, Yutaku Kita (PI) gave a seminar talk at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. See WEB.

  • 04 Dec 2019

    Successful ThermaSMART Workshop/ Progress 100 Symposium

    Meeting on New Advances and Key Questions in Phase-Change Cooling was successfully organised by Yutaku Kita (PI) and Prof Takata at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, with ~80 experts from 10 countries (incl. Japan) and 5 continents.

  • 01 Jan 2019

    Yutaku joins Kyushu University

    Yutaku Kita has been appointed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu Univeristy.