Kazuya Tajiri

Kazuya Tajiri


Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

SAE Aero Faculty Advisor

  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Fuel cell modeling and diagnostics
  • Fuel cell vehicle system modeling
  • Combustion modeling
  • CFD

Research Interests

  • Transport phenomena in multiscale/multiphase systems
  • Thermo-fluid system diagnostics, modeling, and optimization
  • Polymer electrolyte fuel cells for automotive application
  • Renewable energy
  • Combustion dynamics modeling

Recent Publications

  • M. Mortazavi and K. Tajiri, “Effect of PTFE Content in Gas Diffusion Layer on Water Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs)”, Journal of Power Sources, 245, 236-244 (2014)
  • K. Tajiri, C. Y. Wang, “Cold Start of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells”, Chapter 3 in Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, vol. 49, 89-128 (2010). Edited by C. Y. Wang and U. Pasaogullari, Springer
  • X. Wang, K. Tajiri, R. K. Ahluwalia, “Water transport during startup and shutdown of polymer electrolyte fuel cell stacks”, Journal of Power Sources, 195 (19) 6680-6687 (2010)
  • K. Tajiri, Y. Tabuchi, C. Y. Wang, “Water removal from a PEFC during gas purge”, Electrochimica Acta, 53 (22) 6337-6343 (2008)
  • K. Tajiri, Y. Tabuchi, F. Kagami, S. Takahashi, K, Yoshizawa, C. Y. Wang, “Effects of operating and design parameters on PEFC cold start”, Journal of Power Sources, 165 (1) 279-286 (2007)
  • K. Tajiri, Y. Tabuchi, C. Y. Wang, “Isothermal Cold Start of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 154 (2) B147-B152 (2007)
  • X. G. Yang, N. Burke, C. Y. Wang, K. Tajiri, K. Shinohara, “Simultaneous Measurements of Species and Current Distributions in a PEFC under Low-Humidity Operation”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 152 (2) A759-A766 (2005)