Kazuya Tajiri

Kazuya Tajiri

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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

  • Mortazavi, Mehdi, Tajiri, Kazuya, 2013, “Effect of PTFE Content in Gas Diffusion Layer on Water Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs),” Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 245, pp.236-244, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.06.138.
  • Tajiri, K., Wang, C. Y., 2010 “Cold Start of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells,” Chapter 3 in Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, Vol. 49, pp. 89-128. Edited by C. Y. Wang and U. Pasaogullari, Springer.
  • Wang, X., Tajiri, K., Ahluwalia, R.K., 2010, “Water transport during startup and shutdown of polymer electrolyte fuel cell stacks,” Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 195(19), pp. 6680-6687.
  • Tajiri, K., Tabuchi, Y., Wang, C.Y., 2008, “Water removal from a PEFC during gas purge,” Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 53(22), pp. 6337-6343.
  • Tajiri, K., Tabuchi, Y., Kagami, F., Takahashi, S., Yoshizawa, K., Wang, C. Y., 2007, “Effects of operating and design parameters on PEFC cold start,” Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 165(1), pp. 279-286.
  • Tajiri, K., Tabuchi, Y., Wang, C. Y., 2007, “Isothermal Cold Start of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Vol. 154(2), pp. B147-B152.
  • Yang, X. G., Burke, N., Wang, C. Y., Tajiri, K., Shinohara, K., 2005, “Simultaneous Measurements of Species and Current Distributions in a PEFC under Low-Humidity Operation,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Vol. 152(2), pp. A759-A766.