Shinichiro HIRABAYASHI Associate Professor

Shinichiro Hirabayashi Lecturer 
Ocean Resource and Energy 



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Career Summary
1999-2003: Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo (B.Eng.)
2003-2005: School of Engineering, University of Tokyo (M.Eng.)
2005-2007: School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo
2007-2010: Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo
2009: Doctor of Environmental Studies, University of Tokyo
2010-2012: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
2012-2017: Lecturer, University of Tokyo
2017-present: Associate Professor, University of Tokyo

Educational Activities
Graduate school: Fluid Mechanics
Postgraduate school: Exercises on Ocean Information

Research Activities
Modeling of ocean turbulence (2005-2010, 2012-present).
Development of Methane Hydrate (2010-present).
1) Shinichiro Hirabayashi and Toru Sato, "A novel numerical forcing for homogeneous stratified turbulence in full energy equilibrium", Comput. & Fluids. Vol. 39 pp. 1789-1795 (2010).
2) Hirabayashi, S. and Sato, T., "Scaling of mixing parameters in stationary, homogeneous, and stratified turbulence", J. Geophys. Res. Oceans. Vol. 115, C09023, doi:10.1029/2010JC006254 (2010).
3) Shinichiro Hirabayashi, Toru Sato, Keisuke Mitsuhori, and Yoshitaka Yamamoto, "Microscopic numerical simulations of suspension with particle accumulation in porous media", Powder Technol. Vol. 225, pp. 143-148 (2012).

Other Activities
Member of Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE), Oceanographic Society of Japan, Japan Institute of Energy, and American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Member of Ocean Environmental Committee of JASNAOE

Future Plan
The ocean contains many keys to solving problems related to energy, natural resources, and the environment. Our primary objective is using the ocean to develop technologies which may save the world.

Messages to Students
Try to work as much as you want, and you will reap the benefits.