CPEEE 2021-Invited Speakers


Assoc. Prof. Akira Nishimura, Mie University, Japan


Speech Title: Effect of MPL on Temperature Distribution in Single PEFC with Various Thicknesses of PEM and GDL Operated at Higher Temperature (Click for abstract)

Biography:  Dr. Akira Nishimura is an associate professor in Division of Mechanical Engineering at Mie University, Japan. He received the B.S. Eng., the M.S. Eng. and Dr. Eng. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 1995, 1997 and 2000, respectively. He worked at Center for Integrated Research in Science and Engineering, Nagoya University as research associate from 2000 to 2002. He moved to Mie University in 2002 as an assistant professor and promoted to associate professor from 2014. His current researches are clarification on heat and mass transfer mechanism of polymer electrolyte fuel cell, CO2 reduction by photocatalyst, H2 production from biogas and smart city utilizing renewable energy actively.


  • Assoc. Prof. Koki Ogura, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan


    Biography:  Dr. Koki Ogura is an associate professor in Electrical Engineering at Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan. He received the B.S. Eng., the M.S .Eng. and the Dr. Eng. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan in 2000, 2002 and 2005 respectively. He worked at Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kobe, Japan from 2005 to 2016, where he was engaged in the development of the next-generation, battery-driven, low-floor light rail vehicle (LRV) and the advanced wayside energy storage system for electric railways in New York City Transit (NYCT), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Tokyo Monorail Co., Ltd., Japan. His current interests include circuit design and integration of high-frequency soft switching power converters, power electronics applications in home appliances, transportation and renewable energy systems.