Dr. Masato R. Nakamura

Contact

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design,
New York City College of Technology (City Tech),
City University of New York (CUNY)
186 Jay Street, V532, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: +1 718 260 5532

Topics: Renewable energy, Waste-to-energy technologies, gasification and combustion of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), combustion chamber design, stochastic simulation

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Engineering Science (Eng.Sc.D), Earth and Environmental Engineering, 2008, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Master of Engineering (M. Eng.), Materials Science and Engineering, 1998
    Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan                 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.), Metallurgical Engineering, 1996
    Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor, 2011 – present, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, City College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY
    • Advanced Solid Modeling II
    • Computer-Aided Manufacturing Systems
    • Engineering Animation and Presetation
    • Simulation and Visualization
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, 2010 – 2011, Combustion and Catalysis Lab, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY
    • Gasification and Combustion Project
    • Solid Waste Modeling Project
    • Design and Analysis Project (CAD/CAM, CFD)
  • Solutions Architect and Engineer, 2008 – 2010, ITOCHU Technology, Inc. (ITI), New York, NY
    • Financial Engineering and IT Solution Projects
    • Green Technology Project
  • Research Associate, 2008 – 2010, Earth Engineering Center (EEC), Columbia University, New York, NY
    • Solid Waste Modeling Project
    • Next Generation Combustion Chamber Design Project
  • Jr Research Associate, 2004 – 2008, Earth Engineering Center (EEC), Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Research Assistant, 2002 – 2003, Earth Engineering Center (EEC), Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Systems Engineer of Database servers, January – August 2001, CAC Co. at RECRUIT Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
  • Systems Engineer of Unix & Vax servers, 1999 – 2000, Mitsubishi Space Software Co., Ltd at Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Japan

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Winner of Solid Waste Processing Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Program Award, September 2003- May 2004, New York, NY,
  • Research Assistant’s Program, January – May 2003, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY,
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering (DEEE) Fellowship, January 2002 – May 2008, Columbia University, New York, NY,

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Adjunct, Spring 2011, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY
    • Industrial Design Technology: Advanced Solid Modeling II
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology: Computer-Aided Manufacturing Systems
  • Invited Lecturer in the training seminar, November 2008, Quantitative Analysis Group, New York Branch, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), New York, NY
  • Teaching Assistant (TA) in E4260 Urban Ecology Studio (graduate course), September – December 2005, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University, New York, NY
    • Supervisors: Professors Nickolas Themelis and Phil Simmons, Laurie Hawkinson and Kate Orff

SKILLS

C/C++, Matlab, VBA, Java, Fortran, Mathematica, awk, Oracle, Perl, Unix, Linux, Open VMS (VAX), Cisco Routing and Switching.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
  • International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE)
  • Japan Society of Waste Management Experts (JSWME)

PUBLICATIONS: (*Peer reviewed)

  • * M.R. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, “Stochastic and physical modeling of motion of municipal solid waste (MSW) particles on a waste-to-energy (WTE) moving grate,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences Volume 49, Issue 6, 984-992 (2010)
  • * M.R. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, ” Quantitative Analysis of the Flow, Mixing, and Size Segregation Phenomena of Municipal Solid Waste Particles on Traveling Grate of Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Combustion Chamber,” Proceedings of the 17th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC17), Chantilly, Virginia (2009)
  • * M. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, “Numerical Analysis of size reduction of municipal solid waste particles on the traveling grate in a waste-to-energy combustion chamber,” Proc. 14th annual North American Waste To Energy Conference (NAWTEC14), pp. 125-130, Tampa, FL (2006)
  • M. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, “Measurement of Particle Size and Shape of New York City Municipal Solid Waste and Combustion Residues Using Image Analysis,” Proc. 16th Japan Society of Waste Management Experts (JSMWE) Fall Conference, pp. 1-3, Sendai, Japan (2005)
  • M. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, “Markov Chain Simulation of Solid Waste Fuel Flow and Mixing on the Reverse Acting Grate,” Proc. 15th Japan Society of Waste Management Experts (JSMWE) Fall Conference, pp. 43-45, Takamatsu, Japan (2004)
  • * M. Nakamura, “Report on the 2003 Fall Meeting of Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology (WTERT) Council in New York City,” (Written in Japanese) Waste Management Research Vol. 15, No. 4 pp. 213-215, JSMWE (2004)
  • * M. Nakamura, and N. J. Themelis, “Modeling of Solid Waste Flow and Mixing on the Traveling Grate of Waste-to-energy Combustion Chambers,” Proc. 12th annual North American Waste To Energy Conference (NAWTEC12) pp. 273-282, Savannah, GA (2004)
  • * M. Nakamura, H. Zhang, K. Millrath, and N. J. Themelis, “Modeling of Waste-to-Energy Combustion with Continuous Variation of the Solid Waste Fuel,” 2003 ASME ICMEE, Washington, D.C. (2003)
  • M. Nakamura, N. Sakaguchi, S. Watanabe, and H. Takahashi, “Excess Defect Diffusion during Annealing in Ion-Implanted Semiconductor,” International Symposium for Advanced Research of Energy Technology, Sapporo, Japan (1998)
  • * S. Watanabe, N. Sakaguchi, K. Kurome, M. Nakamura, and H. Takahashi, “On the Mechanism of Radiation-induced Segregation,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 240. pp. 251-253 (1997)
  • * S. Watanabe, N. Sakaguchi, N. Hashimoto, M. Nakamura, H. Takahashi, C. Nambe and N. Q. Lam, “Radiation-induced Segregation Accompanied by Grain Boundary Migration in Austenitic Stainless Steel,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 232. pp. 113-118 (1996)

PROFESSIONAL ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS: (*Oral presentation)

  • M.R. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, ” Numerical Analysis of Flow and Mixing Phenomena of  Municipal Solid Waste Particles on a Reverse Acting Grate,” poster presentation at Waste-To-Energy Research Technology (WTERT) Council Fall Meeting of 2010, New York, NY. (2010)
  • * M.R. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, ” Quantitative Analysis of the Flow, Mixing, and Size Segregation Phenomena of Municipal Solid Waste Particles on Traveling Grate of Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Combustion Chamber,” oral presentation at the 17th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC17), Chantilly, Virginia (2009)
  • * M.R. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, “Computational and experimental studies of the flow, mixing, size segregation phenomena of heterogeneous granular materials,” oral presentation at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamic (DFD) San Antonio, Texas, (2008)
  • M. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, “Physical and Stochastic Modeling of Mixing Phenomena of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Particles on a Traveling Grate,” poster presentation at Waste-To-Energy Research Technology (WTERT) Council Fall Meeting of 2006, New York, NY. (2006)
  • * M. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, “Numerical Analysis of size reduction of municipal solid waste particles on the traveling grate in a waste-to-energy combustion chamber,” oral presentation at 14th annual North American Waste To Energy Conference (NAWTEC14), Tampa, FL (2006)
  • M. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, “Measurement of Particle Size and Shape of New York City Municipal Solid Waste and Combustion Residues Using Image Analysis,” poster presentation at16th Japan Society of Waste Management Experts (JSMWE) Fall Conference, Sendai, Japan (2005)
  • M. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, “Transport and Reaction Phenomena of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) on WTE Grates,” poster presentation at Waste-To-Energy Research Technology (WTERT) Council Fall Meeting of 2005, New York, NY. (2005)
  • M. Nakamura, M.J. Castaldi, and N.J. Themelis, “Markov Chain Simulation of Solid Waste Fuel Flow and Mixing on the Reverse Acting Grate,” poster presentation at 15th Japan Society of Waste Management Experts (JSMWE) Fall Conference, Takamatsu, Japan (2004)
  • * M. Nakamura, “Stochastic Simulation of MSW Flow and Mixing on WTE Grates,” oral presentation at Waste-To-Energy Research Technology (WTERT) Council Fall Meeting of 2004, New York, NY. (2004)
  • M. Nakamura, L. El-Youssef, M. J. Castaldi, and N. J. Themelis, “Size and Shape Analysis of Particles of Municipal Solid Wastes and Waste-To-Energy Combustion Residues,” poster presentation at Waste-To-Energy Research Technology (WTERT) Council Fall Meeting of 2004, New York, NY. (2004)
  • * M. Nakamura, “Modeling of Solid Waste Flow and Mixing on the Traveling Grate of Waste-to-energy Combustion Chambers,” oral presentation at 12th annual North American Waste To Energy Conference (NAWTEC 12), Savannah, GA. (2004)
  • * M. Nakamura, “Modeling of Waste-to-Energy Combustion with Continuous Variation of the Solid Waste Fuel,” oral presentation at the 2003 ASME ICMEE, Washington, D.C. (2003)
  • * M. Nakamura, “Simulation of Solid Waste Components and Combustion Processes in a WTE incinerator,” oral presentation at the International Symposium for Advanced Research of Energy Technology, Sapporo, Japan (2003)
  • * M. Nakamura, “Excess Defect Diffusion during Annealing in Ion-Implanted Semiconductor,” oral presentation at the International Symposium for Advanced Research of Energy Technology, Sapporo, Japan (1998)
  • M. Nakamura, “Computer Simulation of Diffusion and Electrical Activation of Impurity and Point Defects in Crystalline Silicon,” poster presentation at the Gordon Research Conference on Materials Processes Far from Equilibrium, NH. (1997)

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