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PCTFE Workshop 2023 in Hawaii

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
December 3–5, 2023


This workshop  is designed to discuss about how the thermo-fluid sciences and technologies should look like in next couple of decades up to 2050 and what we will tackle as the experts in the community. The experts are invited to provide their talk about their advancements and challenges. We will have five sets of sessions that include technical talks (5) followed by a panel discussion each. These will be the essential elements of technologies necessitated today and tomorrow. For example, strategical method of thermal design, energy efficient and inexpensive heat recovery, system optimization of significantly large amount of thermal parameters, technology that allows super vertical/lateral integration of electronics, removal of an ultra-high heat flux, intelligent thermal materials, and etc. will be the part of the desired technologies.



Topics, moderators, and keywords:

1. Thermal strategic design and architecture – Takashi Fukue (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)

Model-based design, 1D-CAE, reduced-order model, analytic modeling, thermal network, energy-cost-environment integration.

2. Thermal energy – Kazuaki Yazawa (Purdue University)

Thermal energy harvesting, waste heat recovery, energy recuperation, abandoned energy source, photo-voltaic and hybrids, regenerative kinetic energies, thermodynamic energy conversion fundamentals.

3. Machine learning, IoT sensing, and optimization – Wataru Sato (Hitachi Ltd.)

Wireless sensing, intelligent packaging, digital-twin, multi-parameter optimization, inverse problem, thermo-fluid visualization, bio-thermal systems.

4. Heat Removal and Hear transfer Enhancement – Kazuhisa Yuki (Sanyo Onoda City University)

Advanced conjugate CFD, energy efficient cooling, low profile liquid cooling, oscillating convection, emission cooling, near field heat removal, contactless heat sinks, ultra-high heat flux.

5. Thermal interface, heat conduction – Koji Nishi (Ashikaga University)

Thermal conduction, anisotropic conductivity, active thermal insulators, structural materials, wearables, bio-inspired thermal materials, nano-enhanced functional materials.



In discussion of our future, two (2) talks from key technological aspects are scheduled in the first session of Day 2 and Day 3. They may be in touch with the innovations, evolutions, and challenges in the field by a view from the four-dimensional (spatial plus time) scope. Panel discussions immediately following the sessions may include exchanging the thoughts extended from these keynote presentations. 


Dr. Yogendra Joshi

Program Manager of MTO, DARPA
and John M. McKenney and Warren D. Shiver Distinguished Chair
in Building Mechanical Systems and Professor,
Georgia Institute of Technology


Title: Emerging thermal management challenges
in three-dimensional heterogeneous integration


Dr. Koji Miyazaki

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Kyusyu University

Title: Multiscale Thermal Engineering

To be determined shortly

Techncal sessions
Lightning talk

Lightning talk and discussion

This special session intends to provide an opportunity for all students or any attendants to present their own work (regardless to the topic) with 5 minutes each followed by a 10-minute discussion on that topic including Q&A.


One-page abstract in any format is required to submit by October 30, 2023 for peer review. The abstracts can be either in A4 or Letter size and extended by including figures and/or pictures in one-page if needed.


One-page abstract in any format is required to submit by October 30, 2023 for peer review. The abstracts can be either in A4 or Letter size and extended by including figures and/or pictures in one-page if needed.



Abstracts shall be provided for all talks except Keynotes. All presentation title and author information will be archived in the PCTFE homepage made available to public and the peer reviewed one-page abstracts are archived with an attendee-only closed access.



<Registration Fee>
Only registered persons (participants) can attend the Workshop. Please proceed with your registration by clicking the button below.

Registration Fee (Regular) ¥80,000-
Registration Fee (Student) ¥75,000-
Accompanying Person(Welcome Reception & Dinner) ¥25,000-

  *Student registration fee is applied to Doctor, Master and Bachelor students.
  *The registration fee includes Welcome Reception & Dinner.
  *Hotel accommodation, travel fees are not included the registration fee.

Cancellation / Refun
d Policy
Cancellations made before October 1, 2023 will receive a full refund excluding administrative fees.


VISA to traveling to the venue

Please prepare appropriate VISA or ESTA by yourself prior to entering the United States of America.



Please send email to kyazawa_at_purdue_dot_edu if you have any questions.

Program Committee

Chair – Prof. Kazuaki Yazawa (Purdue University)​

Co-chair – Prof. Tomoyuki Hatakeyama (Toyama Prefectural University) ​

Secretary in chief – Dr. Katsuhiro Koizumi (Nabtesco Corporation)​

Director of Communication: Prof. Takashi Fukue (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)​

Program committee
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