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Ryo Amano

Ryoichi Amano

  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Director, Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)

Dr. Ryo Amano is an expert in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and energy systems. He works on research topics on conventional energy (gas turbines, rocket engines, propulsion, pumps, compressors, aerodynamics), renewable energy (wind, hydro, wastewater treatment, and biomass combustion, gasification and pyrolysis) on funded projects by NSF, DOE, NASA, Army, Air Force, State Agencies, and many industries. He is currently the Director of Industrial Assessment Center, funded by the US Department of Energy.

Education

  • PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Davis, 1980
  • MS Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University, 1975
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University, 1973

Research Focus

  • Turbomachinery
  • Wind Energy
  • Hydro turbines
  • Combustion and Biomass/Pyrolysis Gasification
  • Wastewater Treatment

Publications

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Publications (over 700 articles; 2020-21 listed)

  • Alaa Hasan, Osama M. Selim, Mohamed Abousabae, Ryoichi S. Amano , Wilkistar Otieno, “Economic, Exergy, and Environmental Analyses of the Energy Assessments for U.S. Industries,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Nov 2021, 143(11): 112107 (12 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4050580
  • Mohammad D. Qandil, Ahmad I. Abbas, Abdel Rahman Salem, Ahmad I. Abdelhadi, Alaa Hasan, Farah Nazifa Nourin, Mohamed Abousabae, Osama M. Selim, Juan Espindola, Ryoichi S. Amano, “Net Zero Energy Model for Wastewater Treatment Plants,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Dec 2021, 143(12): 122101 (12 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4050082
  • Sourabh Kumar, Ryoichi S. Amano, “An Investigation in the Numerical Approach to Solve the Heat Transfer Phenomenon in Gas Turbine,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Aug 2021, 143(8): 080805 (11 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4050081
  • Mohamed Abousabae, Ryoichi S. Amano, Cody Casper, “Investigation of Liquid Droplet Flow Behavior in a Vertical Nozzle Chamber,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), May 2021, 143(5): 052108 (9 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4049465
  • Ahmed A. Alkhafaji, Osama M. Selim, Ryoichi S. Amano, J. R. Strickler, P. Hinow, Houshuo Jiang, Paul C. Sikkel, N. Kohls, “Mass Transfer Performance of a Marine Zooplankton Olfactometer," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Nov 2021, 143(11): 112102 (9 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4049602
  • ElGammal, T., Selim, O., and Amano, R.S., “Enhancements of the Thermal Uniformity Inside a Gas-Turbine Dilution Section Using Dimensional Optimization," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Oct 2021, 143(10): 102102 (11 pages), Paper No: JERT-20-1657 https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4049284
  • Selim, O., Abousabae, M., Hasan, Alaa, and Amano, R.S., “Analysis of Energy Savings and CO2 Emission Reduction Contribution for Industrial Facilities In USA," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Aug 2021, 143(8): 082303 (12 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048983
  • Hasan, Alaa, Salem, A., Abdelhadi, A., Qandil, M., Amano, R.S., and Alkhalidi, A., “The Power Reclamation of Utilizing Micro-Hydro Turbines in The Aeration Basins of Wastewater Treatment Plants," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Aug 2021, 143(8): 081301 (7 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048869
  • Nourin, F. and Amano, R.S., “Review of Gas Turbine Internal Cooling Improvement Technology," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Aug 2021, 143(8): 080801 (8 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048865
  • Espindola, J., Nourin, F.N., Qandil, M., Abdelhadi, A., and Amano, R.S., “Energy Saving Analysis Using Energy Intensity Usage and Specific Energy Consumption Methods," International Journal of Energy for Clean Environment, 22(1):15–29 (2021)
  • Amano, R.S., Alkhalidi, A., Almahmood, R., and Malkawai, H., “What are the barriers that prevent its adoption? Case study of Battery Electric Vehicles," International Journal of Energy for Clean Environment, 22(1):1–14 (2021)
  • Qandil, M., Abbas, A., Abdelhadi, A., Salem, A., and Amano, R.S., “Energy Analysis: Ways To Save Energy And Reduce The Emissions In Wastewater Treatment Plants," International Journal of Energy for Clean Environment, 221:91–112 2021
  • Selim, O. and Amano, R.S., “JERT-20-1311 - Co-Pyrolysis of Chicken and Cow Manure," Trans. ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Jan 2021, 143(1): 011301 (5 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047597
  • Amano, R.S., Abdelhadi, Ahmad, Salem, Abdel, Abbas, Ahmad, Abousabae, Mohammed, “Study of Energy Saving Analysis for Different Industries,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), May 2021, 143(5): 052101 (9 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048249
  • Amano, R.S., and Alkhafaji, Ahmed, “Experimental and Computational Study on the Effect of Diffusion Order in Aeration Systems," International Journal of Energy for Clean Environment (IF=2.1), Volume 21, 2020 Issue 3 , pp. 221-236, DOI: 10.1615/InterJEnerCleanEnv.2020034425
  • Farah Nazifa Nourin, Ahmad I. Abbas, Mohammad D. Qandil, Ryoichi S. Amano, “Analytical Study to Use the Excess Digester Gas of Wastewater Treatment Plants," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Jan 2021, 143(1): 012104 (7 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047603
  • Amano, R.S., Espindola, Juan, Nourin, Farah, Qandil, Mohammad, and Abdelhadi, Ahmad, “Energy Saving Analysis Using Energy Intensity Usage and Specific Energy Consumption Methods," International Journal of Energy for Clean Environment, pages 15-29, DOI: 10.1615/InterJEnerCleanEnv.2020034685
  • Amano, R.S., Salem, Abdel Rahman, and Nourin, Farah, “Investigation of Jet Impingement Cooling for Gas Turbine Blade with In-line and Staggered Nozzle Array," International Journal of Energy for Clean Environment, 21(3):169–182 (2020)
  • Amano, R.S., Salem, Abdel, Nourin, F., Abousabae, Mohammed, “Experimental and Numerical Study of Jet Impingement Cooling for Improved Gas Turbine Blade Internal Cooling with In-line and Staggered Nozzle Arrays,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), January 2021, 143(1): 012103 (10 pages), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047600
  • Mohammad D. Qandil, Ahmad I. Abbas, Tarek ElGammal, Ahmad I. Abdelhadi, Ryoichi S. Amano, “Water Energy Resource Innovation on the Cavitation Characteristics,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Feb 2021, 143(2): 022106 (9 pages), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047885
  • Espindola, Juan, Selim, O., and Amano, R.S., “Co-Pyrolysis of Rice Husk And Chicken Manure," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), February 2021, 143(2): 022101 (9 pages), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047678
  • Amano, R.S., Hasan, Alaa, Salem, Abdel, and Abousabae, Mohammed, “Study of Aerodynamic Performance and Power Output for Residential-Scale Wind Turbines,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), January 2021, 143(1): 011302 (10 pages), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047602
  • Selim, O. and Amano, R.S., “Co-Pyrolysis of Chicken and Cow Manure," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), January 2021, 143(1): 011301 (5 pages), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047597
  • Saravani, M., DiPasquale, N.J., Halmo, J., and Amano, R.S., “Turning Guide Vane Effect on Internal Cooling of Two-Passage Channel with Parallel Ribs," Trans. ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Sep 2020, 142(9): 091303 (9 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046731
  • Xu, C., Chen, L., and Amano, R.S., “Design and Analysis of Energy Efficient Low Flow Centrifugal Compressors," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), August 2020, 142(8): 081307, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046525
  • Selim, O., Hussein, M., and Amano, R.S., “Effect of Heating Rate on Chemical Kinetics of Chicken Manure With Different Gas Agents," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Oct 2020, 142(10): 102104 (7 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047018
  • Amano, R.S., Chen, W., and Ott, Ryan, “Investigation of Liquid Breakup Process Solid Rocket Motor Part A: Horizontal C-D Nozzle," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), May 2020, 142(5): 052102 (7 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046081
  • Amano, R.S., Chen, W., and Ott, Ryan, “Investigation of Liquid Breakup Process Solid Rocket Motor Part B: Vertical C-D Nozzle," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Sep 2020, 142(9): 091301 (10 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046627
  • Nourin, F., Salem, A.R., and Amano, R.S., “Study on Heat Transfer Enhancement of Gas Turbine Blades,” International Journal of Energy for Clean Environment, 21(2):91−106 (2020)
  • Alkhafaji, A. and Amano, R.S., “Evaluation of Ceramic and Membrane Diffusers Under Different Water Columns with Pulsating Air Flow Method,” J. Energy for Clean Environment, 21(3):145–167 (2020)
  • Shen, Rulin, Ren, Meijian, Amano, R.S., Long, Mingjun, and Gong, Yanling, “Self-Healing of Wind Turbine Blades by Pressurized Delivery of Healing Agent,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Aug 2020, 142(8): 081304 (6 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4045928
  • Abbas, A., Qandil, M., Al-Haddad, M., and Amano, R.S., " Investigation of Horizontal Micro Kaplan Hydro Turbine Performance Using Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization," ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), May 2020, 142(5): 052101 (8 pages), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4045821, Published Online: December 20, 2019
  • Amano, R.S., Selim, Osama, and ElGammal, Tarek “Experimental and Numerical Study on the Use of Guide Vanes in the Dilution Zone,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology (IF=3.183), Aug. 2020, 142(8): 083001 (8 pages), DOI : 10.1115/1.4045463

UWM Research Report and News

Awards, Honors and Societies:

Professional Organization and International Recognition Awards

Research BEST Paper Awards

  • Recipient of BEST PAPER AWARD: “Measurement of Particle Trajectory in a Solid Rocket Motor by Using RTR Technique,” 2000 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Design Engineering Technical Conference 2000/Computers & Information Engineering (CIE) Division, Paper No. CIE-14676 (with Xiao, Cai, and Li).
  • Recipient of BEST PAPER AWARD: “Flow in Duct Downstream of a Steam Turbine Bypass Valve,” 2006 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Power Division.
  • Recipient of BEST PAPER AWARD: “A Study of Single Stage Centrifugal Compressor,” 2006 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Power Division (with C. Xu).

Institutional Awards

  • Recipient of Campus-Wide Graduate School/UWM Research Foundation Excellence of Senior Research Faculty Award (2015).
  • Recipient of Campus-Wide Graduate School/UWM Foundation Excellence of Research Award (2001).
  • Recipient of Millionaire Club Award for Extramural Research Grant (2009)
  • Recipient of Top Ten Most Research Grant Expenditure in the College of Engineering, UWM (2010)

Professional Organization Recognition Honors

  • Fellow Grade of Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
  • Fellow Grade of International Society for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (ISEES)
  • Fellow Grade of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Associate Fellow Grade of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Senior Member Grade of IEEE
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in Thermal-Fluids
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who

Community Involvement:

Dr. Amano's full CV