Yoshihide Tominaga

 
 


Short bio

  • Date of Birth: Dec 15th, 1967
  • Place of Birth: Japan
  • Citizenship: Japan
  • Education:
    • 3/31/1995: Ph.D., Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    • 3/31/1992: Master of Engineering, Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    • 3/31/1990: Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University, Japan
  • Academic Experience:
    • 3/1/2018: Director, Wind and Fluid Engineering Research Center, Niigata Institute of Technology (-present)
    • 4/1/2012: Councilor, Niigata Institute of Technology (-present)
    • 4/1/2012: Part-time Lecturer, Nagaoka Institute of Design (-9/30/2016)
    • 8/3/2011: Visiting researcher, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (-8/31/2011)
    • 4/1/2009: Chair of the Department of Architecture and Building Environment, Niigata Institute of Technology (-3/31/2018)
    • 9/1/2006: Visiting researcher, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (-2/28/2007)
    • 4/1/2003: Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata Institute of Technology, Japan (-present)
    • 4/1/1999: Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata Institute of Technology, Japan (-3/31/2003)
    • 4/1/1995: Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata Institute of Technology, Japan (-3/31/1999)

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 The Prize of AIJ (Architectural Institute of Japan): 'Development and Validation of Numerical Prediction Method for Non-uniform Snow Distributions in the Built Environment'.
  • 2014 Japan Association for Wind Engineering Award (Best paper): 'Recommendation of Gust Factor for Assessment of Pedestrian Wind Environment Based on Probability of Exceedance of Daily Maximum Gust Wind Speed', Japan Association for Wind Engineering , vol.39, no.2, 29-39, 2014.
  • 2014  Certificate of Reviewing Excellence (Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics)
  • 2012 Japan Association for Wind Engineering Award (Best paper): 'Development of a system for predicting snow distribution in built-up environments: Combining a mesoscale meteorogical model and a CFD model', Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, vol. 99, no. 4, 460-468. 2011. 
  • 2010 Best Paper Award from journal Building and Environment (with T. Stathopoulos): 'Numerical simulation of dispersion around an isolated cubic building: Model evaluation of RANS and LES', Building and Environment, vol. 45, 2231-2239. 2010.
  • 2009 Japan Society of Snow Engineering's Academic Award: 'Research on numerical prediction of snowdrift around buildings using CFD'
  • 2003  Best Paper Award from Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (with A. Mochida, H. Yoshino, K. Sasaki and M. Ohba): Numerical Study on Thermal Effects of Cold and High-albedo Surfaces Coverd with Snow in Outdoor Environments, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Enginerring, 1(1), 175-182. 2002.
  • 1995  Japan Association for Wind Engineering Award (Exceptional Research Potential)

Contribution to Professional Societies

  Academic Societies
  • Board of Directors, Japan Association for Wind Engineering (2014- )
  • Steering Committee on Air Quality and Wind Environment, Architectural Institute of Japan (2013- )
  • Board of Directors, Japan Society of Snow Engineering (2010- )

  Scientific Journals
  • Editorial Board members, Japan Architectural Review  (2017-)
  • Editorial member, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (2014-2016 )
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics (2011- )

  International Conferences
  • Scientific Committee, CWE2018 (International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering), Seoul, Korea (2018).
  • Executive Committee, WRDM(International Workshop on Wind-Related Disasters & Mitiqation), Sendai, Japan (2018)
  • Scientific Committee, ISHVAC2017 (The 10th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning), Jinan, China (2017)
  • Scientific Committee, Winercost2016 (1st International TU1304 Winercost Conference), Ankara, Turkey (2016)
  • Scientific Committee, Snow Engineering 7 (The 7th International Conference on Snow Engineering), Fukui, Japan (2012)
  • Scientific Committee, ICWE13 (The 13th International Conference on Wind Engineering), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2011)
  • Local Organizing Committee, AVS11 (The 11th Asian Symposium on Visualization), Niigata, Japan (2011)
  • Scientific Committee, CWE2010 (The Fifth International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (2010)
  • Organizing Committee, CWE2006 (The Fourth International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering), Yokohama, Japan (2006)