About Me

Research interests

Turbulent flows, turbulent reacting flows, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics (DNS, LES and RANS), high performance computing (MPI, GPGPU), mathematical modelling, machine learning, laser diagnostics ((S)PIV, PLIF)

Non-research interests

Cycling, cars, strolling along the shore


Japanese (native), English, C, C++, Fortran, CUDA, Python, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, MATLAB, LaTeX

Educational and professional experience

  • 2016 April - Present, Founder
    Nora Scientific, Japan
  • 2015 Septempber - Present, Assistant Professor
    School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
  • 2014 June - 2015 August, Postdoctoral Appointee
    Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
  • 2010 October - 2014 February, Ph.D.

    Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    St. John's College

    Thesis Title: Physical aspects and modelling of turbulent MILD combustion [DOI]
    Supervisor: Prof. Nedunchezhian Swaminathan, Advisor: Prof. Stewart Cant

  • 2008 April-2010 March, M.Eng.
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
  • 2005 April - 2008 March, B.Eng. (Early graduation in three years, normally takes four years)
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Publications (reviewed journal papers only)

  1. D.-H. Shin, E. S. Richardson, V. Aparace-Scutariu, Y. Minamoto, J. Chen, Fluid age-based analysis of a lifted turbulent DME jet flame DNS, Proceedings of Combustion Institute, in press, (2018).
  2. T. Itoh, Y. Naka, Y. Minamoto, M. Shimura, M. Tanahashi, Large-scale clustering of coherent fine-scale eddies in a turbulent mixing layer, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 72, 100-108 (2018). [Link]
  3. M. Shimura, S. Yoshida, K. Osawa, Y. Minamoto, T. Yokomori, K. Iwamoto, M. Tanahashi, H. Kosaka, Micro particle image velocimetry investigation of near-wall behaviors of tumble enhanced flow in an internal combustion engine, International Journal of Engine Research, in press (2018). [Link]
  4. G. Ghiasi, N. A. K. Doan, N. Swaminathan, B. Yenerdag, Y. Minamoto, M. Tanahashi, Assessment of SGS closure for isochoric combustion of hydrogen-air mixture, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (16) 8105-8115 (2018). [Link]
  5. Yuki Minamoto, Basmil Yenerdag, Mamoru Tanahashi, Morphology and structure of hydrogen-air turbulent premixed flames, Combustion and Flame, 192, 369-383 (2018) [Link]
  6. Nguyen Anh Khoa Doan, Nedunchezhian Swaminathan, Yuki Minamoto, DNS of MILD combustion with mixture fraction variations, Combustion and Flame, 189, 173-189 (2018). [Link]
  7. Naoyuki Saito, Yuki Minamoto, Basmil Yenerdag, Masayasu Shimura, Mamoru Tanahashi, Effects of turbulence on ignition of methane–air and n-heptane–air fully premixed mixtures, Combustion Science and Technology, 190 (3) 451-469 (2018). [Link]
  8. M. Tanahashi, M. Shimura, Y. Minamoto, Progress in DNS and Laser Diagnostics of Turbulence and Turbulent Combustion, Thermal Science and Engineering, 25 (3) 27-43 (2017). [Link]
  9. Basmil Yenerdag, Yuki Minamoto, Masayasu Shimura, Yuzuru Nada, Mamoru Tanahashi, Flame-wall interactions of lean premixed flames under elevated, rising pressure conditions, Fuel, 189, 8-14 (2017). [Link]
  10. Katsuhiro Hiraoka, Yoshitsugu Naka, Masayasu Shimura, Yuki Minamoto, Naoya Fukushima, Mamoru Tanahashi, Toshio Miyauchi, Evaluations of SGS Combustion, Scalar Flux and Stress Models in a Turbulent Jet Premixed Flame, Flow Turbulence and Combustion, 97 (4) 1147-1164 (2016). [Link]
  11. Katsuhiro Hiraoka, Yuki Minamoto, Masayasu Shimura, Yoshitsugu Naka, Naoya Fukushima and Mamoru Tanahashi, A Fractal Dynamic SGS Combustion Model for Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Premixed Flames, Combustion Science and Technology, 188 (9) 1472-1495 (2016). [Link]
  12. Y. Gao, Y. Minamoto, M. Tanahashi and N. Chakraborty, A priori assessment of scalar dissipation rate closure for Large Eddy Simulations of turbulent premixed combustion using a detailed chemistry Direct Numerical Simulation database, Combustion Science and Technology, 188 (9) 1398-1423 (2016). [Link]
  13. Basmil Yenerdag, Yuki Minamoto, Yoshitsugu Naka, Masayasu Shimura and Mamoru Tanahashi, Flame propagation and heat transfer characteristics of a hydrogen--air premixed flame in a constant volume vessel, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41 (22) 9679-9689 (2016). [Link]
  14. Yuki. Minamoto and Jacqueline H. Chen, DNS of a turbulent lifted DME jet flame, Combustion and Flame, 169, 38-50 (2016). [Link]
  15. Y. Minamoto, K. Aoki, M. Tanahashi and N. Swaminathan, DNS of swirling hydrogen-air premixed flame, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40 (39) 13604–13620 (2015). [Link | PDF].
  16. Y. Minamoto, H. Kolla, R. W. Grout, A. Gruber and J. H. Chen, Effect of fuel composition and differential diffusion on flame stabilization in reacting syngas jets in turbulent cross-flow, Combustion and Flame, 162 (10) 3569-3579 (2015). [Link | PDF]
  17. Y. Minamoto and N. Swaminathan, Subgrid scale modelling for MILD combustion, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35 (3) 3529-3536 (2015) (Open Access). [Link]
  18. Y. Minamoto, N. Swaminathan, R. S. Cant and T. Leung, Morphological and statistical features of reaction zones in MILD and premixed combustion, Combustion and Flame, 161 (11) 2801-2814 (2014). [Link | PDF]
  19. Y. Minamoto and N. Swaminathan, Modelling paradigms for MILD combustion, International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (invited paper), 6 (1-2) 65-75 (2014). [Link | PDF]
  20. Y. Minamoto, N. Swaminathan, R. S. Cant and T. Leung, Reaction zones and their structure in MILD combustion, Combustion Science and Technology, 186 (8) 1075-1096 (2014). [Link | PDF]
  21. Y. Minamoto and N. Swaminathan, Scalar gradient behaviour in MILD combustion, Combustion and Flame, 161 (4) 1063-1075 (2014). [Link | PDF]
  22. Y. Minamoto, T. D. Dunstan, N. Swaminathan and R. S. Cant, DNS of EGR-type turbulent flame in MILD condition, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34 (2) 3231-3238 (2013). [Link | PDF]
  23. T. D. Dunstan, Y. Minamoto, N. Chakraborty and N. Swaminathan, Scalar dissipation rate modelling for Large Eddy Simulation of turbulent premixed flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34 (1) 1193-1201 (2013). [Link]
  24. Y. Minamoto, N. Fukushima, M. Tanahashi, T. Miyauchi, T. D. Dunstan and N. Swaminathan, Effect of flow-geometry on turbulence-scalar interaction in premixed flames, Physics of Fluids, 23 (12) 125107 (2011). [Link | PDF]


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