Education
Ph.D.  Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Davis, 1980
M.S.  Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University, 1975
B.S.  Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University, 1973
Research Interests
Computational Fluid Dynamics; Turbomachinery; Rotating Machines;
Heat/Mass Transfer; Metal Matrix Composites; Environmental Remedial
Technology; MicroBiological Transport Phenomena; Aerodynamics;
Propulsion Engineering
Selected Publications
 Lee, E.K., Amano, R.S., and Rohatgi, P.K., “Metal Matrix Composite Solidification in the Presence of Cooled Fibers: Numerical Simulation and Experimental Observation,” Int. J. Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol. 43, 2007, pp. 741748.
 Sun, D. and Amano, R.S., “An Interaction with a Sonic Injection Jet with a Supersonic Turbulent Flow Approaching a Reentry Vehicle to Atmosphere,” Advances in Heat Transfer, 2006, pp. 6576, Invited Contribution, ISBN: 1845641760, WIT Press, UK.
 Xiao, Y. and Amano, R.S., “Aluminized Composite Solid Propellant Particle Path In Combustion Chamber Of Solid Rocket Motor,” Advances in Fluid Mechanics, 2006, pp. 153164, ISBN: 1845641639, WIT Press, UK
 Chen, Q., Amano, R.S., and Xin, M., “Experimental Study Of Flow Patterns And Regimes Of Condensation In Horizontal ThreeDimensional MicroFin Tubes,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 43, 2006, pp. 201206.
 Amano, R.S. and Song, B., “Chapter 9—Simulation of Turbulent Flow in a Duct With and Without Rotation – Cooling Passage of Gas Turbine Blades " Modeling and Simulation of Turbulent Heat Transfer, 2005, pp. 315348, Invited Contribution, ISBN: 1853129569, ISSN: 13697331, WIT Press, UK.
 Xiao, Y., Amano, R.S., Cai, T., and Li, J., “A New Method to Determine the Velocities of Particles on a SolidPropellant Surface,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 127, 2005, pp. 10571061.
 Chon, W.C. and Amano, R.S., “Investigation of Flow Behavior around CoRotating Blades in a DoubleSpindle Lawn Mower Deck, International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Vol. 1, 2005, pp. 7789.
