NEXT-RP Kick-off Symposium was held

NEXT-RP Kick-off symposium was held at I2CNER, Kyushu Univ. on October, 2016.

13:00-13:30 GREETINGS


Prof. Koichi Watanabe
Emeritus Professor of Keio University
“Strategic Challenge on Thermophysical Properties Research of Refrigerants”

Dr. Eric W. Lemmon
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
“Fundamentals of Equations of State”

Prof. Anthony Jacobi
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Predicting Transitions in Two-Phase, Liquid-Vapor Flow Morphology”

16:30-18:00 RECEPTION


NEXT-RP was established.


The Research Center for Next Generation Refrigerant Properties (NEXT-RP) was established within I2CNER on April 1, 2016.

The objectives of this new center will be:

  • Accurate evaluation of themophysical properties and fundamental performance of the heat exchange and air conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) cycle for zero-ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants
  • Organizing the R&D national research group led by Khushu Univeristy
  • Development of base knowledge and technology for thermophysical properties, performance of heat exchange, and the fundamentals of the ACR cycle
  • Technology transfer and assistance to ACR industrial sectors
  • Contirubutions to Japanese ACR industries to make them more competitive in the global market