Personal Information
Akio Miyara (宮良 明男)
Date of Birth: 11th February 1962
Place of Birth: Okinawa, Japan
Nationality: Japanese
Work Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering,
Saga University
1 Honjo-machi, Saga-shi, Saga, 840-8502, Japan
Tel: +81-952-28-8623 & Fax: +81-952-28-8587
Email: miyara ☆ me.saga-u.ac.jp (☆→@)
Academic Qualifications:
• Ph. D. in Engineering
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, March 1989 (Supervisor: Prof. Tetsu Fujii)
• M. Sc. in Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, March 1986
• B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ryukyu University, Okinawa, Japan, March 1984
Professional Career
2003.4 – present Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Saga University
1991.4 – 2003.3 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Saga University
1989.4 – 1991.3 Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Saga University
Membership (as of May 2017)
• Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (JSRAE)
• Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
• Japan Society of Thermophysical Properties (JSTP)
• The Heat Transfer Society of Japan (HTSJ)
• The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan (SCEJ)
• The society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan (SHASE)
• American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
• International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)
Awards
• 2012.9 Asian Academic Award, Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (JSRAE), The Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR), The Society of Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers of Korea (SAREK)
• 1997.12 Excellence in presentation of a paper in the Poster Session in The Poster Session,
• 1984. 3 Hatakeyama Award, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering (JSME)
Five selected papers
1. “Application of the extended corresponding states model for prediction of the viscosity and thermal conductivity of cis-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene(R1234ze(Z))”
Mohammad Ariful Islam, Keishi Kariya, Hirotaka Ishida, Ryo Akasaka, Akio Miyara,
Science and Technology for the Built Environment, Vol.22, Issue8, (2016), 1167-1174.

2. “Thermal performance and pressure drop of spiral-tube ground heat exchangers for ground-source heat pump”
Jalaluddin, Akio Miyara
Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol.90 (2015), 630-637.

3. “Heat transfer during evaporation of R1234ze(E), R32, R410A and a mixture of R1234ze(E) and R32 inside a horizontal smooth tube”
Md.Anowar Hossain, Yoji Onaka, Hasan M.M. Afroz, Akio Miyara
International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol.36,Issue 2 (2013), 465-477

3. “Ways of next generation refrigerants and heat pump/refrigeration systems”
Akio Miyara, Yoji Onaka, Shigeru Koyama
International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, Vol.20, Issue 1 (2012)

5. “Liquid film and droplet flow behaviour and heat transfer characteristics of herringbone microfin tubes”
Mohammad Ariful Islam, Akio Miyara
International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol.30, No.8, (2007) 1408-1416.