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Akira Tokuhiro
MRIC 2012/13

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Akira Tokuhiro

Akira Tokuhiro is Professor of Mechanical and Director of the Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program in Idaho Falls. He has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering (Purdue), MS in Mechanical Engineering (U. Rochester), B.S.E. in Engineering-Physics (Purdue). Dr. Tokuhiro has 10 years of international experience in advanced nuclear reactor research and development (Paul Scherrer Institute and Japan Atomic Energy Agency), as well as experience at Argonne National and Battelle Columbus Laboratories. He was previously on the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering faculty at Kansas State University and University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). He was also director of the UMR Reactor and licensed as a senior reactor operator. His interests are in reactor engineering and design, thermal-hydraulics, ultrasonic and laser-based velocimetry, coupled thermohydraulics and reactor physics, application of gel materials, facial and voice expression biometrics and energy dynamics modeling and simulations.  His research group consists of about 10 full-time and six part-time graduate students, working on seven Department of Energy sponsored projects.
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