Ryozo Ooka, Ph.D., Professor

Institute of Industrial Science

The University of Tokyo

E-mail:

face photo

Personal Information

  • Name: Ryozo Ooka
  • Birth: May 21 1965
  • Sex: Male
  • Nationality: Japanese

Professional Preparation

  • Kyoto UniversityArchitecture/Faculty of EngineeringB.E.1989
  • Kyoto UniversityArchitecture/Faculty of EngineeringM.E.1991
  • The University of TokyoArchitecture/Faculty of EngineeringPh.D.1997

Appointment

  • Professor, IIS, the University of Tokyo08/09-present
  • Associate Professor, IIS, the University of Tokyo04/01-07/09
  • Associate Professor, Fukui University01/00-03/01
  • Assistant Professor, Fukui University03/98-12/99
  • Research Associate, IIS, the University of Tokyo07/93-02/98

Research Interests

  • Prediction and Control of Urban Atmospheric Environment
  • Development of High Energy Efficiency Buildings
  • Optimal Design Method for Urban Energy Systems
  • CFD application in and around Buildings
  • Prevention of Fire Problems

Selected Publications

  • Ryozo Ooka, Shintaro Ikeda
  • A review on optimization techniques for active thermal energy storage control
  • Energy and Buildings, Vol. 106, pp. 225-233, 2015.11
  • Hideki Kikumoto, Ryozo Ooka
  • A numerical study of air pollutant dispersion with bimolecular chemical reactions in an urban street canyon using large-eddy simulation
  • Atmospheric Environment 54, pp.456-464, 2012.7
  • Ryozo Ooka, Yujin Nam, Yoshiro Shiba, Koji Tanifuji, Tateo Okumura, Yoshihiro Miwa
  • Development of groundwater circulation heat pump system
  • HVAC & R Research, 17(4), pp.556-565, 2011.8
  • Ryozo Ooka, Mai Khiem, Hiroshi Yoshikado, Hiroshi Hayami, Hong Huang, Yoichi Kawamoto
  • Influence of meteorological conditions on summer ozone levels in the central Kanto area of Japan
  • Procedia Environmental Sciences, Volume 4, pp.138-150, 2011.4
  • Mai Khiem, Ryozo Ooka, Hong Huang, Hiroshi Hayami
  • A numerical study of summer ozone concentration over the Kanto area of Japan using the MM5/CMAQ model
  • Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol.23, pp. 236-246, 2011.2
  • Ryozo Ooka, Taiki Sato, Kazuya Harayama, Shuzo Murakami, Yoichi Kawamoto
  • Thermal Energy Balance Analysis of Tokyo Metropolitan Area Using a Mesoscale Meteorological Model Incorporating an Urban Canopy Model
  • Boundary Layer Meteorology, Vol. 138, pp.77-97, 2011.1
  • Mai Khiem, Ryozo Ooka, Hiroshi Yoshikado, Hiroshi Hayami, Hong Huang, Yoichi Kawamoto
  • Process analysis of ozone formation under different weather conditions over the Kanto region of Japan using the MM5/CMAQ modelling system
  • Atmospheric Environment 44, pp.4463-4473, 2010.11
  • Genku Kayo, Ryozo Ooka
  • Building energy system optimizations with utilization of waste heat from cogenerations by means of genetic algorithm
  • Energy and Buildings, Vol. 42, pp.985-991, 2010.7
  • Ryozo Ooka, Yuriko Minami, Tomonori Sakoi, Kazuyo Tsuzuki, H.B. Rijal
  • Improvement of sweating model in 2-Node Model and its application to thermal safety for hot environments
  • Building and Environment, Volume 45, Issue 7, pp 1565-1573, 2010.7
  • Ryozo Ooka, Kazuhiko Komamura
  • Optimal design method for building energy systems using genetic algorithms
  • Building and Environment, Volume 43, Issue 8, pp 1538-1544, 2009.7
  • Yujin Nam, Ryozo Ooka, Suckho Hwang
  • Development of a numerical model to predict heat exchange rates for a ground-source heat pump system
  • Energy and Buildings, Volume 40, Issue 12, Pages 2133-2140, 2008.12
  • Taiki Sato, Shuzo Murakami, Ryozo Ooka, Shinji Yoshida
  • Analysis of regional characteristics of the atmospheric heat balance in the Tokyo metropolitan area in summer
  • Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Volume 96, Issue 10-11, October-November 2008, Pages 1640-1654
  • Takeshi Ono, Shuzo Murakami, Ryozo Ooka, Toshiaki Omori
  • Numerical and experimental study on convective heat transfer of the human body in the outdoor environment
  • Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Volume 96, Issue 10-11, October-November 2008, Pages 1719-1732
  • Ryozo Ooka, Hong Chen, Shinsuke Kato
  • Study on optimum arrangement of trees for design of pleasant outdoor environment using multi-objective genetic algorithm and coupled simulation of convection, radiation and conduction
  • Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Volume 96, Issue 10-11, October-November 2008, Pages 1733-1748
  • Hong Huang, Ryozo Ooka, Hong Chen, Shinsuke Kato, Takeo Takahashi and Takeaki Watanabe
  • CFD analysis on traffic-induced air pollutant dispersion under non-isothermal condition in a complex urban area in winter
  • Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Volume 96, Issue 10-11, October-November 2008, Pages 1774-1788
  • Ryozo Ooka
  • Recent development of assessment tools for urban climate and heat-island investigation especially based on experiences in Japan
  • Int. J. Climatol. 27: pp.1919–1930, 2007.10

Synergistic Activities

  • Architectural Institute of Japan, Board of Directors
  • Architectural Institute of Japan, Chief Editor of AIJ Journal
  • Architectural Institute of Japan, Sustainable Building Committee, Chair
  • Architectural Institute of Japan, Urban and Climate Change, Committee, Chair
  • Society of Heating, Air-conditioning, Sanitary Engineering of Japan, International Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Urban Environmental Development Committee
  • Association of Ground Source Heat Pump System, Committee
  • Editorial Board of International Journal of Sutainable City and Society
  • Board of Directors, International Association of Building Physics
  • IEA ECES Annex 31 Task Leader

Professional Award and Recongnition

  • The prize of Architectural Institute of Japan 2015
  • The best paper award, The Society of Heating, Air-conditioning and Sanitary Engineering of Japan 2009, 2012
  • The technology promotion award, The Society of Heating, Air-conditioning and Sanitary Engineering of Japan 2005
  • The encouragement prize of Architectural Institute of Japan 2000
  • The encouragement prize of Japan Association of Wind Environment 1999