Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Kyushu University

The Aerospace Propulsion Laboratory (APL) in Kyushu University researches thermo-fluid dynamics in jet engines, rocket engines, and satellite engines.

Experiments such as high-speed visualization are combined with numerical analysis and theoretical approaches to analyze phenomena, and the knowledge gained is integrated to predict and optimize the performance of actual engines.

We are also conducting research on fragmentation and phase change of liquid metal in order to produce high-quality metal powder, which is important for the production of aerospace engines and automobile engines.

In addition, we are also interested in the physics in everyday life such as water drops, sparks, and sparklers, to elucidate mysteries hidden for centuries for engineering applications.


Assoc. Prof. Chihiro INOUE

Assist. Prof. Zhenying WANG

Secretary, Shiho HOSHI



Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

contact: inoue.chihiro[at]