17th of September, 1966 Born in Takano-yamanishi, Tsuyama, Okayama, Japan
March, 1985 Graduated from Okayama Prefectural Tsuyama High School
April, 1985 Entered School of Engineering, Osaka University (National Univ.)
March, 1989 Graduated from ibid.
April, 1989 Entered Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
March, 1991 Graduated from ibid.
April, 1991 Research Associate (Faculty Member), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University
January, 1996 Received Ph.D., Osaka University
(For 1 year) Visiting Researcher of University
of California Irvine (Supported with the Overseas Fellowship of Japanese
Ministry of Education)
December, 2000 Promoted to Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University
April, 2003 Promoted to be Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University
April, 2003 Visiting Researcher, Institute for Energy Utilization, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
April, 2008 Promoted to be Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University
Dr. Akamatsu was granted the degree of M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Osaka University supervised by the former professor of combustion engineering, Yukio MIZUTANI, who is one of the key men in the field of spray combustion, under the instruction of Prof. Kazuyoshi NAKABE. Finishing his M.Sc., he immediately joined Combustion Engineering Laboratory in the Department as a research associate in 1991, where he has been working in cooperation with Prof. Masashi KATSUKI, Vice President of Japanese Combustion Institute.
He has received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osaka University in 1996. During his activity, he has consistently been devoted to make experimental and numerical elucidation of the mechanism of "Droplet Group Combustion" and development of new optical instrumentation, and published many papers in the related field.
His and his co-reserchers accomplishments are highly evaluated by Prof. H.H. Chiu and Prof. N. Chigier as the sole quantitative proof of hypothesis of "Droplet Group Combustion". He has received the Medal of High Temperature Society of Japan for Outstanding Paper in 1994, the Medal of Gas Turbine Society of Japan for Outstanding Paper in 1995, the JSME Medal for Outstanding Paper in 1996, the Best Poster Award of the 37th Japanese Symp. on Combustion in 1999, and the Excellent Presentation Award of the 8th Symp. (ILASS-Japan) on Atomization in 1999.