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researcher , Engineering educator

Takaharu Tanaka was Japanese engineering educator, researcher. Achievements include research in conservation law of centrifugal force; discovery of physical source of force that acts vertical upward at arbitral depth in rested water; patents for piston type high pressure mixture pump. Recipient Joint Power Generation Committee award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2003, Power Division Heat Exchanger Committee award, 2004.


Tanaka, Takaharu was born on September 14, 1943 in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan. Son of Rinkichi and Yone Tanaka.


Bachelor of Science, Kanto Gakuin University, Mechanical Engineering Department, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, 1966. Master of Science, Kobe University, Graduate School Engineering, Hyogo, Japan, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Engiring., Kobe University, 1989.


Assistant professor Kobe University, 1968—2007. Member Academic Scientists Mission Kobe University, 1980. Visiting professor Ganz-Mavag Ltd, Budapest, Hungary, 1979, Technology University, Budapest, 1983, University Manchester Institute of Science Technology, 1979, Imperial College, London, 1979, University Birmingham, 1979, University Liverpool, 1979, University Washington, Seattle, 1981, University Wroclaw, Poland, 1985, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland, 1985, Technology University, Berlin, 1985, Technology University Magdeburg, 1985, Cambridge University, Whittle Laboratory, 1987, University Sheffield, 1987, University Glasgow, Scotland, 1988, Munich University of Technology, 1988, University Hanover, Germany, 1988, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 1997—2005, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 2001, Yangzhou University, Jiangsu, China, since 2002, University Pretoria, South Africa, 2004, Cairo University, 2005, Northwestern University, Chicago, 2006, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 2006, Bangladesh University Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, 2006.


  • Achievements include research in conservation law of centrifugal force. Discovery of physical source of force that acts vertical upward at arbitral depth in rested water. Patents for piston type high pressure mixture pump.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to numerous research journals.


Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (life. Member fluid machinery committee 1972—2008, member fluid applications system technical committee 2000-2008), Turbomachinery Society Japan, Japanese Society Gas Turbine, Japanese Society Mechanical Engineers.


  • Other Interests

    Calligraphy, mountain climbing, dance.


Married Keiko Matsunaga. Children: George, Limmy, Yoko, Hideo, Rinna.

Rinkichi Tanaka

Yone Tanaka

Keiko Matsunaga

George Tanaka

Limmy Tanaka

Yoko Tanaka

Hideo Tanaka

Rinna Tanaka