ILASS International: The Institutes for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

Hiroyuki Hiroyasu Award

The late emeritus professor, Hiroyuki Hiroyasu had been one of the international greatest leaders in the academic society of liquid atomization and spray systems. His academic achievements concerning diesel spray and educational contributions for spray researchers had been well known. He was the organizing member of the first (ICLAS-78) and the second (ICLASS-82) as the cosmopolitan negotiator in the conference committees. And he had managed the Tanasawa Award (Secretary: 1984-1996, Chairperson: 1997-2011). Then he became the president of ILASS-International (1995-1997). Thus, He was a starting member of ILASS-International.

Since the establishment and development of ILASS-International were greatly attributed to his contribution, here, his leadership achievement concerning the organization was introduced with the history of ILASS[1]International Also, as well known, his many attractive diesel spray research articles have been referred frequently worldwide. Not only research achievement and commitment to ILASS, but also Prof. Hiroyasu was predominant educator/supervisor of young researchers. He pointed out the new direction of atomization and spray research to young researchers.

After his passing away, the ILASS-Asia decided in 2017 to propose an international award in his memory. To memorize his achievement and to follow his educational challenge, ILASS-International organization should establish for young researchers to encourage their research activities. The Hiroyasu Award is bestowed by ILASS-International upon a young researcher who has conducted distinguished, continuing and encouraging contributions to the field of atomization and sprays. It will normally be announced at the banquet of ICLASS and consists of a gift and a certificate to be presented by the President of ILASS International and the chair of the Hiroyasu Award Committee.

              Professor Hiroyuki Hiroyasu