- Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng
151 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
- Ph.D., CalTech, 1998
- M.S., University of Tokushima, 1990
B.S., University of Tokushima, 1988
Professor Kusaka's research expertise is in statistical mechanics and transport phenomena in nano-scale systems. His current research effort is aimed at developing efficient algorithms for simulating nucleation of complex molecules. More phenomenological and less computationally demanding approaches are also developed. Ongoing research projects include a theoretical account of micelle-assisted cavitation, computer simulation of crystallization of molecular fluids, and a development of a force field to describe aromatic hydrocarbon-water clusters.
He is the author of Statistical Mechanics for Engineers (Springer, 2015).