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Masami Nakagawa

Associate Professor, Mining Engineering

Masami Nakagawa

Professional Preparation

  • Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, NY
    Thesis Title: Kinetic Theory for Plane Flows of Rough, Inelastic, Circular Disks
    Thesis Advisor: Prof. James T. Jenkins
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, MN
    Thesis Title: On Shock-Like Discontinuities in Compressible Viscous Fluids
    Thesis Advisor: Prof. Roger Fosdick
  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, MN

Appointments

  • 2014(July) – Present: Fulbright Energy Specialist
  • 2011 (July) – Present: Invited Professor, Bolivian Catholic University, La Paz, Bolivia
  • 2010 (January 25) – 2011 (January 24): The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the        Colorado School of Mines Joint Appointee for Geothermal Research.
  • 2009 (May) – Present: Director/Founder of Geothermal Academy
  • 2006 (August) – Present: Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • 2001(July) – 2004(July): NASA IPA Fellow
  • 2000 (January) – 2006 (May): Associate Professor (tenure track), Department of Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • 1996 (July) – 1999 (December): Research Associate Professor, Division of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • 1995 (May) – 1996 (July): Staff Member, Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA
  • 1991(October) – 1995 (April): Research Scientist, The Lovelace Institute, New Mexico, USA
  • 1992 (September) – 1996 (May): Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico
  • 1987(March) – 1991(September): Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Geothermal Energy: Exploration and Reservoir Modeling; Direct Use Applications
  • Natural Resource Development and Community
  • Modeling of Social Behavior
  • Space Exploration: Mechanics of Moon and Mars Dust, Resource Beneficiation
  • Mechanics of Granular Materials

Recent Publications

  1. Khademian and M. Nakagawa, “Modeling Injection-Induced Seismicity by Energy Calculation”, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (Submitted).
  2. Nakagawa, L. Dunnington, Q. Niu, N. Tsuchiya, and J. F. Furtado, “Conceptual Model of Rico Geothermal Resource”, Proceedings, 43rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 12-14, 2018 (Accepted for presentation)
  3. Dunnington and M. Nakagawa, “Geothermal in a Bioreactor System”, Proceedings, 43rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 12-14, 2018 (Accepted for presentation)
  4. Khademian,M. Nakagawa and Ugur Ozbay “Contribution of Rock Temperature Decrease to Induced Seismicity in Geothermal Reservoir”, Proceedings, 43rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 12-14, 2018 (Accepted for presentation)
  5. Dunnington and M. Nakagawa, “Using Mine Heat to Bolster Efficiency and Lifetime of Sulfate-Reducing Bioreactors”, Environmental Science and Technology, (Submitted)
  6. Khademian and M. Nakagawa, “ Modeling Rupture Propagation by Seismic Energy Calculation”, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth (Submitted)
  7. Arshad, M. Nakagawa and K. Jahan Bakhsh, “Geotechnical Impacts of EGS based on Rate of Thermal Draw-Down”, Computers and Geotechnics (Submitted)
  8. M Nakagawa and Nicole Smith, “New Role of Geothermal Exploration”, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, Vol. 41, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 1-4, 2017.
  9. Kyle Bahr and Masami Nakagawa, “Information Diffusion as a Mechanism for Natural Evolution of Social Networks”, Proceedings for Social Simulation Conference 2017 in Dublin on 25-29 September 2017.
  10. Nakagawa, “Human Aspects of Project Management: Theory and Practice of Agent Based Modeling of Decision Making Process, Proceedings for the 21st International Congress on Project Management and Engineering, Cadiz, Spain, July 14, 2017
  11. Dunnington and M. Nakagawa, “Fast and Safe Gas Detection from Underground Coal Fire by Drone Fly Over”, Environmental Pollution, 229 (2017) 139-145.
  12. J. Bakhsh, M. Nakagawa, M. Arshad and L. Dunnington, “On heat and mass    transfer within thermally-shocked region of Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)”, Geofluids, Vol. 2017, Article ID 2759267, 14 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/2759267
  13. Nakagawa, L. Dunnington, M. Barron, M. Franke, Q. Niu, N. Tsuchiya, H. Kubota, J. F. Furtado and S. Woods, “Community Supported Geothermal Projects”, Proceedings, 42st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 13-15, 2017. SGP-TR-212
  14. Khademian, M. Nakagawa, R. Garvey and U. Ozbay, “Role of Fluid Injection Pressure in Inducing Seismicity”, Proceedings, 42st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 13-15,   2017.
  15. Nakagawa, K. J. Bakhsh, M. Arshad “Beyond Hydrocarbon Extraction: Enhanced Geothermal Systems” in New Frontiers in Oil and Gas Exploration, Elsevier, October, 2016. www.geoth-energ-sci.net/4/1/2016/  doi:10.5194/gtes-4-1-2016
  16. Nakagawa and Y. Koizumi, “Geothermal heat pump system assisted by geothermal hot spring”, Geothermal Energy Science, 4, 1-10, 2016.  www.geoth-energ-sci.net/4/1/2016/    doi:10.5194/gtes-4-1-201
  17. Bahr and M. Nakagawa, “The Effect of Bidirectional Opinion Diffusion on Social License to Operate’, Environment, Development and Sustainability, DOI   10.1007/s10668-016-9792-9, April 6, 2016
  18. J. Bakhsh, M Nakagawa, M. Arshad, and L. Dunnington, “Modeling Thermal Breakthrough in Sedimentary Geothermal System Using COMSOL Multiphysics”, Proceedings, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Californina, February 22-14, 2016. SGP-TR-209
  19. Arshad, M. Nakagawa, K.J. Bakhsh, and L. Dunnington, “ An Insight in Explaining the Stress Distribution in and around EGS”, Proceedings, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 22-14, 2016.  SGP-TR-209
  20. Dixon and M. Nakagawa, “Geothermal Energy for Mining in Chile: Current Situation and Opportunities”, Proceedings, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 22-14, 2016. SGP-TR-209
  21. B. Dunnington, M. Nakagawa, M. Arshad, and K. J. Bakhsh, “ Using Mine   Heat to Bolster Efficiency and Lifetime of SRB Bioreactors”, Proceedings, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford,                 California, February 22-14, 2016.  SGP-TR-209

Recent Funded Project Activities

  1. Renewable Energy Feasibility Study at Fort Berthold Indian Reservation: Planned Activities and Deliverable Projects: July 2017.
    1. Participating Organization: Colorado School of Mines.
    2. Activities: Nakagawa’s part is to conduct a feasibility study for recovering low enthalpy geothermal energy from abandonded gas wells
  2. Geothermal Academy Field Camp in Rico-Colorado: August 2016.
    1. Participating Organizations: Colorado School of Mines, Tohoku University, Stanford University and The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.
    2. Activities: Resistivity studies, Thermoluminescence studies, Geochemistry studies and Social acceptance studies
  3. Geothermal Energy Study on the Navajo Nation: Tohatchi and the Burnham Chapter Communities: July 2016.
    1. Participating Organizations: Colorado School of Mines and the Navajo Transitional Energy Company.
    2. Activities: Resistivity studies, Geochemistry studies, Geothermal assisted greenhouse design, and Capacity building of communities

Recent Activities

  1. Selected as an International Advisory Committee member in Geothermal Energy. Grand Renewable Energy 2018: International Conference and Exhibition, Grand RE 2018. June 17-22, Yokohama, Japan.

Contact

303-384-2132
Brown Hall 211
mnakagaw@mines.edu
Nakagawa Laboratories