Mamoru Ishii

Mamoru Ishii

Walter Zinn Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Purdue University

Professor M. Ishii has over 30 years of research experience in the reactor safety and thermal-hydraulics area. His activities cover both experimental and analytical studies. He has published over 140 journal papers and authored over 250 conference papers and about 30 formal Argonne National Laboratory reports including 15 NUREG Nuclear Regulatory Commission reports.


  • Design development of compact modular simplified boiling water reactor
  • 3-D two-fluid model development
  • Interfacial phenomena and transfer in multiphase flow systems
  • Two-phase flow instrumentation development
  • Two-phase flow diagnostic systems
  • Nuclear Reactor safety analysis
  • Microgravity interfacial structure development
  • Annular flow entrainment and film dryout
  • Two-Phase flow instabilities


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, 1971

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Master of Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, 1968

    New York University

  • Bachelor of Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, 1966

    Yokohama National University