Dr. Suekane was born on January 8, 1968 in Kagawa, Japan. He received a B. E. degree in Physical Mechanics Engineering and M. E. and D. E. degrees in Energy Sciences all from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1990, 1992, and 1994, respectively.
In 1994, he became a research associate at the Department of Energy Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he engaged in the research of magneto-hydrodynamic energy conversion. In this period, he successfully demonstrated the energy conversion efficiency of 18 %, which was the world record at that moment, with a disk MHD generator installed in a blow-down facility. He also clarified the effect of shock-boundary layer interaction on generator performance by numerical simulations.
In 1999, he became an associate professor at Research Center for Carbon Recycling and Energy in same university, where he started his study on mitigation technologies of global warming including carbon dioxide capture and storage. He investigated the mechanisms of CO2 trapping by capillarity and dissolution in porous media.
In 2007, he became a professor at the University of Tokushima, where he continues his study of mitigation technologies of global warming. For last 10 years, his research interest includes the migration and entrapment of CO2 in porous media. He has been working on multi-phase flow in porous media by means of micro-tomography schemes such as X-ray CT and MRI. Recently, he started the research and development on the combined system of CO2 fixation by CCS and micro-algae.
In 2012, he became a professor at the Departiment of Energy Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology.