Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
In 2001, he received a degree of Doctor of Engineering from the Department of Chemical System Engineering, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. After holdings positions as an assistant in the department, a researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan, a lecturer at Nagoya University, and a senior researcher at NIES. He is currently the head of the System Innovation Section at NIES. He is also a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, and a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo. His areas of expertise are waste management, energy, and a carbon-neutral society. He also serves as chairman of the Council for Advanced Resource Circulation and Digitalization and chairman of the Information and Communication Technologies Research Group of the Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management.
Carbon neutral society; Waste to energy; Circular economy; Renewable energy