Division of Systems Research
With efforts on both global and regional levels, the Division of Systems Research (DS) develops key technologies relating to energy conversion, and infrastructures and their networks as well as material conversion and its circulation, that enable ecologically sustainable development. The DS also strives to highly network those and to establish the methodologies that enable their practical implementation in society. Toward these ends, the Division develops advanced energy conversion technologies and systems, technologies that reduce environmental load and contributes toward resource and energy conservation, and recycling technologies and circulation systems of renewal materials, while also pursuing energy-infrastructure planning, creating energy-infrastructure control technologies as well as conducting leading-edge research on energy, information and distribution relating to the advanced information network technologies necessary to achieve those.
Conversion Systems Section
This section is engaged in research aimed at the creation of high-efficiency, cutting-edge energy conversion systems. This includes development of power generation and storage systems that utilize minute amounts of hydroelectric power, improvement of coal-combustion technologies, conversion of waste-material energy for use as a resource, prediction of power generation amount for solar and wind power generation processes, measurement of thermos-fluid phenomena using pressure- and heat-sensitive coatings, and so forth.
Vice - Director
Project : Development of Highly Eﬃcient Energy Conversion Technologies for Global and Local Environment
Project : Development of Energy-Saving and Low Environmental Impact Technologies for Ironmaking Process
Project : Study on technologies for carbon-neutral bioenergy and energy saving by heat-pump in cooperation with developing countries
Network Systems Section
The Network Systems Section plans and creates control technologies for the energy-related infrastructures that connect power and thermal energy sources with the diverse range of users that require them, and pursues cutting-edge research on the information network technologies vital for achieving advancements and greater reliability for such infrastructures.
Project : Wireless Communications and Their Applications for Green Systems
Project : Wireless Communication Systems and Networks for Smart Community
Director of the Division
Project : Development of Planning and Control Method of Electric Power System Considering Diversity of Energy Resources and Demands《Visiting Faculty》
Project : Packaging Technology of High Voltage Power Devices for Electric Power Systems and Apparatus
Project : Design of Environmentally Sustainable Urban Transport System
Project : Modeling Travel Behavior and Evaluation of Transport Systems
Circulation Systems Section
The Circulation Systems Section develops various key technologies relating to ecological material conversions and circulation, and also assesses such technologies when they are deployed in society and develops the assessment methods. Furthermore, the Section is pursuing research and development on environmental-load-reducing technologies, recycling technologies, circulation systems of renewal materials and other technologies that contribute to reducing consumption of resources.
Project : Energy-saving Microbial Technologies for Environmental Remediation and Resource Generation《Visiting Faculty》
Visiting Associate Professor
Project : Geomicrobiology of toxic metalloids and ecotoxicological assessment
Visiting Associate Professor
Project : Electrochemical enhancement of anaerobic microbial metabolism
Vice-director of the Division
Project : System analysis and impact assessment of energy and environment issues《Visiting Faculty》
Project : Integrated modeling and assessment of biomass energy system
Project : Sono-Assisted Chemical and Physical Processes for Preparations of Material and Fuel, Resource Recovery and Wastewater Treatment
Project : Studies on Waste Management in Energy-saving Material Cycle