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Carbon Resource Utilization Cluster

Hideo Nagashima [Center Leader]

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Environmentally benign molecular catalysts; Development of highly-efficient catalytic process; Synthesis of organometallic, multinuclear complexes, and nano-catalysts

 

Tsuyoshi Hirajima [Cluster Chief]

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Advanced processing and recycling of carbon resources; Recovery of hollow and spherical particles from coal fly ash; Fuelization of woody biomass and unused hydrocarbon resources; Perfect recycling of waste concrete by wet physical separation; Development of a separation process for recovering valuable materials from sewage sludge

 

Kyuro Sasaki

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

CO2 storage (CO2 ECBM, EOR, etc.); Gas production from methane hydrade layers; Oxidized heating of coal and oil sands in low temperature range; Turbulent diffusion measurement by tracer gas and numerical simulation model


Jun Fukai

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemical Systems and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Thermal analysis of coal conversion process; Energy conservation using carbon fibers; Thin film formation by inkjet method; Interfacial transport fenomena; Transport/storage of thermal energy


Michitaka Ohtaki

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Environment-friendly oxide thermoelectric materials; Thermoelectric power generation devices for waste heat recovery; Spatially ordered low-dimentional nanomaterials; Nanostructures in single-nanometer scale; Energy conversion materials

 

Hiroki Ago

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Highly controlled synthesis and nanoelectronics applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene; Crystal growth and catalytic reactions; Integration of micro/nano-fabrications with self-assembly

 

Shigeto Okada

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Next generation energy storage system and low-environmental impact electrode active material for rechargeable battery; Intercalation reaction; Lithium battery; Cathode active material; Minor-metal free

 

Jun-ichiro Hayashi

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Sustainable carbon cycle chemistry; Coproduction; Sequencing of complex thermochemical reactions; Carbon resource conversion in nano/sub-nano spaces; Radical-driven gasification of solid fuel

 

Seong-ho Yoon

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Reaction engineering concerning conversion of carbon resources and production of hydrogen and carbon materials; Production of environmental catalyst using carbon nanofiber; High depth desulfuration, denitrogenation and demetalization of heavy fuel oil; Dvelopment of novel CO2 recycled IGCC technology


Katsuhiko Tomooka

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Efficient utilization of carbon resource for environmentally friendly organic chemistry; Novel methodology for organic synthesis; Synthesis of natural and unnatural chiral molecules; Carbon-carbon bond formation reaction and functional group transformation


Shiyoshi Yokoyama

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Optical functional materials and polymer device applications; Polymer photonic materials; Optoelectronic application; Polymer photonic crystal; Polymer photonic and device application

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Program Members: Carbon Resource Environment Cluster

Yasutake Teraoka [Cluster Chief, Center Sub-Leader]

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Catalysis and catalytic materials for environmentally benign and energy-related processes; Controlled synthesis of inorganic materials; Elucidation of structure-property-function relationship of inorganic materials; Development and application of mixed conductors


Norio Miura

Art, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Solid-state gas sensors for highly sensitive detection of air pollutants; On-board gas sensors for monitoring of automobile exhausts; Ultra highly sensitive and selective optical immunosensing system; New oxigen-sorbent for highly-efficient pressure swing adsorption (PSA) system; Novel electrode materials for high-performance electrochemical capacitors


Akira Harata

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Ultrasensitive analysis of environmental substances; Development of novel methodology for spectroscopy; Single molecule detection; Structure and dynamics of solvent molecules around solute molecules at interfaces

 

Kazuhide Ito

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Indoor air physics; Indoor air chemistry; Indoor air biology; Public health engineering

 

Itsushi Uno

Research Institute for Applied Mechanics
Department of Earth System Science and Technology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Numerical simulation of regional meteorology and chemical transport over Asia; Evaluation of wind energy based on the computational fluid model; A study on the yellow dust emission and transport over Asia

 

Toshihiko Takemura

Research Institute for Applied Mechanics
Department of Earth System Science and Technology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Development of three-dimentional global aerosol transport model, and analysis of climate response to the aerosol direct and indirect effects; Estimation of the radiative forcing for anthropogenic aerosols, and prediction of climate change

 

Masahiko Nakamura

Research Institute for Applied Mechanics
Department of Earth System Science and Technology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Dynamics and control of underwater vehicle for ocean measurement; Dynamic positioning system of ocean platform; Deep sea mooring of ocean platform; Hydrodynamics in marine technology; Dynamics and control of long flexible riser


Kikuo Matsui

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Rehabilitation at open-cut coal mine; Drivage and maintenance of entry at underground coal mine; Highwall mining; Environmental issue for mine development; Small diameter tunnel construction using pipe jacking


Masaki Minemoto

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemical Systems and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Simulation of heat and mass transfer in porous structure; CFD in chemical plants by lattice Boltzmann and lattice gas method; Experiment and aimulation for absorption, adsorption, reaction, membrane separation; Optimization, dynamic characteristics study and economical evaluation of chemical plants

 

Toshiyuki Fujita

Faculty of Economics, Department of Economic Engineering
Department of Economic Engineering, Graduate School of Economics

Microeconomic models of environmental policy; Game theoretic analyses of global environmental issues; Effects of uncertainty and irreversibility on pollution control policies; Self-enforcing international environmental agreements; Voluntary provision of public goods

 

Yuichi Fujioka

International Colleage of Arts and Sciences, Fukuoka Women's University
Department of Environmental Science

Investigation of coal gasifiation and carbonization mechanism; Analyses and improvement of CO2 absorption and dispersion reaction; Develoment of CO2 capture process for low efficiency system by simulation in CCS

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Program Collaborators

Kengo Shimanoe

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Development of novel functional materials and devices; High performance gas sensor; Oxygen reduction electrode for metal-air battery and brine electrolysis; Oxygen permeable membrane for energy saving

 

Seigi Mizuno

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Structural analysis of solid surfaces using low-energy electron diffraction and scanning tunneling microscopy; Growth of surface new materials; Fabrication techniques for atomically sharpened tips

 

Minoru Nishida

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Phase transformation and its application to structure control and novel function development in crystalline materials; Physical properties and practical applications of shape memory materials

 

Haruo Honjo

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Nonlinear and non-equilibrium pattern formation; Pattern formation in diffusion field; Fractal physics

 

Koyo Norinaga

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Detailed chemical kinetic modeling of complex reaction system; CVD and CVl of carbon for C/C composite production; Chemical and physical properties of coal and heavy oil

 

Katsuhiko Fujita

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Organic photovoltaic cells; Organic electroluminescence; Nonvacuum fabrication process of organic semiconductor films

 

Yoshiaki Takahashi

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Studies on relations between hierarchy structure and physical properties of polymers and other similar soft matter; Molecular characterization of natural polymers and their applications

 

Shigeru Koyama

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Development of next-generation heat energy conversion system; Upgrading of heat pump system; Heat transfer characteristics of CO2 in supercritical and subcritical region

 

Tetsuo Hayashi

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Analysis of urban thermal environment and building thermal mechanism; Prediction of indoor environment and energy consumption in residential buildings; Life circle assessment of residential buildings

 

Yusaku Kyozuka

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Earth System Science and Technology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Utilization of ocean energies; Numerical simulations of marine environments; Nonlinear hydrodynamics on marine structures

 

Changhong Hu

Research Institute for Applied Mechanics
Department of Earth System Science and Technology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

Seakeeping performance of a ship in actual seas; CFD method for strongly nonlinear free surface flows; Numerical simulation of marine fires

 

Ryuichi Itoi

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Development of geothermal energy; Geo Heat Pump system; Oil and natural gas development

 

Keiko Sasaki

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Remediation of groundwaters and soils; Biomineralization; Reactive materials for environmental remediation

 

Hideki Shimada

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Resources development considering low impact environment; Highly utilization of flyash; Construction of small diameter lifeline system in urban area

 

Koichiro Watanabe

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Geodatabase construction; Seismic geohazard survey; Environmental impact by georesources development

 

Yoshio Iwai

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Chemical Systems and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Property for chemical engineering; Phase equilibrium; Supercritical fluid technology; Separation technology

 

Yoshifumi Tsuge

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemical Systems and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Study on operation management and support system for a large scale process; Study on maintenance management for a large scale process

 

Toshihisa Kajiwara

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Materials Process Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Computer simulation in polymer processing; Prediction of materials behavior in twin-screw extruders; Design and processing of 3 dimensional scaffolds in biotechnology

 

Nobuhiro Horii

Faculty of Economics
Department of Economic Systems, Graduate School of Economics

China’s energy industry in market transition and changes of industrial organization; China’s coal and power industry; China’s energy savings and environmental technologies’ development

 

Tadakatsu Ohnaka

Faculty of Human Environmental Science, Fukuoka Women's University
Department of Living Environmental Science

Construction of life environment in consideration of the influence on human physiological and psychological features; Research on thermo-environmental condition; Research on aero-environmental condition

 

Chang-Jin Ma

Faculty of Human Environmental Science, Fukuoka Women's University
Department of Environmental Science

Research on the local and global scales air pollution; Wet scavenging of ambient aerosol; Physicochemical properties of individual Asian dust storm particles

 

Katsuki Kusakabe

Faculty of Engineering, Sojo University
Department of Nanoscience

Photodecomposition and recycle of environmental pollutant; Membrane separation; Microchemical process for green chemistry; Catalytic membrane reactor; Advanced synthesis technology of biodiesel

 

Yohsuke Matsushita

Research and Education Center of Carbon Resources

Numerical analysis of reacting thermo-fluid dynamics; Analysis of coal combustion and gasification; Advanced utilization technology of Brown coal

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