Research Group, Academic Staff

Department of Food and Energy Systems Science

Each academic staff (professor) has their own research group.

Department of Food and Energy Systems Science

Energy and Materials Systems

KAMIYA, Hidehiro

Degree
Dr.Eng.
Research Area
Energy and Materials Systems
Keywords
Chemical Engineering, Powder Technology, Inorganic Material Science
e-mail
kamiya (@) cc.tuat.ac.jp

M. Iijima, T. Otsubo, H. Kamiya: Dispersion of inorganic electrolytes in low-polarity solvents assisted by surface modified magnetic nanoparticles and their base catalytic properties, Chemical Engineering Science , 2013, 91(22):65-69

M. Iijima, M. Kobayakawa, M. Yamazaki, Y. Ohta, H. Kamiya: Anionic Surfactant with Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Chains for Nanoparticle Dispersion and Shape Memory Polymer Nanocomposites, Journal of the American Chemical Society , 2009, 131(45):16342-16343
H. Kamiya, et al.: Measurement and analysis of fine particulate matters (PM10/PM2.5) and condensable nanoparticles emission from stationary sources, in Sustainable Chemistry , 2011, pp.71-81.

Energy and Materials Design

TOMINAGA, Yoichi

Degree
Dr. Eng.
Research Area
Energy and Materials Design
Keywords
Polymer electrolytes, Lithium batteries, Polymer blends and composites
e-mail
ytominag (@) cc.tuat.ac.jp

Design of solid polymer electrolytes using CO2 and improvement in ion-conductive properties, Functional mesoporous ceramics for polymer composites, Ion-conductive rubbers and their blends, Development of polymer-based flexible Li-ion batteries.

Y. Tominaga, V. Nanthana, D. Tohyama, Ionic conduction in poly(ethylene carbonate)-based rubbery electrolytes including lithium salts, Polymer Journal, 44 (12) 1155-1158 (2012).
Y. Oe, Y. Tominaga, Utilization of carbon dioxide for polymer electrolytes [I]: Effect of supercritical treatment conditions on ionic conduction in amorphous polyether/salt mixtures, Electrochimica Acta, 57, 176-179 (2011).
S. Kitajima, Y. Tominaga, Enhanced cationic conduction in a polyether/saponite nanocomposite treated with supercritical carbon dioxide, Macromolecules, 42 (15), 5422-5424 (2009).

Energy Systems Analysis

AKISAWA, Atsushi

Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Research Area
Energy Systems Analysis
Keywords
Saving energy, Energy Efficiency, Modelling Analysis, Solar Energy
e-mail
akisawa(@)cc.tuat.ac.jp

* Prof. Akisawa is the Dean of Grad. School of BASE from 2019

Evaluation and development of long term energy-saving technologies and sytems despite of limited natural resources and global warming problem. In the other hand, development of various energy technologies and in the same time the change of energy policies such as deregulation of the market also occur. Based on these options, the studies on evaluating the effect of external factors and system analysis is conducted to clarify the most desirable state. Based on the use of multi-stage heat (cogeneration), the research on the evaluation of energy conservation policy and energy saving technology using an optimization model is also conducted. In addition, we have studied the application of heat-driven refrigeration cycle that can supply the cold by effectively using solar heat or waste heat.

Biomedical Photonics

NISHIDATE, Izumi

Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Research Area
Biomedical Photonics
Keywords
Biological Functions Spectroscopy, Medical Photonics
e-mail
inishi(@)cc.tuat.ac.jp

Our body made from various kind of cells that have different function and size ,that typified by hemoglobin and melanin. These contains the several essential protiens which important to the life activity. For example, if you shine a light on the skin, some of the light will be absorbed to the skin and enter the body, and some of the light will scattered by the pigment cells and tissues. The conditon has been known as the interation of light and the biological, which shows tha spectral (spectrum) characteristics for different kind of dye and organizational structure. We conducted experimental studies and theoretical information on how to measure non-invasively the functional information of biological tissue by actively using spectral characteristics of the biological.

Environmentally Sustainable Production Systems

TOYODA, Koki

Degree
Doctor of Agriculture
Research Area
Environmentally Sustainable Production Systems
Keywords
Soil Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Biocontrol
e-mail
kokit(@)cc.tuat.ac.jp

The world's population has been increasing rapidly. Increase in food production is an urgent need to support a growing population, it is important in consideration of global warming, the global environmental problems of soil degradation, etc., or to overcome this urgent issues in a sustained manner how. With the aim of ultimate establishment and improvement of sustainable agricultural production system, we have great interest in the following research.In order to maintain a sustainable agriculture, and to apply the sedimentary organic matter such as compost some kind is required to prevent the exploitation because of entails in agricultural production. We considered a single system organic matter continued to use soil and to clarify the biological interactions, including micro-organisms as bacteria and fungi, and protozoa, soil animals. We consider the stability if the system is come from the microbial productivity.

Regulation of Biological Responses

UMEZAWA, Taishi

Degree
Doctor of Agriculture
Research Area
Regulation of Biological Responses
Keywords
Plant molecular biology, Biochemistry
e-mail
taishi(@)cc.tuat.ac.jp

Recent emerging global and environmental issues, such as desertification or global warming etc., has a great impact on agricultural production worldwide, because such environmental changes cause multiple abiotic stresses (drought, saliniy or temperature etc.) for plants. One of our major goal is to develop stress-tolerant crops/trees, through a series of biological studies on the molecular mechanisms of cellular signal transduction in responses to abiotic stress in plants, mainly focusing on protein posttranslational modifications (e.g. phosphorylation). Our approach includes multiple techniques in plant physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and systems biology. Recently we are trying to apply phosphoproteomics to investigate signal transduction networks in plants.

SATO, Ryoichi

Degree
Doctor of Agriculture
Research Area
Safe food production Science
Keywords
Protective factors and aggressive factors of biological, evolutionary molecular engineering, cell molecular recognition
e-mail
ryoichi(@)cc.tuat.ac.jp

We are obsessed with the world of fascinating ability if the pathogenic bacteria and insects. For example, to produce "earth-friendly protein insecticide", we learn on the insecticidal protein with insect pathogenic bacteria bacterium Bt. On the other hand, we aim to study a mechanism that be considered to be the model for " foundation of the immune system in animals." by learning from the unique mechanism of those bacteria which survived. In addition, we also study about the insects mechanism system, that do not exist in human system. This research may lead to various applications, such as sensing technology.

Functional Analysis of Materials

NAKATA, Kazuya

Degree
Doctor of Science
Research Area
Functional Analysis of Materials
Keywords
Photo-functional Materials, Materials Science
e-mail
nakata(@) go.tuat.ac.jp

Photo-functional materials are useful in a variety of applications, such as devices converting light energy into electrical energy, optical sensor and filter etc. In our laboratory, we develop photo-functional materials that convert light energy into chemical reaction energy which achieves decomposition of environmental pollutants and harmful microorganisms, and also production of valuable chemicals (solar chemicals) converting from common resources. By using our technologies based on photo-functional materials, we recently focus on developing environment maintenance and resource utilization technologies for living in space environment. Our laboratory is promoting both basic and applied research that integrates knowledge of chemistry and biology using the photo-functional materials that can utilize light energy that is inexhaustible in the earth and space.

OKADA, Yohei

Degree
Doctor of Agriculture
e-mail
yokada(@) cc.tuat.ac.jp