Overview of the Center
The Kansai University Carbon Neutral Research Center(CNRC) was established on October 1, 2022.
It was founded as one of the important growth strategies for the university’s future, with the view that our initiatives for achieving carbon neutrality are an opportunity to contribute to the further development of the University and the realization of a sustainable society.
The Center aims to be recognized by society as an institution that contributes to the conservation of the global environment from multiple perspectives through the development of human resources and the creation of new technologies, by taking advantage of the characteristics of an educational and research institution.
Messages from the Director and Vice Director of the Center
More than 120 countries and regions, including Japan, are working to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In particular, new approaches are being carried out in various fields of research, and we have received requests for joint research from a variety of organizations, including both literature and science departments.
Upon deploying requests from external organizations into the university, we found that a large number of extremely diverse research topics were proposed and that many faculty members are interested in carbon neutrality and are conducting research on the subject either directly or indirectly.
Conversely, it also revealed that the university's research on carbon neutrality has not been sufficiently disseminated outside the university and that information sharing within the university is lacking.
CNRC was established against this background to promote joint research on carbon neutrality, disseminate research results outside the university, share information in the university, and create new projects related to carbon neutrality.
CNRC will continue to serve as a university contact point for carbon neutrality consultation, which is expected to increase in the future.
Center Researchers・Research Topics
|Name||Faculty||Qualification(s)||Research topics||Researcher information|
|AKIYAMA, Takamasa||Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering||Professor||Urban Transport Policy for Carbon Neutral Society||Researcher information|
|IKENAGA, Naoki||Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering||Professor||Development of catalysts for production of lower hydrocarbons by hydrogenation reaction of carbon dioxide||Researcher information|
|ISHIKAWA, Masashi||Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering||Professor||Research on high-performance electric energy storage devices for realizing a low-carbon electric power-utilizing society||Researcher information|
|INOKUCHI, Hiroaki||Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering||Associate professor||Urban transport policies in decarbonized society||Researcher information|
|UEDA, Naoshi||Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering||Associate professor||Study on structural use of alkali activated concrete||Researcher information|
|UEDA, Masato||Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering||Professor||Short- and long-term fixation of carbon dioxide using blue carbons||Researcher information|
|OKA, Shoji||Faculty of Business and Commerce||Professor||Development of carbon management accounting methods that contribute to a carbon neutral society||Researcher information|
|OZAKI, Taira||Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering||Professor||Climate change impact on urban energy consumption based on shared socio-economic pathway scenarios||Researcher information|
|KAJIWARA, Akira||Faculty of Policy Studies||Associate professor||Analysis on Local Policy Implementation and Cooperation between Local Governments toward Carbon Neutrality||Researcher information|
|KAWASAKI, Hideya||Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering||Professor||Metal Nanocatalysts for CO2 Recycling/ Hydrogen Production||Researcher information|
|KITAZUME, Keiichi||Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering||Professor||Analysis of the effect of urban policies on energy consumption reduction in line with the progress of energy-saving technologies||Researcher information|
|KUWANA, Kinzo||Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences||Associate professor||
|SHINKUMA, Takayoshi||Faculty of Economics||Professor||Effectiveness of the liberalization of the electricity market on CO2 emissions||Researcher information|
|TAKAHASHI, Tomoyuki||Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences||Professor||Micro hydropower using flow-induced vibrations and coral reef restoration using feeble electrical current||Researcher information|
|TANAKA, Shunsuke||Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering||Professor||Development of selective and highly efficient CO2 separation and capture technology||Researcher information|
|NAKAO, Yuriko||Faculty of Informatics||Associate professor||Transforming Sustainability for Carbon Neutral.||Researcher information|
|HOSOKAWA,Shigeo||Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences||Professor||Distributed Energy Conversion Systems using Natural Energy||Researcher information|
|MATSUMOTO, Ryosuke||Faculty of Engineering Science||Professor||Energy analysis and evaluation of energy-conservation activities for energy-saving and environment-friendly campus||Researcher information|
|MIYAZAKI, Hiroshi||Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering||Lecturer||Research on the development of an optimal operation method for building equipment in regional cooperation by utilizing energy management information||Researcher information|
|YUN Yeboon||Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering||Professor||Development of Highly Accurate Prediction Method on Electricity Demand Using Machine Learning||Researcher information|
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