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EcoTopia Science Symposium
3rd Energy System Symposium “Integration of Renewable Energy, Deregulation Power System and Environment –Focus on Wind Turbine Generation- ”

1. Penetration states of Wind Turbine Generation in Foreign Countries
    You Yasuda, Kansai University, Assoc. Prof.

2. Prediction of Weather and Renewable Energy Generation’s Output
    Ryoichi Hara, Hokkaido University, Assoc. Prof.

3. Lightning Protection for Wind Turbine Generation System
    Shigeru Yokoyama, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan Transport Safety Board Others.


Event Schedule
Date: May 8 , 2015 (13:30-17:00)
Hall: Venture Business Laboratory 3F, Nagoya University
Title: 3rd Energy System Symposium “Integration of Renewable Energy, Deregulation Power System and Environment –Focus on Wind Turbine Generation- ”
Participation Application: Division: Energy System(Chubu Electric Power)
Name: Yusuke Manabe
e-mail: manabe(at)esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop (at) in sending Email.)
Tel: 052-789-3141
until 2015 April 27
URL: http://www.frdes.esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp/20150508.html
Language: Japanese



EcoTopia Science Symposium
2nd Energy System Symposium “Application of Semiconductor Power Device for Electricity Power System”

1. Trend of Semiconductor Power Device and Power Electronics Technology
    Tsuyoshi Funaki, Osaka University, Prof.

2. Application of Power Electronics Technology for Electricity Power System
    Shigeyuki Sugimoto, Chubu Electric Power.

3. Practical Use of Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Generation and Energy Saving
    Noriko Kawakami, TMEIC.


Event Schedule
Date: March 10 , 2015 (13:30-17:00)
Hall: Venture Business Laboratory 3F, Nagoya University
Title: 2nd Energy System Symposium “Application of Semiconductor Power Device for Electricity Power System”
Participation Application: Division: Energy System(Chubu Electric Power)
Name: Yusuke Manabe
e-mail: manabe(at)esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop (at) in sending Email.)
Tel: 052-789-3141
until 2015 March 2
URL: http://www.frdes.esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp/20150310.html
Poster: (PDF)
Language: Japanese



EcoTopia Science Symposium
A lecture open to the public “Strategies to Improve Safety and Security of Electric Power System”

1. Keynote lecture “Make Power – What is a point for keeping reliability of electric power supply? -”
    Naoto Yorino, Hiroshima University, Prof.

2. Panel Discussion
    Coordinator: Toshihisa Funabashi, Nagoya University, Prof.
    Panelists: Naoto Yorino, Hiroshima University, Prof.
    : Yasumasa Fujii, The University of Tokyo, Prof.
    : Hiroshi Asano, CRIEPI, The University of Tokyo, Visiting Prof., Waseda University, Visiting Prof.
    : Tsutomu Oyama, Yokohama National University, Prof.
    others,


Event Schedule
Date: November 22 , 2014 (13:00-15:50)
Hall: Noyori Conference Hall, Nagoya University
Title: A lecture open to the public “Strategies to Improve Safety and Security of Electric Power System”
Participation Application: Division: Energy System(Chubu Electric Power)
Name: Yusuke Manabe
e-mail: manabe(at)esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop (at) in sending Email.)
until 2014 June 20
Tel: 052-789-3141
URL: http://www.frdes.esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp/20141122.html
Poster: (PDF)
Language: Japanese



EcoTopia Science Lecture No.95
Operation experience of Sendai Microgrid just after the East-Japan earthquake, and future development.

Presnter : Yasuo Hirakawa

NTT FACILITIES, Energy Business Headquarters, engineering department, section manager


Event Schedule
Date: November 11 , 2014 (15:30-16:30)
Hall: IB101 10F, IB North Building, Nagoya University
Title: Operation experience of Sendai Microgrid just after the East-Japan earthquake, and future development.
Participation Application: Division: Energy System(Chubu Electric Power)
Name: Yusuke Manabe
e-mail: manabe(at)esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop (at) in sending Email.)
until 2014 June 20
Tel: 052-789-3141
Language: Japanese




EcoTopia Science Symposium
1st Energy System Symposium “Energy System for Sustainable Society”

1. The 6th Period Action Plan of Funded Research Division Energy Systems, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University
    Toshihisa Funabashi, Nagoya University, Prof.

2. Energy System for Sustainable Society
    Tanzo Nitta, Tokyo University, Prof. Emeritus

3. Necessity and Trend of Output Prediction of Renewable Energy Generation
    Shigeyuki Sugimoto, Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

4. The Demonstration Experiment of Community Energy
    Jun Koreishi, Toyota Motor Co.

5. Future Trend of Ancillary Service and Demand Response
    Hiroshi Asano, CRIEPI, The University of Tokyo, Visiting Prof., Waseda University, Visiting Prof.

6. Lightning Protection System for Smart Society
    Shyozo Sekioka, Shonan Institute of Technology, Prof.


Event Schedule
Date: July 4 , 2014 (13:00-18:00)
Hall: 2F Lecture hall, IB Building, Nagoya University
Title: 1st Energy System Symposium “Energy System for Sustainable Society”
Participation Application: Division: Energy System(Chubu Electric Power)
Name: Yusuke Manabe
e-mail: manabe(at)esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop (at) in sending Email.)
until 2014 June 20
URL: http://www.frdes.esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp/20140704.html
Poster: (PDF)
Language: Japanese




EcoTopia Science Lecture No.94
Recent progress of the studies of BHC: Metabolism and mode of action

Recent progress of the studies of BHC: Metabolism and mode of action
Dr. Keiji Tanaka (Visiting Professor of EcoTopia Science Insitute)

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has been defined as chemicals with highly toxic, persistent, highly bioaccumulative, transported in long-range, hazardous to human health and the environment in Stockholm treaty in 2004. The countries signed this treaty are requested to decrease/ban the release of POPs to the environment. In this lecture, recent studies on BHC (hexachlorocylrohexane) will be introduced. BHC has many stereoisomers and the isomers show the different behavior in the metabolism. In this lecture, recent studies on the metabolism and mode of action of BHC will be introduced.


Event Schedule
Date:
  • January27 , 2014 (15:00-17:00)
Hall: EcoTopia Science Institute Building 2, 311
Title: Recent progress of the studies of BHC: Metabolism and mode of action
Dr. Keiji Tanaka (Visiting Professor of EcoTopia Science Insitute)
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Environmental Research
Name: Arata katayama
Email: a-katayama*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
TEL: 052-789-5856
Poster: (PDF)
Language: English



EcoTopia Science Symposium
-Power-Techno-Promenade-

Panel Discussion: “Personnel training of the electrical engineering field – A policy to bring up the engineers playing a role in the future”

Coordinator: M. Hanai (Nagoya University)

Panelist: T. Inoue (Chubu Electric Power)
     M. Jimbo (Daido Univ.)
     Y. Suzuoki (Nagoya Univ.)
     H. Matsumoto (Mitsubishi Electric)

Event Schedule
Date: January24 , 2014 (14:00-17:00)
Hall: 14F, A Building, Takiharu Campus, Daido Unibersity
Title: EcoTopia Science -Power-Techno-Promenade-
Participation Application: Division: Energy System
Name: Hiroki Kojima
e-mail: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop * in sending Email.)
TEL: 052-789-5874
until 2014 January 15
URL: http://www.hayakawalab.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/EcoTopia/ex.annnai/7_powertech.htm
Poster: (PDF)
Language: Japanese



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Public Lecture "Avenue" - Let's meet with Electrical Life

Theme: "Environment friendly electrical energy transportation and storage"

Lecturers: D. Takeuchi (Toshiba)
N. Kusunose (NEDO)
Y. Iriyama (Nagoya University)
K. Furuta (NGK)

Event Schedule
Date: December 15 , 2013 (13:30-17:00)
Hall: 2F Lecture hall, IB Building, Nagoya University
Title: Public Lecture "Avenue" - Let's meet with Electrical Life
Participation Application: Need: Please inform to Inquery address below until - November 29 (17:00)
Inquiry: Division: Energy System
Name: Hiroki Kojima
Email: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
TEL/FAX: 052-789-5874/5374
URL: http://www.esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp/h/isets13/Program.php#OpenLecture
Poster: (PDF)




The Ecotopia Science
Workshop on evaluation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in environmental policy 2013

The objective of this workshop is to be opened to the public and to conduct exchanges of opinions on the latest research developments in evaluation methods of biodiversity and ecosystem services in environmental policy.

Speaker:
Dr. Philip Gibbons (The Australian National University)
Dr. Junko Hoshi (California, Department of Fish and Wildlife, USA) S
Dr. Takashi Machimura (Osaka University)
Dr. Akihiko Ito (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
Dr. Sachiko Kikuchi (Ibaraki University) Professor Kiichiro Hayashi (Nagoya University)
Poster presentation

Event Schedule
Date: December 12 , 2013 (13:00-18:00)
Hall: Noyori Conference Hall, Nagoya University
Title: Workshop on evaluation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in environmental policy 2013
Participation Application: Need: Please inform to Inquery address below until - December 10
Inquiry: Division: Integrated Projects
Name: Hayashi Lab
Email: eco1212*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
URL: http://www.maruhaya.esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp/pub%20in/2013.12.12.Hayashi-ken.WS.pdf



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Biosensor Detection and Molecular Toxicology of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Biosensor Detection and Molecular Toxicology of Persistent Organic Pollutants
Professor GUO, Liang-Hong
(Vice Director, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences)

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as PCBs, PBDEs and PFCs are present in the environmental in low quantities but possess high toxicity. In our group, fluorescence protein biochips were developed for the rapid, sensitive and simultaneous detection of multiple environmental chemicals. Photoelectrochemical DNA sensors were developed for the identification of DNA-damaging chemicals and the quantification of DNA damage biomarkers. To better understand the mode of action and structure-toxicity relationship of POPs, the binding interactions of hydroxylated PBDEs with thyroid hormone transport proteins and hormone receptors as well as their biological effects were investigated.

Event Schedule
Date: October 3 , 2013 (15:00-17:00)
Hall: EcoTopia Science Institute Building 2, 8F Main conference room
Title: Biosensor Detection and Molecular Toxicology of Persistent Organic Pollutants
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Environmental Research
Name: Arata katayama
Email: a-katayama*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop * in sending Email.)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Prof. MyeongHoon LEE’s Lecture

Corrosion Control of Metal Surface
Prof. MyeongHoon LEE
Korea Maritime University, Division of Marine Engineering, Professor/EcoTopia Science Institute ,Visitting Professor

Sea occupies almost three quarters of the earth's surface and contains various kinds of chemical ions. These chemicals are corrosive for metals while some others can be very useful to protect metal from corrosion. In this study, electro-deposited Mg(OH)2 films were formed by applying electro-deposition on steel substrates submerged in various seawater conditions. From an experimental result, Mg(OH)2 brucite crystal were densely formed on specimens by rich Mg2+ ions from AZ31-Mg anode in electro-deposition process and it have strong adhesion between deposit films and metal substrate.

Event Schedule
Date: August 30 , 2013 (13:30-14:30)
Hall: School of Engineering, Building 5, 2F, room 523
Title: Prof. MyeongHoon LEE’s Lecture
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Nano-materials science
Name: Nagahiro SAITO
Tell: 052-789-3260



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Public Lecture "Avenue" - Let's meet with Electrical Life

13:30-14:20: Lecture
“Electric Energy Storage –Changing Household Battery–”
H. Sawai (Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation)

14:30-16:30: Experiment
“Generate, Transmit, and Play Electricity”
- Making Battery and DC Motor
- Reflection of Electricity, etc.
M. Hanai (Nagoya University)

Event Schedule
Date: August 8 , 2013 (13:30-17:00)
Hall: Venture Business Laboratory 3F
Title: Public Lecture "Avenue" - Let's meet with Electrical Life
Participation Application: Need: Please inform to Inquery address below until - Augast 2 (17:00)
Inquiry: Division: Energy System
Name: Hiroki Kojima
Email: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
TEL/FAX: 052-789-5874/5374
URL: http://www.hayakawalab.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/EcoTopia/ex.annnai/7_avenue.htm
Poster: (PDF)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Special lecture by Prof. Kai Liu “Uncertainty in travel time and ATIS effects on departure time choices”

Title: Uncertainty in travel time and ATIS effects on departure time choices
Speaker: Prof. Kai Liu (Visiting Researcher at EcoTopia Science Institute, JSPS Fellow and Associate Professor at School of Transportation and Logistics, Dalian University of Technology)
Abstract: Travel time includes a time-varying congestion component and a random element specified by a probability distribution. Travel time uncertainty causes scheduling costs due to early or late arrival. Travelers make departure time choices by considering a safety margin that determines the probability of arriving late. Some models, that simulate how travelers base their daily travel decisions on the accumulated experience gathered from repetitively travelling through the transport network, will be introduced. The negative effects of ravel time uncertainty can be reduced by providing travelers with travel time information. Advance Traveler Information Service (ATIS) may improve the estimate of the expected travel time and reduce travelers’ scheduling costs, therefore can be used for dynamic travel demands management. In order to assess the benefits of travel time information, a model of departure time choices considering the cognitive uncertainties of travel time information is proposed based on SP survey. The uncertainties of travel time information include both the semantic uncertainty and the travelers’ perception of travel time information.
Event Schedule
Date: July18 , 2013 (13:00-14:00)
Hall: School of Engineering Building 8, 102
Title: Special lecture by Prof. Kai Liu “Uncertainty in travel time and ATIS effects on departure time choices”
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Integrated Research Projects
Name: Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Email: yamamoto*@*civil.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)



EcoTopia Science -Power-Techno-Promenade-

Panel Discussion: “Electric Power Apparatus and System in Next Generation Leaded by Superconducting Cable” Coordinator: M. Hanai (Nagoya University)”

Panelist:N. Kusunose (NEDO)
       S. Fuchino (AIST)
       S. Honjo (TEPCO)
       T. Masuda (Sumitomo Electronic Industries)
       H. Miyauchi (Kumamoto Univ.)

Event Schedule
Date: July10 , 2013 (14:00-17:00)
Hall: Toyoda Auditorium,Conference room1
Title: EcoTopia Science -Power-Techno-Promenade-
Participation Application: To register:
e-mail: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop * in sending Email.)
until 2013 July 5
Poster: (PPT)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Public Lecture "Avenue" - Let's meet with Electrical Life

12:50 Meeting place: Nagoya University

14:00 Backstage tour: Mega Solar Taketoyo

Lecture: Prof. YAMANAKA, Sanshiro (Meijo University)

Event Schedule
Date: June 5 , 2013 (12:50-17:00)
Hall: Meeting place: 12:50 Nagoya University
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. Mega Solar Taketoyo
Title: Public Lecture "Avenue" - Let's meet with Electrical Life
Participation Application: Need: Please inform to Inquery address below until - May 22
Inquiry: Division: Energy System
Name: Masahiro Hanai ; Hiroki Kojima
Email:h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
TEL/FAX: 052-789-5874/5374
Poster: (PDF)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Special lecture by Prof. Yavuz Duvarci

Title: Data Coding and Screening System for Accident Risk Patterns: A Learning System
Speaker: Prof. Yavuz Duvarci (Visiting Associate Professor at EcoTopia Science Institute, and Associate Professor at Department of City and Regional Planning, Izmir Institute of Technology)
Abstract:
Accidents on urban roads can occur for many reasons sidelined by the contributing factors which yet all together pose complexity in the analysis of the casualties. In order to simplify the analysis and track changes from one accident to another for comparability, an authentic data coding and category analysis methods are developed, leading to data mining rules. To deal with huge number of parameters, first, most qualitative data are converted into categorical codes (alpha-numeric), so that computing capacity would also be increased. Second, the whole data entry per accident are turned into ID codes, meaning each crash is possibly unique in attributes, called „accident combination‟, reducing the large number of similar value accident records into smaller sets of data.
This genetical code technique allows us to learn accident types with its solid attributes. The learning (output averages) provides a decision support mechanism for taking necessary cautions for similar combinations. The results can be analyzed by inputs, outputs (attributes), time (years) and the space (streets). According to Izmir’s case results; sampled data and its accident combinations are obtained for 3 years (2005 - 2007) and their attributes are learned.

Event Schedule
Date:
  • April 30 , 2013 (16:00-18:00)
Hall: School of Engineering Building 8, 102
Title: Special lecture by Prof. Yavuz Duvarci
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Integrated Research Projects
Name: Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Email: yamamoto*@*civil.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion Prof. Gunawarman
Mechanical properties of Ti–4.5Al–3V–2Mo–2Fe and possibility for healthcare applications

Prof. Gunawarman
The Physical Metallurgy Laboratory (PML) of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Andalas University, West Sumatra, Indonesia


Mechanical properties of Ti–4.5Al–3V–2Mo–2Fe and possibility for healthcare applications

The mechanical properties of Ti–4.5Al–3V–2Mo–2Fe, a relatively low cost titanium alloy originally designed for structural applications (especially for aerospace applications), were investigated. The alloy was subjected to heat treatments with various solution treatment temperatures (annealing temperature) and cooling rates. The mechanical properties of the heat-treated alloys were then used in order to judge the prospects of practical usage of the alloy for healthcare equipment such as wheelchairs.
The mechanical properties of Ti–4.5Al–3V–2Mo–2Fe are highly affected by either solution treatment or cooling rate, and they change as a result of the change in the microstructure. The alloy single annealed at temperature in the α + β field has very high fatigue ratio (0.80–0.85) and high specific strength (210–260 MPa/g cm− 3) with a modest fracture toughness (JIC = 25–35 kN/m). This balance of fatigue ratio and specific strength is better than that of the existing wheelchair materials.
Thus, from the point of view of mechanical properties, Ti–4.5Al–3V–2Mo–2Fe has high potential to be used for healthcare applications.

Keywords: Mechanical properties; Microstructure; Ti–4.5Al–3V–2Mo–2Fe;Titanium alloy; Healthcare applications


Event Schedule
Date:
  • January 29 , 2013 (13:00-14:00)
Hall: School of Engineering Building 3, 321
Title: Prof. Gunawarman
Mechanical properties of Ti–4.5Al–3V–2Mo–2Fe and possibility for healthcare applications
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy Science
Name: Kuniyuki Kitagawa
Email: kuni*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Degradation/metabolism of persistent organic pollutants in organisms

Degradation/metabolism of persistent organic pollutants in organisms
Dr. Keiji Tanaka (Visiting Professor of EcoTopia Science Insitute)

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has been defined as chemicals with highly toxic, persistent, highly bioaccumulative, transported in long-range, hazardous to human health and the environment in Stockholm treaty in 2004. The countries signed this treaty are requested to decrease/ban the release of POPs to the environment. In this lecture, study on the degradation/metabolism of POPs and the related chemicals in organisms, especially insects, will be introduced.


Event Schedule
Date:
  • Decembe 11 , 2012 (15:00-17:00)
Hall: EcoTopia Science Institute Building 2, 801
Title: Degradation/metabolism of persistent organic pollutants in organisms
Dr. Keiji Tanaka (Visiting Professor of EcoTopia Science Insitute)
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Environmental Research
Name: Arata katayama
Email: a-katayama*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)



World Green Energy & Resources Congress 2012 (WGERC 2012)

World Green Energy & Resources Congress 2012 (WGERC 2012)

Sponsor:
 Institute for Advanced Materials ofKungnam University
 Korean Institute of Ceramic Engineering & Technology (KICET)
Supporter:
 CET Co.,L td,D epartment ofNano Science &E ngineering ofKU,
 IndustrialAcademy Cooperation Foundation (IACF) ofKU
 Kaolin Regional Innovation System Agency of KU
 Gyeongnam Development Institute,N BC Gyeongnam
 EcoTopia Science Institute
Event Schedule
Date:
  • November 5 - 7 , 2012
Hall: Hanmn Mirae Hall,K yungnam University
(Address: 449 Wolyong-dong,M asan,K ungnam,Ko rea)
Title: World Green Energy & Resources Congress 2012 (WGERC 2012)
Inquiry: Ms. H.J.Min
International Affairs Officer
APEC Mentoring Center for the Gifted in Science
5F IACF Bldg.
Kyungnam University
11 Woryeongbuk 16-gil,( Woryeong-dong)
Masanhappo-gu,C hangwon,
Gyeongnam 631-701,Re public ofKorea
Tel: +82・55・222-0832
Fax:+82・55・222・0831



EcoTopia Science -Power-Techno-Promenade-

 Panel Discussion: “Encouragement of Talent in Electrical Engineering in Universities and Colleges” Coordinator: M. Hanai (Nagoya University) ”
   Panelist:     T. Matsumura (Nagoya University)
                            S. Mitsumoto (Toyota National College of Technology)
                            M. Nagao (Toyohashi University of Technology)
                            Y. Sato (Daido University)
                            S. Yamanaka (Meijo University)
                            S. Yasui (Nagoya Institute of Technology)

Event Schedule
Date: November 7 , 2012 (13:30-17:00)
Hall: 3-26-8 Meieki Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
TEL :052-551-1666 Bldg 13 Sakuradori Nagoya MeijoUniv.(MSAT)
Title: EcoTopia Science -Power-Techno-Promenade-
Participation Application: To register:
e-mail: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop * in sending Email.)
until 2012 October 26
Poster: (PDF)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Prof. SangYul Lee’s Lecture

Green Plasma Technology for the Synthesis of Nanofluids with High Heat Transfer Efficiency

Prof. SangYul LEE
Korea Aerospace University,Professor/EcoTopia Science Institute ,Visitting Professor

Since a new processing technique for the in-situ synthesis of nanoparticles in an aqueous solution called Solution Plasma Processing (SPP) was introduced recently, much attention to make nanofluids using SPP were paid as nanofluids, defined as fluids with suspended nanometer-sized particles are considered to be the next generation heat transfer fluids due to their greatly enhanced thermal conductivity to improve their heat transfer performance compared to pure liquids.

Event Schedule
Date: October 11 , 2012 (11:00-12:30)
Hall: School of Engineering, Building 5, room 329
Title: Prof. SangYul Lee’s Lecture
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Nano-materials science
Name: Nagahiro SAITO
Tell: 052-789-3260



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Lecture: Prof. Essam Eldin Khalil Hassan Khalil
“Design of Energy Efficient Buildings”

Design of Energy Efficient Buildings

Prof. Essam Eldin Khalil Hassan Khalil, Cairo University, Egypt

We will have a lecture by Prof. Essam Eldin Khalil Hassan Khalil from Cairo University, Egypt about "Design of Energy Efficient Buildings".

Event Schedule
Date: August 20 , 2012 (13:30-15:30)
Hall: Venture Business Laboratory 3F
Title: Lecture: Prof. Essam Eldin Khalil Hassan Khalil
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy System
Name: Shigeaki Morita
Email: smorita*@*nagoya-u.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
Tell: 052-789-3913



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Public Lecture "Avenue" - Let's meet with Electrical Life

Theme: “Wonders of Electric Energy; we will notice it in midsummer.”
Lecture:   M. Yoshida (Chubu Electric Power Co.)
                            “What is the quality of electricity?”
Experiments:   M. Hanai (Nagoya University)
                            “Let’s sense the electric energy.”

Event Schedule
Date: August 8 , 2012 (13:30-16:30)
Hall: Venture Business Laboratory 3F
Title: Public Lecture "Avenue" - Let's meet with Electrical Life
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy System
Name: Hiroki Kojima
Email: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
URL: http://www.okubo.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/EcoTopia/kifu_j.html



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion Lecture: Prof. Tomohiro Hayashi
“Application of scanning probe microscopy to analysis of biointerfaces: material-binding peptide aptamers and non fouling self-assembled monolayers”

Title: “Application of scanning probe microscopy to analysis of biointerfaces: material-binding peptide aptamers and non fouling self-assembled monolayers”

Speaker: Dr. Tomohiro Hayashi (Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Chemistry, The Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

We will have a lecture by Prof. Tomohiro Hayashi from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has been collaborating with Prof. Shigeaki Morita from EcoTopia Science Institute. His talk will contain the collaboration work as well as recent advance in analytical methods on biomaterials.

Event Schedule
Date: July 18 , 2012 (11:00-12:00)
Hall: Venture Business Laboratory 4F
Title: “Application of scanning probe microscopy to analysis of biointerfaces: material-binding peptide aptamers and non fouling self-assembled monolayers”
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy System
Name: Shigeaki Morita
Email: smorita*@*nagoya-u.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
Tell: 052-789-3913
Reference: PDF



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Smart technologies for independent living of people with movement disabilities


Smart technologies for independent living of people with movement disabilities
The presentation will introduce the programme of teaching and research in rehabilitation engineering at Coventry University in the UK. The talk will highlight on some ongoing and recent research projects on wheelchair stability assessment, human machine interaction, and control of assistive devices. Some smart house concepts and clinical application of eye-gaze control systems will be also commented.

Dimitar Stefanovreceived his PhD degree in assistive robotics from the Institute of Mechanics and Biomechanics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia. From 1982 to 1989, he was an Assistant Professor. In 1990, he achieved habilitation in biomedical engineering and became a Professor in technology for independent living at the Institute of Mechanics. During 1998 - 1999, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the New Industrial Research Organization (NIRO), Kobe, Japan. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Visiting Professor with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejon, Korea. From July 2003 to May 2007, he has been a Principal Clinical Scientist at the Rehabilitation Engineering Department in Cardiff, UK. Currently, he is the Director of the Programme of Intelligent Health Technology at Coventry University.

His research interests are in the design, control and interfacing of advanced mechatronic systems to assist people with disabilities of movement and transportation. In 1982 he designed one of the first assistive robots in Europe. Currently, Dr Stefanov leads a big National project on wheelchair stability and projects on interfacing and control of intelligent wheelchairs and in-home health monitoring. His role also includes development, management, and teaching new health technology courses.

Event Schedule
Date: May 18 , 2012 (13:00-14:30)
Hall: ES Building, room 021
Title: Smart technologies for independent living of people with movement disabilities
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Integrated Research Projects
Name:Goro Obinata
Email: obinata*@*mech.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
Poster: (PPT)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Public Lecture "Avenue" - Let's meet with Electrical Life

Theme: “Is power saving in this year OK?”
M. Hanai (Nagoya University)
T. Hattori (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry)
K. Shimizu (Advisory Specialist for Consumers' Affairs)

Event Schedule
Date: June 10 , 2012 (14:00-16:40)
Hall: IB Building, room 015
Title: Public Lecture "Avenue" - Let's meet with Electrical Life
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy System
Name: Hiroki Kojima
Email: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
URL: http://www.okubo.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/EcoTopia/kifu_j.html



EcoTopia Science -Power-Techno-Promenade-

 Panel Discussion: “Reliability and Lifetime of Electric Power System and Apparatus of Next Generation”
   Panelist:     M. Hanai (Nagoya Univ.)
                            M. Aoki (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
                            S. Sugimoto (Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.)
                            T. Idemaru (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)
                            T. Kuwahara (Aichi Electric Co., Ltd.)
                            T. Koshizuka (Toshiba Corporation)

Event Schedule
Date: February 22 , 2012 (13:00-17:00)
Hall: Building 2, 1F room 0211, Nagoya INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Title: EcoTopia Science -Power-Techno-Promenade-
Participation Application: To register:
e-mail:h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop * in sending Email.)
until 2012 February 15 (-17:00)
Poster: (PDF)



EcoTopia Science Symposium on Green Energy Systems

 Panelist:    
Prof. Kuniyuki Kitagawa / Toward the Green Energy Systems
Prof. Yasushi Ozawa / Trends in Energy Resources in the World
Prof. Masahiro Kakuwa / Energy Systems in Japan – Supply, Conversion and Consumption
Prof. Kazuhiko Fukushima / Lignin – Clue to Application of Biomass
Prof. Tomomi Uchiyama / Demonstration and Simulation of a Compact Water Turbine
Prof. Tatsuo Mori / Appeal of Solar Cells and Development for New Materials
Prof. Shigeaki Morita / Measurements and Control of Fuel Cells
Prof. Masaaki Katayama / Information and Communications Technology for Realization of Environment-Friendly Society

Event Schedule
Date: March 12 , 2012 (13:30-17:00)
Hall: Venture Business Laboratory 3F
Title: Symposium on Green Energy Systems
Participation Application: To register:
e-mail:kenkyuu-suisin@*post.jimu.nagoya-u.ac.jp(Please drop * in sending Email.)
until 2012 February 11 (-17:00)
Poster: (PDF)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Recent study on structural and functional materials for use in fusion reactors

Takeo Muroga, Professor, National Institute for Fusion Science

Recent studies and programs on structural and functional materials for use in fusion reactors will be overviewed with special emphasis on the materials withstanding harsh environments of fusion blankets such as high temperature and high radiation. Also reported will be the effort to develop environmentally benign materials with high safety.

Event Schedule
Date: February 20, 2012 (15:00-16:30)
Hall: EcoTopia Science Institute Building 2, 801
Title: Recent study on structural and functional materials for use in fusion reactors
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy Science
Name:Takanori Nagasaki
Email: nagasaki*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp/ 052-789-3607
 (Please drop * in sending Email.)
Poster: (PDF)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
“Towards a high productive design approach applied to automotive systems”

 “Towards a high productive design approach applied to automotive systems
The main objective of our research is to develop engineering methods and tools in order to decrease time devoted to routine design and to allocate more resources for innovation. A global methodology is proposed, in connection with various digital tools (PLM environment, KBE software, parametric CAD and CAE tool, etc.) and applied to engineering and manufacturing process of automotive systems.

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Samuel GOMES is a Professor at Belfort-Montbeliard University of Technology (UTBM-France) and member of the M3M (Mechatronic, Methods, Models and Skills) laboratory. He is currently Head of the Mechanical Engineering and Design Department at UTBM and the Deputy-Director of the M3M Laboratory. At this time, he leads several research projects related to Product Lifecycle Management, Collaborative Engineering, Advanced CAD modeling and Knowledge Based Engineering, in connection with various companies, in the area of automotive systems.


Event Schedule
Date: January 24, 2012 (13:00~14:30)
Hall: ES Building 031
Title: “Towards a high productive design approach applied to automotive systems”
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Integrated Research Projects
Name:Goro Obinata
Email: obinata*@*mech.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
Poster: (PPT)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Health Care -Taking "Userbility" into the Consideration-

“Development of healthy or assistive device and the technology originated from it”
Keiji Imado ,  Mechatronics Course, Faculty of Engineering, Oita University, Professor
The lecture starts with the design of healthy equipment by which the calves can be stretched repeatedly. The calf that is often called the second heart, so that stretching of calf improves not only blood flow but also swelling of the lower limb. The stretching of calf is carried out by dorsi- and plantar-flexing the ankle joint in smooth motion at slow and steady speed. I will talk about the stretching device from the idea to practical use including patent. There are many people who experienced low back pain. But there are no effective goods as a countermeasure of low back pain except back belt which is still in controversial about its effect. I will talk about a simple back assistive device which utilized rubber belts. The device requires simple rubber belt tension adjustment. So, reconsidering the Euler’s belt formula, the theory was successfully extended and generalized to analyze a simple belt buckle. I will show a simple belt buckle having been developed by applying the theory. A belt buckle needs two or more axes in order to fasten a belt. But according to the theory, a belt can be locked even on a single axis by overwrapping. The self-locking of belt on an axis was confirmed by the experiment. Utilizing the self-locking property of belt, a novel clutch and a shaft coupling which work with new principle are explained.

Event Schedule
Date: January 19, 2012 (15:00~16:30)
Hall: Integrated Building IB014
Title:
    Health Care -Taking "Userbility" into the Consideration-
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Integrated Research Projects
Name:Goro Obinata
Email: obinata*@*mech.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)
Poster: (PPT)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS BY CATALYSIS

Professor Y.H. Taufiq-Yap
Centre of Excellence for Catalysis Science and Technology (PutraCAT),
Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Science, University Putra Malaysia

Future global prosperity will depend on new or improved processes that are economically and environmentally sustainable. This is the paradigm shift of the early 21st century, driven by the threat of climate change and the increasing scarcity of raw materials. Catalysis has a leading role in many chemistry solutions, as the key enabling science in some cases, and as part of general technology in others. Catalysis are used widely within chemical production, power production, refinery processes, conversion of natural gasses, chiral synthesis, agro chemistry, pharmaceutical processes, polymer and material production and biotechnology. The economic impact of catalysis is perhaps best illustrated by fact that in the industrialized world heterogeneous catalysis is involved in 20-25% of the gross national products. Many of the major problem society is encountering, such as the need to create production in balance with the environment, better use of fuels, more economical energy production and the reduction of CO2 and the other green house gasses, will require solutions where catalysts play an important role. The development of new catalysts and catalytic processes can open up new selective chemical processes which may lead to a considerable reduction of undesired by-products or waste products. The lecture will discuss the development of catalytic conversion for efficient utilization of bioresources for sustainable supply of energy.


Event Schedule
Date: December 20, 2011 (13:00 - 14:30)
Hall: Building 3 ,room 321
Title: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS BY CATALYSIS
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy Science
Name: Kuniyuki Kitagawa
Email: kuni*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Energy system lecture “The latest trend of electric power equipments and systems, and their asset management”

 “The latest trend of electric power equipments and systems, and their asset management”
    Dr. OKABE Shigemitsu (Tokyo Electric Power Company)


Event Schedule
Date: December22, 2011 (10:30~12:00)
Hall: Integrated Building IB081
Title: Energy system lecture
"The latest trend of electric power equipments and systems,
and their asset management"
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy System
Name: Hiroki Kojima
Email: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Energy system lecture "Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Consumption
in Egypt and Interconnection between Neighboring Countries"

“Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Consumption in Egypt and Interconnection between Neighboring Countries”

Prof. M. TH. El-Mohandes (South Valley University, Egypt, Vice President; Nagoya University, Japan, Visiting Professor)


Event Schedule
Date: December 13, 2011 (10:30~12:00)
Hall: Integrated Building IB101
Title: Energy system lecture
"Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Consumption
in Egypt and Interconnection between Neighboring Countries"
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy System
Name: Hiroki Kojima
Email: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)



EcoTopia Science -Power-Techno-Promenade-

Panel Discussion:
“Distributed Power Source and Risk Management in Electric Power System and Apparatus of Next Generation”
Panelist:
M. Hanai (Nagoya Univ.)
K. Yukita (Aichi Institute of Technology)
M. Nagata (CRIEPI)
Y. Suguro (JWEA)
T. Umeno (Toyota Central R&D Labs.)
K. Takagi (Toshiba)
Event Schedule
Date: August 10 , 2011 (13:00-17:00)
Hall: Media audiovisual Hall, AICHI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Title: EcoTopia Science -Power-Techno-Promenade-
Participation Application: To register:
e-mail:h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop * in sending Email.)
until 2011 August 5 (-17:00)



EcoTopia Science Processing of Ceramic Nano-particles for Better microstructure of Thin Film: Pb(Zr0.58 TiO0.42)O3

Professor Jun, Byungsei
Nano Materials Science and engineering Department
Kyungnam university, Changwon, Korea

Many efforts to develop ceramic products for high technology systems have concentrated on obtaining green state microstructures with uniformly packed, equiaxed, narrow size distribution powders and pores of inter-particles.
The ultrasonic spray combustion synthesis method is employed, in this study, to synthesize ultrafine PZT(x=0.52 to 0.55) powders. To initiate exothermic combustion of the droplets, metal nitrates is used as an oxidizer and carbohydrazide is used as fuel source. The flow rate is controlled by use of O2 carrier gas. And also a filter media is used to avoid the coagulation of droplets.
Electrophoretic deposition(EPD) method is employed to get a uniform green microstructure of Pb(Zr0.58 TiO0.42)O3 film highly homogeneous cast with a high mechanical strength and a low surface roughness if a well dispersed suspension is used. Moreover the EPD method is also well known due to the low equipment cost, high deposition rate, and easily controlled layer thickness, allowing for an even, dense, and large deposition layer.
Viscous sintering methods is introduced to avoid a shrink during sintering process. This shrinkage may cause a stress between film and substrate.

Event Schedule
Date: August 10 , 2011 (10:30-12:00)
Hall: School of Engineering, Building 3
Title: Processing of Ceramic Nano-particles for Better microstructure of Thin Film: Pb(Zr0.58 TiO0.42)O3
Participation Application: No need
Poster: (PDF)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion

Testing of RDF Gasification from Old Landfill Dump Site for Electricity Generation in a Downdraft Gasifier

Dr. Somrat KERDSUWAN,

The Waste Incineration Research Center, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Associate Professor Old landfill dumping site still has valuable resources and needed to be reclaimed to re-use the site. One of the outputs of the reclaiming process is Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) which is an energetic fuel and could be used for power generation which helps reduce the global warming effect. Gasification is a prominent technology to work with RDF for power generation by using internal combustion engine – generator. However, it is very crucial to conduct the test of RDF for power generation by using gasification system in order to confirm that the system can be used in the real application, also to get the operating / maintenance information. Therefore, the objective of this research is to test the power generation by RDF gasification. The feasibility study will use the RDF which coming from the old landfill site of Phuket city, Thailand.


POTENTIAL SOURCES OF “WASTE TO ENERGY” IN INDONESIA

Dr. Kardono,

Environmental Technology Center, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Jakarta, Indonesia, Professor Indonesia owns many types of biowastes such as municipal solid waste (MSW), agricultural and agro-industrial wastes. Liquid waste from agro-industry of palm oil mills, for example is often discarded in open disposal ponds that release methane gas. This liquid waste is renewable source of energy that could potentially be transformed into electricity and burnable gas. Therefore it is important to develop effective technologies in converting palm oil mill effluent (POME) into energy resources. For example, an in-ground anaerobic digester technology to capture biogas from the POME plant wastewater discharge is one solution. A utilization of the biogas via co-firing in a co-generation facility could also be employed. The new technology might be applied to further assess and convert the captured biogas to a non-carbon based fuel of hydrogen.


Event Schedule
Date: May 24 , 2011 (13:00-16:00)
Hall: Building 3, Room No.332
Title:  
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy Science
Name: Kuniyuki Kitagawa
Email: kuni*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Please drop * in sending Email.)



[Canceled]The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
”The latest trend of electric power equipments and systems, and their asset management”

             [* Canceled because of the earthquake attacked North-Eastern Area of Japan ]

             Lecturer: S. Okabe
                           Visiting Professor, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University
                            High Voltage & Insulation Group Manager, R&D Center, Tokyo Electric Power Company


Event Schedule
Date: March 24, 2011 (13:30~15:00)
Hall: Integrated Building IB071
Title: ”The latest trend of electric power equipments and systems, and their asset management”
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Energy Science
Name: Hiroki Kojima
Email: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)



The Ecotopia Science Institute Panel Discussion
Power-Techno-Promenade
"Technical Subjects in Electric Power System and Apparatus of Next Generation"

   Panel Discussion: “Technical Subjects in Electric Power System and Apparatus of Next Generation”
   Panelist:      M. Hanai (Nagoya Univ.)
                          T. Matsumura (Naogya Univ.)
                          K. Takagi (Toshiba)
                          S. Fukui (Mitsubishi Electric)
                          Y. Shirasaka (Japan AE Power Systems)
                          T. Okamoto (CRIEPI)


Event Schedule
Date: March 14, 2011 (13:00-17:00)
Hall: Noyori Conference Hall
Title: Power-Techno-Promenade
"Technical Subjects in Electric Power System and Apparatus of Next Generation"
Participation Application: Need: Please inform to Inquery address below until -20:00 March 7
Inquiry: Division: Energy Science
Name: Hiroki Kojima
Email: h-kojima*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)



The Ecotopia Science Institute symposium
Bioremediation: from the characterization of microbes to the design


Recently, the concept of microbial design of multi microbial species has been attracting more attention than utilizing single super bacterium in the microbial technology for environmental conservation. To achieve the microbial design, we are now required to understand the molecular, biochemical and ecological levels of the individual microbial members and to construct the model and the new design of microbial community. In this symposium, young leading four scientists in the field of environmental microbiology are invited to exchange the state-of-art information in this field.

Dr. Katsutoshi Hori (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Development of wastewater treatment technology by controlling mixed microbial populations

Dr. Natsuko Hamamura (Ehime University)
Functional characterization of microbial consortium influencing the behavior of arsenic compounds in environment

Naoko Yoshida (Toyohashi University of Technology)
Reductive dechlorination of chlorinated organic compounds by halo-respiring microorganisms


Dr. Tsuneda Satoshi (Waseda University)
Two-dimention model of microbial growth for design of microbial popularion for the environmental conservation


Event Schedule
Date: January 28, 2011 (13:30-17:00)
Hall: Venture Business Laboratory 3F, Venture Hall
Title: Bioremediation: from the characterization of microbes to the design
Participation Application: No need
Inquiry: Division: Environmental Research
Name: Arata Katayama
Email: a-katayama*@*esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp  (Please drop * in sending Email.)