Environmental and Renewable Energy Systems Division
The education and research fields under this division are the development of clean and renewable energy, recyclable energy, new uses of existing energy sources, and unused energy resources and construction of dispersed energy supply systems with innovative technology applied to conventional energy systems. Such fields contribute to the realization of sustainable and eco-friendly developments for the future.
This course involves study and research related to the construction of new independent and distributed energy systems including: stable energy supplies that utilize a variety of both traditional intensive energy-use technologies, and cuttingedge, sustainable energy-use technologies that lessen our impact on the environment; the development of highly efficient energy transmission and storage systems; integrated environmental and energy technologies that make use of cuttingedge information technology; and the establishment of natural energy systems evaluation and utilization techniques.
[Renewable Energy Systems]
This course involves the construction of a highly efficient usage system that is linked to energy sources via multiple pathways and reduces the energy losses incurred during mutual exchange between the three main forms of energy: electrical, chemical, and thermal. Furthermore, this course includes study and research related to energy exchange technology development with the goal of improving comprehensive energy usage efficiency involving solar energy, optical energy conversion chemistry, and thermal energy.
[Fundamental Sciences for Environment]
This course involves study and research related to fundamental physics at the base of environmental and energy sciences.
[New Functional Materials for Renewable Energy]
This course involves study and research related to the development of functional materials and the introduction of new functional materials through high-level structural control, from the standpoint of effective energy usage and energy development.