2021 Advanced Science and Technology in Energy and Environment

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Energy Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Okuno Yoshihiro  Ichikawa Nagayoshi  Kaneda Takeshi  Kuse Rie  Sakuwa Toru  Sato Iku  Tanigawa Kiyoshi  Tezuka Hiroyuki  Tomita Hitoshi  Nakayama Sumie  Hashizume Yoshihiro  Haraikawa Hiroki  Masada Junichiro  Yoshimura Yoshitake 
Course component(s)
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed7-8()  
Group
-
Course number
ENR.B430
Credits
2
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2021/3/19
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course is one of the electives provided in the lecture group of interdisciplinary principles of energy in the Energy Course, and opened as a course contributed by Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs (Keizai Koho Center). Timely topics of “Advanced Science and Technology in Energy and Environment” are lectured by distinguished leaders in industry and experts in research and development department of the company. In the course, the communication with lecturers is valued in relatively long discussion time, and the understanding and awareness of students should be deepened.
The aim of this course is to bring up a person with a global scope with providing advanced information of energy and environment and to create a vision for the future with combining academic and industrial insights. For high-potential students with ambition, professional expertise acquired in this course should be fruitful in the future.

Student learning outcomes

Since timely topic of “Advanced Science and Technology in Energy and Environment” is provided in every course, students should understand the current status and problems to overcome and increase their awareness of the topic. The students are requested to summarize the contents of the lecture and their own opinion on the “Lecture note” in every course, and to verify and assess their progress by themselves.

Keywords

energy science and technology, environment science and technology, efficient use of resources, low carbon society, company's approach and socioeconomy

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The lecture content including lecturer will be reviewed every year, and changed as needed.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance (Okuno, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Sakuwa, Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) Raise awareness of the issue in energy and environment technology as a future expert.
Class 2 Oil resources and energy environment policy (Hashidume, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan) Explain current status and raise awareness of the issue in oil resources and energy environment policy.
Class 3 Energy and climate change (Nakayama, J-Power) Explain current status and problems in energy and climate change.
Class 4 Energy and environment advanced technology in automobile industry (Kuse, Toyota Motor Corporation) Explain current status and new development challenges in automobile technology.
Class 5 Current status and future perspective of gas turbine power generation (Masada, Mitsubishi Power, Ltd.) Explain current status and new development challenges in gas turbine technology.
Class 6 Energy and environment advanced technology in steel industry (Tezuka, JFE Steel Corporation) Explain current status and new development challenges in steel technology.
Class 7 Current status and future perspective of wind turbine power generation (Sato, Toda Corporation) Explain current status and new development challenges in wind turbine technology.
Class 8 Current status and future perspective of plastic waste management (Tsuchimoto, Plastic Waste Management Institute) Explain current status and problems in plastic waste management.
Class 9 Current status and future perspective of carbon capture and storage technology (Kumagai, JGC Holdings Corporation) Explain current status and new development challenges in carbon capture and storage technology.
Class 10 Energy and environment advanced technology in airline industry (Haraikawa, JAL Engineering Corporation) Explain current status and new development challenges in airline technology.
Class 11 Energy and environment advanced technology in nuclear power generation (Ichikawa, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation) Explain current status and new development challenges in nuclear power generation technology.
Class 12 Current status and future perspective of biomass energy (Yoshimura, Kajima Corporation) Explain current status and new development challenges in biomass energy.
Class 13 Future perspective of energy system (Kaneda, Universal Energy Research Institute, Inc.) Explain current status and new development challenges in future energy system.
Class 14 Summary (Okuno, Tokyo Institute of Technology) Student’s assessment for their own progress and achievements throughout the course.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials can be found on T2SCHOLA ( or OCW-i ) in advance. Please print out the file or download it on your computer.

Assessment criteria and methods

“Lecture note” where the student is requested to describe lecture contents, discussion and/or exercise for showing his/her comprehension in every lecture will be assessed.

Related courses

  • ENR.A401 : Interdisciplinary scientific principles of energy 1
  • ENR.A402 : Interdisciplinary scientific principles of energy 2
  • ENR.A403 : Interdisciplinary principles of energy devices 1
  • ENR.A404 : Interdisciplinary principles of energy devices 2
  • ENR.A405 : Interdisciplinary Energy Materials Science 1

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

OKUNO okuno.y.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

OKUNO: Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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