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Driving decarbonization, the theory and practice of energy design
Driving decarbonization, the theory and practice of energy design

(C) 2020 Ikegami Hayato

What does it mean to be carbon neutral?

A comfortable, well-insulated home, an emission-free car, and a drastic reduction in utility bills.
When we go carbon neutral, many things improve and our lives become richer. We will move from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and climate change will gently converge.
So, after all, carbon neutrality is good for you and good for the planet.

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(C) 2020 Ikegami Hayato

Toshihiko Nakata

Researcher, educator, social entrepreneur
Emphasis on collaboration across business, government, education, and community
Specializes in data driven designing for a zero-carbon society.

【Selected awards】
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers - JSME Medal for Distinguished Engineers, the Japan Institute of Energy - Academic Award and Best Paper Awards, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan - Technical Division Contribution Award, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (IGTI) Paper Award, etc.


  • Heat Transfer (Tohoku University, Dept. Mechanical Engineering)
  • Carbon Neutral Fundamentals (Tohoku University, Dept. Management Science & Technology)
  • Carbon Neutral Applications (Tohoku University, Dept. Management Science & Technology)
  • Seminars in Social System Design (Tohoku University, Dept. Management Science & Technology)
  • Introduction to Management Science and Technology (Tohoku University, Dept. Management Science & Technology)
  • Regional Future Studies (Tohoku Institute of Technology)
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering (Nihon University)
  • Creating a sustainable energy society (The Open University of Japan)

Selected affliation

  • 2023- Miyako City Decarbonized Community Development Council
  • 2021- Zero Carbon Vision Expert Meeting, chairman, Okuma Town
  • 2016- Member of energy statistics committee, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • 2016- Director, Centre for Environmental Creation, Fukushima
  • 2015- Chair, Environmental Council, Fukushima city
  • 2013-2021 Reconstruction Agency, Member of the Reconstruction Promotion Committee


  • 1993 Dr. Eng. Tohoku University
  • 1983-1985 M. Eng. at Tohoku University
  • 1979-1983 B. Eng. At Tohoku University

Professional career

  • 2006- Tohoku University, Professor
  • 1993-2006 Tohoku University, Associate Professor
  • 1997-1998 Fulbright Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA.
  • 1985-1993 Central research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Researcher


Developing countries

Gas turbine combustor

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