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Takuma Watari, PhD

Contact: watari.takuma(at)nies.go.jp

Biography

Takuma is a tenure-track researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan, and a JSPS Overseas Research Fellow at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Previously, he worked at the University of Cambridge, UK, and the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

His research focuses on sustainable materials and energy systems, with particular emphasis on industrial decarbonisation and the responsible supply of critical materials. He approaches these topics by integrating traditional engineering principles with systems analysis, such as material flow analysis, energy system modelling and life cycle assessment.

He received his PhD from the University of Tokyo in 2021, where he won the Dean’s Award and was the first student in the department to complete the PhD program within a two-year timeframe.

Research Areas

Industrial Ecology, Energy System, Resource Efficiency

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