Division of Sustainability of Resources

Division of Sustainability of Resources

Industrialization has brought about an unprecedented improvement in the standard of living for humanity, but it has also caused serious environmental problems such as global warming, the destruction of the ozone layer, acid rain, the emission of dioxins and other endocrine disruptors, and soil contamination in industrialized sites. Moreover, mass consumerism is causing the depletion of material and energy resources, and the production of a vast amount of wastes.

The construction of a sustainable society with minimal negative impact on the environment is the focus of this division. Topics such as the promotion of material and energy recycling; waste management; the development of material and energy efficient technologies; and the development of alternate ggreen technologiesh will be covered.

  • Department of Sustainable Society Studies

  • Optimization of waste material recycling and further material cycle is necessary for the development of a sustainable society. It is essential to develop both new recycling technologies and recycled product use and the tools for evaluating the safety of such products.
    The education and research subjects in this department are the construction of low carbon society, recycling technology development, nature symbiosis based on the approach from mainly soft aspects for society, planning, policy and also treatment technology.

  • Department of Material and Energy Science

  • New scientific technologies have a vital role to play in solving environmental problems like global warming, ozone layer depletion, acid rain, and pollution by volatile organic compounds and hazardous metals. The development of new chemical technologies is indispensable for the development.