• Organizing Committee
  • Shinya Nagasaki (U Tokyo) - Chair
  • Tatsuhiro Kamisato (U Tokyo) - Co-chair
  • Joonhong Ahn (UC Berkeley) - Co-chair
  • Satoru Tanaka (U Tokyo)
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Joonhong Ahn

Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

D.Eng., Nuclear Engineering, University of Tokyo, 1989;
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1988

Prof. Ahn's research areas include: (1) mathematical analyses for radionuclide transport through a geological medium and engineered barriers, for performance assessment of geologic repositories for radioactive wastes, (2) bentonite expansion into fractures in a host rock surrounding the engineered barriers, (3) analysis of autocatalytic criticality of buried fissile materials, (4) analysis of mass-flow in partitioning-transmutation (P-T) systems for High-Level Waste, and relationship between the P-T system parameters and geologic repository performance. He applies the repository performance assessment models for optimization of nuclear power systems from the viewpoint of environmental impacts.

He participated in the three-year research project (1992-95) by the Japanese Government on the nuclear energy in Asia/Pacific region. After he came to Berkeley, he organized an international symposium in 1997 by inviting scholars from Asian countries. In 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2004, symposia were held in Honolulu, Taipei, and Beijing, Jakarta, Taejon, and Tokyo, co-sponsored by Tokai University.

Current projects include: Systems analysis of deep-burn high-temperature reactor fuel cycle (US DOE), Systems analysis of fuel cycle with Korean pyro-process concepts (KAERI), Systems analysis of geologic repository and fuel cycle (JAEA), Repository performance assessment (KAERI), Advanced educational program development for nuclear engineering (US NRC), and Global Center of Excellence Program collaboration with University of Tokyo (GoNERI).

Professor Ahn served as a member of the Planning Committee for the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (1992-1995). He served as the Editor for Radioactive Waste Research (1994-1996), a journal of the Division of Radioactive Waste Management, Atomic Energy Society of Japan. He is currently the chair of Book Publishing (BPC) of the American Nuclear Society (since June, 2007). He is on the editorial board for Nuclear Engineering and Technology (published by Korean Nuclear Society) and on the editorial advisory board for Nuclear Technology (published by American Nuclear Society).

He was invited by the Chinese Government to make an 18-hour lecture at East China Geological Institute in December 1997. He was invited to the 101st meeting of Advisory Committee for Nuclear Waste (ACNW) of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a plenary speaker. He was invited to meetings of Atomic Energy Commission and Atomic Safety Commission of Japanese Government in August 2004 and in March 2006, respectively, to give his presentations on geologic disposal of high level radioactive wastes.

He has been participating in the Coordinate Research Project by International Atomic Energy Agency for the topic of Role of Partitioning and Transmutation of High-Level Radioactive Wastes for Minimization of Environmental Impacts from Nuclear Fuel Cycle since 2002. He gave a series of invited lectures at Workshop on Role of Partitioning and Transmutation in the Mitigation of The Potential Environmental Impacts of Nuclear Fuel Cycle, November 20-24, 2006 at The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste, Italy sponsored by UNESCO.

He was conferred the title of "Fellow" from the University of Tokyo in 2007. He was invited as a Visiting Professor in June and July, 2008, by the Graduate School of Frontier Studies, University of Tokyo.
Since 2008, he is a member of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of National Academies of Sciences, the United States.

Sulfikar Amir

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Sulfikar Amir is an assistant professor in the Division of Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

He completed a PhD in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He has taught at Rensselaer and Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia before joining NTU in 2008. His research interests include Sociology of Science and Technology, Technological Politics, Nationalism, Globalization, Development, Southeast Asian Studies, and Sociology of Risk. His current research project examines democracy and nuclear risk in Southeast Asia. He has published numerous articles in peer-review journals such as Technology in Society, Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society, Asian Survey, and East Asian Science, Technology, and Society.

Cathryn Carson

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D., History of Science, Harvard University, 1995
A.M., Physics, Harvard University, 1993
A.B./S.B., History of Science, Physics, and Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1990

Professor Carson is Director, Office for History of Science and Technology at UC Berkeley since 2000. She works on the history of science in contemporary Germany and the U.S., particularly its interface with politics and governance. Her current research deals with the changing scientific bases for nuclear waste management, 1940s to the present. In 2006-07, with support from the Mellon Foundation, she spent a year attending classes in UC Berkeley's nuclear engineering department.

David Cope

Director, Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology, UK

David Cope is a graduate of Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. He is a Senior Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University's international postgraduate college. He has a lifetime's experience of being an independent observer of nuclear power generation in the UK and internationally.

His career began when he was appointed to an innovative 'interdisciplinary' lectureship at Nottingham University, teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate courses ranging from Engineering to Theology, in particular, the first university courses in 'Futures Studies' in the UK. At Nottingham, he developed an interest in energy and environmental economics and, with colleagues, built up a research programme with projects that included the problems of radioactive waste disposal'. A scholarship from the US Embassy in London enabled him to develop his thinking on the provision of scientific and technological analysis to non-specialists, particularly legislatures, through a period of time with the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment in Washington DC. This was followed by a scholarship that enabled him to be based at the Institute for Energy Analysis at Oak Ridge Associated Universities and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA, where he worked on the requirements for a global 'renaissance' of civil nuclear power.

In 1981, David joined the International Energy Agency, the energy 'club' of the industrialised countries, based in Paris, as environmental team leader, providing advice to member governments, private companies and voluntary sector organisations, especially on pollution control from fossil fuels and on nuclear power.

In 1986, he returned to the UK and to Cambridge as the Executive Director of the UK Centre for Economic and Environmental Development, a charitable research institute, where he remained for 11 years. During this time, he was appointed the external, non-industry, member of the official committee requested by the British government to examine the implications of the 1986 Chernobyl incident for the UK. He was also appointed a member of the then national electricity generating board's environmental advisory committee, which involved particular scrutiny of nuclear power issues.

This period of his career also found David increasingly involved in research studies in the USA, Canada and East Asia, with fellowships at the University of Hong Kong and the East-West Center in Hawaii. He also participated in several projects that involved extensive research in Japan. The attractions of that country meant that, in 1997, he readily accepted an invitation to become Professor of Energy and Resource Economics at Doshisha University in Kyoto.

Plans for an extended stay in Japan were however, revised when he was offered his current position as Director of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) at the Houses of Parliament. This is a joint office of both Houses, created in 1989. POST's role is to ensure that individual members and committees of both Houses are sufficiently well informed to enable them to conduct effective scrutiny of government policy and to anticipate the full effects of prospective legislation on any matter which has scientific or technological dimensions.

In this role, David has overseen, and personally conducted, a considerable amount of work on the development of nuclear electricity generation, including new designs of reactors and developments in the field of radioactive waste management. Most recently, he has been providing policy advice to the new UK National Nuclear Centre of Excellence.

In 2010, David was awarded the annual prize of the Japan Society for his work in building relations between Japan and the UK. He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

Takaharu Fukuzaki

Project Professor, GoNERI, UTNEM, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

BS (1971), D. Eng. (1987), Nuclear Engineering, University of Tokyo

Prof. Fukuzaki has been a member of GoNERI since Jul., 2007.

He was a researcher (Jul., 1971 - Aug., 1995) and an engineer (Sep., 1995 - Nov., 2007) of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan, where he engaged in R&D of I&C (instrumentation and control) systems for nuclear power plants.

Kenkichi Hirose

Professor, Tokai University Institute of Global Education and Research, Japan

1972 graduated Kyushu University( Nuclear Engineering Course, Department of Engineering)
1974 graduated Graduate School of Kyushu University (Master course)
1988 graduated Graduate School of Kyoto University (Doctor Course)
1988 PhD.(Energy Science, Kyoto University)

1974 entered into Science and Technology Agency
1998 Director, Nuclear Safety Division ,Science and Technology Agency
2003 Secretariat- General, Nuclear Safety Commission
2005 Director General, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency ,Ministry of Economy and Industry
2010 Professor, International Education Center , Tokai University

Hideyuki Horii

Preofessor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Ph.D. Northwestern University, 1983, Civil Engineering.
M.E. Northwestern University, 1981, Civil Engineering.
B.E. The University of Tokyo, 1980, Civil Engineering.

Research fields
Social aspect of radioactive waste management
Design and innovation
International development project

Mitsuaki Hosono

Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Japan

MBA, University of Tsukuba, 2003
MSc, in Environmental Technology, Imperial College, University of London, 1999
Postgraduate Diploma, in Development Studies/Economics, Institute of Developing Economies Advanced School (IDEAS), 1998
MSc, in Agricultural Science and Technology, Nagoya University, 1993
BSc, in Food Science and Technology, Nagoya University, 1991

Mr. Hosono is a senior research fellow of National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP). Before joining NISTEP, he spent 6 years as an associate professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology and 4 years as a research fellow in Research Institute for Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX) to manage research projects and conduct research on research.

In addition, he has experiences of working for private companies, a public foundation, and an environmental NGO.

His main research interest is on dynamics of research collaboration, especially in knowledge flow/spillover/transfer, between different sectors and/or different disciplines. He is also interested in technology assessment and public involvement in the making process of innovation policy.

Jacques E. C. Hymans

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Jacques E. C. Hymans is Assistant Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California, in LosAngeles. Hymans' research focuses on nuclear weapons proliferation and on collective identity.. His book /The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation: Identity, Emotions, and Foreign Policy/ (CambridgeUniversity Press, 2006) received the 2007 Edgar S. Furniss Award for the Best First Book in International Security Studies and the Alexander L. George Award for the Best Book in Political Psychology. In 2008-9 Hymans was a SSRC-Japan Foundation Abe Fellow in residence at Keio University, He received his A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard College in 1994 and his Ph.D. from the Harvard University Department of Government in 2001.

Noriko Ishiyama

Associate Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University, Japan

Ph.D., Geography, Rutgers University, 2002

MA, American Studies, Japan Women’s University, 1997

BA, American Studies, Japan Women’s University, 1995

Research interests: environmental justice, political ecology, human geography, critical race theory

Mikael Jensen

Swedish Radiation Protection Authority

PhD, Cosmic Rays - particle track formation, University of Lund

1977 SSI Dosimetry (High LET)
1980 SSI Emergency Preparedness (Post-TMI and Chernobyl)
1990 - SSI Waste Management

Kohta Juraku

Project Assistant Professor, GoNERI, UTNEM, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

PhD Candidate, Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, 2008
Master of Arts and Science, Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, 2005

The research field of Mr. Juraku is sociology of energy technologies, especially centering around the social decision-making process on the introduction of energy technologies. He has analyzed the siting process of energy facilities, such as nuclear power plant and wind power facilities, in local area by sociological case studies. One of his case analyses on nuclear plant siting was published in the 1st issue of EASTS (East Asian STS) journal. After he joined the GoNERI program, the interdisciplinary and international project which includes social studies of nuclear technologies, he has also worked for the development of education program for technical people on the social aspects of science and technology. He is now preparing his dissertation which includes a comparative sociological analysis of the formatted structures of institutional processes and the local cases of social decision-making processes for the siting of energy facilities.

Tatsuhiro Kamisato

Project Associate Professor, GoNERI, UTNEM, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

PhD candidate, the University of Tokyo, 2002
MA, in History of Science, the University of Tokyo,1998
BE, in Chemical Engineering, the University of Tokyo, 1992.

Basically, his major is history of science mainly food issues in early modern and modern Japan. On 2005, he published a book titled as "Food Risk / BSE and modernity" (in Japanese), which includes a study of cause of the BSE panic in the UK and Japan, from the viewpoint of history of science. Also he is interested in risk theory and S&T policy, so he has participated in some interdisciplinary projects funded by the government. On the other hand, he has lectured at some universities (Tokyo Inst. of Tech., Waseda Univ. and so on) on environmental ethics, S&T studies, and introduction of science communication.

He has a BE in computer simulation of molecular biology, which is recently called "bioinformatics". And he had less than 2 years of experience in the Japanese Government, former S&T Agency (Kagaku Gijutsu Cho). In addition, from 2006 to 2008, he has been an editorial partner of a newspaper, the Asahi Shimbun, in charge of science, technology, medicine, and environmental issues.

In the GoNERI project, mainly he is making comparative studies qualitatively on risks concerning various S&Ts, including nuclear technology.

Shunsaku Komatsuzaki

Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo

M.A. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2005, Political Science.
B.E. The University of Tokyo, 2003, Civil Engineering.

Research fields
Policy analysis/evaluation of healthcare policy
Case study of dispute regarding radioactive waste management
Case writing method

Hiroshi Kuniyoshi

Director-General, Economic Policy Departement, Kanasi Bureau, METI (the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), Japan

Ph.D., Energy Science, Kyoto University, 1999
M.Phil., International Relations, the University of Cambridge, 1991
B.Eng., Electrical Enginnering, the University of Tokyo, 1984
Dr.Kuniyoshi's research fields are 'energy policy' and 'science and technology policy'.

His professional carreir covers various technology-related policy fields. Before he assumed the current position, he was professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (2006-2009), Director of Acccident Management and Radiological Protection Division of Nuclear Safety Commission (2004-2006), Senior Adviser to the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (2000-2004), Director for Nuclear Technology of the Agency of Natrual Resources and Energy (1998-2000).

Kem Lowry

Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Kem Lowry is a professor, former chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and former Director of the Program on Conflict Resolution, University of Hawai`i. He has been a visiting scholar at Sophia University, Tokyo; visiting faculty at the Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina; and a Pew Fellow at the Marine Policy Program, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He has published articles on planning and environmental management, conflict resolution and evaluation in journals including American Planning Association Journal, Urban Law Annual, Publius, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Policy Studies Review, Ocean Yearbook, Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management, Journal of Planning Theory, Journal of Planning Education and Research and Coastal Management Journal.

He has served as a consultant to several state agencies and non-profit organizations in Hawai`i, the United Nations Development Program, UNICEF-China, the Agency for International Development, the Office of Technology Assessment, the Packard Foundation, the Asia Foundation and the Partnership for the Management of the Seas of Asia. He is a mediator and a member of the board of the Center of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He was awarded the Robert Clopton award and the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching award for outstanding community service at the University of Hawaii. From 1966-69 he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later staff member in Malaysia.

Shinya Nagasaki

Professor, Nuclear Professional School and Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, the University of Tokyo

BS (1986), MS (1988), D.Eng. (1993), Nuclear Engineering, the University of Tokyo

Professor Nagasaki's research fields are nuclear security, nuclear fuel cycle and waste management. He addresses these topics by development and improvement of risk assessment model using probabilistic and stochastic mathematics, design and proposal of advanced safety index for risks containing uncertainties, and assessment and management of nuclear security.

Takumi Saito

Project Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Dr. Eng. (2005), MS (2002), BS (2000), Department of Quantum Engineering and Systems Science, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Takumi Saito is an assistant professor of Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo since 2006. He also studied in the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, for one year during his Ph.D. course. His research interest is geochemistry, physical chemistry and colloid science, focusing on the environmental behaviors of radionuclides and heavy metals.

Kazuhisa Takemura

Professor, Department of Psychology, & Director, Center for Decision Research, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Kazuhisa Takemura is Professor of Social Psychology , Department of Psychology, Waseda University, since 2002, and Director, Center for Decision Research, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, since 2007 . He received PhD in System Science at Tokyo Institute of Technology,1994. He was working at Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba, Japan as Associate Professor, 1995- 2002. He was Fulbright Senior Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. 1999-2000. He taught behavioral decision theory at the Legal training and Research Institute, The Ministry of Justice, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of technology, University of Tsukuba, Nagoya University, Kobe University, Kansai University, St. Petersburg State University, and Stockholm University. His research interests include risk perception, human judgment and decision making in social situations. His current research project examines micro-process of human decision making using eye-gaze recorders and psycho- physiological equipments. He serves as the Board of The Behaviormetric Society of Japan, The Japanese Society of Social Psychology, and The Japanese Association of Consumer Studies, and serves as the Editor of The Behaviormetric Society of Japan.

Naoyuki Takaki

Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Tokai University, Japan

Satoru Tanaka

Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, the University of Tokyo

BS (1972), MS (1974), D.Eng.(1977), Nuclear Engineering, University of Tokyo

Professor Tanaka's research fields are nuclear fuel cycle, waste management, fusion engineering and nuclear fuel cycle and society. He is also interested in nuclear engineering geopolitics. He is a sub-leader of Global COE Program "Nuclear Energy and Research Initiative".

Akifumi Ueda

Chief, Citizen Science Initiative Japan

MSc, in biology ,Tokyo University of Science ,1987

visiting fellow of the Institute for Policy Sciences(IPS) ,1997-2002
visiting fellow of Universal Design Institute,2002
board member of Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies,2003-2008
lecturer of Science-Technology Interpreter Training Program of Tokyo University,2005-2007

He organized a citizens' group called 'Citizen Science Initiative Japan' (CSIJ) in 1992 and has been a chief of CSIJ to the present. Through its activities he has been working on some social issues related to science and technology. Citizen science is the action to produce opportunities for citizens to take practical initiatives in various phases of activities on science and technology. Its overall aim is to control the development of science and technology appropriately in order to achieve sustainable and fair society. CSIJ has now 7 research sections:Environmental EMF(electromagnetic field),Nanotechnology & Society, Comprehensive Food Science, Tools for Science Communication, Exposure to Low Level Radiation, Life Manipulation & Enhancement, Housing Conditions