April 12, 2019

Research projects were updated

Research projects were updated. Find out more here:
February 4, 2019

Started a new position at Tohoku University

Joined Tohoku University as a Researcher at the Chemical Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. Laboratory:
January 9, 2019

Presenting on circular economy at the 14th Meeting of the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment at Kyushu University, Japan (March 7th, 2019)

I’ll attend the 14th Meeting of the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment at Kyushu University, Japan on March 5th-7th, 2019. I’ll present on the 7th the research entitled “Indicators to measure the progress of circular economy considering life-cycle assessment perspectives”. This research explores three major concepts of Circular Economy (CE): the economic, environmental, and social aspects and synthesizing the relationship between them. It aims to (1) review and classify the CE aspects and key concepts in the literature through Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) of the articles published on CE, including the various CE definitions; and (2) classify CE indicators to measure how close or far countries and industries are from the transition to CE. Homepage:
September 13, 2018

Received two peer-review awards by Publons

Received on September 13, 2018, two peer-review awards by publons: (1) “Top Reviewer for Environment/Ecology” and (2) “Top Reviewer for Engineering.” Publons award’s page is available at
September 6, 2018

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) class at Ritsumeikan University

My class on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), entitled “Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Comprehensive Class: Theory, Software, and Data” will start on September 10th  at Ritsumeikan University, College of Science and Engineering, Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, for undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students. It is a comprehensive LCA class that covers (1) the LCA method, the theory, and the approach; (2) The Life Cycle Impact Assessment Methods; (3) the Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data; and (4) practical case studies on LCA software.
June 15, 2018

Started a new position at Ritsumeikan University

I have joined Ritsumeikan University as an Assistant Researcher. I belong to College of Science and Engineering, Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, the Laboratory of Resource Circulation and Recycling Systems and the Sustainable Resource and Waste Management Laboratory. Shiga, Japan. Ritsumeikan University The Laboratory of Resource Circulation and Recycling Systems. The Sustainable Resource and Waste Management Laboratory.
June 1, 2018

Joined Cimbria Consulting, as a Senior Consultant

Joined Cimbria Consulting, U.S., Texas, as a Senior Consultant. Company website:
May 13, 2018

Website resesigned

The website was redesigned featuring a more modern and flat design. The new design focused on readability, navigation, content, and better presentation on mobile devices. Please feel free to send me feedback.
May 10, 2018

Thoughts on Education for Sustainable Development

The concept of sustainability was first introduced to education at an international level by the UNESCO-UNEP International Environmental Education Programme in 1975, jointly administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) (Yarime & Tanaka, 2012). The term “Education for Sustainable Development; ESD” the United Nations first mentioned it in its Agenda 21, which was developed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and is now widely used (McKeown, 2002). In Chapter 36 of the agenda, ESD was described as a key strategy for meaningful, sustainable development in developed and developing nations. The United Nations realized that the strategy was important to help countries shift from the conventional to a sustainable form of education. It was also essential to take into consideration education into the process of sustainable development to tackle the environmental challenges and other development issues such as equity. The goal of ESD was to promote sustainable development and to improve the capacity of people to respond to environment and development challenges. For that to be attained, Agenda 21 articulated four components: (1) improvement of primary education, (2) reorientation of basic education to address sustainable development, (3) development of public awareness, and (4) training of capacities. These components focused on enriching human wealth through improving education, reducing environmental impacts, and improving the economy, while society is the starting point for all. However, since then, the concept of ESD and its implementations have shifted, advanced and changed as new concerns rose up.
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