Staff of the Center for Aviation Innovation Research

Project Members and the Steering committee

Project Members

  • Professor Shinji SUZUKI (School of Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics) - Director
  • Project Associate Professor Akinari Iizuka
  • Prof. I. SAKATA (School of Engineering, Technology Management for Innovation) - Affiliated Professor
  • Prof. T. HASE (Graduate School of Public Policy) - Affiliated Professor
  • Project Assistant Professor Hiroko NAKAMURA
  • Staff Kaori TAKEUCHI
  • Staff Tsuneharu UEMURA

Steering committee

  • Prof. T. HASE (Graduate School of Public Policy)
  • Prof. I. SAKATA (School of Engineering, Technology Management for Innovation )
  • Prof. N. TAKEDA (Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)
  • Prof. J. SHINTAKU (Economics)

Project members profiles

Name
Shinji SUZUKI
Role
Professor (Aeronautics)
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Shinji Suzuki is a Professor at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Head of the Center for Aviation Innovation Research at the University of Tokyo He received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1986, after his research career at Toyota's Central R&D Labs, Inc., in Japan. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the same university. His main research interests are in the design and control aspects of air safety and unmanned aerial vehicles. Shinji Suzuki is currently Vice- President of JSASS, the Board Director of JSME, and an Executive Committee Member of ICAS.
Name
Hiroshi Shibutake
Role
Project Associate Professor
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Hiroshi Shibutake is a Project Associate Professor at the Center for Aviation Innovation Research, The University of Tokyo. Before taking up his post at the University in August 2015, he worked in the Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), including as the Coordinator for the development of 4th R/W and international area of Tokyo Int’l Airport, in addition to enhancement of general aviation. Besides his work above, he also worked as the Director of Tourism Department in some regions in Japan, as well as the director for safety management, and crisis control on transportation in the MLIT. His main interests include air transport policy, airline business models and regional development.
Name
Ichiro SAKATA
Role
Professor
Comments
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Ichiro Sakata is a professor at School of Engineering, Department of Technology Management for Innovation and also a joint appointment as professor at Todai Policy Alternatives Research Institute, the University of Tokyo. He is also a visiting professor, Kyusyu University and consulting fellow, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry. He is a member of OECD’s Expert Advisory Group (EAG) to the Innovation Strategy, head of the Meta Engineering Research Group. His research interests include technology management, technology roadmap and innovation network, focusing on rapidly growing knowledge sectors such as healthcare and renewable energy. He has published more than 70 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. He received his master's degree from Brandeis University in 1997 and Ph.D from the University of Tokyo in 2003. He has a 20 years’ working experience as a senior policy analyst and director at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
Name
Tomoharu Hase
Role
Project Professor
Comments
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Name
Hiroko NAKAMURA
Role
Project Assistant Professor
Comments
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Hiroko Nakamura is a Project Assistant Professor at the Centre for Aviation Innovation Research at the University of Tokyo. She previously worked for Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., as a product planner, making the efforts of engineers attractive to the market. She received her P.h.D degree in Management of Technology and her M.S. degree in Environmental and Ocean Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2013 and in 2006 and a Special Master’s degree in Industrial System Engineering from the Ecole Centrale Paris in 2004. She also received her B.S. degree from the University of Tokyo in 2003. Her research interests include transition management of innovation such as alternative jet fuels and open rotor.
Name
Tsuneharu UEMURA
Role
Staff
Comments
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Tsuneharu UEMURA was airline captain. He flew with B744, B747, DC10, DC8, E170.