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Lecturers' Profile

- Germany -

Dr. Peter Radgen

Project Manager, Department Energy Technology and Energy Policy, Fraunhofer, Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany

Educational Background

  • 1996
    Doctorate degree in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) at the University of Duisburg Thesis: Energy Systems Analysis of a Fertilizer Complex
  • 1983-1990
    Studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and the Institut National des Sciences Appliqu's Lyon, France. Specialization in steam and gas turbines and nonconventional energy technologies. Degree: MSc. (Dipl.-Ing.)

Professional Background

  • July/August 1998
    Visiting research fellow at the Center of Energy and Environmental Studies, Princeton University, USA. Research in the field of capture and sequestration of CO2 and fertilizer production from coal and coalbed methane in China.
  • Since 1995
    Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (FhG/ISI), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1990-1995
    Research fellow and teaching assistant at the University of Duisburg, Department of Thermodynamics.
    Studies in the optimization of energy systems and production plants in the area of chemicals, steel, aluminium, building materials and food.
    Realizing multiple pinch and exergie studies of process plants

- Japan -

Dr. Atushi Tsutsumi

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan


  • Ph.D. Chemical Energy Eng. The University of Tokyo, March 20, 1986
  • M.S. Chemical Energy Eng. The University of Tokyo, March 29, 1982
  • B.S. Reaction Chemistry The University of Tokyo, March 28, 1980

Past Main Career

  • March 16, 1994 Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
  • Nov. 1, 1990 Lecturer, The University of Tokyo
  • May 1, 1989-Oct. 31, 1990 Post-Doctoral Fellow at The Ohio Sate University, USA
  • April 1, 1986 Research Associate, The University of Tokyo

Scientific Societies

  • Society of Chemical Engineers of Japan
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • The Society of Powder Technology, Japan
  • The Society of Rheology, Japan
  • The Japan Institute of Energy
  • Japan society of Energy and Resources

Fields of Research

  • Suspension Rheology -----------------------------Hydrogen Energy
  • Thermoelectric --------------------------------------Fuel Cell
  • Removal of Nox and Particulate -------------Coating, Granulation
  • Chemical Heat Pump ----------------------------Combined Cycle
  • Multi-phase Reaction Engineering
  • Fluidized Bed, Bubble Column, Three-phase Reactors
  • Coal Conversion Technology (Liquefaction, Gasification, Slurry)

Current Activities

  • 1) Design and Development of Energy- and Material-Saving Processes
    Methodology of Reactor Design and Scale-Up Based on Chaotic Hydrodynamics
    Virtual Reaction System By Using Artificial Neural Networks
  • 2) Innovative Utilization of Thermal and Chemical Energy
    Hydrogen Production by a Thermochemical Water Decomposition Cycle
    Waste Heat Recovery by Using a Thermoelectric Power Generation
    Coal Steam Reforming Gasification
    Natural Gas Reforming Combustion
    Multi-Path Fuel Cell Systems for Cogeneration and Energy Storage
  • 3) Fine Particle Processing
    Coating and Granulation of Fine Particles Using Supercritical Fluid Technology
    Fine Particle Fluidization by a Centrifugal Fluidized Bed

Dr. Atsushi Inaba

Chief, Energy Analysis Division, National Institute for Resources and Environment, Japan

Educational Background

  • 1981 Dr. Tokyo University, Tokyo -Chemical Engineering
  • 1978 M. S. Tokyo University, Tokyo -Chemical Engineering
  • 1976 B. S. Tokyo University, Tokyo -Chemical Engineering

Professional Background

  • 1981.4.- present National Institute for Resources and Environment
  • 1984.5- 1986.3 Guest Researcher
    National Bureau of Standards, Dept. of Commerce, MD
  • 1990. 12-1992.3 Science Researcher
    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna, Austria

Mrs. Yukie Kawaguch

Manager,International Cooperation Department, Japan International Energy & Environment Cooperation Center, The Energy Conservation Center, Japan

Educational record

  • 1981 Sorbonne University
  • 1977 Hosei University, Political Science

Employment record

  • May 1989
    Chairperson, Energy Resources Working Group, Eco-Partnership Tokyo Conference, UN-Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • March 1989
    Lecturer, Energy Efficiency Industrial Technology Seminar in South Africa, Ministry of Mine & Energy, Japan External Trade Organization
  • February 1998
    Team Leader, Energy Conservation Technical Manual Project (China, Viet Nam), UNIDO
  • 1989-1997
    Survey & Research:
    Energy Audit in Cement Factory in Korea
    Energy Conservation Master Plan (Iron & Steel) in China
    Energy Conservation Master Plan (Policy) in Poland
    Dalien Energy & Environment International Symposium
    Beijing Energy Conservation Seminar
    Viet Nam Energy Efficiency Electrical Appliances
  • 1989
    Energy Conservation Center, Japan
    International Cooperation Dept.
  • 1981-1989
    Japan Oil Sheal Engineering Co. Ltd.

- USA -

Dr. Robert K. Dixon

Director, U.S. Country Studies Program, USA

Dr. Robert K. Dixon is Director, International Initiatives, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC. He currently directs two Presidential Interagency Initiatives in support of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC): U.S. Support for Country Studies to Address Climate Change (CSP) and the U.S. Initiative on Joint Implementation (IJI). U.S. CSP provides technical and financial support to help developing and transition countries prepare national assessments and action plans that address global climate change. U.S. IJI supports activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through international partnerships.
Dixon earned a BS, MS and PhD Biochemistry (1982) from University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Energy he was a Senior Scientist with U.S. EPA. Dixon was formerly a Research Associate with the Allied Corporation, and, Professor with University of Minnesota and Auburn University. He was formerly a Visiting Professor at Oxford University, Humboldt University, Kasetsart University, Moscow State University, and Oregon State University.
Prior to joining U.S. EPA and U.S. DoE, Dixon directed environmental and energy projects for, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture OICD, and other international organizations. He was awarded a Smithsonian Fellowship in 1985 to evaluate natural resource and renewable energy development projects in India, Pakistan and Nepal. In 1986, Dixon served as Chief-of-Party of regional U.S. AID development project, based in Bangkok, Thailand. Dixon serves as an advisor to the International Foundation for Science and a consultant to the Soros Foundation, CARE and other organizations. He has designed, implemented or evaluated natural resource, environment and energy development and technical assistance projects in over 80 nations worldwide.

During his early tenure with U.S. EPA, Dixon served as Leader, Global Mitigation and Adaptation Program, Office of Research and Development. In 1992, he became a Senior Scientist with EPA's Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation. Dixon was awarded EPA's Bronze Medal for his science and policy contributions in 1993. He is a frequent contributor, author and consultant to IPCC Working Groups, OECD and IGBP, GEF and INC on global environmental issues. Dixon served on U.S. Delegations to the U.N. FCCC First, Second and Third Conference to the Parties. As a member of U.S. Senior Executive Service he has received commendations from the Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Vice-President for his contributions to global energy and environmental security.

Dr. Joseph M. Roop

Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Roop has been working in the area of energy efficiency at the Laboratory since 1981. He served for 17 months in the Policy Office of the U. S. Department of Energy beginning in September, 1988. He then served for two years at the International Energy Agency in Paris, where he co-authored the 1991 publication, Energy Efficiency and the Environment. While at the IEA, he also organized the first European Demand Side Management Conference held in Denmark and organized the IEA proceedings of that conference.