Hirao-Sugiyama Laboratory

Accepted Papers

Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masaki Shiokaramatsu, Masahiro Kino-oka
"A distribution-based approach for determining lot sizes in the filling of human-induced pluripotent stem cells"
Regenerative Therapy, accepted
DOI: 10.1016/j.reth.2019.04.012

Naoki Yokokawa, Emi Kikuchi-Uehara, Eri Amasawa, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masahiko Hirao
"Environmental analysis of packaging-derived changes in food production and consumer behavior"
Journal of Industrial Ecology, accepted
DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12918

Anicia Zeberli, Gioele Casola, Sara Badr, Christian Siegmund, Markus Mattern, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Approach for multicriteria equipment redesign in sterile manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals"
Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, accepted
DOI: 10.1007/s12247-018-9355-8

2019

Gioele Casola, Christian Siegmund, Markus Mattern, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Data mining algorithm for pre-processing biopharmaceutical drug product manufacturing records"
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 124, 253–269 (2019)
DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2018.12.001

Haruku Shirahata, Sara Badr, Shant Dakessian, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Alternative generation and multiobjective evaluation using a design framework: case study on sterile filling processes of biopharmaceuticals"
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 123, 286–299 (2019) [invited article]
DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2018.12.019

Kensaku Matsunami, Takuya Nagato, Koji Hasegawa, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"A large-scale experimental comparison of batch and continuous technologies in pharmaceutical tablet manufacturing using ethenzamide"
International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 559, 210–219 (2019) [open access]
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.01.028

Haruku Shirahata, Masahiko Hirao, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Multiobjective decision-support tools for the choice between single-use and multi-use technologies in sterile filling of biopharmaceuticals"
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 122, 114–128 (2019) [invited article]
DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2018.06.001

Hirokazu Sugiyama, Yusuke Morikawa, Mai Matsuura, Menghe Xu
"Relevance of regulatory constraints in designing pharmaceutical manufacturing processes: A case study on waste solvent recovery"
Sustainable Production and Consumption, 17, 136–147 (2019)
DOI: 10.1016/j.spc.2018.09.003

2018

Makiko Kohno, Masahiko Hirao
"Towards a Holistic Legal Framework for Chemical Management Based on Life-cycle Thinking - Picking Best Practices to Provide Guidance for the Asian Countries - "
Japanese Journal of Risk Analysis, 28(2), 107–122 (2018)
DOI: 10.11447/sraj.28.107

Dami Moon, Nana Ishikawa, Jun Nakatani, Masahiko Hirao
"Proposal on the provision of environmental information focusing on the flow of information collection and the buying decision process —Targeting home appliances consumers—"
Environmental Science, Japan, 31(5), 217–226 (2018)
DOI: 10.11353/sesj.31.217

Eri Amasawa, Tomohiko Ihara, Keisuke Hanaki
"Role of e-reader adoption in life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of book reading activities"
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 23(9), 1874–1887 (2018)
DOI: 10.1007/s11367-017-1417-5

Kensaku Matsunami, Takuya Miyano, Hiroaki Arai, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Masahiko Hirao, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Decision support method for the choice between batch and continuous technologies in solid drug product manufacturing"
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57(30), 9798–9809 (2018) [open access, invited article]
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b05230

Eri Amasawa, Yurie Suzuki, Dami Moon, Jun Nakatani, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masahiko Hirao
"Designing interventions for behavioral shifts toward product sharing: The case of laundry activities in Japan"
Sustainability, 10(8), 2687 (2018) [open access]
DOI: 10.3390/su10082687

Keisho Yabuta, Haruka Futamura, Koji Kawasaki, Masahiko Hirao, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Design-oriented regression models for H2O2 decontamination processes in sterile drug product manufacturing considering rapidity and sterility"
International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 548, 466–473 (2018)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.06.055

Gioele Casola, Christian Siegmund, Markus Mattern, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Uncertainty-conscious methodology for process performance assessment in biopharmaceutical drug product manufacturing"
AIChE Journal, 64(4), 1272–1284 (2018)
DOI: 10.1002/aic.16020

Naoki Yokokawa, Emi Kikuchi-Uehara, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masahiko Hirao
"Framework for analyzing the effects of packaging on food loss reduction by considering consumer behavior"
Journal of Cleaner Production, 174, 26–34 (2018)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.242

2017

Thuy T. H. Nguyen, Shogo Teratani, Ryuzo Tanaka, Akira Endo, Masahiko Hirao
"A framework for developing a structure-based lumping kinetic model for the design and simulation of refinery reactors"
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 106, 385–395 (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2017.06.025

Emi Kikuchi-Uehara, Satoshi Hatanaka, Jun Nakatani, Yasunori Kikuchi, Yukiko Takaoka, Masahiko Hirao
"Development of environmental information provision approaches for enhancing consumers' life cycle thinking skills: Based on scenario analysis between disposable and reusable shopping bags"
Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan, 13(4), 332–348 (2017)
DOI: 10.3370/lca.13.332

Yasunori Kikuchi, Yuko Oshita, Kazuya Mayumi, Masahiko Hirao
"Greenhouse gas emissions and socioeconomic effects of biomass-derived products based on structural path and life cycle analyses: A case study of polyethylene and polypropylene in Japan"
Journal of Cleaner Production, 167, 289–305 (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.179

Keisho Yabuta, Masahiko Hirao, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Process model for enhancing yield in sterile drug product manufacturing"
Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, 12(3), 194–205 (2017)
DOI: 10.1007/s12247-017-9278-9

Michael Tsang, Emi Kikuchi-Uehara, Guido Sonnemann, Cyril Aymonier, Masahiko Hirao
"Evaluating nanotechnologies' opportunities and risks through integration of life-cycle and risk assessment"
Nature Nanotechnology, 12, 734–739 (2017)
DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2017.132

Eri Amasawa and Tomohiko Ihara
"The right place to grow for the Japanese market: comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of rice cultivation in Japan and the United States"
International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 15(4), 406–417 (2017)
DOI: 10.1080/14735903.2017.1334182

Thuy T. H. Nguyen, Shogo Teratani, Ryuzo Tanaka, Akira Endo, Masahiko Hirao
"Development of a structure-based lumping kinetic model for light gas oil hydrodesulfurization"
Energy Fuels, 31(5), 5673–5681 (2017)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00360

Lukas Gallus Eberle, Alexander Svensson, Andreas Graser, Jörg Lümkemann, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Rainer Schmidt, Konrad Hungerbühler
"Innovative approach for identifying root causes of glass defects in sterile drug product manufacturing"
European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 104, 162–170 (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejps.2017.03.015

Haruku Shirahata, Masahiko Hirao, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Decision-support method for the choice between single-use and multi-use technologies in sterile drug product manufacturing"
Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, 12(1), 1–13 (2017)
DOI: 10.1007/s12247-016-9264-7

Kotaro Ouchida, Yasuhiro Fukushima, Satoshi Ohara, Akira Sugimoto, Masahiko Hirao, Yasunori Kikuchi
"Integrated design of agricultural and industrial processes: A case study of combined sugar and ethanol production"
AIChE Journal, 63(2), 560–581 (2017)
DOI: 10.1002/aic.15374

Yasunori Kikuchi, Emi Kikuchi-Uehara, Hiroki Matoba, Takao Wada, Tsutomu Odagiri, Junichi Doi, Masahiko Hirao
"Design support for VOC control in SMEs by simulation-based life-cycle engineering Part 2: Case study of metal cleaning process"
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 50, 68–78 (2017)
DOI: 10.1252/jcej.15we250

2016

Akiko Segawa, Satoshi Yoshikawa, Takayuki Toyama, Hayao Nakanishi, Emi Kikuchi-Uehara, Masahiko Hirao, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Method for reducing environmental, health, and safety risks in active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing based on multiobjective evaluation"
Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 104, 304–313 (2016)
DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2016.09.005

Lukas Gallus Eberle, Elisabet Capón-Carcía, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Andreas Graser, Rainer Schmidt, Konrad Hungerbühler
"Rigorous approach to scheduling of sterile drug product manufacturing"
Computers and Chemical Engineering, 94, 221–234 (2016)
DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2016.07.028

Emi Kikuchi-Uehara, Yasunori Kikuchi, Takao Wada, Tsutomu Odagiri, Junichi Doi, Masahiko Hirao
"Design support for VOC control in SMEs by simulation-based life-cycle engineering Part 1: Framework"
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 49, 776–784 (2016)
DOI: 10.1252/jcej.15we249

Emi Kikuchi-Uehara, Jun Nakatani, Masahiko Hirao
"Analysis of factors influencing consumers' proenvironmental behavior based on life cycle thinking. Part II: Trust model of environmental information"
Journal of Cleaner Production, 125, 216–226 (2016)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.011

Lukas Gallus Eberle, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Stavros Papadokonstantakis, Andreas Graser, Rainer Schmidt, Konrad Hungerbühler
"Data-driven tiered procedure for enhancing yield in drug product manufacturing"
Computers and Chemical Engineering, 87, 82–94 (2016)
DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2015.12.012

Emi Kikuchi-Uehara, Jun Nakatani, Masahiko Hirao
"Analysis of factors influencing consumers' proenvironmental behavior based on life cycle thinking. Part I: Effect of environmental awareness and trust in environmental information on product choice"
Journal of Cleaner Production, 117, 10–18 (2016)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.12.030

Thuy T. H. Nguyen, Yasunori Kikuchi, Masaru Noda, Masahiko Hirao
"Impact of local conditions on bio-based chemical process design: selection of input feedstock and production scale and scenario"
Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 35(1), 174–182 (2016)
DOI: 10.1002/ep.12188

2015

Takuya Miyano, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Tomoyuki Watanabe, Hidemi Minami, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Operationalizing maintenance of calibration models based on near-infrared spectroscopy by knowledge integration"
Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, 10(4), 287–301 (2015)
DOI: 10.1007/s12247-015-9226-5

Takayuki Iida, Kosuke Ota, Tomohito Sasozaki, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Multiobjective Design Method for the Use Processes of Pharmaceutical Excipients Considering Quality and Cost-Effectiveness"
Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, 10(4), 313–323 (2015)
DOI: 10.1007/s12247-015-9228-3

Gioele Casola, Satoshi Yoshikawa, Hayao Nakanishi, Masahiko Hirao, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Systematic retrofitting methodology for pharmaceutical drug purification processes"
Computers and Chemical Engineering, 80, 177–188 (2015)
DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2015.05.024

Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masaaki Ito, Masahiko Hirao
"Planning Method for Reducing Product Losses in Manufacturing Sterile Drug Products"
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 48(10), 848–855 (2015)
DOI: 10.1252/jcej.14we422

Haruna Ishikawa, Jun Nakatani, Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Recycling System Design that incorporates Robustness and Flexibility against Variation Risk"
Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 26, 1–15 (2015)
DOI: 10.3985/jjsmcwm.26.1

Teruyuki Shimizu, Yasunori Kikuchi, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masahiko Hirao
"Design method for a local energy cooperative network using distributed energy technologies"
Applied Energy, 154, 781–793 (2015)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.05.032

Thuy Nguyen Thi Hong, Yasunori Kikuchi, Masaru Noda, Masahiko Hirao
"A new approach for design and assessment of bio-based chemical processes toward sustainability"
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54(20), 5494–5504 (2015)
DOI: 10.1021/ie503846q

I-Ching Chen, Yasunori Kikuchi, Yasuhiro Fukushima, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masahiko Hirao
"Developing technology introduction strategies based on visualized scenario analysis: application in energy systems design"
Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 34(3), 832–840 (2015)
DOI: 10.1002/ep.12064

2014

Lukas Gallus Eberle, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Rainer Schmidt
"Improving lead time of pharmaceutical production processes using Monte Carlo simulation"
Computers and Chemical Engineering, 68, 255–263 (2014)
DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2014.05.017

Georg Müller, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Simon Stocker, Rainer Schmidt
"Reducing energy consumption in pharmaceutical production: framework and case study"
Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, 9, 212–226 (2014)
DOI: 10.1007/s12247-014-9188-z

Hirokazu Sugiyama, Rainer Schmidt
"Business process model of continuous improvement in pharmaceutical manufacturing" (in Japanese)
Kagaku Kogaku Ronbunshu, 40, 201–210 (2014)
DOI: 10.1252/kakoronbunshu.40.201

Emi Kikuchi-Uehara, Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Multi-Viewpoint Activity Model of Environmental and Health Risk Management for Middle-Stream Industrial Processes in the Supply Chain"
Kagakukogakuronbunshu, 40(3), 174–186 (2014)
DOI: 10.1252/kakoronbunshu.40.174

Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Stavros Papadokonstantakis, Konrad Hungerbuhler, Takashi Ookubo, Akinobu Sasaki
"Design of recycling system for poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). Part 2: Process hazards and material flow analysis"
International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 19, 307–319 (2014)
DOI: 10.1007/s11367-013-0625-x

Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao, Takashi Ookubo, Akinobu Sasaki
"Design of Recycling System for Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) (PMMA) Part 1: Recycling Scenario Analysis"
International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 19, 120–129 (2014)
DOI: 10.1007/s11367-013-0624-y

2013

Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Risk Classification and Identification for Chemicals Management in Process Design"
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 46(7), 488–500 (2013)
DOI: 10.1252/jcej.12we281

Tomoichi Sato, Masahiko Hirao
“Optimum budget allocation method for projects with critical risks”
International Journal of Project Management, 31(1), 126–135 (2013)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.04.002

Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao, Kenji Narita, Eiji Sugiyama, Sueli Oliveira, Sonia Chapman, Mariana M. Arakaki, Claudia Madrid Cappra
"Environmental Performance of Biomass-Derived Chemical Production: A Case Study on Sugarcane-Derived Polyethylene"
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 46(4), 319–325 (2013)
DOI: 10.1252/jcej.12we227

2012

Makoto Kato, Masaru Noda, Kazuhiro Takeda, Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Plant Alarm Signal Selection under Assumption of the Best Alarm Generation"
Kagakukogakuronbunshu, 38(6), 408–414 (2012)
DOI: 10.1252/kakoronbunshu.38.408

Katsuyuki Nakano, Masahiko Hirao
"Manufacturing and Life Cycle Assessment"
Journal of information and management, 33(1), 85–93 (2012)
DOI: 10.20627/jsim.33.1_85

Alireza Banimostafa, Thuy Thi Hong Nguyen, Yasunori Kikuchi, Stavros Papadokonstantakis , Hirokazu Sugiyama , Masahiko Hirao, Konrad Hungerbühler
"Safety, health, and environmental assessment of bioethanol production from sugarcane, corn, and corn stover"
Green Process Synthesis, 1(5), 449–461 (2012)
DOI: 10.1515/gps-2012-0042

Emi Kikuchi, Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Monitoring and Analysis of Solvent Emissions from Metal Cleaning Processes for Practical Process Improvement"
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 56(7), 829–842 (2012)
DOI: 10.1093/annhyg/mer115

I-Ching Chen, Yasuhiro Fukushima, Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"A graphical representation for consequential life cycle assessment of future technologies—Part 2: two case studies on choice of technologies and evaluation of technology improvements"
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 17(3), 270–276 (2012)
DOI: 10.1007/s11367-011-0359-6

I-Ching Chen, Yasuhiro Fukushima, Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"A graphical representation for consequential life cycle assessment of future technologies. Part 1: methodological framework"
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 17(2), 119–125 (2012)
DOI: 10.1007/s11367-011-0356-9

2011

Katsuyuki Nakano, Masahiko Hirao
"Collaborative activity with business partners for improvement of product environmental performance using LCA"
Journal of Cleaner Production, 19(11), 1189–1197 (2011)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2011.03.007

Yasunori Kikuchi, Kohjiro Kurata, Jun Nakatani, Masahiko Hirao, Yoshito Oshima
"Analysis of Supercritical Water Oxidation for Detoxification of Waste Organic Solvent in University Based on Life Cycle Assessment"
Journal of Hazardous Materials, 194, 283–289 (2011)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.07.107

Thuy Nguyen Thi Hong, Yasunori Kikuchi, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masaru Noda, Masahiko Hirao
"Techno-economic and Environmental Assessment of Bioethanol Based Chemical Process: A Case Study on Ethyl Acetate"
Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 30(4), 675–684 (2011)
DOI: 10.1002/ep.10517

Kojiro Kurata, Masaru Noda, Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Extension of Event Correlation Analysis for Rationalization of Plant Alarm Systems"
Kagakukogakuronbunshu, 37(4), 338–343 (2011)
DOI: 10.1252/kakoronbunshu.37.338

Jun Nakatani, Kana Suzuki, Masahiko Hirao
Problem-Solving among Stakeholders in the Plastic Containers and Packaging Recycling System: Application of Life Cycle Assessment
Journal of Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 22(3), 210–224 (2011) Paper Award
DOI: 10.3985/jjsmcwm.22.210

Yasuhiro Fukushima, Yasunori Kikuchi, Yuya Kajikawa, Mitsuhiro Kubota, Takao Nakagaki, Masahiko Matsukata, Yukitaka Kato, Michihisa Koyama
"Tackling Power Outages in Japan: The Earthquake Compels a Swift Transformation of the Power Supply"
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 44(6), 365–369 (2011)
DOI: 10.1252/jcej.11we094

Jun Nakatani, Masahiko Hirao
"Multi-Criteria Design of Plastic Recycling based on Quality Information and Environmental Impacts"
Journal of Industrial Ecology, 15(2), 228–244 (2011)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2010.00316.x

Jun Nakatani, Asako Okuno, Minoru Fujii, Masahiko Hirao
Life-Cycle Assessment of Material Recycling based on Market Substitutability: A Case Study of PET Bottle Recycling
Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan, 7(1), 96–107 (2011)
DOI: 10.3370/lca.7.96

Emi Kikuchi, Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Analysis of risk trade-off relationships between organic solvents and aqueous agents: Case study of metal cleaning processes"
Journal of Cleaner Production, 19(5), 414–423 (2011)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2010.05.021

2010

Jun Nakatani, Masahiko Hirao
"Recycling of Plastic Containers and Packaging and its Effect on Environmental Load Reduction"
Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 21(5), 309–317 (2010)
DOI: 10.3985/mcwmr.21.309

Akiko Miki, Jun Nakatani, Masahiko Hirao
"Scenario Analysis of Drinking Water Usage Applying Life-Cycle Assessment for Customers" (in Japanese)
Environmental Science, Japan, 23(6), 447–458 (2010)
DOI: 10.11353/sesj.23.447

Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Local Risks and Global Impacts Considering Plant-Specific Functions and Constraints: A Case Study of Metal Parts Cleaning"
Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan, 6(4), 310–326 (2010) Outstanding Paper Award
DOI: 10.3370/lca.6.310

Kazuya Mayumi, Yasunori Kikuchi, Jun Nakatani, Masahiko Hirao
"Decision Support for Plastics Recycling System Design Based on Individual Fossil Resource Consumption"
Kagakukogakuronbunshu, 36(4), 243–254 (2010)
DOI: 10.1252/kakoronbunshu.36.243

Yasunori Kikuchi
(title in Japanese)
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 55(6), 14–20 (2010)
DOI: 10.1252/kakoronbunshu.36.243

Jun Nakatani, Minoru Fujii, Yuichi Moriguchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Life-cycle assessment of domestic and transboundary recycling of post-consumer PET bottles"
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 15(6), 590–597 (2010)
DOI: 10.3370/lca.4.324

Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
“Local Risks and Global Impacts Considering Plant-Specific Functions and Constraints: A Case Study of Metal Parts Cleaning“
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 15(1), 17–31 (2010)
DOI: 10.1007/s11367-009-0137-x

2009

Thuy Nguyen Thi Hong, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masaru Noda, Masahiko Hirao
"Structural Framework Supporting Selection of Extraction Processes Under Sustainable Criteria"
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 43(2), 186–195 (2009)
DOI: 10.1252/jcej.09we121

Hirokazu Sugiyama, Ulrich Fischer, Elena Antonijuan, Volker H. Hoffmann, Masahiko Hirao, Konrad Hungerbühler
"How do Different Process Options and Evaluation Settings affect Economic and Environmental Assessments? A Case Study on Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Production Processes"
Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 87(6), 361–370 (2009)
DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2009.08.002

Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Hierarchical Activity Model for Risk-Based Decision Making Integrating Life Cycle and Plant-Specific Risk Assessments"
Journal of Industrial Ecology, 13(6), 945–964 (2009)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2009.00180.x

2008

Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masahiko Hirao, Ulrich Fischer, Konrad Hungerbühler
"Activity Modeling for Integrating Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Consideration as a New Element in Industrial Chemical Process Design"
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 41(9), 884–897 (2008) Outstanding Paper Award
DOI: 10.1252/jcej.07we263

Hirokazu Sugiyama, Ulrich Fischer, Konrad Hungerbuehler, Masahiko Hirao
"Decision Framework for Chemical Process Design Including Different Stages of Environmental, Health, and Safety Assessment"
AIChE Journal, 54(4), 1037–1053 (2008)
DOI: 10.1002/aic.11430

Jun Nakatani, Minoru Fujii, Aya Yoshida, Atsushi Terazono, Yuichi Moriguchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Comparison of Domestic and Bilateral Recycling of Post-Consumer PET Bottles"
Journal of the Japan Society of Waste Management Experts, 19(5), 328–339 (2008)
DOI: 10.3985/jswme.19.328

Jun Nakatani, Minoru Fujii, Yuichi Moriguchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Life-Cycle Assessment of Domestic and Transboundary Recycling of Post-Consumer PET Bottles"
Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan, 4(4), 324–333 (2008)
DOI: 10.3370/lca.4.324

Katsuyuki Nakano, Masahiko Hirao
"Introduction of LCA into Design Process on SME"
Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan, 4(3), 237–243 (2008)
DOI: 10.3370/lca.4.237

Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Practical Method of Assessing Local and Global Impacts for Risk-Based Decision Making: A Case Study of Metal Degreasing Process"
Environmental Science & Technology, 42(12), 4527–4533 (2008)
DOI: 10.1021/es7024164

Yasunori Kikuchi, Masahiko Hirao
"Life Cycle Assessment of Metal Parts Cleaning Considering Plant-specific Functions and Constraints"
Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan, 4(2), 147–160 (2008)
DOI: 10.3370/lca.4.147

2006

Ramon Mendivil, Ulrich Fischer, Masahiko Hirao, Konrad Hungerbuehler
"A New LCA Methodology of Technology Evolution (TE-LCA) and its Application to the Production of Ammonia (1950-2000)"
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 11(2), 98–105 (2006)
DOI: 10.1065/lca2005.08.222

2005

Hirokazu Sugiyama, Yasuhiro Fukushima, Masahiko Hirao, Stefanie Hellweg, Konrad Hungerbuehler
"Using Standard Statistics to Consider Uncertainty in Industry-Based Life Cycle Inventory Databases"
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 10(6), 399–405 (2005)
DOI: 10.1065/lca2005.05.211

Hirokazu Sugiyama, Masahiko Hirao, Ramon Mendivil, Ulrich Fischer, Konrad Hungerbuehler
"A Hierarchical Methodology for Chemical Process Design Based on Life Cycle Assessment"
Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 84(B1), 63–74 (2005)
DOI: 10.1205/psep.04142

Yasuhiro Fukushima, Mayuko Yamashita, Masahiko Hirao
"Function and information flow model of an adaptive environmental management system in households: a progressive use of customized environmental balance sheets"
Environmental Science, 18(2), 103–113 (2005)
DOI: 10.11353/sesj1988.18.103

Masatoshi Shimada, Kyouichi Miyamoto, Masahiko Hirao, Takashi Nakamura
(Title in Japanese)
Tetsu-to-Hagane, 91(1), 184–191 (2005)
DOI: 10.2355/tetsutohagane1955.91.1_184

Hiroshi Uesugi, Tomohiro Suginaka, Masashi Fujiwara, Yuki Kuwauchi, Masahiko. Hirao
"Development of an Inter-Process Linkage Technology for Fluoro-Nitric Acid Washing Agent and Its LCA Evaluation"
Applied Energy, 80(2), 213–223 (2005)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2004.04.002

2004

Soorathep Kheawhom, Masahiko Hirao
"Decision Support Tools for environmentally benign process design under uncertainty"
Computers and Chemical Engineering, 28(9), 1715–1723 (2004)
DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2004.01.005

Y. Fukushima, M. Shimada, S. Kraines, M. Hirao, M. Koyama
"Scenarios of solid oxide fuel cell introduction into Japanese society"
Journal of Power Sources, 131(1-2), 327–339 (2004)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2003.11.093

Soorathep Kheawhom, Masahiko Hirao
"Environmentally Benign Separation Process Synthesis"
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 37(2), 243–252 (2004)
DOI: 10.1252/jcej.37.243

2003

H.Uesugi, T.Suginaka, M.Fujiwara, Y.Kuwauchi, M.Hirao
"Use Technology for Fluoro-Nitric Acid Cascade with Washing Chemicals and Its LCA Evaluation"
Energy and Resources, 24(1), 56–60 (2003)

Masahiko Hirao, Hirokazu Sugiyama
"Integrated Information Infrastructure for Environmentally Conscious Process Design"
Journal of Computer Chemistry Japan, 2(3), 79–86 (2003)
DOI: 10.2477/jccj.2.79

2002

Yasuhiro Fukushima, Masahiko Hirao
"A Structured Framework and Language for Scenario-Based Life Cycle Assessment"
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 7(6), 317–329 (2002)
DOI: 10.1065Bca2002.06.085

Soorathep Kheawhom, Masahiko Hirao
"Decision Support Tools for Process Design and Selection"
Computers and Chemical Engineering, 26(4-5), 747–755 (2002)
DOI: 10.1016/S0098-1354(01)00798-0

Shinya Muramatsu, Masahiko Hirao
"Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Interactions of H Radicals with a Hydrogenated Si(001) Surface"
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 41, 1507–1514 (2002)
DOI: 10.1143/JJAP.41.1507

Shinya Muramatsu, Masahiko Hirao
"Ab Initio Study of MetastableStructures on a Hydrogenated Si(001) Surface"
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 41, L171–L173 (2002)
DOI: 10.1143/JJAP.41.L171

2000

Yasuhiro Fukushima, Masahiko Hirao
"Distributed Information System for Environmentally Conscious Process Design"
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 41(8), 895–900 (2000)
DOI: 10.1016/S1570-7946(00)80151-0

1999

Masahiko Hirao, Yasuhiro Fukushima
"Evaluation of Environmental Impacts of Product Lifecycle for Process Design"
Computers and Chemical Engineering, 12(s.1), S823–S826 (1999)
DOI: 10.1016/S0098-1354(99)80202-6

1998

Yasuhiro Fukushima, Masahiko Hirao
"Lifecycle model for PET bottle recycle system evaluation"
Trans.IEE of Japan, 118-C(9), 1250–1256 (1998)
DOI: 10.1541/ieejeiss1987.118.9_1250

1997

M. Miyao, K. Nakagawa, Y. Kimura, M. Hirao
"Local-Symmetry Effect on Light Emissivity from SiGe Quantum Wells"
Thin Solid Films, 294(1-2), 204–207 (1997)
DOI: 10.1016/S0040-6090(96)09224-3

1994

Masahiko Hirao, Tsuyoshi Uda
"First-Principles Calculation of the Optical Properties and Stability of Hydrogenated Silicon Clusters"
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 52(4), 1113–1119 (1994)
DOI: 10.1002/qua.560520433

Masahiko Hirao, Tsuyoshi Uda
"Electronic structure and optical properties of hydrogenated silicon clusters"
Surface Science, 306(1-2), 87–92 (1994)
DOI: 10.1016/0039-6028(94)91188-6

1992

Sigeo Ihara, Tsuyoshi Uda, Masahiko Hirao
"Electronic structure of a dimer-adatom-stacking-fault model for the Si(111)7X7 reconstructed surface"
Applied Surface Science, 60-61, 22–28 (1992)
DOI: 10.1016/0169-4332(92)90391-A

K. Kikuchi, T. Uda, A. Sakuma, M. Hirao, Y. Murayama
"Electronic band calculations for zinc-blende BN with nonlocal density functionals"
Solid State Communications, 81(8), 653–657 (1992)
DOI: 10.1016/0038-1098(92)90614-F

Masahiko Hirao, Tsuyoshi Uda, Yoshimasa Murayama
"Electronic band structure of YBa2Cu3O7 and YBa2Cu3O6 by density functional pseudopotential method"
Physica C: Superconductivity, 195(3-4), 230–238 (1992)
DOI: 10.1016/0921-4534(92)90345-D

Hajime Nishimura, Masahiko Hirao
"Analytical theory of solution of attracting molecules of different size derived from hypernetted-chain equation for radial distribution function"
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 97(3), 2075–2083 (1992)
DOI: 10.1063/1.463145

1991

Masahiko Hirao, Tsuyoshi Uda, Yoshimasa Murayama
"Electronic structure of YBa2Cu3O6 and YBa2Cu3O7 by density-functional pseudopotential band calculation"
Physica C: Superconductivity, 185–189, 1551–1552 (1991)
DOI: 10.1016/0921-4534(91)90902-B

1990

Sigeo Ihara, Shi Lun Ho, Tsuyoshi Uda, Masahiko Hirao
"Ab initio molecular-dynamics study of defects on the reconstructed Si(001) surface"
Physical Review Letters, 65(15), 1909–1912 (1990)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.65.1909

1988

Hajime Nishimura, Masahiko Hirao
"Stabilization of long-cycle oscillation in numerical solution of distillation"
Journal of Chemica. Engineering of Japan, 21(3), 300–305 (1988)
DOI: 10.1252/jcej.21.300

Hajime Nishimura, Masahiko Hirao
"Sequentialization of a graph as a sparse-Matrix technique for predominantly tridiagonal matrices"
Chemical Engineering Science, 43(10), 2705–2
DOI: 10.1016/0009-2509(88)80014-9