Hirao-Sugiyama Laboratory

2020

24 March
Haruku Shirahata, Keisho Yabuta, and Naoki Yokokawa earned doctoral degrees.

12 March
Assist. Prof. Badr was introduced in the pamphlet of Strategic Partnership between the Universities for Research and Education.

12 February
The article of SoliDecision was press released from The University of Tokyo.

12 February
Our software "SoliDecision (prototype)" was released.

10 February
Asian Deans' Forum 2019 The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop, where Assist. Prof. Amasawa, Assist. Prof. Badr, and Shirahata participated, is reported.


27 January
Assoc. Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama gave a lecture in Consortium on Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Japan held in shinagawa intercity. The detail can be found here (in Japanese).
"連続生産を考慮した製法選択
Selection of production methods considering continuous manufacturing"
Oral, Hirokazu Sugiyama

19 August 2019–16 January
Benedikt Scholz from Technical University of Munich in Germany had stayed at our lab as an exchange student.

15 October 2019–15 January
Kensaku Matsunami had stayed at Prof. De Beer and Prof. Nopens (Ghent University in Belgium) for a joint research.

2019

12 December
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 352nd Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Dr. Salvador Garcia-Munoz.

10 December
Assist. Prof. Eri Amasawa gave a lecture at Australian National University. The detail can be found here.
"Environmental potential of sharing economy from life cycle perspective"
Oral, Eri Amasawa

25 November
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 348th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Prof. Yoshiaki Kawajiri

21 November
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama was Introduced as young faculty on the webpage of School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
"【Young Faculty:030】Hirokazu Sugiyama, Associate Professor,
Department of Chemical System Engineering"

27 October
Assist. Prof. Amasawa, Assist. Prof. Badr, and Shirahata participated in Asian Deans' Forum 2019 The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop.

19 August–18 October
Felix Piontek from Ulm University in Germany had stayed at our lab as an exchange student.

15 October
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 345th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Dr. Isuru A. Udugama.

11 October
Assist. Prof. Eri Amasawa gave a lecture in JISSE-16 Satellite Meeting, Symposium on bioinspired design of advanced materials. The detail can be found here.
"Life cycle assessment of organic LED display"
Oral, Eri Amasawa

4 October
Assoc. Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama gave a lecture in 8th Technical Symposium on The Trend in Cutting Edge Technologies and GMPs for Pharmaceutical and Regenerative Medicine Applications.
[Invited]"プロセスの視点から見た過酸化水素除染:迅速性と連続性"
Oral, Hirokazu Sugiyama

3 October
Prof. Hirao held the 343rd Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Prof. Cyril Aymonier.

30 September
Assoc. Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama gave a lecture in 2019 ISPE Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference. The detail can be found here.
[Invited]"Continuous Manufacturing from Decision-Making Perspective"
Oral, Hirokazu Sugiyama

2 August - 30 September
Kozue Okamura worked at Roche in Switzerland as interns due to the lecture offered by Graduate School of Chemical System Engineering.

6 September
Assoc. Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama gave a lecture in Bioprocessing by Design World Tour 2019 in Japan. The detail can be found here (In Japanese).
"意思決定からみた連続生産・シングルユース"
Oral, Hirokazu Sugiyama

26–30 August
Naoki Yokokawa had stayed at Service Reserch Center, Karlstad University, Sweden for research discussion with Assoc. Prof. Helén Williams and Assoc. Prof. Fredrik Wikström.

5 April–16 August
Vera Ubbenjans from RWTH Aachen University in Germany had stayed at our lab as an exchange student.

18 July
The article of TECHoice was press released from The University of Tokyo.

17 July
Assoc. Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama gave a lecture in The 17th New Pharmaceutical Technology and Engineering Conference 2019 (Shinagawa Intercity).

16 July
Our software "TECHoice (prototype)" was released.

5 July
Assoc. Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama gave a lecture in Interphex Week Japan Conference (Tokyo Big Sight). The details can be found here.
(IPJ-11) "Pharmaceutical process systems engineering and decision support"
Oral, Hirokazu Sugiyama

8 April
Our laboratory alumnus Dr. Gioele Casola gave an invited lecture in Teradata Universe. The details about lecture can be found here.

22 January
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama made a presentation in The ETH Zurich – The University of Tokyo Joint Symposium held in Tokyo, Japan.

2018

18 December
Assist. Prof. Amasawa gave a lecture in "Discussion session on LCA evaluation in a world moving from things to experiences". The details can be found here (in Japanese).

5 December
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 333rd Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Prof. Ingmar Nopens and Prof. Thomas De Beer.
The Flyer can be found here.

5 December
Assist. Prof. Amasawa gave a lecture in "エコデザイン・プロダクツ&サービス 2018シンポジウム". The details can be found here (in Japanese).

4 January
Assist. Prof. Amasawa gave a lecture in "化学工学の可能性;産・官・学をまたいだキャリアパスからの景色". The details can be found here (in Japanese).

3–4 December
Assoc. Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama gave a lecture in ISPE Japan Affiliate Winter Meeting 2018 (Osaka). The details can be found here (in Japanese).
In this meeting, Prof. De Beer and Prof. Nopens from Ghent University also gave lectures.

25 October
Assoc. Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama gave a lecture in KIChE-SCEJ Joint Symposium (Daegu, Korea). The details can be found here.

30 July–7 October
Haruku Shirahata had stayed at Dr. Gerogiorgis's group (The University of Edinburgh in the UK) for a joint research.

14 September
Gioele Casola earned a doctoral degree.

2 April–29 August
Philipp Zuercher from ETH Zurich in Switzerland had stayed at our lab as an exchange student.

27 August
Our paper (Matsunami et al.) was selected as Supplementary Cover in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

2 April–24 August
Fabian Sternal from Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg in Germany had stayed at our lab as an exchange student.

16 August
Interviews with Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama and Tomohiro Miura were published in "Ttime!."
The details can be found here (in Japanese).

27 July
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 326th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Dr. Dimitrios Gerogiorgis.

19–25 July
The "UTokyo-Tsinghua Joint Symposium 2018" was held at the University of Tokyo.
The program is available here.
In the "Chemical Engineering for Future Energy and Materials" workshop on 24 July, Assoc. Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama and Kensaku Matsunami made a presentation.

14 June
Keisho Yabuta and Kensaku Matsunami visited Graz University of Technology in Austria.

1 March
Gioele Casola took an interview from Pharm Tech Japan. The details can be found here (in Japanese).

27 February
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 316th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Assoc. Prof. Mimi Haryani Hassim.

2/16–20
Dr. Dimitrios I. Gerogiorgis from The University of Edinburgh visited the lab to give a lecture in the 314th Chemical System Engineering open seminar held by Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama.
Also, our members had a research discussion with Dr. Gerogiorgis.

17 January
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama made a presentation in a seminar at ETHZ.

16 January
The ETH Zurich – The University of Tokyo Joint Symposium was held in Zurich, Switzerland.
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama, Gioele Casola, Anicia Zeberli, Yusuke Hayashi, and Masahiro Yamada joined and made a presentation.

4 January
Interviews with Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama and Kensaku Matsunami were published in "Innovator Next 未来を創る東大工学部". The details can be found here (in Japanese).

2017

13 December
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 308th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by
Dr. Zongyang Zhou and Dr. Shibo Kuang.

24 November
Our members and alumni celebrated Prof. Hirao's 60th birthday. The datail can be found here (in Japanese).

22 - 25 October
Prof. Hirao, Assist. Prof. Amasawa, Dr. Moon, and Asako Uno visited Malaysia to participate in 2nd Workshop on SCP Policy Design in Asia.

9 - 12 October
Prof. Hirao, Assist. Prof. Amasawa, and Mikiaki Hasegawa participated in the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS30) and "f-cell and BATTERY+STORAGE" in Stuttgart, Germany.

8 - 12 October
Haruku Shirahata visited University College London and The University of Edinburgh
in the UK.

2 August - 29 September
Keisho Yabuta worked at Roche in Switzerland as interns due to the lecture offered by Graduate School of Chemical System Engineering.

19 September
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 305th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by
Prof. Benjamin Glasser.

8 September
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held an invited lecture in the farewell symposium for
Prof. Hungerbühler at ETH Zurich
.

3 April - 2 September
Shant Dakessian from ETH Zurich in Switzerland had stayed at our lab as an exchange student.

24 July
Assist. Prof. Amasawa held "Understanding consumer behavior and environmental problems from marketing" by Prof. Hiroshi Tanaka.

30 May
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 301st Chemical System Engineering open seminar by
Dr. Salvador Garcia-Munoz.

16 September 2016 - 12 April
Lorenz Vogel from RWTH Aachen University in Germany had stayed at our lab as an exchange student.

20 September 2016 - 17 March
Anicia Zeberli from ETH Zurich in Switzerland had stayed at our lab as an exchange student.

10 March
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 299th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by
Dr. Sara Badr.

23 January - 18 February
Kensaku Matsunami visited Rutgers University as the "Musha Shugyo" program offered by Faculty of Engineering.

19 - 20 January
The University of Tokyo and ETH Zürich signed a strategic partnership agreement in January 2016 to promote research and exchange of students between the two universities and on its anniversary, the "ETHZ-UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium on Science, Design, Manufacturing and Information" was held at the University of Tokyo’s Hongo Campus.
Program is here.
Prof. Konrad Hungerbühler (ETHZ), Dr. Rainer Schmidt and Dr. Markus Mattern (Roche) came to Japan, and held session related to Pharmaceutical and Chemical Processes with Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama. Gioele Casola, Anicia Zeberli, Haruku Shirahata, Keisho Yabuta and Kensaku Matsunami made a presentation in student poster session.

2016

18 - 21 October
Prof. Hirao, Asako Uno, Naoki Yokokawa, and Yurie Suzuki visited Thailand to participate in 1st Workshop on Policy Design Research for SCP.

26 September - 11 October
Assoc. Prof. Soorathep Kheawhom came from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

29 September
Prof. Hirao held the 287th Chemical System Engineerging open seminar by
Assoc. Prof. Soorathep Kheawhom.

28 July
Pharma PSE workshop was held with students from ETHZ and The University of Edinburgh.

28 July
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 281st Chemical System Engineerging open seminar by
Assist. Prof. Rohit Ramachandran.

21 July
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 282nd Chemical System Engineerging open seminar by
Prof. Antonis Kokossis.

5 July
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 284th Chemical System Engineerging open seminar by
Dr. Rainer Schmidt and Dr. Markus Mattern.

25 January - 8 February
Haruku Shirahata visited ETHZ, Roche and ZHAW as the "Musha Shugyo" program offered by Faculty of Engineering.

25 January - 1 February
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama and Kensaku Matsunami visited ETHZ and Roche in Switzerland.

2015

24 July
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 276th Chemical System Engineerging open seminar by Assist. Prof. Rohit Ramachandran.

23 April
Prof. Hirao held the 262nd Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Prof. Yasuyuki Sakai.

28 February - 6 March
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama and Haruku Shirahata, Keisho Yabuta and Naoki Yokokawa visited ETHZ and Roche in Switzerland. (This report was posted on Ttime! web by Haruku Shirahata.)

2014

27 October
Assoc. Prof. Sugiyama held the 257th Chemical System Engineerging open seminar by
Prof. Konrad Hungerbühler.

11 September
Prof. Hirao held the 256th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Dr. Kenichi Yoshie.

2013

28 January
Prof. Hirao held the 235th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Prof. Anthony Halog.

2012

27 September
Prof. Hirao held the 232nd Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Dr. Hirokazu Sugiyama.

17 May
Prof. Hirao held the 224th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Dr. Yasunori Kikuchi and Dr. Yutaka Genchi.

12 April
Prof. Hirao held the 218th Chemical System Engineering open seminar by Dr. Hirokazu Sugiyama.

2008

15 May
Prof. Hirao held the 191st Chemical System Engineering open seminar by
Assoc. Prof. Masaru Noda.