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JST Press Release #1189

June 16, 2016
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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JST is to fund 10 research projects coordinated by Japan and China within the
framework of the Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)

On the 16th June 2016, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST)*1)announced that they would commence support for 10 coordinated projects on the topic of “Research and Development to Find Solutions to Environmental and Energy Issues in Urban Areas”. This support, within the framework of JST-MOST Coordinated Research, will be provided as an activity of JST’s FY2016 Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)*2). The selected projects are as follows:

(1) “Innovative wastewater treatment technology coupling with efficient energy recovery based on integrated membrane system”

Katsuki KIMURA, Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Engineering, Hokkaido University
Xia HUANG, Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

(2) “Key technology and pilot demonstration of resource recovered from synergetic treatment of urban sewage sludge and food waste”

Takayuki TAKARADA, Professor, Division of Environmental Engineering Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Gunma University
Yin WANG, Professor, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

(3) “High throughput identification technologies of toxic chemicals for protecting the safety of drinking water”

Tsuyoshi NAKANISHI, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical, Gifu Pharmaceutical University
Jianying HU, Professor, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University

(4) “Research demonstration on clean treatment of urban food wastes for biogas production using advanced fermentation and new upgrading technology”

Yu-You LI, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tohoku University
Junhu ZHOU, Professor, College of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University

(5) “Development of Nitride Semiconductor-based High Power Ultraviolet Laser Diodes”

Hiroshi AMANO, IMaSS, Center for Integrated, Research of Future Electronics (CIRFE), Nagoya University,
Yuhuai LIU, Professor, School of Information Engineering, Department of Electronics Engineering, Zhengzhou University

(6) “New fuel composite catalysts based on bimetallic nanoclusters enhanced by metal oxides”

Akimitsu ISHIHARA, Special Appointed Professor, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Yokohama National University
Yuan WANG, Professor, Collage of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University

(7) “Study of water management and low temperature start-up of fuel cell stack in bus application”

Takemi CHIKAHISA, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Jianbo ZHANG, Professor, Department of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University

(8) “Development of multipath use technologies of concrete containing recycled materials for construction of ‘sponge city’”

Fumitaka NOGUCHI, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering/Department of Architecture, the University of Tokyo
Jianzhuang XIAO, Professor, College of Civil Engineering/Department of Structural Engineering, Tongji University

(9) “Efficient Utilization of Heat and Electric power from Renewable Energy in Urban Areas Mediated by Hydrogen Energy”

Etsuo AKIBA, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu University
Ping CHEN, Professor/Division head, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science

(10) “Research of Concentration Photovoltaic System Combined with Efficient Waste-Heat Driving Air-Conditioning System”

Chaobin DANG, Associate Professor, Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Study, the University of Tokyo
Yu-Yan JIANG, Researcher, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

A total of 79 proposals were submitted in response to the joint call for proposals implemented by JST and MOST, which closed in January 2016.
Based on the results of evaluation conducted by experts, JST and MOST including the program officers (JST side) and the panel committee (MOST side) jointly decided on the ten successful projects to select for funding.
Support to both the Japanese and China teams will continue for about three years.

*1) Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST):
URL of MOST’s homepage: http://www.most.gov.cn/eng/
*2) Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP):
SICORP is a “top-down type” program that provides support to international research projects with countries and regions, in fields of cooperation designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) on the basis of intergovernmental agreements.
URL of SICORP’s homepage: http://www.jst.go.jp/inter/english/sicorp/index.html


Appendix 1: Japan-China Collaborative Research Projects

Appendix 2: Japanese Advisory Board Members

Reference : Overview of the Evaluation


Yukihiro HISANAGA (Mr.)
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