Decarbonization Unit


In order to achieve the country’s goal of complete carbon neutrality by 2050, it is necessary to create innovative technologies that will enable the decarbonization of society as a whole, rather than simply extending or optimizing conventional research and technologies, and to present a vision of the ideal future society and social design.
At the core of the Decarbonization Unit is the Platform of Inter/Transdisciplinary Energy Research, uniting elemental research groups such as materials and devices research, systems research, and urban habitat research, with a view to social implementation of decarbonization.

Road Map

Member and Group

Unit Leader
Sonoda Yoshimi
  • Executive Vice President
  • Senior Vice President
Unit Sub Leaders
Kazunari Sasaki
  • Vice President
  • Professor, Faculty of Engineering
Hiroshige Matsumoto
  • Professor, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research
Megumi Takata
  • Vice President
  • Professor, Faculty of Economics