On Monday 11th, October 2021, a meeting between the Institute for Circular Economy Development (ICED), Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, and Dr. Yusuke Kishita was happening online to explore collaboration in circular economy and sustainable consumption and production.

For this meeting, ICED was represented by Associate Professor NGUYEN Hong Quan – Director of ICED, Dr. NGUYEN Minh Tu, Dr. LE Quang Dung, MSc. LE Ba Nhat Minh, and MSc. TRAN Thi Diem Phuc, it is our honor to meet Dr. Yusuke Kishita, an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, who is an expert in mechanical engineering and scenario design.

In the meeting, ICED and Dr. Yusuke discussed collaboration towards the circular economy in relevant topics such as sustainable consumption and production (SCP), roadmap design, and life cycle simulation/assessment of batteries for electric vehicles. Dr. Quan was also pleased to share ICED current projects while Dr. Yusuke shared his past experiences in the fields of circular economy in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia as well as opportunities for testing the scenario design methodologies in the context of Vietnam.

Both parties also discussed future collaboration activities including organizing seminars on scenario design methodologies, MOTivation and Ability (MOTA) framework as well as developing some joint research proposals to different partners and sharing best practices to improve the circularity in the SCP.

Dr. Yusuke Kishita

Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo

About Dr. Yusuke Kishita

Dr. Yusuke has been working as Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo since 2021. Prior to taking the current position, he worked at Osaka University as a Postdoc and Assistant Professor (2011-2014), the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) as a Research Scientist in 2015, and The University of Tokyo as a Lecturer (2016-2020). He served as Guest Researcher at Technische Universität Braunschweig (August-November 2019) and Visiting Academic Fellow at the University of Cambridge (December 2019-February 2020). He holds MSc and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Osaka University. He has been appointed as one of The University of Tokyo Excellent Young Researchers in 2017.