ICMA 2011 Conference
Full Research for Sustainable Industry (Tentative)
Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Ph.D.
Center for Research and Development Strategy (CDRS)
Engineering for sustainabilityis to establish useful principles for people who
work to realize sustainability on the earth. Sustainability consists of
diversified elements to be described in terms of many disciplines: physical,
social and humanities. There remain still many facts influencing sustainability
that are not yet well understood scientifically. Therefore, the engineering
discipline of sustainability is neither an application of existing sciences nor
mix of existing engineering disciplines. It is a new engineering domain that is
based on scientific knowledge not found easily in traditional scientific
disciplines. It requires basic researchers to create new knowledge and sometime
requests to establish new domains of science. Methodically, the engineering for
sustainability must be synthetic because the target of this domain is clearly
and concretely given, unlike conventional engineering disciplines such as
mechanical engineering. Then, how shall we establish the engineering for
Biography for Dr. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa
Bachelor of Engineering (Precision Engineering), The University of Tokyo, 1956.
Doctor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 1964.
Oct. 1956: Research Member, Institute of Physical & Chemical Research,
Apr. 1966: Associate Professor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
Apr. 1967: Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK.
Apr. 1977: Visiting Professor, Technical University of Norway.
Jul. 1978: Professor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
Apr. 1989: Dean, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
Apr. 1990: Vice President, The University of Tokyo.
Apr. 1992: President, The Japan Society for Precision Engineering.
Apr. 1993: President, The University of Tokyo.
Apr. 1997: Science Adviser to the Minister of Education, Science, Sports and
Jun. 1997: Fellow, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Jul. 1997: President, Science Council of Japan(SCJ).
Sep. 1997: President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS).
Apr.1998 : President, The University of the Air.
Sep. 1999 : President, International Council for Science (ICSU).
Apr. 2001 : President, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
Apr. 2011 : Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy
Apr.1996: Honorary Doctor, University of Strathclyde, UK
Nov.1996: Honorary Doctor, University of Twente, NL
Jul.1999：Honorary Doctor, University of Birmingham, UK
May 2001：Honorary Doctor, National University of Science and technology, Norway
May 1991: IFIP Silver Core Medal
Jun.1995: Education Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (USA)
Oct.1995: Hasunuma Memorial Award, Japan Society for Precision Engineering
Apr.1997: 13rd Japan Prize
Dec.2000: L'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur(France)
May 2003: Royal Honor of Merit (Norway)
Aug.2003: Honorary Fellow of the Design Society