Yukitaka Kato

Professor, Dr.
Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy

Professor Member of,
Dept. of Chemical Science and Engineering, Major in Nuclear Engineering
Dept. of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Major in Nuclear Engineering
Global Hydrogen Energy Unit

E-mail: yukitaka(at)lane.iir.titech.ac.jp   (Covert (at) into "at mark", please)
Phone +81-3-5734-2967

 

Profiles

Professor Yukitaka Kato graduated from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 1985 with a B. Sc. He performed his graduate study at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) in the Department of Chemical Engineering obtaining his PhD in 1991. He then took up a position as an Assistant Professor and Professor at the Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors in Tokyo Tech. He has been Professor at the Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy since 2016. He has been Professor at the Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy, Institute of Innovative Research, since 2016. He is a Professor board member of Graduate Major in Nuclear Engineering, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering in School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering in School of Environment and Society, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Department of Environmental Science and Technology in Tokyo Tech. He was a Visiting Professor at Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, in 2017, and visited at the Centre for Study of Environmental Change and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh, UK, as a research fellow in 1997-1998.

 

Memberships

2012-  Chair, Committee for Energy Highly Utilization System, Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan.
2011-  Delegate, Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
2010-  Expert Member of Japan, IEA ECES Annex 25, International Energy Agency.
2009-2010  Director, Division of Energy Engineering, Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan.
2009- Chair, Green Energy Forum, Iron and Steel Institute of Japan.
2008-2009 Delegate, Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
2008- Board Member, Division of Environment and Energy, Iron and Steel Institute of Japan.
2007-2009 Expert of Japan, IEA ECES Annex 18 , "Transportation of Energy utilizing Thermal Energy Storage Technology", International Energy Agency.
2004-2008 Chair, Sub-division of Thermal Energy Utilization, Division of Energy Engineering, Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan.
2005-2008 Editorial Member, Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan.
2005-2008 Editorial member, JSME International Journal, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.
2005-2007  Editorial member, The Heat Transfer Society of Japan.
2005-2007  Editorial member, The Japan Petroleum Institute.

 

Projects

2015- Chair, Research Group for Sustainable Iron and Steel Making System Based on Material Recycling Technologies (SMART), The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
2014- Team leader, Team for High-temperature Solar Thermal Energy Supply System, Research Category of Energy Carrier, Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP), Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
2012-   Principal Investigator, “Middle-temperature heat utilization by high-thrmally conductive chemical heat storage material”, Grant-in-Aid for Science Research, No. 24360404, Ministry of Education and Science, Japan.
2012- Principal Investigator, “Load leveling of renewale energy system by using carbon recycling method”, Grant-in-Aid for Science Research, No. 24656550, Ministry of Education and Science, Japan.
2011- Chair, Research Group of Carbon Recycling Iron Making System, Iron and Steel Institute of Japan.
2011 Principal Investigator, “Study on future energy systems designed by feasible energy technologies for Japan”, Environmental Research and Technology Development Fund, RFe11-T1, Ministry of Environment
2008-2011 Principal Investigator, “Efficiency improvement of high-temperature process by hybrid of chemical heat storage function”, Grant-in-Aid for Science Research, No. 20360428, Ministry of Education and Science, Japan.
2008-2009 Principal Investigator, “Metallic composited hydrogen permeation membrane by using reverse-build-up method”, Grant-in-Aid for Science Research, No. 20656126, Ministry of Education and Science, Japan.

Papers

  1. Arnoldus Lambertus Dipu, Yutaka Ujisawa, Junichi Ryu, Yukitaka Kato, “Electrolysis of carbon dioxide for carbon monoxide production in a tubular solid oxide electrolysis cell”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 81, pp. 257-262 (2015).
  2. S. T. Kim, M. Zamengo, J. Ryu, Y. Kato, “Kinetic Characterization of Expanded Graphite, Calcium Chloride, and Magnesium Hydroxide Composite for the Chemical Heat Pump”, Heat Transfer Research, 46(2), pp. 91-107, 2015.
  3. Yukitaka Kato, Yutaka Ujisawa, Hiroshi Sakai, Takanobu Inada, “Application of Carbon Recycling Iron-making System in a Shaft Furnace”, ISIJ Int’l, 55(2), pp. 359–364 (2015).
  4. Gentaro Fujii, Junichi Ryu, Katsumi Yoshida, Toyohiko Yano, Yukitaka KATO, “Possibility of Application of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell on a Smart Iron-making Process Based on an Active Carbon Recycling Energy System (iACRES)” , ISIJ Int’l, 55(2), pp. 387-391 (2015).
  5. Jun Kariy, Junicihi Ryu, Yukitaka Kato, “Reaction Performance of Calcium Hydroxide and Expanded Graphite Composites for Chemical Heat Storage Applications”, ISIJ Int’l, 55(2), pp. 457-463 (2015)
  6. Odtsetseg MYAGMARJAV, Junichi RYU, Yukitaka KATO, “Waste Heat Recovery from Iron Production by using Magnesium Oxide/Water Chemical Heat Pump as Thermal Energy Storage”, ISIJ Int’l, 55(2), pp. 464-472  (2015)
  7. M. Zamengo, J. Ryu, Y. Kato,” Numerical Analysis of Chemical Heat Storage Units for Waste Heat Recovery in Steel Making Processes”, ISIJ Int’l, 55(2),pp. 473-482  (2015)
  8. H. Ishitobi, J. Ryu, Y. Kato, “Combination of Thermochemical Energy Storage and Small Pressurized Water Reactor for Cogeneration System”, Energy Proceedure, accepted.
  9. Odtsetseg Myagmarjav, Junichi Ryu, Yukitaka Kato, “Kinetic Analysis of the E­ects of Mixing Mole Ratios of LiBr-to-Mg(OH)2 on Dehydration and Hydration”, J. Chem. Eng. Japan, 47(7), pp. 595-601 (2014).
  10. Junichi Ryu, Takafumi Mizuno, Hirokazu Ishitobi, Yukitaka Kato, “Dehydration and Hydration Behavior of Mg–Co Mixed Hydroxide as a Material for Chemical Heat Storage”, J. Chem. Eng. Japan, 47(7), pp. 579–586 (2014).
  11. M. Zamengo, J. Ryu, Y. Kato, “Composite block of magnesium hydroxide-Eexpanded graphite for chemical heat storage and heat pump”, Applied Therm. Eng., 69, pp. 29-38 (2014)
  12. Odtsetseg Myagmarjav, Junichi Ryu, Yukitaka Kato, “Lithium bromide-mediated reaction performance enhancement of a chemical heat-storage material for magnesium oxide/water chemical heat pumps”, Applied Therm. Eng., 63, pp. 170-176 (2014),
  13. Zamengo M.,Ryu J., Kato Y., “Thermochemical performance of magnesium hydroxide - expanded graphite pellets for a packed bed reactor chemical heat pump”, Applied Therm. Eng., 64(1-2), pp. 339-347 (2014)
  14. Kato, Y., “Utilization of HTGR on active carbon recycling energy system”, Nuc. Eng. Design, 271, pp. 79-83 (2014) 
  15. Arnoldus Lambertus Dipu, Yutaka Ujisawa, Junichi Ryu, Yukitaka Kato, “Carbon dioxide reduction in a tubular solid oxide electrolysis cell for acarbon recycling energy system”, Nuc. Eng. Design, 271, pp. 30-35 (2014) 
  16. Seon Tae Kim, Junichi Ryu, Yukitaka Kato, “The optimization of mixing ratio of expanded graphite mixed chemical heat storage material for magnesium oxide/water chemical heat pump”, Applied Therm. Eng., 66, pp. 274-281 (2014).
  17. Hiroyuki Sato, Xing L. Yan, Yukio Tachibana, Kazuhiko Kunitomi, Yukitaka Kato, “Transient Analysis of Depressurized Loss-Of-Forcedcirculation Accident without Scram in High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor”, Nuclear Technology, 185, pp.227-238, 2014.
  18. Zamengo M.,Ryu J., Kato Y., “Magnesium hydroxide - expanded graphite composite pellets for a packed bed reactor chemical heat pump”, Applied Therm. Eng., 61, 853-858 (2013)
  19. H. Ishitobi, J. Ryu, Y. Kato, "Evaluation of Heat Output Capacities of Lithium Chloride-modified Magnesium Hydroxide at Various Mixing Ratios,Temperatures, and Vapor Pressures for Thermochemical Energy Storages", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 52, pp. 5321-5325 (2013).
  20. Yukitaka KATO, Kanta INOUE, Michito URASAKI, Satoshi TANAKA, Hiroaki NINOMIYA, Tomoya MINAGAWA, Azusa SAKURAI and Junichi Ryu, “Development of Composite Hydrogen Permeation Membrane Using A Reverse Build-Up Method”, Heat Transfer Eng., 34(11-12), pp. 1-8 (2013)
  21. S. T. KIM, J. RYU, Y. KATO, “The optimized mixing ratio of expanded graphite mixture for packed bed reactor of chemical heat pump”, Applied Thermal Energy, 50, pp. 485-490 (2013).
  22. Hiroyuki Sato, Xing L. Yan, Yukio Tachibana, Yukitaka Kato, “Assessment of Load-following Capability of VHTR Cogeneration Systems”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 49, pp. 33-40 (2012)
  23. Hirokazu Ishitobi, Keirei Uruma, Masato Takeuchi, Junichi Ryu and Yukitaka Kato, “Dehydration and hydration behavior of metal-salt-modified materials for chemical heat pumps”, Applied Therm. Eng., 50, pp. 1639-1644 (2013). sessment of Load-following Capability of VHTR Cogeneration Systems”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 49, pp. 33-40 (2012)