Student program

Student Program - Research Proposal on SDGs from Youth

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11:00-15:00, September 23, 2019 (Open for Public)
Suguru Noda (Waseda Univ.), Mitsuo Yamamoto (Univ. Tokyo),
Satoko Fujioka (Keio Univ.)
Student Organizers: 
Meng Jiang (Tsinghua Univ.), Tatsuya Okubo (Tokyo Tech) and
Miho Okitsu (Waseda Univ.)

The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) have been adopted at the United Nations Summit in 2015 with their 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030. To encourage students’ challenge to this initiative, the Student Program will be held on 23 September. This calls for research proposals that are not constrained by conventional practice to further applications of chemical engineering to achieve the SDGs. Experienced researchers and engineers with knowledge and skills who could help conduct proposed research, research and governmental institutions promoting technology transfer, socially responsible investors considering the environment, society, governance will be invited as audience in an interactive session. The expected result of this program is collaboration and actions in the region and beyond. Please submit your proposal (pdf file, < 10 MB) to apcche-student(at) (please replace (at) with @). Deadline will be May 31, 2019.

Financial support (100,000 JPY per group and the exemption from conference registration fees for 5 participants per group) will be granted for outstanding proposals.

Program (tentative):

Opening remarks/addresses from organizers
Keynote: Prof. Yuko Hayashi (Yamaguchi Univ.)
“Science, technology and innovation for SDGs”
Keynote: Prof. Joey D. Ocon (Univ. Philippines Diliman)
“Energy transition from diesel to renewables in off-grid islands: Techno-economics and its implication to the food-energy-water nexus”
Short Presentations from Students (using powerpoint)
Poster Session from Students & SMEs* (light meal will be served)
Networking Event
Session Summary & Impact Award