Shutaro Takeda

Shutaro Takeda, Ph.D.

A Personal Website of Shutaro Takeda, a Sustainametrist at Kyoto University. 日本語版ページ


Current Position


Associate Professor, Kyushu University

Urban Institute

Founder and a proponent of sustainametrics – a new academic approach to envision a sustainable future with data science.


Co-Founder & Chief Strategist, Kyoto Fusioneering Ltd

Co-founded Japan’s first fusion startup to accelerate the commercialization of fusion energy.

Previous Positions


Associate Professor (Program-Specific), Kyoto University


Application of quantitative methodologies to sustainability, i.e. Sustainametrics. Specialized in global hydrogen supply chain and fusion energy.


Associate Project Officer (Fusion Energy), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Physics Section

Advice member states on the hydrogen nuclear fusion development strategy as a means of mitigating the climate change / energy supply to growing nations.


Assistant Professor (Program-Specific), Kyoto University

Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability

Conducting academic researches on energy sustainability, energy economy, and renewable energy policy in developing nations.

Research Director of the ERIA-Kyoto University Joint Research Program “Renewable Development Strategy for ASEAN 2040: A Dynamic Multilateral Scenario Analysis.”

Project Administrator of the JICA-Kyoto University Contract Research Project “Socio-Economic Assessment of Renewable Energy Development in Developing Nations.”

Research Representative of the public outreach initiative for nuclear fusion at the National Institute for Fusion Science


Research Fellow, JSPS

Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University

Conducted academic researches on energy economy, and social acceptance of energy sources, nuclear fusion plant engineering, and nuclear fusion strategic planning.


Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV), Bangladesh

Bangladesh Rural Development Board

Led a research project in rural Bangladesh to consult the Bangladeshi government on a national development project, “Participatory Rural Development Project Phase-2 (PRDP-2)” as part of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA). (The findings were published as a journal paper in Journal of Development Policy and Practice. )


Sergeant First Class, Japan Ground Self Defence Force

Reserve Corp

Served in the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) as a reserve Sergeant First Class for international security-related duties.



Master of Liberal Arts

Harvard University Extension School

Energy Sustainability

  • Environmental Science
  • Life Cycle Assessment

Energy Scenario Analysis

  • Energy Economy
  • Energy Policy
  • Carbon Emission Scenarios


Kyoto University Graduate School of Energy Science

Energy Economics

  • Energy Planning for Fusion

Social Acceptance of Nuclear Fusion Energy

Nuclear Fusion Engineering

  • Plant Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering

Kyoto University Faculty of Engineering

Material Science

  • Energy Material

Part-time Positions

Chair of the International Program Advisory Committee

Chair of the International Program Advisory Committee 2022

IAEA Workshop of Fusion Enterprises

Section Chair

Section Chair 2022

IAEA Fission-Fusion Technical Meeting

Witness of FESAC

Witness of FESAC 2021

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Chief Senior Editor

Chief Senior Editor 2021

Global Business Journal

Panel Member

Panel Member 2019 –

The Institute of Applied Energy (Tokyo)

Advisor to the Chairman

Advisor to the Chairman 2018 – 2019

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Tokyo)

Sergeant First Class

Sergeant First Class 2011-2014

Japan Ground Self-defence Force


IOP NIG Early Career Award

IOP NIG Early Career Award 2021

Institute of Physics

Director General's Recognition Award for Exceptional Service

Director General’s Recognition Award for Exceptional Service 2020

International Atomic Energy Agency

Dean's List of Academic Achievement Award

Dean’s List of Academic Achievement Award 2019

Harvard University Extension School

International Young Energy Professional of the Year

International Young Energy Professional of the Year 2018

Association of Energy Engineers

Ph.D. Awarded in 2 Years (Shortest Record)

Ph.D. Awarded in 2 Years (Shortest Record) 2018

Kyoto University Graduate School of Energy Science


Fellow 2018

Royal Society of Arts (London, UK)

Best Presentation (1st Place)

Best Presentation (1st Place) 2015

AESJ 2015 Annual Meeting Poster Session


Member 2017

International Distinguished Scholars Honor Society (New York, US)

PhD Poster Prize

PhD Poster Prize 2016

29th edition of the Symposium on Fusion Technology (Prague, Czech Republic)

Key Scientific Article

Key Scientific Article 2016

Renewable Energy Global Innovations (Ontario, Canada)

Kansai Chapter Award

Kansai Chapter Award 2015

Atomic Energy Society of Japan

GSAIS Full Scholarship

GSAIS Full Scholarship 2014

Kyoto University

Encouragement Award

Encouragement Award 2014

Kyoto University Cross-disciplinary Research Contest

Top of the List

Top of the List 2013

Kyoto University Graduate School of Energy Science Entrance Exam

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