Yukitaka Kato

Social Implementation

Yukitaka Kato


Chemical EngineeringEnergy SystemEnergy StorageEnergy Conversion

Research Projects

  • Recovery of waste thermal energy for efficient energy usage is studied by using thermochemical energy storage technologies with material and reactor package developments. Hydrogen permeation membrane for efficient fuel reforming is researched. Active Carbon Recycling Energy System (ACRES) is discussed for low-carbon energy system driven by nuclear power and renewable energy resources.

1991 - 2002

Assistant Prof., Res. Lab. for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Inst. Tech.

2002 - 2014

Assoc. Prof., RLNR, Tokyo Tech.

2002 - 2014

Prof., RLNR, Tokyo Tech.

2014 - 2016

Prof., RLNR, Tokyo Tech.

2016 -

Prof., LANE, Tokyo Tech


Invention Award, Seiichi Tejima Memorial Award at Tokyo Tech


A. Shkatulov, J Ryu, Y. Kato, Y. Aristov, “Composite Material “Mg(OH)2/Vermiculite”: A Promising New Candidate for Storage of Middle Temperature Heat, Energy, 44, pp. 1028-1034 (2012)


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).


E. Mastronardo, L. Bonaccorsi, Y. Kato, E. Piperopoulosa, M. Lanza, C. Milone, “Thermochemical performance of carbon nanotubes based hybrid materials for MgO/H2O/Mg(OH)2 chemical heat pumps”, Applied Energy, 181, pp. 232-243 (2016).

Massimiliano Zamengo, Juraj Tomaškovič, Junichi Ryu, Yukitaka Kato, “Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Expanded Graphite-Magnesium Hydroxide Composites for Packed Bed Reactors of Chemical Heat Storage/Pump Systems”, J. Chem. Eng. Japan, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 261-267(2016). 


Hiroki Takasu, Junichi Ryu, Yukitaka Kato, “Application of lithium orthosilicate for high-temperature thermochemical energy storage”, Applied Energy 193, 74–83(2017)