Kazutoshi Tsuda

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Kazutoshi Tsuda
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Currently, I serve as a researcher at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), one of international hubs of new media art and technology. I received a Ph.D. in Engineering from Division of Diversity and Fractal Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University, Japan. As a Specially Appointed Researcher at Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University from 2008 and as an Assistant Professor at Creative Design Studio on Technology, Osaka University from 2011, I have implemented an educational program on engineering design and appropriate technology and also have been engaged in research on resource circulation and sustainability. I joined the FabLab Network from 2010 and co-founded FabLab Kitakagaya (Osaka, Japan) as one of its bases in 2013. Currently, I am a Japanese instructor of "Fab Academy" which was initiated by Prof. Neil Gershenfeld, the Director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and "Bio Academy” which is directed by George Church, professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. I became a collaborator of YCAM since 2014, and since 2016 I am mainly in charge of YCAM Bio Research as a researcher.

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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Researcher, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
Apr 2011
Mar 2016
Assistant Professor, Creative Design Studio on Technology, School/ Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Nov 2008
Mar 2011
Specially Appointed Researcher, On-site Research Center for Sustainability Design (ORCSD), Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University


Aug 2015
Jan 2016
Bio Academy (How To Grow Almost Anything)
Jan 2014
Jun 2014
Fab Academy (How To Make Almost Anything)
Apr 2005
Sep 2008
Division of Diversity and Fractal Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University

Published Papers

Kazutoshi Tsuda, Michinori Uwasu, Keishiro Hara, Yukari Fuchigami
Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences   7 30-38   2017   [Refereed]
Yosuke Sakai, Takayuki Ito, Mitsuhito Ando, Keina Konno, Tsubasa Nishi, Kiyoshi Suganuma, Fumie Takahara, Kazutoshi Tsuda, Kazuhiro Jo, Kiyoshi Tomimatsu
International Journal of Asia Digital Art and Design Association   20(4) 85-93   2017   [Refereed]
Keishiro Hara, Terukazu Kumazawa, Michinori Kimura, Kazutoshi Tsuda
Sustainability Science   11 493-503   2016   [Refereed]
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Bi Hong Low, Hayato Takahashi, Keishiro Hara, Michinori Uwasu, Yasushi Umeda
Environmental Development   9 24-42   2014   [Refereed]
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Keishiro Hara, Michinori Uwasu
Sustainability   5 123-135   2013   [Refereed]
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Yuji Hirose, Hironao Ogura, Yasufumi Otsubo
Colloids and Surface A   360 57-62   2010   [Refereed]
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Yuji Hirose, Hironao Ogura, Yasufumi Otsubo
Colloids and Surfaces A   324 228-233   2008   [Refereed]
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Yasuto Takeda, Hironao Ogura, Yasufumi Otsubo
Colloids and Surfaces A   299 262-267   2007   [Refereed]


Kazutoshi Tsuda, Mitsuhito Ando, Kazuhiro Jo, and Takayuki Ito
Journal of Peer Production   12(3) 33-36   2018
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Takayuki Ito, Kiyoshi Suganuma, Fumie Takahara, Young-ja Park, Chiho Yamada
Japanese Journal of Science Communication   22 99-110   2017   [Invited]
Methodologies of Sustainability Assessment and Its Development: Assessment Items, Framing, and Utilization for Management
Tomohiro Tasaki, Ryo Tajima, Koichi Shobatake, Kazutoshi Tsuda
Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan   8(3) 272-281   2012

Books etc

Establishing a resource-circulating society in Asia: Challenges and opportunities
Tohru Morioka, Keisuke Hanaki and Yuichi Moriguchi (eds) (Part:Joint Work, Kazutoshi Tsuda, Toyohiko Nakakubo, Yasushi Umeda, Tohru Morioka, Potential accounting of regional urban-rural partnership for constructing resource-circulating systems - A case study of Zhejiang Province in China)
United Nations University Press   2011   ISBN:978-9280811827

Conference Activities & Talks

How to Make the Field Guide “DNA of Forests”
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Takayuki Ito, Fumie Takahara, Kiyoshi Suganuma, Young-ja Park
iBOL 2019: The 8th International Barcode of Life Conference   17 Jun 2019   
The Modernology of Fab Labs: How to share the landscape of Social Fabrication
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Rie Mochizuki, Kumiko Idaka
FAB11: The 11th International Fab Lab Conference & Symposium   3 Aug 2015   
Potential self-supply of local resources towards regional sustainability: Case study of Shinjo village in Okayama prefecture, Japan
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Hirokazu Makino, Keishiro Hara, Michinori Uwasu
EcoBalance 2014   27 Oct 2014   
Managing regional natural resources in the context of rural-urban partnership: Case studies of local areas in Japan
Keishiro Hara, Terukazu Kumazawa, Kazutoshi Tsuda, Michinori Kimura
ARSA 2014: The 5th International Conference of the Asian Rural Sociological Association   2 Sep 2014   
How does energy visualization contribute to sustainability?: a comprehensive review
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Keishiro Hara, Michinori Uwasu
EcoDesign 2013   4 Dec 2013   
Research Challenges and Needs for Disseminating Life Cycle Thinking towards Consumers' Environmental Conscious Behaviors
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Keishiro Hara, Michinori Uwasu
EcoBalance 2012   20 Nov 2012   
Supply-Demand Balances of Food and Energy in Mountainous Rural Areas to Help Ensuring Regional Sustainability
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Keishiro Hara, Michinori Uwasu
LCA Food 2012: Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector   2 Oct 2012   
Designing Supply-Demand Relationships of Food and Renewable Energy towards Ensuring Regional Sustainability: Case Study of Shinjo Village, Okayama, Japan
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Keishiro Hara, Michinori Uwasu
EcoDesign 2011   30 Nov 2011   
Scenario Analysis of Sustainable Society based on Urban-Rural Partnerships in Japan
Kazutoshi Tsuda, Bi Hong Low, Toyohiko Nakakubo, Yusuke Kishita, Keishiro Hara, Yasushi Umeda
EcoBalance 2010   9 Nov 2010   
Modeling Natural Resource Circulation under Urban-rural Partnership Network for Sustainable Society
Bi Hong Low, Kazutoshi Tsuda, Toshiki Sato, Shinichi Fukushige, Yasushi Umeda
CARE INNOVATION 2010   8 Nov 2010   

Research Grants & Projects

Personal Biotechnology
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Kazutoshi Tsuda