MASAAKI FUSE

Last Updated :2021/04/15

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Associate Professor
E-mail
masa-fusehiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-4-1,Kagamiyama,Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-7826 FAX : (+81)82-424-7826
Self-introduction
Expert for Infrastructure planning, environmental system engineering, and safety engineering

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2009/04/01, 2010/03/31, Yale University, Visiting Fellow
  • 2005/04/01, 2014/03/31, National Institute for Advanced Industrial and Science Technology, Researcher
  • 2014/04/01, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Institute of Engineering, Associate Professor
  • 2020/04/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Associate Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Chuo University, Japan, 2002/04, 2005/03
  • Chuo University, Japan, 2000/04, 2002/03
  • Chuo University, Japan, 1996/04, 2000/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Engineering, Chuo University
  • Master of Engineering, Chuo University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Engineering : Cluster 4(Civil Engineering and Architecture)
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Civil and Environmental Engineering Program
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Civil and Environmental Engineering Program

Research Fields

  • Engineering;Civil engineering;Civil and environmental engineering
  • Engineering;Civil engineering;Civil engineering project / Traffic engineering
  • Complex systems;Social / Safety system science;Social systems engineering / Safety system
  • Environmental science;Sustainable and environmental system development;Design and evaluation of sustainable and environmental conscious system

Research Keywords

  • Global Reuse
  • Fair Trade
  • Social Comprehensive Risk
  • Automobile
  • Hydrogen Economy
  • International Trade

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan
  • The Society for Risk Analysis, Japan
  • The City Plannnig Institute of Japan
  • Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management
  • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Japan Society of Civil Engineers

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Lifestyle and the city
  2. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Exercise of Mathematics
  3. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Land Survey
  4. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Infrastructure Planning
  5. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Exercise of Surveying
  6. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Design of Infrastructures
  7. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Year, Civil and Environmental Engineering Research V
  8. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Exercises on Civil and Environmental Engineering A
  9. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Exercises on Civil and Environmental Engineering A
  10. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Exercises on Civil and Environmental Engineering A
  11. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Special Exercises on Civil and Environmental Engineering A
  12. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Exercises on Civil and Environmental Engineering B
  13. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Special Exercises on Civil and Environmental Engineering B
  14. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Civil and Environmental Engineering
  15. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Civil and Environmental Engineering
  16. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Advanced Environmental Systems Engineering
  17. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Regional and Longitudinal Estimation of Product Lifespan Distribution: A Case Study for Automobiles and a Simplified Estimation Method, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 49(3), 1738-1743, 20141230
  2. Sustainable materials management on the basis of the relationship between materials’ properties and human needs, Mat´eriaux & Techniques, 102(106), 20141113
  3. Current Status and Issues of Risk Assessment for Hydrogen Transport, Journal of Life Cycle Assesssment, Japan, 12(3), 190-195, 20160701
  4. Uncertainty Analysis of Global Reuse Monitoring, Procedia CIRP, 61, 172-176, 20170301
  5. ★, Cross-border impacts of the restriction of hazardous substances: A perspective based on Japanese solders, Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 9028-9034, 20130722
  6. ★, Assessment of the effects of the Japanese shift to lead-free solders and its impact on material substitution and environmental emissions by a dynamic material flow analysis, Science of the Total Environment, 438, 49-58, 20120907
  7. ★, Regional development or resource preservation? A perspective from Japanese appliance exports, Ecological Economics, 70, 788-797, 20110110

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Advanced method to quantify global flows of used products, Masaaki Fuse, ISIE2015, 2015/07/07, Without Invitation, English, International Society for Industrial Ecology, Guildford, UK, The transboundary flows of used products are a key for exploring global reuse and recycling. Tracing such flows is difficult due to the limitations in international trade statistics. International trade statistics provides trade data aggregated for new and used products, excepting a few counties. Therefore, some methods to resolve used products within trade data have been suggested for electronics and automobiles. The sophisticated one is the Neighborhood valley-emphasis method (NVEM). The NVEM determines an used-new threshold in a bimodal distribution in export unit values for given world region dividing into new and used products. However, this method cannot correctly resolve used products from the overlapping part between the used and new distribution in the bimodal distribution. The aim of this study is to develop an advanced method over the NVEM, targeting the exports of used electronics from Japan. Japan as a target gave this study good practice because Japan trade statistics has provided the export data disaggregated for used and new electronics (TVs, washing machines, refrigerators, and air conditioners). To overcome the overlapping problems with the NVEM, mixing distribution model (MDM) that can estimates used and new distribution respectively was newly employed. The both exports estimated by the MDM and NVEM and the reported exports were compared for four used electronics from 2008 to 2013. This comparison shows that the exports estimated by the MDM have higher accuracy than those by the NVEM. To understand global reuse and recycling, the method developed in this study needs to be applied into not only Japan but also the other developed counties that may export much used products.
  2. Global Dynamics of In-Use Stocks for Products:Evidence from Automobiles, Hiroshi Akamatsu/Masaaki Fuse, The International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) joint 12th Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference and 5th Asia-Pacific conference, 2016/09/28, Without Invitation, English, The International Society for Industrial Ecology, Nagoya
  3. Exploring Global Dynamics of In-Use Stocks for Automobiles from the Temporal and Spatial Perspectives, Hiroshi Akamatsu/Masaaki Fuse, The 15th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering ICCEE 2016, Without Invitation, English, Hiroshima University, HIgashi Hiroshima
  4. Future Ownership and Disposal of Hybrid Vehicles in Japan, Hiroshi Akamatsu/Masaaki Fuse, The 16th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering ICCEE 2017, 2017/11/12, Without Invitation, English
  5. Advance Method to Estimate International Trade Flows of Used Products, Kohei Endo/Masaaki Fuse, ISIE joint 12th Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference and 5th Asia-Pacific conference, 2016/09/28, Without Invitation, English, The society of industrial ecology, Nagoya
  6. Development of Estimation Method for Trade Flows of Used Products, Kohei Endo/Masaaki Fuse, ICCEE-2016, 2016/10/17, Without Invitation, English, Higashi Hiroshima
  7. Uncertainty Analysis of Global Reuse Monitoring, Kohei Endo/Masaaki Fuse, Life Cycle Engineering 2017, 2017/03/08, Without Invitation, English, Kamakura
  8. The Accuracy of Trade Statistics: The Case of Metallic Ores, Kohei Endo/Masaaki Fuse, ICCEE-2017, 2017/11/12, Without Invitation, English
  9. Advanced Risk Identification for New Energy Carrier: A case of hydrogen transport system, Tatsuro Omachi/Masaaki Fuse, The International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) joint 12th Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference and 5th Asia-Pacific conference, 2016/09/30, Without Invitation, English, The International Society for Industrial Ecology, Nagoya
  10. Screening Accident Scenario for Hydrogen Transport System based on HAZID, Tatsuro Omachi/Masaaki Fuse, The 15th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering ICCEE 2016, 2016/10/17, Without Invitation, English, Hiroshima University, Higashi Hiroshima
  11. Estimation Method for Accident Probability in Hydrogen Transport by Road, Tatsurou Omachi/Hiroki Noguchi/Masaaki Fuse, The 16th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering ICCEE 2017, 2017/11/12, Without Invitation, English
  12. Characterizing Trade Structure for New and Used Automobiles Using Gravity Model, Shun Watanabe/Masaaki Fuse, The 16th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering ICCEE 2017, 2017/11/12, Without Invitation, English, In recent global economy, many countries depend on new and used automobiles imported from the other countries as one of the transportation modes. Such importing countries hence need appropriate transportation, trade, environment and economy policies according to their import situation, respectively. However, it is difficult to obtain the information on international trade for new and used automobiles from trade statistics compiled by each country. This study clarified the differences in trade structure for new and used automobiles through the case study of gravity model targeting the exports from Japan. The findings from this case study are expected to contribute the transportation and trade policies for automobiles. This study is just a case study for Japanese exports. More comprehensive analysis is required as future work.
  13. Modeling Future Location of Hydrogen Station for assessing Availability, Accessibility and Safety of Hydrogen, Nobuaki Kawanishi/Tatsuro Omachi/Masaaki Fuse, The 16th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering ICCEE 2017, 2017/11/12, Without Invitation, English
  14. Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Road infrastructure in Least Development Countries, Somvongsa Saysouwanh, Hiroki Noguchi, Masaaki Fuse, The 17th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering ICCEE 2018, 2018/10/14, Without Invitation, English, Dalian University of Technology, China, Dalian, China, The Least developed countries (LDCs) are low-income countries which need huge demand for road infrastructures associated with economic growth and sustainable development. In assets management, life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) of road infrastructure schedule for construction has recently attracted increasing attention. While there are many previous studies for road in-frastructure's LCCA targeting developed countries, there is no study for that targeting LDCs due to the statistical restrictions. The aim of this study is to develop a new LCCA for road infrastructure, specialized in LDCs. This LCCA will overcome the statistical restrictions in LDCs, by integrating a statistical model and the related databases by the developed counties. The validity of this LCCA will be assessed through the case study of road infrastructures in Laos. The results obtained by the application of the new LCCA system clearly indicate that it can support decision-makers to determine the least cost solution for road infrastructure in-vestment requirement and sufficient budget allocation for either road maintenance and reha-bilitation after construction. The finding of this study shows that understanding the potential of comprehensive approach and adaptability of LCCA to the local conditions is more crucial than implemented in the same way followed by the developed world.
  15. Structural Analysis of Global Supply Chain on Automobile, Shun Watanabe, Hiroki Noguchi, Masaaki Fuse, The 17th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering ICCEE 2018, 2018/10/14, Without Invitation, English, Dalian University of Technology, China, Dalian, China, Appropriate supply chain management for automobiles has strongly affected the global economy and environmental issues required by the sustainable development. Therefore, Global supply chain on automobiles that covers both of artery and reverse logistics at the same time is one of the unexplored research fields due to the limitations of previous statistics. This study aims to quantify the structure of the global supply chain on automobiles by focusing the exports of automobile in Japan. Our structure analysis consists of data analysis, model analysis, and correlation analysis. In the data analysis, the export volumes of new and used automobiles, and new and used auto parts from Japan between 1988 and 2016 was estimated by a price distribution from Japanese trade statistics that can divide the new and used product within the mixed distribution model. The estimation results for export volumes of automobiles and auto parts are shown in Fig.1 and 2. By using this estimation results, model analysis based on gravity model gave the key factors affecting the export of each target products. The gravity model indicates that used automobile tends to be exported to left-handle and nearby countries. The final correlation analysis identified the relationships between target products. In this analysis, high correlation between new automobiles and used parts was observed. Overall, our structure analysis contributes to support appropriate supply chain management for automobiles as the fundamental information.
  16. Modelling future location of hydrogen station in Japan, Nobuaki Kawanishi, Hiroki Noguchi, Masaaki Fuse, The 17th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering ICCEE 2018, 2018/10/14, Without Invitation, English, Dalian University of Technology, China, Dalian, China, In recent years, a great deal of attention has been payed in the global utilization of hydrogen energy as the next generation energy. The movement of hydrogen society for the realization in Japan has promoted both fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) and hydrogen stations (HS) at the same time. The location of hydrogen station is a critical information for FCV users on the demand side, the related companies and the government regulation for the supply side. There for, this study developed a future prediction model for location of hydrogen station in Japan, consider-ing the supply and demand of hydrogen station. The prediction model consists of a demand sub model and a supply sub model. And mobile type and stationary type, hydrogen supply capacity 300 Nm3/h and 2000 Nm3/h were considered in order to ensure the comprehensive-ness of the HS type. Furthermore, considering the gas station (GS) as a potential candidate for HS, consideration have also been given for establishing a new one and annexation. The de-mand sub model predicts the ownership numbers of FCVs by year for a target city. The supply sub model predicts the supply potentials of hydrogen stations by year for the target city. Matching the demand and supply information from both sub models provide future location of hydrogen station for the target city. Developed model was applied into Yokohama city as the case study. The prediction results indicate that mobile type hydrogen stations and regula-tions to hydrogen station largely affect the future location of hydrogen stations in 2050 (see Fig.1). The results of this research will be useful knowledge for future hydrogen station instal-lation projects, users, related companies, and regulators.