Coastal disasters and climate change in Southeast Asia: An assessment and countermeasures for sustainable development of the fast-growing coastal areas

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Danh Thao Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Tomoya SHIBAYAMA Japanese University: Waseda University Year: 2015 Abstract: The present research aims to investigate and assess the current natural disaster vulnerability of coastal areas in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and some other fast-growing coastal areas in Southeast Asia. The research will focus on lessons that have been [...]

Sensorless DTC of PMSM with Innovative Multi Level Inverter Drive

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef Sending University: Universiti Malaya (UM) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Fujita HIDEAKI Japanese University: Tokyo Institute of Technology Year: 2015 Abstract: Despite significant international efforts to raise awareness, promote lifestyle change, and other solutions to fission the problem away; climate change is remained as one of the most significant threats facing the world today. Electrical vehicle is one approach to achieve the [...]

Utilization of shore and offshore dredged sand in concrete for sustainable coastal and island development in Southeast Asia Region

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Civil Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. NGUYEN KHANH SON Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Nobuaki OTSUKI Japanese University: Tokyo Institute of Technology Year: 2015 Abstract: The overall objective of this research is to propose a cost-effective and environmental friendly way of producing concrete using sea sand as fine aggregates and supersulfated cement as binder through material study and investigations on the long term [...]

Motor Imagery of Brain Computer Interface with Improved Common Spatial Pattern in Analyzing EEG Signal for Stroke Patients

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. Mohd Ibrahim Shapiai Sending University: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Japanese Co-Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasue MITSUKURA Japanese University: Keio University Year: 2015 Abstract: With effective rehabilitation, stroke patients can partially restore their motor control to regain normal life. However, traditional rehabilitation therapies, such as strengthening motor skills, mobility training, speech and language therapy, and constraint induced therapy, offer poor rehabilitation performance. Recently, brain computer [...]

Thermal Behavior of Eco-Aerated Concrete from Agro-Industrial Waste as Innovative Cool Building Wall Components

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Civil Engineering Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Mohd Fadhil Md Din Sending University: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hiroshi TAKAHASHI Japanese University: Tohoku University Year: 2015 Abstract: The study was planning for the investigation of thermal behavior from the lightweight structure of building in order to mitigate the phenomena of Urban Heat Island. Scope of study will utilize local waste material and prepare the prototype buildings for the experiment. [...]

Burn Area Ratio Approximation System Using Computer Vision Techniques Based on Inexpensive Sensors of Kinect

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Computer and Information Engineering Principal Investigator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Miti Ruchanurucks Sending University: Kasetsart University (KU) Japanese Co-Investigator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ikuhisa MITSUGAMI Japanese University: Osaka University Year: 2015 Abstract: This research started from a medical motivation. In burn care application, there is a need to estimate dose of liquid provided to patients precisely. Our research aims to generate 3D triangular mesh of human body successfully using a low cost sensor, [...]

Development Integrated Technologies for Sustainable Utilization of Spent Coffee Ground (SCG) for Production of Nutraceuticals and Biofuels: Case study in Vietnam and Indonesia

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Energy Engineering Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. LE Thi Kim Phung Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hiroshi NABETANI Japanese University: The University of Tokyo Year: 2015 Abstract: The project aims to develop the integrated technology including green and clean supercritical fluid technologies for the complete transformation of coffee industry waste biomass into value-added chemicals and biofuels. Technologies based on two generally regarded [...]

Methane Gas emission from landfill sites in urban areas of Cambodia

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Environmental Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. KUOK Fidero Sending University: Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) Japanese Co-Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fumitake TAKAHASHI Japanese University: Tokyo Institute of Technology Year: 2015 Abstract: Solid waste management is one of major challenges for the municipality and government; especially, the fast-growing city like Phnom Penh City where satellite cities have been established rapidly faces widespread difficulties in both the collection and disposal of solid waste. [...]

Studying the contamination and fate of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in aquatic environment in Vietnam and the Philippines

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Environmental Engineering Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. HUYNH TRUNG HAI Sending University: Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hiroaki TANAKA Japanese University: Kyoto University Year: 2015 Abstract: In recent years, PPCPs contamination is recognized as an emerging environmental pollution in aquatic environments, because of their potential adverse effects on the ecosystem and human. Majority of PPCPs used for human, plants and animals are excreted into the environment [...]

Utilization of geothermal brine in production of geopolymer cement and polymer composites

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Chemical Engineering Principal Investigator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Himawan Tri Bayu Murti Petrus Sending University: Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Masatoshi KUBOUCHI Japanese University: Tokyo Institute of Technology Year: 2015 Abstract: Silica scaling is one of major problems in geothermal power plant. In order to minimize the propensity of silica scaling, silica precipitation will be conducted. Due to the abundance of the silica precipitates resulted in this approach, a [...]

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