Profile of Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla

Profile of Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla

Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Email: ashraful.acce@du.ac.bd
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Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. Chemistry for Materials Mie University Japan 2018
Masters Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology Dhaka University Bangladesh 2002
Bachelor Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology Dhaka University Bangladesh 2001
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Young research fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2019 Germany
International Japanese Government Scholarship for PhD by Monbukagakusho 2014 Japan
Local Nurul Haque Bhuiyan Award, University of Dhaka 2004 Bangladesh
Local Provost Award, Fazlul Huq Mislim Hall, University of Dhaka 2004 Bangladesh
Local Merit–based Scholarship, University of Dhaka 2004 Bangladesh
Research Interest
Subject Description
Photocatalysts and Nanocomposites for wastewater treatment
Capacitive deionization (CDI) technology

Capacitive deionization (CDI) is an emerging technology for water desalination and is based on the phenomenon of ion electrosorption.

Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
Masters Fabrication and Characterization of Pure and B/Sn-doped ZnO Nanocomposites and their Application in Photodegradation of Rhodamine-B (RhB) Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla Abrar Zadeed Ahmed

Photocatalyst and Water Purification

2018
Masters Optimization of Photocatalytic Degradation Conditions of Rhodamine B in Water with Dye-Sensitized Titanium Dioxide Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla Md. Moinul Islam

Photocatalyst and Water Purification

2018
Masters Photocatalytic degradation and removal of textile dye pollutant with CuO/ZnO Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla Khalid Saifullah Badhon

Photocatalyst and Wastewater Treatment

2018
Masters Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Performance investigation of Nitrogen doped ZnO Nanoparticles and its Potential Applications Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla Rowshon Kabir

Photocatalyst and Wastewater

2018
Masters Photocatalytic Degradation of Toxic Industrial Dye with CuO/ZnO Nanocomposites from Water under Sunlight Irradiation Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla Abdullah Al Mamun Sakib

Photocatalyst and Wastewater

2017
Masters Grafting of Acrylic Acid onto Cotton Thread and Its Application on Water Soluble Dye Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla

Polymer Chemistry

2012
Masters Study on the Preparation of Polymer Based Herbicide with a View to Its Slow Release for Agricultural Purposes Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla

Polymer Chemistry

2011
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Engineering and Technology Optimization of Photocatalytic Degradation Conditions of Azo-Dye with Dye-Sensitized TiO2 under Visible Light Irradiation UGC Research Grant, University of Dhaka 01-07-2018 30-06-2019
Chemical Sciences Fabrication of Cu/ZnO by Mechanochemical Combustion Method and Their Application into Photocatalytic Degradation of Azo Dyes Bangladesh University Grand Commission (UGC) 01-07-2018 30-06-2019
Engineering & Applied Science Synthesis and Evaluation of Non-metal doped SnO/ZnO Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants under Sunlight Ministry of Science and Technology 01-07-2018 30-06-2019
Invited Talk
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SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB) 2019 Life Time
2 ACCE Alumni Association, DU, Dhaka 2018
3 Mie Global Environment Center for Education & Research, Japan 2018 Life Time
4 Bangladesh Chemical Society (BCS) 2010 Life Time
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Associate Professor University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh 07-06-2018 Currently Working
Assistant Professor University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh 08-12-2010 06-06-2018
Lecturer University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh 03-04-2008 07-12-2010
Lecturer Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology Dhaka, Bangladesh 30-10-2006 02-04-2008
Book Section
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M.A.I. Molla, A.Z. Ahmed and S. Kaneco "Reaction Mechanism for Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutant." Nanostructured Photocatalysts: From Fundamental to Practical Applications. V.-H. Nguyen, D.-V.N. Vo, S. Nanda, Elsevier Publisher, 2021, 63–84 .
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M.A.I. Molla and A.Z. Ahmed "Synthesis, Characterization and Application of CuO/ZnO Nanocomposites." Current Perspectives on Chemical Sciences. F. Khan, Book Publisher International, 2020, 46–55 .
Journal Article
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T. Sultana, S.C. Dey, M.A.I. Molla, M.R. Hossain, M.M. Rahman, M.S. Quddus, M. Moniruzzaman, S.M. Shamsuddin and M. Sarker : Facile Synthesis of TiO2/Chitosan Nanohybrid for Adsorption-Assisted Rapid Photodegradation of an Azo Dye in Water, Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, 2021 .
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M.A. Haque, A-Al. Kaium, M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, S.C. Dey and M. Ashaduzzaman : Facile Fabrication of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles for Antimicrobial Activity, Journal Clean WAS, vol.5, no.1 pp.27–30, 2021 .
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B. Mondol, A. Sarker, A.M. Shareque, S.C. Dey, M.T. Islam, A.K. Das, S.M. Shamsuddin, M.A.I. Molla and M. Sarker : Preparation of Activated Carbon/TiO2 Nanohybrids for Photodegradation of Reactive Red-35 Dye Using Sunlight, Photochem, vol.1, no.1 pp.54–66, 2021 .
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M.A.I. Molla, G. Yanagi, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata and S. Kaneco : Optimization of Operating Conditions for Electrochemical Decolorization of Methylene Blue with Ti/α-PbO2/β-PbO2 Composite Electrode, Journal of Composites Science, vol.5, no.5 pp.117, 2021 .
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S.C. Paul, S.C. Dey, M.A.I. Molla, S. Debnath, M.S. Islam, M.Y. Miah, M. Ashaduzzaman and M. Sarker : Nanomaterials as Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution Reaction: Exploitation of Challenges and Current Progressions, Polyhedron, vol.193, pp.114871, 2021 .
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A.Z. Ahmed, M.M. Islam, M.M-ul. Islam, S.M. Masum, R. Islam and M.A.I. Molla : Fabrication and Characterization of B/Sn-doped ZnO Nanoparticles via Mechanochemical Method for Photocatalytic Degradation of Rhodamine B, Inorganic and Nano-Metal Chemistry, pp.10.1080/24701556.2020.1835976, 2020 .
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U. Hellriegel, E. Cañas Kurz, M.A.I. Molla, R. Islam and J. Hoinkis : Energy Efficient Desalination with Membrane Capacitive Deionization (MCDI), International Water Technology Journal, IWTJ, vol.10, no.1 pp.13–17, 2020 .
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R. Kabir, M.A.K. Saifullah, A.Z. Ahmed, S.M. Masum and M.A.I. Molla : Synthesis of N-Doped ZnO Nanocomposites for Sunlight Photocatalytic Degradation of Textile Dye Pollutants, Journal of Composites Science, vol.4, no.2 pp.49; DOI: 10.3390/jcs4020049, 2020 .
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M.M. Islam, A.Z. Ahmed, S.F. Kabir, R. Islam and M.A.I. Molla : Optimization of Photodegradation Conditions of Rhodamine B in Water with Dye-Sensitized Titanium Dioxide, Journal Clean WAS, vol.4, no.1 pp.28-31, 2020 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata and S. Kaneco : Nano−Photocatalytic Mineralization of Diazinon with TiO2 in Water under Solar Illumination: Reaction Mechanism and Optimization of Degradation Conditions, Environmental Technology, vol.41, no.27 pp.3524–3533, 2020 .
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A.A.M. Sakib, S.M. Masum, J. Hoinkis, R. Islam and M.A.I. Molla : Synthesis of CuOZnO Nanocomposites and Their Application in Photodegradation of Toxic Textile Dye, Journal of Composites Science, vol.3, no.3 pp.91; DOI: 10.3390/jcs3030091, 2019 .
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R. Islam, M.A.I. Molla, T. Yigitoglu and J. Hoinkis : Removal of Inorganic Arsenic from Arsenic Spiked Local Tap Water using Titanium Oxide and Ferric (hydr) Oxide Based Adsorbents, Scholars Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol.7, no.8 pp.223–228, 2019 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata and S. Kaneco : Fabrication of Ag-doped ZnO by mechanochemical combustion method and their application into photocatalytic Famotidine degradation, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, vol.54, no.9 pp.914–923, 2019 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata and S. Kaneco : Studies of Effects of Calcination Temperature on the Crystallinity and Optical Properties of Ag–Doped ZnO Nanocomposites, Journal of Composites Science, vol.3, no.1 pp.18, DOI: 10.3390/jcs3010018, 2019 .
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M.N. Rahman, R.R. Bhowmick, M. Nurnabi and M.A.I. Molla : Synthesis and characterization of an amidoxime compound with benzimidazole moiety and pH sensing behavior under basic condition in methanol and DMSO, Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society, vol.63, no.3 pp.4047–4050, 2018 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata and S. Kaneco : Optimization of Alachlor Photocatalytic Degradation with Nano–TiO2 in Water under Solar Illumination: Reaction Pathway and Mineralization, Clean Technologies, vol.1, no.1 pp.141–153, 2018 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata and S. Kaneco : Solar Photocatalytic Decomposition of Probenazole in Water with TiO2 in the Presence of H2O2, Journal of Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, vol.40, no.20 pp.2432–2441, 2018 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco : Photocatalytic Degradation of Fenitrothion in Water with TiO2 under Solar Irradiation, Water Conservation & Management, vol.2, no.2 pp.1–5, 2018 .
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M.A.I. Molla, S. Ahsan, I. Tateishi, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco : Degradation, Kinetics, and Mineralization in the Solar Photocatalytic Treatment of Aqueous Amitrole Solution with Titanium Dioxide, Environmental Engineering Science, vol.35, no.5 pp.401–407, 2018 .
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M.A.I. Molla, I. Tateishi, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco : Photocatalytic Removal of Famotidine with TiO2 from Water in the Presence of Dye under Visible Light Irradiation, Desalination and Water Treatment, vol.87, pp.338–347, 2017 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco : Photocatalytic Decolorization of Dye with Self–Dye–Sensitization under Fluorescent Light Irradiation, ChemEngineering, vol.1, no.2 pp.8, DOI: 10.3390/chemengineering1020008, 2017 .
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M.A.I. Molla, I. Tateishi, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco : Evaluation of Reaction Mechanism for Photocatalytic Degradation of Dye with Self–Sensitized TiO2 under Visible Light Irradiation, Open Journal of Inorganic Non–metallic Materials, vol.7, no.1 pp.1–7, 2017 .
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M.R. Hasan, S. Sultana, M.M. Karim and M.A.I. Molla : Developing Natural Rubber Latex Characteristics Using Radiation Technology, Dhaka University Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering, vol.2, no.2 pp.125–128, 2014 .
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M.Y. Hossan, M.A.I. Molla, M.S. Islam, A.A. Rana, M.A. Gafur and M.M. Karim : Fabrication and Characterization of Polyvinyl Alcohol–Hydroxyapatite Biomimetic Scaffold by Freeze Thawing in Situ Synthesized Hybrid Suspension for Bone Tissue Engineering, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, vol.2, no.12 pp.696–701, 2012 .
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M.F. Hossain, M.A.I. Molla, S.M. Masum, A.A. Rana, A.F.M.S. Amin, R.S. Chowdhury, S. Sultana and M.M. Karim : Chemical and Sedimentological Characterization of Moulvibazar Silica Deposit of Bangladesh as Standard Sand, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, vol.12, no.6 pp.170–176, 2012 .
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M.R. Hasan, M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, S.M. Masum, A.A. Rana, S. Sultana, M.E. Haque and M.M. Karim : Determination of Protein Content in Gamma (γ)–ray Irradiated and Non–irradiated Natural Rubber Latex Film, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, vol.11, no.4 pp.34–37, 2011 .
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M.S. Islam, M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, M.M. Karim, S.M. Masum and J.H. Yeum : Fabrication of Pllulan/Silver Nanoparticle Composite Nanospheres Using Electrospray Technique for Antibacterial Applications, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, vol.11, no.1 pp.59–69, 2011 .
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M.M. Islam, S.M. Masum, M.M. Rahman, M.A.I. Molla, A.A. Shaikh and S.K. Roy : Preparation of Chitosan from Shrimp Shell and Investigation of its Properties, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, vol.11, no.1 pp.116–130, 2011 .
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A.I. Chowdhury, M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarkar, A.A. Rana, S.K. Ray, H.P. Nur and M,M. Karim : Preparation of Edible Grade Dye and Pigments from Natural Sources Bixa Orellenae Linn, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, vol.10, no.4 pp.7–15, 2010 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, R. Islam and A.K.M.F. Kibria : Oxidation–Reduction Behavior, Electrolysis Characteristics and Efficiency of Pd–50at.%Ni Electrode in Alkaline Electrolyte, Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, vol.33, no.1 pp.1–13, 2009 .
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M.M. Karim, S.H. Lee, R.S. Chowdhury, M.A.I. Molla and A.K. Das : Chemiluminescence Determination of Travafloxacin, The AUST Journal of Science and Technology, vol.1, pp.137–142, 2009 .
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M. Sarker, M.A.I. Molla, R. Islam, S. Ahmed and A.K.M.F. Kibria : Investigations on the Redox Behavior and the Electrolysis Characteristics of Pd–20at.%Ni Electrode in 30wt.%KOH Electrolyte, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, vol.43, no.1 pp.13–28, 2008 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker and A.K.M.F. Kibria : Investigations on the Redox Characteristics and Hydrogen Evolution Efficiencies of Pd and Mo Deposited Pd Electrodes in Alkaline Electrolyte, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, vol.43, no.1 pp.103–116, 2008 .
Conference Proceedings
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A.Z. Ahmed, M.M. ul Islam, S.M. Masum, R. Islam and M.A.I. Molla "Fabrication of B/Sn-Doped ZnO Nanoparticles for the Photocatalytic Remediation of Toxic Textile Dye under Solar Irradiation." 6th International Conference on Chemical Engineering Dhaka, Bangladesh: 2020 .
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U. Hellriegel, E. Cañas Kurz, M.A.I. Molla, R. Islam and ,J. Hoinkis "Energy Efficient Desalination with Membrane Capacitive Deionization (MCDI): Best-Practice Recommendations." Twenty-Second International Water Technology Conference Ismailia, Egypt: 2019 .
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A.A.M. Sakib and M.A.I. Molla "Photocatalytic Removal of Toxic Industrial Dye with Cu/ZnO Nanomaterial from Water under Sunlight Irradiation." International Conference on Climate Change Dhaka, Bangladesh: 2019 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco "Degradation of Famotidine in Water with Ag–ZnO under UV Light Irradiation." Seventh International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment , pp. 934. Mie, Japan: 2017 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco "Degradation of Famotidine with Ag–doped ZnO in Water under UV Irradiation." 48th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area Japan: 2017 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco "Photocatalytic Activity of ZnO Doped with Ag for Degradation of Famotidine in Aqueous Solutions." The 7th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU Mie, Japan: 2017 .
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M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco "Photocatalytic Activity of Ag–doped ZnO for the Degradation of Famotidine in Water under UV Irradiation." 36th Summer Seminar of Analytical Chemistry in Chubu Area Japan: 2017 .
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M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco "Photocatalytic Degradation of Famotidine with Dye–Sensitized TiO2 under Visible Light." he Second International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment , pp. 969. Osaka, Japan: 2016 .
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M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco "Visible Light Induced Photocatalytic Degradation of Famotidine with Dye–Sensitized TiO2." 47th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area Japan: 2016 .
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M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco "Photocatalytic Degradation of Famotidine with Dye–Sensitized TiO2 under Visible Light Irradiation." The 6th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU Mie, Japan: 2016 .
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M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco "Visible Weak Fluorescent Light Photocatalytic Degradation of Orange II and Methyl Orange with Dye–Sensitized TiO2." The First International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment , pp. 640. Mie, Japan: 2015 .
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M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco "Visible–Light–Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Dye with Dye–Sensitized TiO2." 46th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area Japan: 2015 .
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M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki and S. Kaneco "Visible–Light–Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Orange II and Methyl Orange with Dye–Sensitized TiO2." The 5th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU Mie, Japan: 2015 .