Masaru NAKANO, Ph.D. Executive Advisor of SDM, Former professor, Graduate School of SDM, Keio University

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After obtaining a master's degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University in 1980, Masaru Nakano joined Toyota Central R&D Laboratories (1980-2008) and served as principal researcher before joining this graduate school in April 2008. Meantime, he obtained a Ph.D. in Production System Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1997 and then served as a lecturer at Nagoya Institute of Technology (1997-1999).
He was a visiting researcher at ETH Zurich in 2013.

Research Interests

  • Lean and systems engineering
  • Holistic methodology for business innovation
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Sustainable city design
  • Energy security
  • Global supply chain management
  • Marketing and consumer research
  • Flying Car