CPEEE 2021-Plenary Speakers




    IEEJ Fellow, IEEE Member

    Prof. Masayuki Morimoto, Tokai University, Japan


    Title: The First Hybrid Electric Vehicle in the World (Click for abstract)


    Biography:  Masayuki Morimoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. He received his BSc, MSc and PhD degree all in electrical engineering from Keio University, Japan in 1975, 1977 and 1990 respectively. He worked at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. from 1977 to 2005. From 2005 to 2018, he was a Professor at the Department of electrical and electronics engineering, Tokai University. His research interests are in the areas of power electronics and its applications, electric machines and drives, and vehicle application. He is a Fellow of IEEJ, member of IEEE and several academic societies. He is the single author of 10 technical books in Japanese and the coauthor/editor of more than 10 technical books in Japanese.





Prof. Ryuji Matsuhashi, The University of Tokyo, Japan


Title: Long-term and Short-term Issues and Seeds of Innovation to Realize Decarbonized Society (Click for abstract)


Biography: Mr. Ryuji Matsuhashi earned the Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Department of Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 1985, and the Doctor of Engineering in 1990 from the same department.

He became an Associate Professor at the Department of Geosystem Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo since 1994 after serving as the Research Associate of the same from 1990 to 1993.  He has become an Associate Professor at the Institute of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, since 1999. Next, he has become a Professor at the same institute of the University of Tokyo, since 2003. Then he has become a Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Graduate School of Engineering in the same university, since 2011.

His intensive works in the analysis of energy systems and global environmental issues produced various books and papers.  He is currently a member of Japan Society of Energy and Resources, the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, the Japan Institute of Energy.