PEAK Staff Profile

Sugiyama Masahiro, Ph.D. (MIT)
Associate Professor – Environmental Sciences

Contact : masahiro[at]


Sugiyama Masahiro Masahiro Sugiyama is an Associate Professor at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo.
He holds a Ph.D. in climate science and a master's degree in technology and policy, both from MIT. Prior to joining PARI, he was a researcher at the Socio-Economic Research Center, the Central Research Institute of the Electric Power Industry. He joined PARI in April, 2014.

Research Interests

An expert on global warming, he has worked on various topics related with climate change, ranging from energy efficiency in global scenarios to citizens' views on climate geoengineering.

Selected Publications

Sugiyama, M., & 34 co-authors. (2017). Transdisciplinary co-design of scientific research agendas: 40 research questions for socially relevant climate engineering research. Sustainability Science, 12(1), 31-44.

Sugiyama, M. (2016). Five years on from Fukushima. Nature, 531(7592), 29-31.

Sugiyama, M., Akashi, O., Wada, K., Kanudia, A., Li, J., & Weyant, J. (2014). Energy efficiency potentials for global climate change mitigation. Climatic Change, 123(3-4), 397-411.

Sugiyama, M. (2012). Climate change mitigation and electrification. Energy Policy, 44, 464-468.