The Global KAITEKI Center
A university-industry partnership between the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation at Arizona State University and the KAITEKI Institute (of Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation)
KAITEKI (快適): the sustainable wellbeing of people, society and earth
Creative innovation in chemicals, materials, processes, devices, and systems for KAITEKI
The health and well-being of humans are primary targets for The Global KAITEKI Center. The diversity and depth of academic resources at ASU units offer a phenomenal opportunity to tackle some of the most pressing and persistent obstacles in establishing KAITEKI.
- Future social values in the smart environments of 2050
- Dietary shifts and well-being for a KAITEKI future
- Impacts of COVID-19 on health and sustainability behaviors
- Human motion studies, benchmarking, and evaluation
- Development of wearable, adaptive support mechanisms
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence towards mutual learning and control of human/robot teams
Research addresses the social value of innovations in technology and business models; design and operation of resilient, comfortable, safe and “smart” cities; and the design and operation of sustainable infrastructures.
- Innovation roadmaps for circular plastics
- Circular chemical value chain design
- Social value for a KAITEKI future
- Future social value toolkit
- Future social value observatory
- Modeling and simulation of building materials and urban climate
- Innovative design of paving materials using aerogel composite (aMBx)
Human activities have led to unsustainable imbalances on planet Earth and demand immediate attention. KAITEKI targets include carbon-neutral/negative manufacturing and interplay of techno- and eco-systems.
- Transitioning of Chemical/Materials Industry to sustainable circular enterprise
- Food waste reduction
- Climate change as a waste management challenge (coming soon)
Participate in research projects
All members of the ASU community are encouraged to participate in various research and educational activities of The Global KAITEKI Center. To explore existing or potential opportunities, contact Professor George Basile, the Associate Director of the Center, or the corresponding principal investigator of the six research programs.