President, The KAITEKI Institute
In his role as President of The KAITEKI Institute, Sundar leads a team in the Innovation function at Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings. With the support of his talented team members, he engages in global collaborations to “scan the future” to enable innovative business approaches for KAITEKI – the sustainable well-being of people, society and the planet earth.
Chair, Steering Committee
Chief Operating Officer, Representative Director of the Board, The KAITEKI Institute
Co-Chair, Steering Committee
Leaders of research programs
Research Program I: Circular Economy in the Chemical and Materials Industry
Bhavik R. Bakshi
Bhavik Bakshi is the Richard M. Morrow Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University, and the Director of the SE3RG (Sustainable Engineering-Ecosystem-Economic Research Group). He is also on the Faculty Advisory Board of OSU’s Sustainability Institute.
Research Program II: Social Value of Innovation and Business for a KAITEKI Future
Research Program III: Sustainable Food Systems
Research Program IV: Design, Development and Testing of Innovative Materials for Urban Cooling
Research Program V: Climate Change as a Waste Management Challenge
Research Program VI: Self-Actualization and Well-Being: Wearable Hybrid Robotic Suits
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.