Kazuyo Matsubae is professor of Environmental and Energy Economics in the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Japan. Professor Matsubae was trained as an econometrician and earned her PhD in economics at Waseda University in Japan. Specializing in the analysis of a sustainable material cycle, she has used the Input Output model based Material Flow Analysis in several case studies of agricultural nutrients including nitrogen and phosphorus, and critical metals including Ni, Cr, Mo and other steel alloying elements. Her current interest is the identification of supply chain risks through resource consumption from a life cycle perspective. She started her professional carrier at the Department of Metallurgy, Tohoku University, and spent a year as a visiting associate professor at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is a board member of the Socio Economic Metabolism section in the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE-SEM), serves on the scientific committee of the Phosphorus Recycling Promotion Council of Japan (PRPCJ) and is an Expert Adviser of the Waste and Recycling Subcommittee under the Industrial Structure Council for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan.
Material Flow Analysis, Input Output Analysis, Supply Chain Risk Analysis
Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Metal recycling,