Kazunori is originally from Fukushima, Japan. He received both his BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Nihon University. While pursuing his Master’s degree, he joined the Webber Energy Group as a visiting research student and worked with the Texas Advanced Computing Center on data management for the large-scale, Pecan Street Smart Grid Demonstration Project.
He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing an interdisciplinary doctoral degree on Thermal/Fluid Systems and Operations Research. His research interests include analysis of residential energy, and renewable hydrogen production. In particular, his research focuses on optimizing integrated renewable and gaseous systems for residential and grid applications.