Energy Carriers and Conversion Systems is a component of Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Energy Carriers and Conversion Systems with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses energy matters of great relevance to our world such as: Historical Background, Systematic Concept, General Sketch, and Key Technologies; Water Splitting Science and Technology; Hydrogen Storage and Transportation; Fuels Cells and Other Applications. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Tokio Ohta was born in 1925 in Japan. He studied at the Department of Physics, University of Kyoto obtaining a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics. He has taught at the University of Kyoto, Portland State University of Oregon, USA, and the University of Tokyo, and served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University (1985–8), and as the President of Yokohama National University (1988–94) He has been appointed as Superintendent of the International Network University since 1999, a member of the Staff Committee of Science and Technology to the Prime Minister (1974–94), and of the Staff Committee of the Minister of International Trade and Industry (1994–9). He has published some 160 papers and sixty books on solid state physics and energy systems. He has been elected as Vice President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, and is the Founding Past President of the Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan