Patrick K. Takahashi

Emeritus Director

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa

(808) 956-7336
(808) 956-2336

Special Assistant on Energy, Higher Education and Technology to U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga.

CONSULTANCY (selected)
Kansai Fishermen’s Association
Lawerence Livermore Laboratory: Computer Modeling of Energy Systems; Laser and Energy Applications
National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Extrasolar Planetary Detection; Planetary Resource Management
C. Brewer & Company: Biomass Applications
M&E Pacific: Environmental Engineering Applications

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (recent and current)
Member, Secretary of Energy's Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel
Chairman, NSF Open Ocean Mariculture and series of Coastal Ocean Space Utilization Workshops
Principal Investigator of the following research and training programs:

-Coastal Ocean Space Utilization Workshops in Yokohama, Japan (NSF, NOAA, Japanese agencies) and Singapore
-Wind Energy Battery Storage (USDOE/BPA, DBED)
-Electric Vehicle Project (USDOE)
-Hydrogen Renewable Resources (NREL)
-World Hydrogen Conference (DBED, DLNR, SERI)
-Pacific Area Cooperative Renewable Energy Development (PACRED) Program (DBED)
-Methanol Pilot Plant (DBED)
-Alcohol Transportation Fuels ( USDOE)
-Biofuels Research Program (NREL)
-Hydrogen for Synfuels (NREL)
-Ocean Resources 2000 (NSF/NOAA)
-The International Ocean Alliance Floating Platform Summit (DBEDT)

National Hydrogen Association Memorial Hydrogen Award, 2006
Stephen D. Bechtel Energy Award, 1999
Ocean Energy Council, Ocean Energy Pioneer, Individual Award, 2007
University of Hawaii Manager of the Year, 1997
U.S. Secretary of Energy Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel, Past Chairman
Publications Committee, Past Chairman and Journal of Energy Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Past Editor
International Association for Hydrogen Energy, Advisory Board
Florida Solar Energy Center, Policy Advisory Board
Wind Division Board of Directors, American Solar Energy Society, Past Chairman
Chemical Engineering Society of Hawaii, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Past President

University of Hawaii Information: 

Director Emeritus, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, 2000 - present
Director, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, 1984 - 1999
Professor, College of Engineering, 1982 - 1999
Acting Director, Environmental Center, 1985 - 1986
Associate and Acting Director, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, 1982 - 1984
Academic Assistant to the Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1978 - 1979
Acting and Associate Dean of Engineering, College of Engineering, 1976 - 1979
Associate Professor, College of Engineering, 1975 - 1979
Research Associate with the Hawaii Geothermal Project and
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, 1973 - 1979
Assistant Professor of General and Civil Engineering,
College of Engineering, 1971 - 1975

Other Professional: 

Vice President for Development, Pacific International Center for High Technology Research, 1989 - 1999
Special Assistant on Energy, Higher Education and Technology, Office of United States Senator Spark Matsunaga, 1979 -1982
Computer Applications, Project Leader, Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association, 1967
Process Engineer, C. Brewer & Company, Ltd., 1962 - 1966


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Selected Publications: 

Awarded more than 30 research grants from the National Science Foundation, Departments of Energy/Commerce/Defense/Interior, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, State of Hawaii and government agencies in Japan.

Takahashi, P.K., SIMPLE SOLUTIONS for Planet Earth, Author House, 2007.

Takahashi, P.K., S. Masutani and K. Sumida. 2004. The Blue Revolution: The Key to Hydrogen from OTEC. Journal of the Hydrogen Energy Systems Society (of Japan).

Takahashi, P.K., M. Cooney, J. Yu, and J.R. Benemann. 2004. Blue Hydrogen. In Proceedings of the 15th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, Yokohama, Japan, 30E-02, pp. 1-8.

Masutani, S.M., and P.K. Takahashi. 1999. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. In Webster, J. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, New York, New York, Vol. 15, pp. 93-102.

Matsuda, F., J. Szyper, P.K. Takahashi, and J.R. Vadus. 1999. The Ultimate Ocean Ranch. Sea Technology, Vol. 40 , No. 8, pp. 17-26.

Dunn, S., M. Dhanak, M. Teng, and P.K. Takahashi. 1997. Artificial Upwelling for Environmental Enhancement. In Proceedings of Oceanology International, IOA ‘97, Spearhead Exhibitions, Singapore, pp. 191-196.

Takahashi, P. Project Blue Revolution, Journal of Energy Engineering, December 1996, Vol. 122, No. 3, pp 114-124.

Takahashi, P., and A. Trenka. [Textbook] Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, UNESCO Energy Engineering Series, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England, 1996.

Chow, P., T.Y. Lin, H. Riggs and P. Takahashi. Engineering Concepts for Design and Construction of Very Large Floating Structures, Proceedings of the First National Science Foundation International Workshop on Very Large Floating Structures ’91, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 24-26, 1991.

Phillips, V. and P. Takahashi. Methanol from Biomass, Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 24, No. 8, 1990.

Takahashi, P., A. Seki and B. Chen. The Hawaii Geothermal Applications Program, Geothermics, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1986.

Takahashi, P. and N. Brown. Energy for an Ultimately Sustainable Society: Hydrogen, Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers 1983 Spring Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 16-20, 1983.

Falicoff, W., G. Koide and P. Takahashi. (Textbook) Solar/Wind Handbook for Hawaii, U.S. Department of Energy, May 1979.

Takahashi, P. Balancing Chemical Equations Without Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Vol. 85, No. 4, February 12, 1978, pp 120-122.

Takahashi, P., H. Toups, D. Greenberg, G. Dimopoullos and L. Rusoff. Irradiation of Escherichia coli in the Visible Spectrum with a Tunable Organic-Dye Laser Energy Source, Applied Microbiology, January 1975, pp 3-5. Applied Microbiology, January 1975, pp 3-5.

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