Hideki Kobayashi is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. He is also a Professor at the CO Design Center, Osaka University.
Prior to assuming this position, he was a Senior Manager at the Eco-technology Planning Office, Corporate R&D Center, Toshiba Corporation. Prof. Kobayashi received his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Hokkaido University in 1989 and Ph.D. in Design Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1996. He was a task force member of the Committee on Global Issues, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. His expertise covers Life Cycle Engineering, Design Engineering, Environmental Science, and Smart Community.