Prof. Cross Lab Greetings


  Talented Japanese and international graduate students are welcome to apply to join the Cross lab to undertake cutting edge research on topics such as Asian renewable energy policy, waste to biofuels conversion, novel catalysts, AI use in education, Applied and explainable AI for April and September admissions. The lab research areas coincide with six of the UN Sustainability Goals. Students who are self-driven and want to push themselves to take challenges will find the lab a good fit. International students can learn about Japanese business culture and Japanese students can improve their technical English ability. Visiting researchers are also welcome. Please note that desks in the lab are limited. 
   Jeffrey S. Cross is a Professor in the department of Trandisciplinary Science and Engineering Energy Science and Engineering Graduate Major (called Energy Course) and two other graduate majors. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Iowa State Univ. in Ames, IA, USA. He operates his research lab using knowledge gained from his university education in the USA, work experience in Japan at Fujitsu Lab/Fujitsu Ltd. and as a faculty member at Tokyo Tech for over 13 years. He teaches courses on academic writing, online educational technology, video making, energy & environment, materials science and chairs the public relations committee for the Tokyo Tech energy course. Furthermore, Jeffrey also manages the Tokyo Tech online education development office (OEDO) and creates MOOCs with instructors, staff and teaching assistants on the edX platform. 

◆1988-1992 Ph.D., Major: Ch.E., Minor: Mater. Sci., Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

◆1986-1988 M.S., Ch.E., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA

◆1982-1986 B.S., Ch.E., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA (Honors program)


◆2021, 2019 (2) Best Teacher, Schools of Engineering, Tokyo Tech 

◆2019 Best Paper Award, IEEE Learning with MOOCs Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA

◆2015 Best Teacher Award, Tokyo Tech, Best Teacher Award, Tokyo Tech Schools of Engineering 


2016-now Tokyo Tech, Professor,

School of Environment and Society, Transdiscipilinary Science and Engineering Dept., Global Engineering, Development, Environment and Society (GEDES) Graduate Major; and Energy Science and Engineering Graduate Major; School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Materials Science Dept., Materials Science Graduate Major

2014- now Tokyo Tech, General Manager Online Educational Development Office 

2011-2015 Tokyo Tech, Adjunct Prof. in 3 different graduate engineering departments
2008-2015 Tokyo Tech, Professor, Dept. Engr. Fundamentals & Strategic Planning
2006-2008 Tokyo Tech, Visiting Professor, Ceramics Science
2002-2005 Tokyo Tech, Visiting Associate Professor, Ceramics Science
2002-2008 Fujitsu Lab Ltd., Senior Researcher, Atsugi, Japan
2002-2005 Tokyo Tech, Visiting Lecturer, Chem. Engr. Dept.
1996-2002 Fujitsu Lab Ltd., Staff Researcher, Atsugi, Japan
1994-1996 US-NSF CGP Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fujitsu Lab. Ltd., Atsugi, Japan
1994 Japan NIRIM-COE Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIRIM (now NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan
1993-1994 Japan STA US-NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIRIM (now NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan