Research Groups

List of Research Groups

Materials Science Research Group  » Group page

Leader MAEDA Yasushi
Staff AKITA Tomoki (Additional post), KIYOBAYASHI Tetsu (Additional post), TANAKA Shingo (Additional post), OZAKI Hiroyuki, TAGUCHI Noboru (Additional post), KITTA Mitsunori, TADA Kohei, HINUMA Yoyo
Brief Introduction In order to contribute to the development of new devices, this research group is engaged in basic research on surface and interface phenomena of functional materials via a combination of microscopic observation using electron microscopy and scanning-probe microscopy and first-principles calculation.

Research Group of Functional Material for Energy  » Group page

Leader TAKEICHI Nobuhiko
Staff TAKEDA Sahori, KATAOKA Riki, KUBOTA Keigo, TSUDA Yuki
Brief Introduction We engage in the creation of new functional materials and the development of technologies for the characterization of these materials with consideration of cost and resource supply risk. Based on the development of functional materials, we would like to design new type of devices that are clean and have low resource risk.

Molecular Function Energy Device Research Group  » Group page

Leader YAO Masaru
Staff ANDO Hisanori, KATO Minami, UCHIDA Satoshi, FUKUMA Saki
Brief Introduction The demands for batteries are ever growing with respect to their energy density, safety, life-cycle, cost, concern for the resource and environment, etc. We are exploring the potential of key new material systems that can replace the current battery materials.

Advanced Electrochemical Device Research Group  » Group page

Leader KURATANI Kentaro
Staff KOBAYASHI Hironori (Additional post), TAKEUCHI Tomonari, SIROMA Zyun, OKUMURA Toyoki, OTOYAMA Misae
Brief Introduction Our group is mainly focused on research and development topics like the lithium rechargeable batteries needed to develop next-generation storage devices that meet safety and reliability requirement and can handle greater energy densities.

Advanced Battery Research Group  » Group page

Leader SHIKANO Masahiro
Staff SAKAEBE Hikari (Additional post), SANO Hikaru, MASESE Titus Nyamwaro, YOSHII Kazuki, MAEYOSHI Yuta, YAMAMOTO Hiroki
Brief Introduction Our research topics mainly focused on electrode materials and interface control between the electrode and electrolyte to realize advanced rechargeable battery.

Battery System Research Group  » Group page

Leader SENOH Hiroshi
Staff MATSUMOTO Hajime, KOJIMA Toshikatsu, TABUCHI Mitsuharu, ISHIDA Naoya
Brief Introduction This group has long experience in a range of materials technologies to develop hydrogen batteries, lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells, evaluation and analysis technologies, and integrated technologies. Our joint research with industry and university partners has promoted development of new practically-oriented materials and performance evaluation in actual battery and fuel cell systems.

Advanced Fuel Cell Research Group  » Group page

Leader IOROI Tsutomu
Staff FUJIWARA Naoko, SIROMA Zyun (Additional post), YAMAZAKI Shin-ichi, ASAHI Masafumi, NAGAI Tsukasa
Brief Introduction Advanced fuel cell research group is mainly engaging in the development of new materials and concept regarding polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), which can be used for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) and stationary fuel cell cogeneration systems (ENE-FARM).