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Energy Materials Engineering

Prof. Takashi SUEMASU

Prof. Takashi SUEMASU

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Crystal growth, solar cells, spintronics

High-efficiency Si-based tandem solar cells, thermoelectric devices, and spintronics materials using safe, stable, and abundant elements
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Prof. Eiji NISHIBORI

Prof. Eiji NISHIBORI

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Structural Materials Science : Structural materials science using advanced x-ray region photon sources. Ultra-high resolution charge density study; In-situ observation of nano-particle synthesis; structural studies of thermoelectrics, battery materials, molecular functional materials. International research collaboration using research unit project.
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Prof. Yutaka MORITOMO

Prof. Yutaka MORITOMO

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Energy materials science : Research of the energy materials and devices, such as, sodium-ion secondary battery, perovskite solar cell. thermoelectrics, catalyst, superconductor, and so on with use of Synchrotron-radiation X-ray (SPring-8, PF) and nano probes (NIMS) , and so on.
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Assoc. Prof. Takeaki SAKURAI

Assoc. Prof. Takeaki SAKURAI

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Photovoltaic cells, Power Semiconductor Devices, Crystalline Defects

Development of highly efficient organic and inorganic thin-film solar cells. Characterization of defects in power semiconductor devices.
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Prof. Kazuhiro HONO

Prof. Kazuhiro HONO

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Magnetic materials, spintronic materials, nanostructure analysis

Development of magnetic and spintronic materials and their devices for automotive and data storage applications. For nanostructure control of these materials and devices, atomistic structural characterizations using transmission electron microscopy and atom probe tomography are employed.
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Prof. Takao MORI

Prof. Takao MORI

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Thermal energy, thermoelectric, functional inorganic materials

We focus on developing highly functional energy environment materials, such as, thermoelectric and battery materials, through atomic network control, synthesis of new materials, nano/microstructure control of materials with strong structure-property relationships from their topology.
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Environment-friendly Materials Engineering

Prof. Junji NAKAMURA

Prof. Junji NAKAMURA

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Fuel cell, Energy and environmental catalyst, Surface chemistry

Methanol synthesis catalysts from CO2, fuel cell catalysts and surface chemistry of graphitic materials are studied using surface science techniques at the atomic level.
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Prof. Yohei YAMAMOTO

Prof. Yohei YAMAMOTO

Main

Molecular assembly, organic device, microcavity

Self-assembly of π-conjugated molecules, polymers, and biomolecules for electronic, optical and laser, energy conversion, and material storage devices.
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Assoc. Prof. Takahiro KONDO

Assoc. Prof. Takahiro KONDO

Main

Nitrogen-doped carbon, new two-dimensional material of boron, reactiondynamics at surface

Formation and application of new two-dimensional materials of boron, development of a substitute materials of Pt at the Fuel Cell electrode using nitrogen-doped carbon, and reaction dynamics at surface based on the fine experimental measurements.
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Asst. Prof. Kotaro TAKEYASU

Asst. Prof. Kotaro TAKEYASU

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Fuel cells, CO2 conversion, Surface physics and chemistry

We aim to elucidate reaction mechanisms in catalysis using surface science techniques and calculation methods for the design and the development of catalysts. We focus on the conversion of carbon dioxidides into alcohol, fuel cell reactions, and reactions in biological cells.
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Asst. Prof. Hiroshi YAMAGISHI

Asst. Prof. Hiroshi YAMAGISHI

Main

Crystal engineering, Nano-porous materials, Soft crystals

We focus on the development of novel functional materials that exhibit dynamic structural transitions or dynamic guest inclusion behaviors
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Prof. Kentaro SHIRAKI

Prof. Kentaro SHIRAKI

Sub

Protein solution, protein folding

Technology of protein folding and application of biomaterials
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Assoc. Prof. Seiya TSUJIMURA

Assoc. Prof. Seiya TSUJIMURA

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Electrochemistry, Enzymes, Bioelectronics

Electrochemistry of redox enzymes and its application to biosensors and biofuel cells
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Prof. Masayuki TAKEUCHI

Prof. Masayuki TAKEUCHI

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Organic Material, Supramolecular Chemistry, Molecular Machinery

Creation of new organic nanochemistry thorough the design, synthesis, and characterization of organic, macromolecular, and supramolecular materials with photo- and electro-active components, chemosensing functions, dynamic mechanical characters.
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Prof. Yasuo NORIKANE

Prof. Yasuo NORIKANE

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Organic photochemistry, Photofunctional materials, Azobenzene

Photofunctional organic molecules especially showing photo-induced solid-liquid phase transitions and lightdriven mechanical motion.
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Electronic Materials Engineering

Prof. Muneaki HASE

Prof. Muneaki HASE

Main

Femtosecond laser, Ultrafast phenomena, Coherent phonon

Ultrafast laser spectroscopy on semiconductors and dielectric materials using femtosecond laser and application to optical devise and controlling phase transitions
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Prof. Hideto YANAGIHARA

Prof. Hideto YANAGIHARA

Main

Magnetic oxides, epitaxial films, advanced magnetic materials

Thin film growth of advanced magnetic oxides for spintronics devices
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Assoc. Prof. Osamu TAKEUCHI

Assoc. Prof. Osamu TAKEUCHI

Main

Nanotechnology, measurement science, hardware & software development

Invention and development of photo-excited scanning tunneling microscopes and their application to microscopic analysis of structure, electric property and ultrafast dynamics in organic solar cells and low-dimensional semiconductors
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Prof. Shinji YUASA

Prof. Shinji YUASA

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Spintronics, magnetics, materials science

Research and development of magnetic tunnel junctions, magnetoresistive random access memory MRAM and other spintronic devices

Prof. Hiroko TOKORO

Prof. Hiroko TOKORO

Main

Solid state property, Phase transition, Switching

Development of novel materials with advanced light-responsive functionalities, accompanying changes of optical, magnetic, and electric properties. Metal complexes and metal oxides are the main target materials
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Prof. Susumu OKADA

Prof. Susumu OKADA

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Using the first-principles techniques based on the quantum mechanics, we study physical and chemical properties of nanoscale materials, ranging from the semiconductor to biomaterials.
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Prof. Yuzo OHNO

Prof. Yuzo OHNO

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Spintronics, semiconductor quantum structures

Studies of electronic, optical, and spin properties of semiconductor nanostructures, and spin coherence for quantum information and low-power devices
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Prof. Yasuhiro TOKURA

Prof. Yasuhiro TOKURA

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Quantum transport, Quantum information, Non-equilibrium physics

Theory of quantum transport in nano-structures made of various semiconductors. Non-equilibrium dynamics and quantum coherence in compound quantum system and possible application to quantum computations.
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Assoc. Prof. Jun FUJIOKA

Assoc. Prof. Jun FUJIOKA

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Solid state physics, correlated electron materials, topological materia

Research on electronic, optical and thermal property in strongly correlated electron material and topological quantum material. Searching new quantum phenomena and functions by using state-of the art material synthesis technique, spectroscopy and fundamental characterization.
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Prof. Yoshihiko TAKANO

Prof. Yoshihiko TAKANO

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Superconductivity, Nanotechnology, Materials Science

We are focusing on the physical properties of high-Tc superconductor, diamond superconductor, Fe-based superconductor and carbon nanotube. Development of novel devices, including optical and field effect devices, using superconductors and nano-technologies are targets.
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Prof. Seiji MITANI

Prof. Seiji MITANI

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Spintronics, Magnetic nanostructure, Spin transport

Development of magnetic materials and nanostructures by atomic scale control based on state-of-the-art thin film growth techniques. Searching and understanding new functionalities in spin transport and their application to Spintronic devices.
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Asst. Prof. Sonia SHARMIN

Asst. Prof. Sonia SHARMIN

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Magnetic thin films, magneto-optical effects, Mossbauer spectroscopy

Engaged primarily in research into spinel ferrite films. I have performed Mössbauer, magnetization and XRD experiments, and now am trying to design an appropriate magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) experiment. Also am interested in English education for scientists.
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