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Aiming for the world’s highest research center on energy and environmental materials

Our mission is developing energy and environment-related materials for realizing energy network systems that enable us to utilize a wide variety of energy with high efficiencies.

In particular, we are developing materials for solar cells, rechargeable batteries, hydrogen production systems, thermoelectric devices, etc.; and electrode catalysts as a common material among these devices. Computational science and materials informatics for material design and mechanism elucidation are also our research subjects to accelerate the materials development.

This center includes Cryogenic Center for Liquid Hydrogen and Materials Science (CLean) and NIMS Battery Research Platform; the former is developing materials and systems for magnetic refrigeration, which is crucial for efficient liquid hydrogen production in the coming hydrogen society, and the latter is an infrastructure facility for developing next-generation batteries. We are aiming for the world’s leading research center on energy and environmental materials with the aids of these infrastructures.

News

Schematic diagram illustrating the two Li2O2 formation pathways during a discharge cycle in a lithium-air battery
2020.08.12 Update Press Release
2019.11.07 Update Press Release

High-performance Anode for All-solid-state Li Batteries is Made of Si Nanoparticles

—Large Volume Expansion during Charging, the Obstacle to Using Si Anodes in Conventional Liquid Electrolytes, Helps a Si Anode Composed of Nanoparticles in Solid Electrolytes Has High-Rate Discharge Capability Approaching Those of Si Films—

2019.08.21 Update Press Release

Development of the First Thermoelectric Module Composed Entirely of Abundant Elements

—Significant Advances in the Development of IoT Devices Equipped with Autonomous Power Supply Units—


Organization of Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials

2020/4/1

Director Kazunori TAKADA(*Open in new window)
Deputy Director Yoshikazu SHINOHARA(*Open in new window)
Yoshihiko TAKEDA(*Open in new window)
Research Group Rechargeable Battery Materials Group(*Open in new window) Kazunori TAKADA(*Open in new window)
All Solid-State Battery Group(*Open in new window) Tsuyoshi OHNISHI(*Open in new window)
Photovoltaic Materials Group(*Open in new window) Yasuhiro SHIRAI(*Open in new window)
Interfacial Energy Conversion Group(*Open in new window) Hidenori NOGUCHI(*Open in new window)
Interface Computational Science Group(*Open in new window) Yoshitaka TATEYAMA(*Open in new window)
Advanced Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials Group(*Open in new window)  Jie TANG(*Open in new window)
Direct Researcher / Scientist Managing Researcher Yoshikazu SHINOHARA(*Open in new window)
Toshiyuki MORI(*Open in new window)
Takeshi NODA(*Open in new window)
Independent Scientist Hideki ABE(*Open in new window)
Yoshiki TAKAGIWA(*Open in new window)
Ryota TAMATE(*Open in new window)
Cryogenic Center for Liquid
Hydrogen and Materials Science(*Open in new window)
Managing Director Tadashi SHIMIZU(*Open in new window)
Magnetic Refrigeration System Group(*Open in new window) Koji KAMIYA(*Open in new window)
High Magnetic Field Measurement Group(*Open in new window) Yasutaka IMANAKA(*Open in new window)
Magnetocaloric Materials Group(*Open in new window) Hiroya SAKURAI(*Open in new window)
Hydrogen Materials Engineering Group(*Open in new window) Yoshihiko TAKEDA(*Open in new window)
Battery Research Platform(*Open in new window) Platform Director Shoji YAMAGUCHI
Electrochemical energy device team Team Leader Kiyoshi KANAMURA
Administrative Office Office Chief Yoshikazu SHINOHARA(*Open in new window)


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Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044 JAPAN
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