Basic Chemistry

NOGUCHI Hidenori

NOGUCHI.Hidenori@nims.go.jp

National Institute for Materials Science Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials Interfacial Energy Conversion Group Managing Researcher

Research field

surface science, catalysis, electrochemistry, laser spectroscopy, energy conversion

Research outline

Development of catalyst material focusing on the electrode reaction, secondary battery related electrode reaction, and photocatalytic reaction, mainly for chemical reaction at solid/liquid interface, in which electron transfer plays a major role. We also study on basic chemistry at solid/liquid interface energy conversion reaction is study by using in-situ surface spectroscopy.

Research Interests

electrocatalysts, bio related molecules, surface dynamics, nonlinear spectroscopy, ultrafast spectroscopy

Assigned university/courses

Hokkaido University Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Materials Chemistry and Engineering Course

Message to prospective students

Our laboratory welcomes students interested in electrochemistry and catalytic chemistry. In addition, students who are interested in basic research to investigate the energy conversion process by examining the molecular and electronic structure on the surface using a laser spectroscopy are also welcome.

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MASUDA Takuya

MASUDA.Takuya@nims.go.jp

National Institute for Materials Science Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials Deputy Director

Research field

physical chemistry, electrochemistry, surface science, interface science

Research outline

Development of novel in situ characterization techniques using scanning probe microscopy and synchrotron light sources for various physical/chemical processes taking place at surfaces and interfaces, and their applications to energy devices such as fuel cells and rechargeable batteries towards rational design of "highly efficient and durable interfaces" on the basis of reaction mechanism.

Research Interests

electrocatalysts, electrode materials, interfacial molecular layers, synchrotron radiation, scanning probe microscopy

Assigned university/courses

Hokkaido University Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Materials Chemistry and Engineering Course

Message to prospective students

Various important physical/chemical processes which govern cell performance and life time of fuel cells and rechargeable batteries are taking place at surfaces and interfaces. By unveiling the individual processes and the effect of their interplay on cell performance and life time, let’s accelerate the rational design of sophisticated materials and interfaces.

SODEYAMA Keitaro

SODEYAMA.Keitaro@nims.go.jp

National Institute for Materials Science Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System Energy Materials Design Group Group Leader

Research field

computational material science, data science, energy-related materials, first-principles calculations, materials informatics

Research outline

The working mechanism of energy-related materials such as lithium-ion batteries will be clarified by first-principles molecular dynamics simulations using supercomputers. We also use the machine learning techniques to find new feasible materials with experimentalists.

Research Interests

DFT-MD simulation, material search with AI, lithium-ion batteries, magnetic materials, polymer materials

Assigned university/courses

University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences

PhD : Materials Science and Engineering

MSc : Materials Science

Message to prospective students

Using computational science and data science, we will clarify the essential phenomena of materials with experimental researchers to find truly feasible energy-related materials. We will conduct computer-based research in an international environment.

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