Green Energy Conversion Science and Technology

We seek individuals eager to become international scientists and engineers who can contribute to realization of a low-carbon society, utilizing their knowledge and technologies of green energy conversion and storage, including fuel cells, solar cells, and thermoelectric conversion.
This program has been selected as one of the Leading Programs in Doctoral Education, supported by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Fuel Cells

Leading subjects

  • Advanced course in materials design for fuel cells
  • Advanced course in electrocatalyst design
  • Advanced course in science and technology
  • Advanced physical chemistry
Supervisors Main topics of research
Professor MIYATAKE Kenji Synthesis and characterization of polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cells
Professor UCHIDA Makoto Design of high-performance membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells
Professor KAKINUMA Katsuyoshi Synthesis and analysis of nanomaterials for fuel cells
Research Professor IIYAMA Akihiro Polymer electrolyte fuel cells for advanced vehicles
Research Professor UCHIDA Hiroyuki Design of electrocatalysts for polymer electrolyte and solid oxide fuel cells
Associate Professor MIYAKE Junpei Novel synthetic methods for polymers, ion-conductive polymer electrolyte membranes
Associate Professor NOHARA Shinji Electrocatalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cells

Solar Energy

Leading subjects

  • Advanced course in engineering for solar energy conversion
  • Advanced course in quantum science for semiconductors
  • Advanced course in electromagnetics
  • Advanced quantum science
Supervisors Main topics of research
Professor IRIE Hiroshi Creation and evaluation of solar energy conversion and environmental materials
Professor NABETANI Yoichi Growth and control of properties of multifunctional semiconductor crystals
Professor YANAGI Hiroshi Synthesis and characterization of oxide semiconductors for solar energy conversion
Associate Professor TAKASHIMA Toshihiro  

Conversion Materials

Leading subjects

  • Advanced course in science for solid state materials
  • Advanced course in design of inorganic materials
  • Advanced course in polymer materials chemistry
  • Advanced course in surface and interface science
  • Advanced course in materials physics
Supervisors Main topics of research
Professor INUKAI Junji Analysis of surface structure and electronic state of energy conversion materials
Professor KUMADA Nobuhiro Synthesis and characterization of new inorganic compounds
Professor OKUZAKI Hidenori Plastic electronics with conductive polymers
Professor TANAKA Isao Growth and creation of new functions of functional material single crystals
Professor WADA Satoshi Creation and characterization of environmentally compatible piezoelectric ceramics

New Energy Technology

Leading subjects

  • Advanced engineering of micro- and nanomaterials
  • Advanced course in science for renewable energies
  • Advanced course in science for solid state materials
  • Advanced course in catalyst science
Supervisors Main topics of research
Professor KONDOH Eiichi Processing and evaluation of micro- and nanomaterials
Professor TAKEI Takahiro Preparation and characterization of functional organic-inorganic composites
Research Professor MIYAO Toshihiro Nanostructured catalysts for hydrogen production


Leading subjects

  • Advanced course in English for green energy science and technology, elementary level
Supervisors Main topics of research
Research Professor TRYK Donald A. Analysis of electrocatalysis in fuel cells

Note: Some professors affiliated with this course are also in charge of other courses.