Energy Storage Materials Engineering Lab
Efficient energy storage and conversion technologies are essential to realize a sustainable society. From the viewpoint of materials science, our laboratory is conducting research and development of innovative rechargeable batteries and highly efficient electrochemical processes. Our goal is to contribute to the realization of a truly affluent society and to knowledge by exploring the essence behind phenomena.
Our laboratory was established at Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo in April 2016. The achievements of our research are published in the form of academic papers, books, and patents etc.
We continue to take on challenges as a team with the strengths of each member. We look forward to the day when we can research and grow with you.
An academic paper on positive electrode active materials for magnesium rechargeable batteries by our student Mr. Mengqiao Wang et al. has been accepted for publication in Journal of Alloys and Compounds.
We investigated the possibility of intercalation and deintercalation of magnesium ions in FePS3 and FePSe3 with a layered structure and analyzed their behavior as electrochemical capacitors (pseudocapacitors).
A scientific paper on catalysts for glucose fuel cells by our student Mr. Huang et al. has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.
This research was conducted in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Rupp at MIT. We discussed the mechanism of glucose oxidation reaction using EQCM. We also made a prototype glucose fuel cell using a neutral electrolyte and evaluated its performance for implantable applications.
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The book “Next Generation Batteries Realization of High Energy Density Rechargeable Batteries, Kiyoshi Kanamura (Ed.)” has been published by Springer.
Dr. Yagi co-authored the first chapter on magnesium batteries with Prof. Tetsu Ichitsubo at Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University.