Principal investigator

Shunsuke Yagi

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Shunsuke Yagi is an Associate Professor (also FY2018 The University of Tokyo Excellent Young Researcher) at Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, and heads a research group as a principal investigator. He was a Visiting Scientist of Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Prof. Rupp’s group, Prof. Allanore's group), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from July 2018 to May 2019. He received his B.S. (2002), M.S. (2004), and Ph.D. (2007) degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Kyoto University. After his graduation, he was affiliated as Assistant Professor at Kyoto University (2007–2011), Special Lecturer at Osaka Prefecture University (2011–2016), and Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo (2016–present). He specializes in materials electrochemistry, energy conversion/storage materials, and wet surface treatment.

Message to prospective students

In our laboratory, we synthesize, evaluate, and analyze active materials (materials that store electricity) for rechargeable batteries and electrochemical catalysts, and assemble the final devices in an integrated manner. It is a field that requires a wide range of knowledge, but where it is easy to grasp the full scope of research and researchers with diverse backgrounds can collaborate. In addition to electrochemistry, knowledge of solid-state chemistry and structural analysis is essential for the development of active materials and electrochemical catalysts, while thermodynamics and various synthetic methods must be learned for their synthesis. Solvents used in rechargeable battery electrolytes are not only water but also organic solvents and ionic liquids, and the effects of complexation and solvation must be considered. Therefore, knowledge of organic chemistry, complex chemistry, spectroscopy, and other analytical techniques are also required. In addition to the above, approaches from computational science and information science are becoming more and more common worldwide. When we think about energy resources, we also need to be aware of where and how resources are extracted and how they are supplied to us and consumed.

As mentioned above, it is true that a vast amount of knowledge and a broad perspective are required, but this is a laboratory where you can acquire challenging and living knowledge.

Technologies to utilize energy and resources effectively with as little loss as possible are essential now and in the future. We hope to contribute to the realization of a prosperous and sustainable society by clarifying the scientific truth behind it.

As you are reading this, we are making the most of our strengths and continuing to challenge ourselves as one. We look forward to the day when we can research and grow with you.

Students

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    Theme
    Study on Layered Compounds as Active Materials for Magnesium Batteries
    Comment
    Never Change your own minds with surroundings.

    Mengqiao Wang (D3)

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    Research on Spinel-type Oxides as positive electrode materials for Mg Rechargeable Batteries
    Comment
    And This, too, shall pass away

    Jonghyun Han (D2)

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    Modification and Substitution of Transition Metal Oxides for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Catalysis
    Comment
    Where there is a will, there is a way.

    Wei Liu (D2)

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    Research on Garnet-type Solid Electrolytes for High-Performance Lithium Batteries (tentative)
    Comment
    すべての努力は、最終的には大回りして自分に返ってきます

    Wencong Wang (D1)

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    Research on Catalysts for Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
    Comment
    巧遅は拙速に如かず

    Nakano Masahiro (M2)

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    Synthesis and Evaluation of Catalysts for Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
    Comment
    諦めず、前向きに
    Wakana Mizutani (M1)

Ms. Mao Tamagawa from Chiba Institute of Technology (Kazuya Koyama Lab) stayed with us as a research trainee from April to November 2017.
We received instruction from Professor Georges John Kipouros, who was a Visiting Professor from March to June 2017.

Staff

  • Research associate
    Dr. Masao Kamiko
  • Administrative assistant
    Yoko Aso (Mon., Thr.)
  • Administrative assistant
    Eiko Pradan (Tue., Wed., Fri.)
  • Research advisor
    Hajime Myoi, President and Representative Director, CEO, Nakabohtec Corrosion Protecting Co., Ltd. (April 2021-)
  • Research affiliate
    Ichiro Daigo, Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo (September 2021-)
  • Research fellow
    Dr. Hideaki Sasaki, Associate Professor, Ehime university (April 2018-)
  • Visiting Researcher
    Jumpei Matsumura, Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Co. (April 2021-)

-Ms. Minako Iga, Administrative Assistant, has retired in March 2021.
-In 2016, Dr. Akihiro Yoshimura, a postdoctoral researcher at Okabe Lab, who had been assisting us in setting up our laboratory and conducting experiments, was appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor at Chiba University.
-Ms. Keiko Ishii, Administrative Assistant, has retired in June 2019.
-Ms. Mika Kakuma (Hatakeyama), Administrative Assistant, has retired in March 2018.

NameYearResearchPlace
Kodai KawanoFY2020
Master's degree
Research of Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalysts in Acidic Solution株式会社日立製作所
Jungwon MoonFY2020
Master's degree
Study on Negative Electrode Active Materials and Electrolytes
for Aqueous Rechargeable Sodium-Ion Batteries
日産自動車株式会社
Zuocheng CaiFY2020
Master's degree
Research on Electrochemical Catalysts for Methanol Oxidation and Oxygen Reduction for Energy Conversion Devicesシンガポール国立大学化学専攻 Donglin Jiang 研究室
Ji HuangFY2020
Master's degree
Catalysts for Glucose Oxidation Reaction in Glucose Fuel Cell株式会社エンビジョンAESCジャパン
Ryo FukunagaFY2019
Master's degree
Li2S を溶解させた有機電解液中におけるグラファイトおよび硫化銅の酸化還元挙動株式会社豊田自動織機
Shingo YamagataFY2019
Master's degree
Al 電池用正極活物質の酸化還元挙動に関する研究日本電気株式会社 (NEC)
Hiroki TanakaFY2018
Master's degree
マグネシウムの電気化学的析出溶解挙動に与える塩化物添加の影響スタンレー電気株式会社
NameYearResearchPlace
Hideo Ohzuku2016年度
共同指導学生
酸化物の乾式合成と電気化学特性評価(卒業論文)
遷移金属酸化物の電子状態密度とイオン吸着エネルギーの第一原理計算(修士論文)
大阪府立大学
ナノ科学 ・材料研究センター
池野豪一研究室
Shuhei Arata2016年度
共同指導学生
新規Mg電池用正極材料の開発と評価大阪府立大学
分子科学専攻
藤原秀紀研究室
Akihiro Seno2015年度
学域
酸素発生反応触媒としての遷移金属酸化物の合成と評価大阪府立大学
分子科学専攻
松原浩研究室
Manami Saito2015年度
学域
2015年度新規Mg電池用電解液の開発と評価大阪府立大学
分子科学専攻
藤原秀紀研究室
Masaaki FukudaFY2015
Master's degree
マグネシウム蓄電池用正極活物質としてのプルシアンブルー類似体の合成と酸化還元挙動の解析日工株式会社
Kentaro NakatsujiFY2015
Master's degree
硫化物系正極材料の液相合成と電気化学的特性評価テイカ株式会社
Yuya IchikawaFY2014
Master's degree
マグネシウム蓄電池用正極活物質の合成と電気化学的特性評価三菱化学株式会社
Hiroaki SakamotoFY2014
Master's degree
フレームワーク構造を有する正極活物質の合成とマグネシウム蓄電池用正極活物質としての評価TOA株式会社
Yuichi SatakeFY2013
Master's degree
電解析出法による酸化物半導体薄膜の合成とその特性評価株式会社ジェイテクト
Akira TanakaFY2013
Master's degree
マグネシウム蓄電池用電解液中におけるマグネシウムの電析溶解挙動ダイキン工業株式会社