Academic Staff and Fellows

Hiroaki TADA
Professor Doctor of Enginnering
Department/Applied Chemistry  Graduate school/Molecular and Material Engineering

This laboratory synthesizes novel hybrid visible-light-responsive photocatalysts. Our research goal is to apply these in chemical material conversion (decomposition of harmful substances + synthesis of useful substances) that makes effective use of solar energy.

Studies on Semiconductor-Based Nanocoupling Systems

Research Area Photoelectrochemistry
Research Interests 1. Synthesis of novel visible-light catalysts and application to solar material transformation
2. Development of quantum dot-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells for hydrogen production and solar cells
3. Surface charge transfer complexes consisting of organic molecules and inorganic semiconductors
Selected Publications (1) All-Solid-State Z-Scheme in CdS-Au-TiO2
Three-Component Nanojunction System,
Nature Materials, 2006, 5, 782.
(2) Carbonate-Surface Modified Titanium(IV) Oxide
with Bimodal Gold Nanoparticles: Visible-Light-Driven
Formation of Hydrogen Peroxide from Oxygen,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 12773.
(3) Red-Light-Driven Water Splitting by Au(Core)-CdS
(Shell) Half-Cut Nanoegg with Heteroepitaxial Junction,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 1251.
External Activity ChemPhysChem (Wiley-VCH),
Advisory editorial board (2019 ~)
(Undergraduate Course)
BE and ME from Kyoto University
Title of Thesis, Institute, Date Studies on the Ionic Conductivity of Solid Poymer Electrolytes, Kyoto University, February 1992

Applied Physical Chemistry Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows