Faculty and Researchers

Chemistry and Materials Science

Energy and Fuels

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Energy and Fuels.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

IDA Tamio

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Micro-Energy Laboratory
Renewable Energy, Microcombustion Science, Scale Modeling Engineering, Coating/Drying Engineering

We do research and education in multiple domains, while, with a focus on areas such as biofuel, hyperthermia for treating brain cancer, and microcombustion science, fostering industry-government-academia tie-ups, collaborating with other faculties and departments, and doing joint research in other fields—in Japan and internationally.

KOMINAMI Hiroshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Surface Design Chemistry Laboratory
Physical Chemistry, Catalytic Chemistry

Catalysts are what control chemical reactions. This laboratory develops intelligent catalysts to enable more effective resource utilization and allow full use of natural energy sources and waste materials. In addition, we also conduct research on earth-friendly chemical reactions such as energy conversion and environmental cleanup.

FUCHIHATA Manabu

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Thermal Engineering Laboratory
Combustion Engineering

We give thought to fuels and combustion technologies that minimize emissions of hazardous substances and carbon dioxide. We research small-scale, high-efficiency, and low-pollution technologies to burn various fuels that can be produced from plant-derived biomass.

TANAKA Senku

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Organic Electronics Laboratory
Organic Electronics, Organic Solar Cells

Our main target is a new electronic device with organic semiconductors. Especially, we are focusing on the development of organic solar cells.

MORISAWA Yusuke

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Applied Spectrsocopy Laboratory
Physical Chemistry, Molecular Science, Spectroscopic Analysis, Molecular Spectroscopy

Researching photo-physics based on fundamental spectroscopy research. Also developing analytical methods by observing spectra to extract information such as the attributes and amounts of a substance based on the interaction of the substance with light.