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Molecular Photoconversion Devices Division

Research Overview

●GOALS

The objective of this division is to reduce carbon emissions through cost effective conversion of solar energy to electricity and hydrogen, and energy conservation through organic based lighting devices and development of new materials for surface molecular brushes for low friction technologies. The research projects include new organic materials to convert solar energy into electricity, novel inorganic, organic, and molecular photocatalysts to directly split water into oxygen and hydrogen, new concept molecules as organic light emitting diodes, and new molecules for low friction. The research efforts include unique techniques for the analysis of the interface structure of organic dye and inorganic semiconductors, synthesis of novel molecules for organic light emitters and photoelectrochemical and photovoltaic cells, device fabrication and testing, and theory-based materials development.

 

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Research Papers

Principal Investigators

 Tatsumi Ishihara (Lead)
Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
http://www.cstf.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~ishihara-lab/indexeng.htm

 Chihaya Adachi
Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
http://www.cstf.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~adachilab/index_e.html

 Atsushi Takahara
Kyushu University, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
http://takahara.ifoc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/index-e.html

 Ken Sakai
Kyushu University, Department of Chemistry
http://www.scc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/Sakutai/index.eng.html

 Thomas Lippert
Paul Scherrer Institute, ETH Zurich, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry (Switzerland)
https://www.psi.ch/materials/thomas-lippert

 Zenji Horita
Kyushu University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 Aleksandar Tsekov Staykov
International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
http://i2cner.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~alex/

Researchers

  • Kazunari Yoshizawa
    Kyushu University, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
    http://trout.scc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/yoshizawaJ/indexE.html
  • Kenichi Goushi
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Keiji Tanaka
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
    http://www.cstf.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~tanaka-lab/cgi-bin/english/
  • Yuji Higaki
    Kyushu University, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
  • Kosei Yamauchi
    Kyushu University, Department of Chemistry
  • Wei Ma
    Kyushu University, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I²CNER)
  • Motonori Watanabe
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research
    http://homepage1.canvas.ne.jp/orgchem
  • Atsuomi Shundo
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Ken Kojio
    Kyushu University, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering
  • Atsushi Inoishi
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Angus Rockett
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US)
    http://rockett.matse.illinois.edu/
  • Elif Ertekin
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US)
    http://oasis.mechse.illinois.edu/
  • Hajime Nakanotani
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
    http://www.cstf.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~adachilab/lab/?page_id=398
  • Kuan-Ting Wu
    Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu University
  • Ji Wu
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Mihaela Cibian
  • Etsuo Akiba
    International Research Center for Hydrogen Energy, Kyushu University
  • Songmei Sun
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Toshinori Matsushima
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Arnau Call Quintana
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Nuttavut Kosem
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Hajime Kusaba
    Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu University
  • Sunje Kim
    Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu University
  • Taner Akbay
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Hai-Wen Li
    Kyushu University Platform of Inter / Transdisciplinary Energy Research
  • Kaveh Edalati
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Zonghao Shen
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Aline Fluri
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Sijun Luo
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Gabseok Seo
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Minkyu Son
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Qing Wang
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Atsushi Takagaki
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Zhe Tan
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Hisao Matsunaga
    Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry
  • Hironobu Ozawa
    Kyushu University, Department of Chemistry

Research Support Staff

  • Yuiko Inoishi
    Kyushu University, Faculty of Engineering
  • Masanao Sato
    Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University
  • Keiya Yamamoto
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I²CNER)
  • Keita Koshiba
    Program for Leading Graduate Schools Development of Global Research Leaders in Molecular Systems for Devices and Establishment
  • Kara Kearney
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US)
  • Keiko Higaki
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Toshihiko Yokota
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Fumiaki Wakiyama
    Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University
  • Chon Bumsoo
    Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University
  • Takahiro Masuda
    Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University
  • Nozomi Nakamura
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)
  • Linlin Li
    Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University
  • Nattanee Dechnarong
    Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University
  • Zhang Xian
    Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University
  • Keita Kuge
    Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University
  • Kohei Morita
    Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University
  • Koichi Yatsuzuka
    Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University
  • Mari Uchida
    International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I²CNER)

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