Assistant ProfessorMaterials and Energy
- Mentor Information
- Tetsu Ichitsubo (Institute for Materials Research)
|Research Fields||Energy materials, Electrochemistry|
|Academic Society Membership||The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials, The Electrochemical Society of Japan|
Sunlight is almost the only energy source for the Earth. Therefore, “how to store and utilize solar energy” is one of the most important issues for achieving a future sustainable society.
I have been conducting fundamental research on the development of next-generation rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries are artificial energy-conversion systems that can convert electrical and chemical energies. On the other hand, there is a biological energy-conversion system, photosynthesis, which can convert sunlight to chemical energy. In this work, focusing on their similarities as energy conversion systems, I will develop (i) novel energy conversion/storage devices utilizing light energy and (ii) energy conversion science in the interdisciplinary field of biology and engineering.
To address the energy and environmental issues, interdisciplinary approaches would be essential. I aim to open a new field of energy conversion bridging the gap between biology and engineering for a future sustainable society.