Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Materials Process Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering Course, School of Engineering
At this laboratory in the chemical engineering department, we study on the development of advanced inorganic/organic materials with new function and high function by controlling morphology and inner structure of nanoscale materials. For example, we successfully developed the function of nanoparticles and nanowires by coating them with silica layer of nanoscale thickness. The structure-controlled nanomaterials are useful for a variety of industrial applications such as supported catalysts for hydrogen production, electro-catalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC), and electrically/thermally conductive materials.
TEM image of silica-coated Pt metal nanoparticles