Department of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate school of Engineering Sciences
Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering, School of Engineering
Functional inorganic materials have various functions such as “conducting electron”, “storing electricity”, “emitting light” and so on. Many functional inorganic materials are used around you to support a convenient and prosperous life. There are already many functional inorganic materials, but new materials with great features, that we do not know about, are looking forward to being discovered by you. Also, even existing materials may not exhibit 100% of their potential and are also waiting for your new ideas to release their real power. In our laboratory, we pay particular attention to oxides among such functional inorganic materials, especially "conducting electron", "conducting ion", "conducting both electron and ion", "reacting with gas molecules" and “storing electricity”. Notably, we are researching on new gas sensors and secondary batteries that combine various materials. The performance of gas sensors and secondary batteries can be significantly improved by controlling the combination of materials, shape, size, and composition of the materials. Let’s take on the challenge of researching new gas sensors and secondary batteries that use functional materials to solve energy and environmental issues together!