Research Area

Energy Engineering

Fuel Cells
Fuel cells are one of the ways to build hydrogen-based electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy to electrical energy directly. There are some of the features that make them attractive, such as their high efficiency, fuel flexibility, and low emission of pollutants. Fuel cells can be categorized as several types of PEMFC, MCFC, and SOFC that show enormous applications to transport, stationary, and portable purpose in extensive power range from 0.5 kW to 5 MW.
Solar Cells
Solar cell groups are carrying out research on solar cells with developed materials. Based on an understanding of the fundamental concepts in solar cells, we will synthesize and characterize the various solar cells such as polymer photovoltaic cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, and organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells.
Secondary batteries
Secondary batteries remain the most promising electrical energy storage systems for a number of applications, such as portable electronics, electric vehicles, and smart grids, by allowing a drastic reduction in fuel consumption and emissions. Structuring of electrode materials plays an important role in enhancing battery performance, including specific capacity, rate capability, cycling life, and safety. This course provides the understanding of the scientific knowledge related to advanced batteries.
Nano Energy Materials
We provide the courses designed to gain the fundamental concept and enhance the understanding of the energy
materials. We also promote the hands-on experiments for students to relate the courses with various research
topics in energy materials. Moreover, we are actively conducting researches to synthesize and characterize new
energy nanomaterials such as graphene and nanoparticles for leading in the future energy conversion and storage.

Chemical Engineering

  • Catalysis
  • Thermodynamics/Statistical Mechanics/Transport Phenomena
  • Organic/inorganic nanomaterials
  • Biofuels, Synthetic biology
  • Functional nanodevices/sensors
  • Polymer Rheology/Structure
  • Multi-scale Modeling and Simulations
  • Energy materials