For student/post-doctoral positions

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Please contact in advance by E-mail

Ryoji Kanno
Kota Suzuki
Naoki Matsui

For student position

For post-doctoral position


Tokyo Institute of Technology
G1 Building 10th Floor
G1-1 4259 Nagatsuta,
Midori-ku, Yokohama

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Specially Appointed Professor
Masaki Ikematsu,

Members/Research Themes

Research Topics

The following are the research themes we are working on. With a focus on ion conductive species including lithium, hydride, proton, and oxygen, we aim to create our own research area in the boundary region of solid-state chemistry and electrochemistry.

1. Synthesis of inorganic solids and development of their structures and properties

  • Materials synthesis under various synthetic conditions using conventional solid-phase and liquid-phase syntheses, ultra-high-pressure synthesis, pulsed laser deposition (PLD), and vacuum sealing.
  • Structural analysis by neutrons and synchrotron X-rays
  • Elucidation of the mechanisms of ionic conduction and charge exchange reaction
  • Ion-charge exchange reaction properties and their development to fuel cells
  • Frustrated magnetism of triangular lattice, pyrochlore lattice, and kagome lattice
  • Main material system: perovskite oxides, pyrochlore oxides, layered rock salt type oxides, olivine-type oxides, and NASICON-type oxides

2. Material development focusing on lithium for new electrochemical devices

  • Intercalation electrodes: layered rocksalt type, spinel type, and olivine type oxides
  • Electrodes with a new reaction mechanism: transition metal oxides with angstrom to nanometer size pores
  • Lithium ion conductor: LGPS (Li10GeP2S12) type and argyrodite type sulfides

3. Elucidation of electrochemical reactions at electrode-electrolyte interfaces using thin-film models with an ideal reaction field

  • Synthesis of epitaxial films with pulsed laser deposition (PLD)
  • Direct observation on the electrode-electrolyte interfaces under battery operation using surface X-ray diffraction, X-ray/neutron reflectometry, hard X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (HAXPES).
  • Material development for lithium ion batteries and all solid-state batteries based on interfacial phenomena

4. Development of all solid-state electrochemical devices

  • Fabrication of all solid-state batteries including LGPS type solid electrolytes with extremely high lithium ion conductivity
  • Evaluation of battery performance using various electrochemical methods

5. Material development focusing on hydride and proton for new electrochemical devices

  • Hydride ion conductive oxyhydrides: developing new ion conductive species and related electrochemical and chemical reactions
  • Proton conductive materials: developing materials with high conductivity at intermediate temperatures
  • Proton storage materials: transitional metal nitrides and more

6. Material development focusing on oxygen for new electrochemical devices

  • Fabrication and reaction analysis of model SOFC electrodes for low temperature-operation

Our Laboratory Team Members (2023)

  •  Professors: 7
  •  Research Staffs: 2
  •  Specifically Assigned Technical Staff: 3
  •  Technical Support Staffs: 26
  •     Dispatched Researcher: 4
  •     Specifically Assigned Administrative Staff: 2
  •  Administrative Support Staffs: 2
  •  Secretaries: 4
  •  Doctoral Students: 4   *The numbers include 3 working adults, 1 international student 
  •  Master’s Students: 6 *The numbers include 1 international student