Young Faculty:Associate Professor Masashi Okubo





2005 Ph. D., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
2005-2006 Postdoctoral fellow, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
2006-2007 Postdoctoral fellow, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
2007-2009 Assistant Professor, Chuo University
2009-2014 Researcher/Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Techonology
2014-present Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo

<About the Research>

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), which was adopted by United Nations in 2015, are a call for action by all countries to address a range of social needs. The Goal 7 of SDGs is affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy. To meet this goal, we need energy storage devices that can supply electricity on demand. Lithium-ion batteries are one of important energy storage devices.
Yamada-Okubo Lab in Department of Chemical System Engineering focuses on research and development of ‘affordable, reliable, and sustainable’ electrochemical energy storage (EES) devices such as sodium-ion batteries consisting of abundant elements or capacitors capable of fast charge. Material design by exploiting the properties of constituting elements enables us to develop advanced EES.



<Future aspirations>

We would like to address the energy issue (especially, the Goal 7 of SDGs) by developing advanced EES.


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