The Center for Energy and Environmental Science (X-Breed Center) anticipates and invests its resources for a sustainable future by bringing together energetic researchers from a vast field of science and technology to materialize unprecedented ideas (cross-breeding of ideas). We will encourage interdisciplinary cooperation among researchers of Shinshu University from all departments as well as co-operating bodies worldwide, ranging from fundamental science to the practical engineering related to but not limited to environmental and energy technology. The X-Breed center will concentrate on promoting new solutions with innovative dimensions in order to meet the strong demands for such fields, including diverse and robust cutting-edge materials, novel characterization methods, as well as the exploration and understanding of new phenomena. In particular, research in innovative energy storage (batteries and supercapacitors) and conversion (fuel cells, solar cells), optical devices, as well as advanced analytical techniques will be endorsed to realize efficient energy utilization and low environmental impact.
Research into the next generation of environmental and energy materials through cross-breeding of ideas