Faculty of Textile Science and Technology Research Activity2016|Shinshu Univ

34Fiber Materials EngineeringMixing familiar materials to make coatings for high-efficiency solar cellsDepartment of Chemistry and MaterialsMany universities and companies throughout the world are pursuing research and development programs with the goal of increasing the efficiency of solar cells that can be created by coating surfaces with a mixture of titanium oxide (used in sunblock creams), iodine (used as a disinfectant), and pigments (such as from blueberries). I am working to develop highly efficient solar cells and explain the mechanism of electron transfer.Shogo MoriAssociate ProfessorAssociate Professor Mori took his current position in 2009 after working at Nokia Japan and as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology at Shinshu University. His areas of research include dye-sensitized and organic lm solar cells and semiconductor and surface electron transfer.Dye-sensitized solar cells and organic-lm solar cells are expected to serve as low-cost, next-generation solar cells. Further, by explaining the mechanism of electron transfer, I believe it will be possible to design high-performance devices using low-cost materials.Outlook for researchGraduates are employed by material, device, and electrical manufacturers.Outlook for students after graduationIt is possible to make solar cells without complex equipment.A selection of pigment solutions and dye-sensitized solar cells made from themThese solutions make it possible to design eective solar cells.Uses of energy from biomass resources. Numerous types of catalytic reactions are used. Optimizing those reactions is the key to practical application.Fiber Materials EngineeringAiming to realize a sustainable society throughthe effective utilization of biomass resourcesDepartment of Chemistry and MaterialsI am working to explain detailed response mechanisms and propose new high-activity catalysts from both an experimental and model calculation approach with the goal of producing biomass fuels, which can be expected to serve as a carbon-neutral energy source, and using those fuels for highly efficient energy conversion.Iori ShimadaTenure-track Assistant ProfessorIori Shimada graduated from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences and obtained his doctorate in environmental studies. He took his current position in April 2013 after working as a special researcher (DC2) at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. His specialty is reaction engineering.My goal is to help develop a society powered by clean and sustainable energy that does not rely on exhaustible resources such as fossil fuels. Further, I hope to develop methods for synthesizing useful substances using biomass to replace the many chemical products that are currently synthesized from oil resources.Outlook for researchIt is my hope that graduates will gain the ability to think from a variety of angles and pursue productive careers in a diverse array of elds.Outlook for students after graduation!"#H2O2H2OH+e-Photo-synthesisBiomass resourcesSolidicationUseful substancesLiquid fuelGas fuelFuel cellsFuel for transportationConverting substances through catalytic reactionsCatalytic reaction based energy use


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