Michihisa Koyama/ÎRʋv

Frontier Energy Research Division has started on 16th November 2008 upon my arrival at INAMORI Frontier Research Center. The aim of our division is to pioneer the frontiers of energy technologies for sustainable energy society in the future.
Based on experiences of intensive energy researches for sixteen years (molecular simulations, oxide synthesis, electrochemical measurements, electrode reaction modeling, systems analyses, scenarios for future energy society, etc.), we will challenge new research areas of future energy technologies from atomistic scale to systems properties and further to social scientific aspects. We are contributing to education in the department of hydrogen energy systems, graduate school of engineering from April 2010. We are also contributing to research activities of international institute for carbon-neutral energy research (I2CNER). We, young and energetic staffs in the division, will challenge research frontiers in future energy technologies and sciences.

Michihisa KOYAMA
Professor, Frontier Energy Research Division, INAMORI Frontier Research Center, Kyushu University
WPI Professor, International Institute of Carbon Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER), Kyushu University
Professor, Department of Hydrogen Energy Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University

Message to Prospective Students

Our research division is contributing to the education in the department of hydrogen energy systems, graduate school of engineering. We welcome prospective students interested in pursuing frontier research in the department. We arrange lab and campus tour upon your request.
Research topinc will be determined through discussion with you, considering your interests, future career plan, our research environemnt, our seeds technology, social requirements, academic impact. Students are requested to self-manage research progress and discussion of obtained research at weekly or biweekly discussion meeting. Presentations at academic conferences are encouraged to have opportunities to discuss with many experts in your research field.
Members in the laboratory has (long-term or short-term) research experiences at Kyushu Univ., AIST, EPFL, Seoul National Univ., Chalmers Inst. Technol., Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsukuba Univ., Univ. Tokyo, Tohoku Univ., Nagoya Univ., Fukuoka Univ., Fukuoka Women's Univ., MIT, Rikkyo Univ. etc. We expect you to work hard and learn from each other to pioneer a new research discipline.
We expect the prospective students to have acquired basics of thermodynamics. Also, expertise in numerical simulation, computational chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, systems engineering, life-cycle engineering, etc. are useful to smothly start up your research in our group. As necessary, we start from explaining how to design research, basic theories of simulation technologies, usage of computational chemistry software.
Scholarship information is available here