Professor Yoshihiro Yamazaki

Kyushu University Platform of Inter-/Transdisciplinary Energy Research (Q-PIT), Transdisciplinary Energy Science and Education Unit

Advanced Functional Inorganic Materials Research Division, INAMORI Frontier Research Center,

Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering,

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering,

Kyushu Univeristy
Motooka 744, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan

e-mail: yamazaki@ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp, tel : +81-92-802-6966
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Yoshihiro Yamazaki received B.S. (1995), M.S. (1997), and Ph.D. (2004) from Tohoku University. Before joining Kyushu University, Dr. Yamazaki was Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Tohoku University, PRESTO Principal Investigator, and Visiting Associate (Faculty) at the California Institute of Technology, USA. Dr. Yamazaki has received prestigious $2M PRESTO award from the Japan Society and Technology Agency (2010-2016), $500K Scientific Research (A) grant from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS, 2015-2018), JSPS Fellowship (2006-2008), the 2005 Harada research award, the 2004 outstanding young investigator award from Japan Institute of Metals, the 2002 outstanding young scientist award from Aoba Industry Organization, and the 1999 Ishihara and Asada award from the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan. Yamazaki's research focuses on the multiple length scale ion, electron and electronic-hole transport characterization of metal oxides aiming for efficient solar-fuel and energy conversions.


Profesional appointments :

2017. 8〜     Professor, Kyushu University Platform of Inter-/Transdisciplinary Energy Research (Q-PIT), Kyushu University

2015. 4〜     Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Kyushu University
2015. 4〜     Professor, Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University
2014. 8〜     Professor, INAMORI Frontier Research Center, Kyushu University
2011. 1〜2016.3 Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology, USA
2010.10〜2016.3 PRESTO Principal Investigator, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2008.10〜2010. 9  Senior Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, USA
2007. 4〜2008.10  Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science, Tohoku University
2006.10〜2008.10 JSPS Fellow, Visitor, California Institute of Technology
1997. 4〜2007. 3  Research Associate (Faculty), Department of Materials Science, Tohoku University


Education :
2004. 3 Ph. D.,Tohoku Univ.
1997. 3 M.S., Materials Science,Tohoku Univ.  
1995. 3 B.S., Materials Science,Tohoku Univ.

Awards :
2016  The Chemical Conversion of Light Energy Prize 2016 (Japan Science and Technology Agency), Japan
2011  Solid State Ionics best poster award (18th Solid State Ionics), L. Buannic, F. Blanc, Y. Yamazaki, L. Sperrin, D.S. Middlemiss, R. Dervisoglu, Z. Gan, S.M. Haile and C.P. Grey, Poland
2005  Harada research award (Harada Foundation), Japan
2004  Outstanding young investigator award (Japan Institute of Metals), Japan
2002  Outstanding young scientist award (Aoba Industry Organization), Japan
1999  Ishihara and Asada award (The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan), Japan

Faculty and stuffs

name position links
Junji Hyodo, Dr. Research Assistant Professor

tel: 092-802-6967

email: hyodo@ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Yukiko Nobe, Dr. technical stuff, lab manager

tel: 092-802-6967

email: nobe@ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Kyoko Kitabayashi secretary

tel: 092-802-6967

email:kitabayashi@ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Postdoctral scholars

name position links
opening JSPS Postdoc
xxxx

Students

  name contact department
D1 opening xxxx Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
D1 (JSPS fellow) opening xxxx Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
D1 (Global Course) opening xxxx Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
M1 opening xxxx Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
M1 (Global Course) opening xxxx Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
Kenta Hoshino, M2 k-hoshino(at)ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
Yuji Hayashida, M2 y-hayashida(at)ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
Hazim Kamal, M1 (Global course) h-mohamed(at)ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
Kentaro Ishibashi, M1 k-ishibashi(at)ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
Yuya Tani, M1 y-tani(at)ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
Toshihiko Harada, Researcher xxx(at)ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry
Muhammad Amir, Senior m-amir(at)ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Yoshiro Bando, Senior y-bando(at)ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Keitaro Naito, Senior k-naito(at)ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Kaki Na, Senior k-na(at)ifrc.kyushu-u.ac.jp Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Visiting scientists

name affiliation email
Hidekazu Kurebayashi, Dr.Lecturer, University College London
h.kurebayashi@ucl.ac.uk
Shunta Nishioka D1, Tokyo Institute of Technology nishioka.s.aa@m.titech.ac.jp
Milan Solik

IAESTE Scholar@Kyushu University.

A message from Milan.

As a student of chemical engineering in Prague, Czech Republic who loves to meet new cultures, I am always looking for new ways to learn something new abroad. This year I had an unforgettable opportunity to spend my summer in research group of prof. Yamazaki.
I came to the group thanks to the international organization IAESTE. This organization provides internships worldwide and I was lucky enough to have mine at Kyushu University at Yamazaki Group. From the beginning, I had my own project to work on. At first, I was guided all the time. They provided me information about the topic and answered all possible questions I had. Since I had not had experience with some of the techniques we used, they taught me how to use them precisely. After some time, I was much more independent and was allowed to work by my own just with supervision. Whole working experience was really good and I really did appreciated approach of my supervisors.
My co-workers and I spend some time also out of laboratory. Not only they arrange a welcome party for me, we went together for a sushi or karaoke. During my stay, there was a volleyball tournament of a department and I was part of a team. General working atmosphere was really nice there and I am glad I could meet so friendly people there.
Even though I was there just two months, I would recommend such an experience to anybody. I learned a lot, grown professionally, could help with meaningful research and meanwhile met Japanese culture. Thanks to IAESTE and Yamazaki group I had truly unforgettable summer.

JSPS Scholar

Alumni

  name year current affiliation
Kentaro Yamamoto 2016.3・Assistant Professor Assistant Professor@Kyoto University, Japan
Chih-kai Yang 2014.6・Ph.D@California Institute of Technology, USA Intel, USA
Stephen Wilke 2013.6・Technician@California Institute of Technology, USA Ph.D candidate@Northwestern University, USA
William Graf 2012.8・Technician@California Institute of Technology, USA UCLA, USA
Jason Potticary 2012.6・Volunteer@California Institute of Technology, USA PhD candidate@University of Bristol, UK
Yuji Okuyama 2011.1・Visitor@California Institute of Technology, USA Associate Professor@University of Miyazaki, Japan
Guttorm E. Syvertsen 2010.12・MS@California Institute of Technology, USA Norwegian University of Natural Sciences and Technology, Norway
Bjorn B. Bjornsson 2010.8・Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow@California Institute of Technology, USA Oxford University, UK
Juan C. Lucio-Vega 2010.8・Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow@California Institute of Technology, USA Ph.D candidate@Delaware University, USA
Raul Hernandez-Sanchez 2009.8・Technician@California Institute of Technology, USA Ph.D@Harvard University -> PostDoc@Columbia University, USA
Verena Klass 2008.8・MS@California Institute of Technology, USA Ph.D@KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Collaborations

We welcome collaborations across continents. There might be finantial support, for exmaple, via Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and other organizations. Contact us in advance if you are interested in.

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