2020 Energy Conversion Ceramics Materials

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Energy Science and Engineering
Miyauchi Masahiro  Matsuda Akifumi  Yamaguchi Akira  Yasuda Kouichi  Matsushita Sachiko  Isobe Toshihiro  John David Baniecki 
Class Format
Lecture    (ZOOM)
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Tue5-6(Zoom)  Fri5-6(Zoom)  
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Course description and aims

This course is to discuss the cutting-edge researches of energy-conversion materials for light energy, chemical energy, thermal energy, nuclear energy and electric energy. 

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1)Explain various types of energy-conversion materials.
2)Describe the cutting-edge researches for energy-conversion materials.
3)Train the plan of the advanced researches.


energy-conversion materials, Semiconductor, Artificial photosynthesis, Solar module, Plasmon, Solid oxide fuel cell, Wind power generation, Electrical energy storage, Energy saving, Thermoelectric materials.

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The instructor explains using slides. The lesson plans are replaced by each faculty's schedule.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Photo-energy conversion of semiconductor Prof. M. Miyauchi
Class 2 Physics of solar cell Prof. M. Miyauchi
Class 3 Carbon-neutral energy sources and renewable energy systems Prof. J. D. Baniecki
Class 4 Overview of fuel cell concepts I: definition of fuel cells and basic operation Prof. J. D. Baniecki
Class 5 Overview of fuel cell concepts II: advantages and disadvantages of fuel cells comparison to batteries Prof. J. D. Baniecki
Class 6 Fuel cell efficiency and fuel cell reaction kinetics, transport and modeling Prof. J. D. Baniecki
Class 7 Mid-term test Prof. J. D. Baniecki
Class 8 Thermoelectrics as an energy harvesting technology; power generation from waste heat. Prof. A. Matsuda, Introduction of thermoelectric conversion technology to utilize renewable energy and its applications to sustainable society.
Class 9 Science and engineering on thermoelectric materials Prof. A. Matsuda, Understanding of physics on thermoelectric phenomena and related material technology, and advanced R&D trends.
Class 10 Development of electrocatalysts: water oxidation Prof. Yamaguchi
Class 11 Development of electrocatalysts: CO2 reduction Prof. Yamaguchi
Class 12 Sensitized thermal cell Prof. Sachiko Matsushita
Class 13 Carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage for energy conversion Prof. T. Isobe
Class 14 Gas turbine engine Prof. K. Yasuda

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Course materials are depended on each professor's order.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class or uploaded on website.

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluate by total of score of multiple quizzes asked by each professor (at random times).

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Non prerequisites

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Masahiro Miyauchi, mmiyauchi[at]ceram.titech.ac.jp
Koichi Yasuda, kyasuda[at]ceram.titech.ac.jp
Sachiko Matsushita, matsushita.s.ab[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Akifumi Matsuda, matsuda.a.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Akira Yamaguchi, ayamaguchi[at]ceram.titech.ac.jp

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