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.
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.
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The instructor explains using slides. The lesson plans are replaced by each faculty's schedule.
|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|
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.
Course materials are provided during class or uploaded on website.
Evaluate by total of score of multiple quizzes asked by each professor (at random times).
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