2018 Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering II

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Arai Hajime  Sugime Hisashi  Nagamura Naoka  Miseki Yugo  Yamada Yuki  Hasegawa Kei  Suzuki Kota  Iguchi Shoji  Ikezawa Atsunori 
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Course description and aims

[Outline] In this lecture, the following knowledge is provided; research in energy field such as batteries, fuel cells and photocatalyst / related technique such as electrochemistry and analysis. Activities in front line is introduced through researchers' experiences.
[Objective] We aim to acquire a broad knowledge of researchers who are active at the forefront of applied chemistry field concerning research from basic to applied researches.

Student learning outcomes

Learn the following abilities by taking this lecture.
(1) Explanation about all-solid-state lithium-ion rechargeable battery, (2) Explanation about synchrotron radiation, (3) Explanation about zinc–air rechargeable battery, (4) Explanation about electrolytes of rechargeable battery, (5) Explanation about reduction of carbon dioxide, (6) Explanation about photocatalyst, (7)Explanation about various batteries and cells, (8)
Explanation about electrochemical biosensor.


Energy, rechargeable battery, fuel cell, photocatalyst, material analysis, electrochemistry

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The lecture about energy, which is omnibus-type for 2 days, is proceed by 8 lecturers. In each lecture, we conduct quiz and report and Q & A response to confirm comprehension degree.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 1. Research on Li-ion conductors for all-solid-state lithium-ion battery 2. Advance in analysis by synchrotron radiation to support development of battery 3. Research on practical usage of zinc–air rechargeable battery 4. Designing new electrolytes of rechargeable battery Explain rechargeable battery.
Class 2 1. Energy conversion and reduction of carbon dioxide 2. Research on photocatalyst in AIST 3. Chemical engineering to fabricate and use battery 4. Electrochemical biosensor with high-density carbon nanotube Explain photocatalyst and various batteries.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be distributed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Course scores are based on quizes/reports (50%) and question-and-answer (50%) .

Related courses

  • CAP.T423 : Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering I
  • CAP.A441 : Advanced Electrochemistry I
  • CAP.A442 : Advanced Electrochemistry II
  • ENR.H403 : Advanced Electrochemistry I
  • ENR.H404 : Advanced Electrochemistry II

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

No prerequisites.

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