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Team Leader

Ryuhei NAKAMURA
Ryuhei NAKAMURA
2002-2005: Division of Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University (Dr. Sci.)
2005-2006: JSPS Postdoctoral fellow (PD), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
2006-2013: Assistant Professor, Department applied chemistry, the University of Tokyo
2013-present: Team Leader, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Biofunctional catalyst research team
Research ID: C-9729-2014

Researcher

Yamei LI
Yamei LI
Academic degree: Doctor of Engineering in Material Physics and Chemistry
Research field: Energy efficient chromogenic functional nanomaterials(thermochromic VO2 and photochromic WO3)
Electrochemical catalysis for energy conversion and environmental purification
Educational background: Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS)
Latest research topic: Molybdenum based bimetallic sulfide inorganic electrocatalysts for carbon dioxide conversion based on understanding of both function and structure of bio-enzymes

Postdoctoral Researcher


Nobuaki SHONO
Nobuaki SHONO
Academic degree: Doctor of Science
Research field: Electroecology, Microbial Electrochemistry, Molecular Biology
Educational background: Department of Biological Science, Nagoya University
Latest research topic: Metabolic regulation via redox potential, regulation of environmental redox potential via benthic symbiosis

Technical Assistant

Nadege BONNET
Nadege BONNET
Academic degree: Master of Material Science and Surface Treatment
Research field: Electrocatalysis
Educational background: ENSIL engineering school, Limoges France
Latest research topic: Development of a three-dimensional polymer electrolyte-electrode with enlarged active reaction zone for Li-O2 batteries Understanding of Na-O2 elctrochemistry
Yasuhisa OKAJIMA
Yasuhisa OKAJIMA
Academic degree: Doctor of Science
Research field: Molecular biology and evolution
Educational background: Division of Biological Science, Nagoya University
Latest research topic: Molecular evolution, Cancer tumor evolution, Experimental Animals

Trainee (Graduate Student)

Toru HAYASHI
Toru HAYASHI (D3, Dept. of Appl. Chem., The Univ. of Tokyo)
Academic degree: Master of Engineering
Research field: Electrocatalysis
Educational background: Department of Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
Latest research topic: Bio-inspired water oxidation catalysis
Hideshi OOKA
Hideshi OOKA (D3, Dept. of Appl. Chem., The Univ. of Tokyo)
Academic degree: Master of Engineering
Research field: Electrochemistry
Educational background: Currently in Department of Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
Latest research topic: Synthesis of high performance multi-electron transfer catalysts based on theoretical backgrounds from condensed matter physics
Tetsuya YAMADA
Tetsuya YAMADA (D3, Materials & Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Academic degree: Master of Engineering
Research field: Microbial Electrochemistry
Educational background: Materials & Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Latest research topic: Electron transfer between cell and electrode
Daoping HE
Daoping HE (D2, School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Academic degree: Master of Engineering
Research field: Template design for zeolite synthesis, Hydrothermal reduction of carbon dioxide, Electrochemical catalyst for nitrogen cycle
Educational background: School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Latest research topic: Metal-based catalyst for nitrate and nitrite reduction
Ailong LI
Ailong LI (D3, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Academic degree: Master of Chemical Physics
Research field: Photoelectrocatalytic water splitting, Electrocatalysis
Educational background: University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Latest research topic: Spectroelectrochemistry in (photo)electrocatalytic water oxidation

Visiting Scientist

Luo PENG
Luo PENG (Lecturer; Southeast University, Chongqing, P.R.China)
Academic degree: Ph.D.
Research field: Microbial Extracellular Electron Transfer
Educational background: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Latest research topic: EET mechanisms of model exoelectrogens

Shawn E. McGlynn
Shawn E. MCGLYNN(Associate Professor; Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Academic degree: Ph.D. of Biochemistry
Research field: Environmental microbiology and Biochemistry
Educational background:
2001-2005: B.S. Chemistry; Montana State University
2006-2010: Ph.D Biochemistry; Montana State University
2010-2014: Post Doctoral Scholar, Agouron Scholar, and Senior Post Doctoral Scholar in Geobiology; Caltech
Latest research topics:
Enzymatics of sulfur isotope fractionation, single cell ecophysiology in environmental microbial populations, cell-cell interfaces and cell-surface based direct electron transfer, origin of life

Assistant

Tomomi MINAMI
Tomomi MINAMI