New Energy

Prof. Hiroki Ago

In our laboratory, we are developing new synthesis methods of novel nanomaterials and applications to energy, environment, and electronics based on nanotechnology. Our research focuses mainly on nanocarbon materials, novel two-dimensional layered materials, and their heterostructures. Low-energy consumption electronics and photovoltaic cells are made from these new and unique nanomaterials. Throughout our intensive research activity, we would like to organize and take part in collaborative international projects.

Project name:

Nanomaterials Synthesis and Applications for Energy and Electronics

Project leader:

Prof. Hiroki Ago

5F, GIC Bldg., Chikushi Campus
PHONE : +81-92-583-8852
FAX : +81-92-583-8975

Research topics

  1. Development of new nanomaterials synthesis methods
    • large-area, extremely high-quality graphene
    • CVD growth of 2D atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenides and related new materials
    • CVD growth and applications of hexagonal boron nitride atomic sheets
    • Various two-dimensional heterostructures
  2. Applications of nanomaterials to energy, environment, and electronics
    • Electronic devices with ultra-low energy consumption
    • Energy-related devices with two-dimensional materials, such as photovoltaic cells
    • Wearable devices and other human interface applications with low-dimensional nanomateria
    • Development of 2D electronic devices (in collaboration with Prof. Nakashima, GIC)

Research projects

  • JST-PRESTO Program (Innovative Nanoelectronics), FY2013∼2016
  • NEDO (Nanocarbon Research Project for Low Carbon Emission Society), FY2015
  • JSPS KAKENHI, Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, FY2016∼2017
  • JSPS KAKENHI, Scientific Research (B), FY2015∼2017
  • JSPS KAKENHI, Challenging Exploratory Research, FY2015∼2016
  • Funding Program for Next-Generation World-Leading Researchers (NEXT Program), FY2010∼2013
  • JSPS KAKENHI, Scientific Research (B), FY2009∼2010


  • Young Scientist Award from the MEXT, Japan
  • Iijima Award from Fullerene-Nanotube Research Society of Japan
  • Excellent Paper Award from Japanese Society of Applied Physics
  • Sangyo Times Award from The Society of Nano Science and Technology


  • PCT/JP2010/064848, “Graphene Sheet and Method for Producing the Same“, and other 10 patents


  • Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)
  • Vice-president of the Fullerene-Nanotube-Graphene Society, Japan
  • Editorial Board Member of the Japanese Society of Applied Physics
  • Organizer of Korea-China-Japan A3 Symposium on Emerging Materials
From the syntheses of new nanomaterials to applications in energy, environment, and electronics.

From the syntheses of new nanomaterials to applications
for energy, environment, and electronics.

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