Energy and Materials Chemistry Laboratory

F. Matsumoto

Futoshi Matsumoto

Office: 23-816 Ext.: 3885


03/1997, Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology

03/1994, M.S., Tokyo Institute of Technology

T. Tanabe

Toyokazu Tanabe
(Assistant Professor)

Laboratory: 23-817 Ext.: 3886


03/2008, Ph.D., Tohoku University

03/2003, M.S., Tokyo University of Science

Research Field

Electrochemistry, Materials Chemistry, Industrial Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Solid-state Chemistry.

Research Overview

Development of new high energy density and functional materials by high-throughput screening

Research Subjects

  • 1.Investigation of new high energy density and functional materials.
  • 2.Development of efficient synthesis methods for functional materials.
  • 3.Estimation of the performance of functional materials for lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, air batteries, and biofuel cells.
  • 4.Application of functional materials in biosensor nano-electrodes, highly functional nanoparticles, and biomedicine.


Our research group investigates materials for energy applications (Fig. 1), with a focus on developing advanced materials for rechargeable and primary batteries. We are developing proprietary high-throughput synthesis and testing platforms to explore new materials rapidly, improve performance, and reduce costs (Fig. 2).  

  • 1) Photocatalytic Decomposition of Various Organic Compounds Over WO3-Supported Ordered Intermetallic PtPb co-Catalysts,Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 181, 475-480 (2016),
  • 2) Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Reaction on PtPb Ordered Intermetallic Nanoparticle/TiO2/Carbon Black in Acidic Aqueous Solutions, Catalysis Communications, 61, 1-5 (2015),
  • 3) Preparation of PtPb/TiO2/Cup-Stacked Carbon Nanotube Composite for Enhancement of Electrocatalytic Reaction of Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Chem Lett., 44(12), 1741-1743(2015).
Affiliated Academic Organizations

F. Matsumoto:
The Electrochemical Society of Japan, The Electrochemical Society, The Surface Finishing Society of Japan, The Ceramic Society of Japan, Catalysis Society of Japan, The Materials Research Society of Japan, Catalysis Society of Japan.

T. Tanabe:
The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials, The Electrochemical Society of Japan, Catalysis Society of Japan.

Current members
◯ Professors: 1 ◯ Assistant Professors: 1 ◯ Postgraduates: 3
◯ Undergraduates: 12 ◯ Visiting Professors: 1 ◯ Visiting Researchers: 1
◯ Program-Specific Researchers: 1

Facilities:Electrochemical scanning tunneling microscope, charge-discharge test device for secondary batteries, AC impedance measuring device.