Research Director: Dr. Kazuhito Hashimoto
Research Term 2006-2011
The Hashimoto Light Energy Conversion Project is concerned with the design, development and optimization of materials and devices involved with the conversion of light energy into a useful form. By incorporating aspects of bioscience with materials science and purpose-orientated basic research, it aims to create materials and systems that can be used as a basis to help solve the impending world energy crisis.
The project focuses on the following three research areas:
(1) The creation of high-efficiency organic thin film solar cells.
(2) The construction of robust, artificial, inorganic photosynthetic nanodevices
(3) Microbial energy conversion in self-propagating solar and fuel cells and environmental cleanup device development
Dr. Kazuhito Hashimoto
Faculty of Engineering The University of Tokyo Rm.150 Bldg. 5
7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, JAPAN