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Kyushu University

Profile

Kyushu University (KU) is one of the largest national universities formally established in 1911. The total number of students currently amounts to 18,588, while the faculty members number 2,186. International exchange programs are also greatly encouraged at Kyushu University. With this in mind, the university accepts many overseas students each year. At present there are more than 1,500 international students from about eighty countries.
In FY2010, the "International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER)"  of Kyushu University was selected as the only winning organization in Japan to serve in the vital area of energy research and sustainability through scientific contributions toward the realization of a low-carbon society. In I2CNER of KU contributes to the creation of a sustainable and environmentally friendly society by advancing fundamental science to reduce CO2 emissions and establish a non-fossil based energy carrier system, by working on the topics of Hydrogen Production, Hydrogen Structural Materials, Fuel Cells, Thermophysical Properties, Hydrogen Storage Materials, Material Trans-formations, CO2 Separation and Concentration, and CO2 Ocean Sequestration Active collaborations and personnel exchanges with national and international partners are strategic objectives of I2CNER.

 

Key personnel

Prof. Etsuo Akiba

1979: Research Officer, National Chemical Laboratory for Industry (NCL), Japan
1983-1984: Research Associate of National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Canada
1991: Visiting Scientist of Laboratoire de Cristallographie, CNRS, Grenoble, France
1997-2011: Adjunct Professor of Utsunomiya University, Japan
2001: Principal Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2006-2012: Adjunct Professor of Hiroshima University, Japan
2006-2010: Adjunct Professor of Kyushu University, Japan
2008: Deputy Director, Energy Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2010: Prime Senior Researcher, Energy Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2010~Present position
2011~present: Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2011~present: Guest Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China
2011~present: The Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientist of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
2012~present: Emeritus Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Experimental Facilities

Ball mill, arc melting furnace, high-frequency furnace, and other equipment for synthesis of various materials including metallic and complex hydrides
TG/DTA/MS and DSC installed in a grove box, in-situ Raman, TEM, SEM/EDX, XRD, PCT are well equipped
Access to neutron total scattering spectrometer NOVA@J-PARC

 

Selected publications

  • "A New Hydride Phase of LaNi5H3", E. Akiba, K. Nomura, S. Ono, J. Less-Common Met., 129, 159 (1987).
  • "Hydrogen Absorption by Laves Phase related BCC Solid Solution", E. Akiba, H. Iba, Intermetallics, 6, 461~470 (1998).
  •  "Trigonal SrAl2H2: the first Zintl phase hydride", F. Gingl, T. Vogt And E. Akiba, J. Alloys Comp., 306, 127~132 (2000) .
  • "Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Sr2AIH7: A New Structure Type of Alkaline Earth Aluminum Hydride", Q. A. Zhang, Y. Nakamura, K. Oikawa, T. Kamiyama, E. Akiba, Inorganic Chemistry, 41, 6547~6549(2002).
  • "New Alkaline Earth Aluminum Hydride with One-Dimensional Zigzag Chains of [AlH6]: Synthesis and Crystal Structure of BaAlH5", Q. A. Zhang, Y. Nakamura, K. Oikawa, T. Kamiyama, E. Akiba, Inorganic Chemistry, 41, 6941, 6943(2002).
  • "The study on binary Mg-Co hydrogen storage alloys with BCC phase", Y. Zhang, Y. Tsushio, H. Enoki, E. Akiba, J. Alloys and Comp., 393, 147~153(2005).
  • "Crystal Structures of La-Mg-Nix (x = 3-4) System Hydrogen Storage Alloys", H. Hayakawa, E. Akiba, M. Gotoh, T. Kohno, Materials Transactions, 46(6), 1393~1401(2005).
  • "Direct synthesis of Mg-Ti-H FCC hydrides from MgH2 and Ti by means of ball milling", K. Asano, E. Akiba, J. Alloys Comp., 481, L8-L11(2009).
  • “Insight into the Hydrogenation Properties of Mechanically Alloyed Mg50Co50 from the Local Structure”, H. Kim, J. Nakamura, H. Y. Shao, Y. Nakamura, E. Akiba, K. Chapman, P. Chupas, T. Proffen, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 20335-20345 (2011).
  • K. Edalati, J. Matsuda, H. Iwaoka, S. Toh, E. Akiba, Z. Horita, Int J. Hydrogen Energy, 38, 4622 (2013).

 

Contact

Prof. Etsuo Akiba
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Kyushu University
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 Japan
Phone: +(81)-92-802-3231

e DOT akiba AT mech DOT kyushu-u DOT ac DOT jp

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