Masaaki Sadakiyo

International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu UniversityAssistant Professor*Profile is at the time of the award.

2018Inamori Research GrantsScience & Engineering

Research topics
Development of stable nano-scale porous materials through novel metal exchange reactions
Ionic materials are important as electrolytes for the fuel cells and secondary cells that will drive the energy-circulation society of the next generation. Research on these materials to date has focused mainly on oxides and organic polymers. We have identified a new group of substances, crystalline porous materials, which are solids that have very large numbers of nanometer-sized holes in them. We hope to use them to create an ionic material that provides high ion conductivity under more benign conditions than those of the existing oxides and organic polymers.

Message from recipient

I am filled with gratitude for the generous support offered for my fledgling research. I sincerely thank everyone at the Inamori Foundation for this opportunity. As I continue my work to synthesize useful new materials, I also hope to convey some sense of what makes materials development so fascinating.

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