Prof. Katsuhiko Naoi (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Katsuhiko Naoi is a professor of chemistry at Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology (TAT). With a Ph.D. from Waseda University, Tokyo, his research interests are advanced supercapacitors, future nanobatteries, for automotive/stationary applications and energy, environmental, and materials science. He serves as vice chair of The Capacitor Technology Committee of The Electrochemical Society of Japan.
Prof. Wataru Sugimoto (Shinshu University)
Wataru Sugimoto was born in Tokyo in 1970. After receiving his PhD degree from Waseda University in 1999, he joined the group of Professor Yoshio Takasu at Shinshu University. He has worked on the fundamental understanding of the capacitive behavior of nanostructured materials with particular emphasis on ruthenium oxides. He is also heavily involved in the search for active and durable Pt and non-Pt based electrocatalysts. He has received a number of awards from academic societies, including the Sano Prize of The Electrochemical Society of Japan in 2004 and the Oronzio De Nora Foundation Prize of ISE in 2005. He currently holds a position as Associate Professor at Shinshu University.
Prof. Soshi Shiraishi (Gunma University)
Soshi Shiraishi received his PhD degree in 1999 from Kyoto University under the supervision of Prof. Y. Ito. In 1997 he became an assistant professor at the University of Gunma, where he now works as associate professor He has received numerous awards such as the Young researcher award of the Carbon Society of Japan (2004), the Young researcher award of the Electrochemical Society of Japan (2006), and the Japan Carbon Award for Young Researcher (2008).
Dr. Yasushi Soneda (The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
Yasushi Soneda was born in 1966. After receiving his PhD degree in Applied Chemistry in 1993 from Hokkaido University he moved to the National Institute for Resources and Environment, where he stayed until 1998. In 1999 he became a Post-Doctoral fellow at the CNRS-CRMD in Orléans. In 2001 he returned to Japan to work at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, where he is currently a Senior Research Scientist. In 2003 he received the Research promotion award from the Carbon Society of Japan for his work “Hydrogen and electrical energy storage on novel fibrous nanocarbons”. His main research interests are the application of nano-carbons for energy storage and the study of the synthesis and properties of carbon nanotubes, nanofibers, and graphite intercalation compounds.
Prof. George Z. Chen (University of Nottingham)
George Z. Chen (Researcher ID: A-4577-2009) received his PhD from University of London (Imperial College), and previously worked in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He is currently Professor of the University of Nottingham, and holds fellowships of the RSC, IoM3 and RSA in the UK. He has undertaken state and industry funded research under the theme of "electrochemical technologies and liquid salts innovations for materials, energy and environment". He is co-author of over 160 refereed journal papers and patents, and more than 250 conference/seminar presentations.
Dr. Raúl Berenguer Betrián (University of Málaga)
Dr Raul Berenguer is a Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow at the University of Málaga. He received his BSc and MSc of Chemistry (2004) and Materials Science (2006), respectively, from the University of Alicante. He got his PhD in the field of Materials Science and Applied Electrochemistry from the same University in September of 2010. Next, he joined the Laboratory of Prof. Kyotani in Sendai (Japan) supported by Nissan Motor Company until April 2012. Since then, he holds a "Juan de la Cierva" Contract for young researchers from the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Dr Berenguer´s main research interests include the modification and regeneration of carbon materials or the abatement of pollutants by electrochemical methods; and the development and optimization of new electrodes for energy applications (supercapacitors and fuel cells). Among his more than 40 contributions to different National and International Conferences, it can be highlighted his 16 oral and 2 keynote communications. He has published 11 technical papers and in 2011 he received the Young Researcher Award of the Spanish Carbon Group, of which he is an active member.
Dra. Dolores Lozano Castelló (University of Alicante)
Dr. Dolores Lozano-Castelló is Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and member of the Materials Institute at the University of Alicante, Spain. She has published extensively in the following areas: (i) nanoporous carbons for energy storage (natural gas and hydrogen storage; supercapacitors; cryocoolers for space applications); (ii) design of porous materials for gas separation and purification (zeolite membranes and zeolite thin films); (iii) use of synchrotron radiation to characterize porous materials. The high quality of her research has been awarded by several Spanish committees: "Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry" (Best Master Thesis (1999); and Best PhD Thesis (2001)); "Spanish Carbon Group" (Best PhD Thesis (2003)); "Foundation of City of Arts and Sciences", Valencia (Award "Idea" (2005). Moreover, in 2004 Dolores received the international "Elsevier Prize in Carbon Science", awarded every three years by Elsevier for an outstanding PhD thesis in Carbon Science. She has worked at several international Universities and Synchrotron radiation facilities, being remarkable her postdoctoral positions at Brown University (Providence, USA), Max-Planck Institute (Stuttgart, Germany) and Delft University of Technology (Delft, The Netherlands).
Dr. Ángel Berenguer Murcia (University of Alicante)
Dr. Ángel Berenguer-Murcia was born in 1978. In 2005 he obtained his PhD on zeolite membranes supported on carbon materials, nanoparticles, and ordered mesoporous materials under the supervision of Profs Ángel Linares and Diego Cazorla. In 2006 he moved to the University of Cambridge (UK) to work under the supervision of Prof. Brian F.G. Johnson on the preparation of “smart materials”. During this period he visited on several occasions the group of Prof. Jaap Schouten (TU/Eindhoven, the Netherlands), where he worked in collaboration with Dr. Evgeny Rebrov in the preparation of new microreactor designs. In 2009 he moved back to the Materials Institute of the University of Alicante where he is currently a Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow. His research interests include the development of membranes for hydrogen purification, nanoparticle synthesis for environmental applications, and the design of porous materials for the adsorption and confinement of diverse species, such as enzymes, contaminants, and permanent gases.
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