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Prof. Kazuhiro Takanabe

鍋 和広

    Principal Investigator

     Department of Chemical System Engineering

     School of Engineering

     The University of Tokyo

Editorial contributions


  • Ph.D. (Engineering), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2006 March: Prof. Ken-ichi Aika

  • (Exchange program, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 2002 October - 2004 December): Prof. Kulathuiyer Seshan

  • Master of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2003 March: Prof. Ken-ichi Aika

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2001 March: Prof. Ken-ichi Aika

Professional Profile

  • 2018 July - Current; Professor, Department of Chemical System Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

  • 2018 January - 2018 June; Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

  • 2016 July - 2017 December; Associate Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

  • 2010 August - 2016 June; Assistant Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

  • 2008 May - 2010 July; Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan: Prof. Kazunari Domen

  • 2006 May - 2008 April; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, USA: Prof. Enrique Iglesia

Research Interests

Dr. Takanabe’s research interests are in the area of heterogeneous (photo)catalysis for energy conversion to develop sustainable system.

  • Photocatalytic overall water splitting to generate harnessing hydrogen from solar energy

  • Novel electrocatalysts for water splitting, CO2 reduction, and fuel cells 

  • Hydrogen generation and carrier (steam and dry reforming) from fossil fuels, biomass

  • Hydrogenation dehydrogenation (chemical hydrides)

  • Natural gas conversion and radical chemistry (Oxidative Coupling of Methane: OCM)

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Chemical Society

  • Member, Materials Research Society

  • Member, Electrochemical Society

  • Member, International Society of Electrochemistry

  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Member, Chemical Society of Japan

  • Member, Catalysis Society of Japan

  • Member, Japan Petroleum Institute

  • Member, Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan

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