The 21stCentury is an era focused on energy and the environment. In response to both themes, our FUTURE-PV laboratory is dedicated to the development of photovoltaic (PV) power generation system technology. In order to meet the goal of introducing 10 TW of PV power generation systems into the world by 2050, we aim to develop technology that is capable of realizing a generation cost of 7 yen/kWh or less. In order to achieve this research goal, we are researching areas such as semiconductor device technology, nanotechnology for microfabrication, physical phenomena in microscopic fields such as quantum effects, and outdoor power generation characteristics. In addition to general power applications, we are also developing applications for transportation systems and PV cells for use as independent power sources for IoT devices.
Semiconductor engineering, Solid state electronics, Solar cell materials, Solar cells
Visiting Professor Assistant Fellow
Plasma engineering, Semiconductor engineering
Prof., Univ. Stuttgart
Semiconductor engineering, Quantum electronics