Division of Applied Molecular Chemistry


Campus : Chikushi


Masato Ito
Associate Professor


Our research interests center on the application of biologically inherited system to energy storage. Life has selected specific elements including sodium, potassium and chlorine as a charge carrier to maintain homeostasis and adapt to environmental stress by adjusting its membrane potential. We are currently studying physicochemical properties of novel aqueous as well as solid electrolyte composed of these privileged elements and biomolecules. Our ultimate goal is to develop a robust and easier-to-recycle secondary battery, which may contribute to the promotion of distributed energy resources.