Position #160 – Research Laboratory for Surface Science

Host institution
JP - Okayama University (岡山大学)
Lab or research department name
Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Chemical Engineering
Sub-domain or keywords
Interface Science Energy and Environment
Type of mobility
Duration (months)
From 6 months

My research interest is to develop new physics and chemistry based on new functional materials, in particular materials consisting of light elements. Our group is working on fabrication and characterization of molecular superconductors which can be produced by chemical doping metals into solids of conjugated hydrocarbons, other carbon related materials (graphite and graphene) and two-dimensional (2D) inorganic materials (FeSe, FeSeTe, MoSeTe). Furthermore, electrostatic doping to organic (hydrocarbons) and inorganic solids (2D inorganic materials, topological insulator and graphene) is also my important research subjects, which aims for not only emergence of novel physical properties such as superconductivity, but also realization of high-performance / multi-functional electronic devices (we are developing high-performance organic transistors and graphene transistors for a practical application). Our nano-scale science directs to realize nano-scale electronic devices. For this purpose, we are now using C60 and fullerene molecules as target materials and STM as a technique. Thus, our group is working on chemistry and physics based on new materials.

From January 2016
Maximum available positions
Doctoral candidates are invited to propose a research topic and select a host, which are related to their proposed doctoral research. For inquiries and laboratory introductions please contact the address below.
Pr. Kubozono <Kubozono@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp>