Water splitting to produce clean hydrogen energy by semiconductor band engineering

Water splitting to produce clean hydrogen energy by semiconductor band engineering

Internship Description

To suppress or recover from the global warming, development of clean energy technology is important to research area from now on. Hydrogen is useful energy for fuel-cell cars, aircraft, etc. Since hydrogen becomes water after its combustion, it is clean energy. If hydrogen gas could be produced from natural energy such as solar light, the final clean energy cycle would be possible.

Let’s develop clean energy technology together. The following topics are available for internship students.

1.Photocatalysis for hydrogen generation

2.Co-catalyst study for higher efficiency

3.Other state-of-art topics

The students will learn and challenge electrochemical measurement, photocatalytic measurement, and various physical & chemical characterization such as SEM, Spectroscopy, XRD, XPS, gas/liquid/ion chromatography. This project needs 2-6 months to be completed.

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Deliverables/Expectations

​The internship students will learn photo-electrochemical knowledge on energy conversion by semiconductors from light to hydrogen clean energy.

The students are expected to work full-time.

The results are utilized for publications.

The students attend weekly meetings with the Faculty Advisor​

Faculty Name

Kazuhiro Ohkawa

Field of Study

      Chemistry, Physics, and Electrical Engineering