Nanoporous Metals: Game Changers for Green Innovation Prof. Takeshi Fujita World Premier International Research Center, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR), Tohoku University, Japan Nanoporousmetal (NPM) produced by dealloyingis an emergentmultifunctionalmaterial [1,2]. The simple dealloying technique produces a self-organized and self-supportingthree-dimensionalnano-architectureoffering a variety of attractive applications; such as, active substrates for bimoleculardetectionusingsurface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy , exceptionalcatalysts for CO and alcoholgasoxidationatlowtemperature [4,5], actuators , electrocatalysts for fuel cells [7,8], supercapacitorswithhighenergydensity , high-storage anodes in Li-based batteries , and catalysts for molecular transformation withoutstandingstability . NPMisnow a new form of ‘Gold rush’. In thispresentation, someexampleswillbeintroduced as gamechangers for green innovation.
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Bio: Takeshi Fujita, Associate Professor, TohokuUniversity WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Japan
Prof. Fujita received PhD from Kyushu University, Japan in 2003 on TEM work of metal alloys. He spent two years at Arizona State University as a JSPS Fellow working on electron holography for magnetic materials. He joined Tohoku University as an Assistant Professor in 2005, and recently promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. His research interest include characterization of advanced functional materials including TEM, development of nanoporous metal composites, characterization of bulk metallic glass by synchrotron X-ray at SPring-8 facility in Japan, and fabrication of nanoporous metals. He has co-authored ~80 publications including recent papers in Nature Materials and Nanture Nanotechnology. He was recently awarded a prestigeous Sakigake grant from Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST).
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