Dr. Hironori NAKAJIMA

Assistant Professor, Doctor of Energy Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
/Department of Hydrogen Energy Systems, Graduate School of Engineering
/Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering
Kyushu University

Contact Information
E-mail: nakajima[at]mech.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Mailing Address:
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
Office Phone/Fax: +81-92-802-3161

Research Interests
Diagnosis and control methods for the polymer electrolyte and solid oxide fuel cells, and lithium ion battery (PEFC, PEMFC, SOFC, LIB)
Mass transport in the catalyst layer, gas diffusion layer and flow channel of the PEFC (Investigation using electrochemical methods including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS))
Overpotentials, heat and mass transports, and EIS measurements in the SOFC

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  • SPINTECH Technology Thesis Awards, Honarable Mension
    2017 The 3rd International Conference on Inventions (Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan)
    (Development of the Flow Channel Structure of an Anode-Supported Honeycomb Solid Oxide Fuel Cell for High Power Density)
  • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers(JSME) Young Engineers Awards 2011.
    (Diagnostic Analysis of the Fuel Cells by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy)
  • Distinguished Presentation Award
    Fuel Cell Symposium, International Hydrogen Energy Development Forum 2010, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology – Research Center for Hydrogen Industrial Use and Storage (HYDROGENIUS), Fukuoka Strategy Conference for Hydrogen Energy, Fukuoka Prefectural Government, Kyushu University, 2010.02.
    (Separation Thermal Analysis of a Microtubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with AC Impedance Method)

Professional Experience
Kyushu University, Assistant Professor, 2006-

Dept. of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Visiting Professor, 2012

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab, LBNL), Research Affiliate (Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD)), 2011

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Visiting Scholar, 2011

Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Postdoc., 2004-2006


Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Ph.D., 2004
(Electrochemical reaction involving H minus ion (hydride ion) in a molten LiCl-KCl system)
Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, M.Sc., 2001
Dept. of Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, B.Sc., 1999

International collaboration

National collaboration

  • Ass. Prof. Tatsumi Kitahara, and Prof. Kohei Ito, Kyushu University
  • Ass. Profs. Yusuke Shiratori, Teppei Ogura, and Prof. Kazunari Sasaki, Kyushu University
  • Prof. Shunsuke Taniguchi, Kyushu University

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