Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Institute of Technology, Oyama College
[ ENERGY HARVESTING LABORATORY [
Head of the laboratory
@Prof. Dr. Takehito KATO
Dr. Takehito Kato is a Professor in mechanical engineering at Oyama College,
National Institute of Technology, Japan. And Now, he is one of researchers
of FOREST (Fusion Oriented REsearch for disruptive Science and Technology)
produced by JST (Japan Sicence and Technology Agency).
He received his Ph. D in 2007 from the Kyushu Institute of Technology,
Japan. He was a researcher at Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. from 2007 to
He has published several international peer-reviewed journals and attended
more than 100 national and international conferences. He has also published
over 60 patent applications.
Now, he is a member of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Electrochemical
Society of Japan and the Japan Society of Applied Physics. Since 2012,
He has been a senator of Kanto branch in the Japan Society of Mechanical
Engineers. And he has been an Editor and Editorial Board Member of some
His current research focuses on the morphology control of organic-inorganic hybrid phase structures and energy conversion devices based on organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Particularly, his research group is focusing on medical photosensors, photovoltaic cells, and thermal electrical conversion devices.
The research in our Lab is focusing on clean and sustainable energy devices,
such as the solar cell, the thermal electrical conversion device. Please
refer below for our recent research targets.
Some Specific Researchs
Development of novel organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells using polymers, metal alkoxide, semiconducting materials, metal oxide and so on.
Fabrication of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells based on natural materials.
Observation of the Spin-Seebeck effect for highly efficient thermal electrical
Fabrication of highly efficient printable thermal electrical conversion
Announcement & Message
Exquisite control of the phase separation structure of the active layer
based on nano-materials will open the door of frontier science and bring
the future technology !!
We always welcome you to join our research group.
Please contact me by E-mail : kato_toyama-ct.ac.jp
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