27th Frontiers in Nanoscience and Technology
Dr. YutaNabae

Assistant Professor Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials,
Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

13:30 - 14:30, October 20(Wed.) 2010

RCIS Building, C2-33

Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) have received a great deal of attention in terms of applications in transportation, portable devices and combined heat and power systems based on their high energy conversion efficiency and scalability. One major problem for PEMFCs in commercial applications is the cost and scarcity of platinum, which is used as the cathode catalyst. This presentation introduces a recent progress in development of carbonbased Pt-free catalysts for PEMFCs in our institute. I will talk about a preparation method of one of the best Pt-free catalysts for PEMFCs and would like to discuss the mechanism why such carbon-based materials show excellent catalytic activity.


The seminar is organized by seven tenure-track Lecturers of Schools of Materials Science, Information Science and Knowledge Science in the framework of the Research Center for Integrated Science and supported by the program “Development of Personnel System for Young Researchers in Nanotechnology and Materials Science”.
Seminar language is English. We welcome everyone who has interest in the topic.

Contact Person

Dr. R. Friedlein (1785,friedl@jaist.ac.jp).