“Air Electrodes for Lithium-Air batteries with Weak Alkaline Aqueous Electrolyte”
Professor Nobuyuki Imanishi received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Industrial Chemistry) from Kyoto University, Japan in 1986 and went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Engineering (Industrial Chemistry) in 1988 and his Doctorate of Engineering in 1993, also from Kyoto University, Japan.
In 1990 he became Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Mie University, Japan and was a visiting researcher from 1993 to 1995 at the University of Aberdeen, U.K. He returned to Mie University in 2000, assuming a position as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Mie University, Japan, becoming a Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering at Mie University in 2012.
In 1995, Professor Imanish received the ECS Japan Sano Award, from the Electrochemical Society of Japan and in 2002 received the Award for Young Battery Researchers from The Committee on Battery Technology, the Electrochemical Society of Japan.
Professor Imanishi’s research interests include electrode materials for lithium batteries (silicon-carbon composites for high capacity anode), solid-state electrolytes for batteries (oxide, sulfide and polymer), polymer lithium ion batteries, lithium-air batteries, and kinetic studies including charge transfer at electrode/electrolyte interface.