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WAKAMATSU Katsuhiro

Organization
School of Engineering
Research Fields, Keywords
Electrochemistry, Computational Chemistry, Catalytic Reaction, Surface Reaction, Automatic Reaction Prediction System, Physical Chemistry, Fuel Cell, Thermo-Electrochemical Cell, Pyrolysis, Solute/Solvent System, Hydrogen Production, Reaction Kinetics (Chemical Kinetics), Rechargeable Battery (Secondary Battery), Biomass, Ionized Species, X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS)
Teaching and Research Fields

His research interests include the development of novel electrode materials for rechargeable (secondary) batteries, fuel cells, etc. using both experimental and computational science methods. He is also interested in the study of catalytic reaction mechanisms and automatic reaction prediction systems.

He grew up in Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan. He received a B.Sc. (Mar. 2015) and M.Sc. (Mar. 2017) as well as a Ph.D. in engineering under Prof. Teppei Ogura from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan in Jul. 2020. During his undergraduate and master’s studies, He conducted a three-dimensional thermal distribution analysis of direct internal reforming Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) fueled by biogas with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Also, he performed a theoretical analysis of catalytic surface activity modifications under an electric field with quantum chemical calculations and kinetic simulations as a doctoral student.

Following the finish of the doctoral course, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Prof. Teppei Ogura’s and Prof. Hirofumi Yoshikawa’s research groups at Kwansei Gakuin University co-currently until Oct. 2021. He conducted investigations of the surface and interface between/among metal oxides used in SOFCs with quantum chemical calculations in Prof. Ogura’s group. Also, he worked on the development of novel electrode materials for rechargeable batteries using experimental approaches such as electrochemical measurements and X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) analysis in Prof. Yoshikawa’s group.

From Nov. 2021 to July 2023, he worked as a postdoctoral associate in Prof. William H. Green’s research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research in this group focused on the computational studies of solvation effects to improve automated reaction prediction systems (Reaction Mechanism Generator, RMG) for ionized species in solute/solvent systems and the experimental measurements of the kerogen pyrolysis using gas chromatography (GC) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and comparison with simulation models.

Currently, he is working to elucidate the phase behavior associated with redox reactions using advanced measurement techniques such as synchrotron radiation measurements.
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Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduating School:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Faculty:School of Science and Technology
    Course / Major:Department of Physics

    Kind of school:University
    Date of graduation:2015.03
    Completion status:Graduated
    Country location code:Japan

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Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduate school:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:Graduate School of Science and Technology
    Course:Doctoral Course, Department of Physics, Department pf Physics

    Course completed:Doctor's Course
    Date of completion:2020.03
    Completion status:Accomplished credits for doctoral program
    Country:Japan

  • Graduate school:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:Graduate School of Science and Technology
    Course:Master's Course, Department of Physics, Department pf Physics

    Course completed:Master's Course
    Date of completion:2017.03
    Completion status:Completed
    Country:Japan

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  • Name of institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Name of job or career: Postdoctoral Associate
    Date: 2021.11 - 2023.07

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Degree name:Ph.D. in Engineering
    Classified degree field:Nanotechnology/Materials / Energy chemistry
    Conferring institution:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2020.07

  • Degree name:Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    Classified degree field:Nanotechnology/Materials / Energy chemistry
    Conferring institution:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2017.03

  • Degree name:Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
    Classified degree field:Nanotechnology/Materials / Energy chemistry
    Conferring institution:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2015.03

Career 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:School of Engineering
    Title:Research Assistant Professor (Project Assistant Professor)
    Date:2023.07 -

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  • Affiliation:Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Department:Department of Chemical Engineering
    Title:Postdoctoral Associate
    Date:2021.11 - 2023.07

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  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:Graduate School of Science and Technology
    Title:Postdoctoral Fellow
    Date:2020.10 - 2021.10

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  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:Graduate School of Science and Technology
    Title:Research Fellow
    Date:2020.04 - 2020.09

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  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:Graduate School of Science and Technology
    Title:Research Assistant (R.A.)
    Date:2017.04 - 2020.03

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Association Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • Academic society name:The Chemical Society of Japan
    Academic country located:Japan

  • Academic society name:The Society of Nano Science and Technology Japan
    Academic country located:Japan

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  • Academic society name:Catalysis Society of Japan
    Academic country located:Japan

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  • Academic society name:The Electrochemical Society of Japan
    Academic country located:Japan

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  • Academic society name:The Society of Chemical Engineers Japan
    Academic country located:Japan

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  • Research field:Nanotechnology/Materials / Fundamental physical chemistry

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  • Research field:Nanotechnology/Materials / Functional solid state chemistry

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  • Research field:Manufacturing Technology (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering) / Catalyst and resource chemical process

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  • Research field:Manufacturing Technology (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering) / Chemical reaction and process system engineering

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  • Research field:Nanotechnology/Materials / Energy chemistry

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Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Title: First-Principles Studies for Optimal Model of the Ni/YSZ Triple Phase Boundary in Solid Oxide Cells
    Journal name: ECS Transactions  vol.111  (6)  (p.1333 - 1346)
    Date of publication: 2023.05
    Author(s): Katsuhiro Wakamatsu, Takaaki Yasuda, Yuji Okada, Teppei Ogura

    DOI: 10.1149/11106.1333ecst
    Type of publication: Research paper (international conference proceedings)

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  • Language: English
    Title: Electron Storage Performance of Metal−Organic Frameworks Based on Tetrathiafulvalene−Tetrabenzoate as Cathode Active Materials in Lithium- and Sodium-Ion Batteries
    Journal name: ACS Applied Energy Materials
    Date of publication: 2023.01
    Author(s): Katsuhiro Wakamatsu, Soichiro Furuno, Yoshihiko Yamaguchi, Ryo Matsushima, Takeshi Shimizu, Naoki Tanifuji, Hirofumi Yoshikawa

    DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.2c03537
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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  • Language: English
    Title: Computational Studies of Electric Field Effects in CO2 Methanation on Ni Metal Surfaces
    Journal name: AIP Conference Proceedings
    Date of publication: 2023
    Author(s): Katsuhiro Wakamatsu, Takaaki Yasuda, Masato Aratani, Teppei Ogura

    Type of publication: Research paper (international conference proceedings)

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  • Language: English
    Title: Electron Storage Performance of Hybrid Materials Comprising Polyoxometalates and Carbon Nanohorns as Cathode-Active Materials
    Journal name: Batteries & Supercaps  vol.6  (1)  (p.e202200385 (pp1-8) - )
    Date of publication: 2022.11
    Author(s): Katsuhiro Wakamatsu, Akinori Sekihara, Yoshihiko Yamaguchi, Ryo Matsushima, Daiju Matsumura, Tapas Kuila, Hirofumi Yoshikawa

    DOI: 10.1002/batt.202200385
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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  • Language: English
    Title: Application of Porous Coordination Polymer Containing Aromatic Azo Linkers as Cathode-Active Materials in Sodium-Ion Batteries
    Journal name: ACS Applied Energy Materials  vol.5  (4)  (p.5191 - 5198)
    Date of publication: 2022.04
    Author(s): Takeshi Shimizu, Takumi Mameuda, Hiroki Toshima, Ryohei Akiyoshi, Yoshinobu Kamakura, Katsuhiro Wakamatsu, Daisuke Tanaka, Hirofumi Yoshikawa

    DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.2c00537
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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  • Language:Japanese
    Title:Solid-state electrochemical reactions of coordination compounds revealed by synchrotron radiation analyses
    Journal name:Journal of the Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research  vol.36  (2)  (p.33 - 44)
    Date of publication:2023.03
    Author(s):Hirofumi YOSHIKAWA, Takeshi SHIMIZU, Katsuhiro WAKAMATSU

    Type of publication:Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (scientific journal)

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  • Language:Japanese
    Title:Major Hydrogen Production Technologies and Examples of Reforming Catalyst Development
    Journal name:MATERIAL STAGE  vol.21  (7)  (p.33 - 43)
    Date of publication:2021.10
    Author(s):Katsuhiro Wakamatsu, Teppei Ogura

    Type of publication:Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (trade magazine, newspaper, online media)

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  • Language:English
    Title:First-Principles Studies of the Surface and Interface between/Among Metal Oxides Used in SOFCs
    Publisher:The Electrochemical Society
    Journal name:ECS Meeting Abstracts  vol.MA2021-03  (1)  (p.242)
    Date of publication:2021.07
    Author(s):Katsuhiro Wakamatsu, Takaaki Yasuda, Yuji Okada, Ryota Hada, Teppei Ogura, Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Haruo Kishimoto

    DOI:10.1149/ma2021-031242mtgabs
    Type of publication:Research paper, summary (international conference)

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  • Language:English
    Title:Three-Dimensional Thermal Distribution Research in Internal Reforming SOFC Fueled by Biogas
    Journal name:I2CNER  vol.4  (1)  (p.243 - 244)
    Date of publication:2016.10
    Author(s):K. Wakamatsu, T. Ogura

    Type of publication:Research paper, summary (international conference)

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Other research activities 【 display / non-display

  • Title:International Visiting Fund (Lambuth Overseas Study Abroad Program)
    Date:2021.11 - 2023.10

    Classification of research achievement:Book Review

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  • Title:Trial Use of Molecule and Material Synthesis Platform (Young Researcher Bracket)
    Date:2021

    Classification of research achievement:Book Review

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  • Title:International Conference Travel Stipend (Graduate School Overseas Research Grants Category A)
    Date:2019

    Classification of research achievement:Book Review

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  • Title:Bates Class 1 Scholarship (Exemption of half of the tuition in a year for students who have an especially excellent record)
    Date:2019

    Classification of research achievement:Book Review

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  • Title:Doctoral Grants (Graduate School Postdoctoral Program Research Fellowship)
    Date:2018

    Classification of research achievement:Book Review

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Awards 【 display / non-display

  • Prize: Award for students who have an especially excellent record (Nitta Memorial Prize)
    Date awarded:2020.01
    Awarding organization:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Award-winner (group):Katsuhiro Wakamatsu

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Language:English
    Conference name:2023 AIChE Annual Meeting
    International/Domestic presentation:International presentation
    Presentation date:2023.11
    Title:Thermochemistry of organic ions in different solvents
    Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)

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  • Language:English
    Conference name:18th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XVIII) with the 243rd ECS Meeting
    International/Domestic presentation:International presentation
    Presentation date:2023.05
    Title:First-Principles Studies for Optimal Model of the Ni/YSZ Triple Phase Boundary in Solid Oxide Cells
    Presentation type:Poster presentation

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  • Language:English
    Conference name:ACS Spring 2023 (Sci-Mix session (inter-divisional poster event): 1036)
    International/Domestic presentation:International presentation
    Presentation date:2023.03
    Title:Calculating pKas and ionic rate constants in diverse solvents using COSMO-RS
    Presentation type:Poster presentation

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  • Language:English
    Conference name:ACS Spring 2023 (Computers in Chemistry division (COMP) session: 719)
    International/Domestic presentation:International presentation
    Presentation date:2023.03
    Title:Calculating pKas and ionic rate constants in diverse solvents using COSMO-RS
    Presentation type:Poster presentation

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  • Language:English
    Conference name:The 7th Edition of Global Energy Meet (GEM-2023)
    International/Domestic presentation:International presentation
    Presentation date:2023.03
    Title:Battery Performances of Hybrid Materials Comprising Polyoxometalates and Carbon Nanohorns as Cathode-Active Materials
    Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)

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Teaching Experience (Off-campus) 【 display / non-display

  • Subject:Overview of Materials Science (Introduction to Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy) (Guest Speaker, Instructor: Prof. Hirofumi Yoshikawa, Prof. Hirohisa Tanaka, and Prof. Teppei Ogura)
    Institution name:Program of Materials Science, School of Engineering, Kwansei Gakuin University (Department of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University)

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  • Subject:Nano-Chemistry I (Teaching Assistant, Instructor: Prof. Hirofumi Yoshikawa)
    Institution name:Department of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University

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  • Subject:Thermodynamics for Energy Materials (Teaching Assistant, Instructor: Prof. Hirofumi Yoshikawa)
    Institution name:Department of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University

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  • Subject:Exercise in Thermodynamics for Energy Materials (Teaching Assistant, Instructor: Prof. Hirofumi Yoshikawa)
    Institution name:Department of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University

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  • Subject:Exercises in Fundamental Physics (Teaching Assistant, Instructor: Prof. Takashi Okamura)
    Institution name:Department of Physics, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University

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Social Contribution 【 display / non-display

  • Title:JSPS Hirameki☆Tokimeki Science Program (Collaborator, Representative: Prof. Hirofumi Yoshikawa)
    Date:2023.08

  • Title:JSPS Hirameki☆Tokimeki Science Program (Collaborator, Representative: Prof. Hirofumi Yoshikawa)
    Date:2020.09

    Description:Proposal No.: 20HT0180

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Academic Contribution 【 display / non-display

  • Title:Review activity for journals (Journal of the American Chemical Society)
    Activity type:Peer review
    Date:2023.04

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  • Title:Judge for Best Poster Award for Young Scientists (The 19th Annual Meeting of The Society of Nano Science and Technology Japan)
    Activity type:Academic society, research group, etc.
    Date:2021.05

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