New Energy

Prof. Hiroki Ago

Prof. Hiroki Ago

We are developing new synthesis methods of novel nanomaterials and applications to energy, environment, and electronics based on nanotechnology. Our research focuses on nanocarbon materials, novel two-dimensional layered materials, and their heterostructures. Energy saving devices and solar cells are fabricated from these new and unique nanomaterials. We are organizing a two-dimensional materials consortium, called “Nanofoundary (KOINE)”. Throughout our intensive research activity, we would like to organize and take part in collaborative international projects.

Research topics

Research topics

Lab members

Lab members

Project name:

Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Energy and Electronic Applications

Project leader:

Prof. Hiroki Ago

5F, GIC Bldg., Chikushi Campus

Research topics

  1. Synthesis of two-dimensional nanomaterials
    • Synthesis of large-area, high-quality graphene wafer
    • CVD growth and applications of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) sheets
    • CVD growth of 2D atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenides and related new materials
    • 2D heterostructures using various 2D materials
  2. Applications of nanomaterials to energy, environment, and electronics
    • Emergence of novel physical properties based on 2D materials
    • Energy-related devices with 2D materials, such as ultra-low energy device and photovoltaic cells
    • Wearable devices and other human interface applications with low-dimensional nanomaterial

KOINE Research Platform:NanoFoundry

We are organizing a 2D materials consortium with members from industry, university, and public sectors.

Recent Research projects

  • JSPS KAKENHI, Scientific Research (A), FY2018∼2021
  • JST CREST, FY2020∼2025
  • JST CREST, FY2018∼2023
  • JSPS KAKENHI, Challenging Exploratory Research, FY2019∼2020
  • Kyushu University, Gap Fund, FY2018


  • Young Scientist Award from the MEXT, Japan
  • Iijima Award from Fullerene-Nanotube Research Society of Japan
  • Excellent Paper Award from Japanese Society of Applied Physics
  • Sangyo Times Award from The Society of Nano Science and Technology


  • PCT/JP2010/064848, “Graphene Sheet and Method for Producing the Same“, and other 13 patents


  • Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)
  • International Advisory Board Member of RPGR conference series
  • Vice-president of the Fullerene-Nanotube-Graphene Society, Japan
Two-dimensional materials consortium (KOINE meeting)

Two-dimensional materials consortium (KOINE meeting)

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