New Energy

Prof. Hiroki Ago

Distinguished 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

JSPS project

JSPS project

Project name:

Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Energy and Electronic Applications

Project leader:

Distinguished Prof. Hiroki Ago

5F, GIC Bldg., Chikushi Campus

Research topics

  1. Synthesis of two-dimensional nanomaterials
    • Synthesis of large-area, high-quality graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) wafers
    • Study of 2D atomic layers and 2D nanospace for the development of 2.5D materials science
  2. Applications to energy, environment, and electronics
    • Novel physical properties based on 2D materials
    • High-energy battieries, ultra-low energy devices photovoltaic devices, and wearable devices

KOINE Research Platform:NanoFoundry

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

Recent Research projects

  • JSPS KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A), FY2021∼2025
  • JST CREST, FY2020∼2025
  • JST CREST, FY2018∼2023

Recent Publication

  • ”Large-area synthesis and transfer of multilayer hexagonal boron nitride for enhanced graphene device arrays”, Nature Electronics, 6, 126-136 (2023).


  • 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 16 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)

2D materials consortium (koine meeting)

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