Biofunctional Catalyst Research Team

Team Leader

Ryuhei Nakamura

D.Sci.

Ryuhei Nakamura

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2005
D.Sci., Osaka University
2005
Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
2006
Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo
2012
Visiting Scientist, RIKEN
2013
Team Leader, Biofunctional Catalyst Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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ryuhei.nakamura

Biofunctional Catalyst Research Team,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
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Outline

We work on the development of biologically inspired catalysts and their application to energy conversion and production systems. Specifically, we attempt to exploit the nature’s ingenuities of multielectron catalytic reaction, electron/proton transport, metabolic regulation, flexible response to external stimuli, and the robust energy management in a deep sea environment to develop the novel materials and systems necessary for the effective management of renewable energy sources.

Subjects

  1. Development of water oxidation catalysts inspired by PSII center in natural photosynthesis
  2. Electricity production using the microbial ability of extracellular electron transfer
  3. Investigation of giant electroecosystems in a deep hydrothermal environment
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