Profiles and Activities : National University Corporation Fukushima University


Hiromasa Ikuta(Associate Professor)
Affiliated Specialty Division Division of Industrial System
Specialized Field of Study Solid State Electrochemistry
Final Academic Background Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Academic Degree Dr. Eng.(Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Courses In Charge

Physics III (Thermodynamics)
From energy and evironmetal problems, the improvement of energy conversion efficency is necessary, that is fully depends on thermodynamics. In this lecture, I explain basic laws and some applications of thermodynamics.
Fundamentals of Ecological Engineering
Curretly, it is increasingly important to use energy resources effectively and to reduce emission to the environment. In this lecture, I introduce ecological and economical production methods from technological and legal view points.

Main Research

High-perfomance materials for secondary batteries
Secodary batteries are extensively used for portable equipment such as cellular phones and notebook computers. Moreover, the application of the secondary batteries is extended to large capacity such as electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle. I research on electrode and electrolyte materials for the secondary batteries from the aspect of the solid state chemistry.

Recent Writings, etc.

1. Hiromasa Ikuta, Kouichi Takanaka and Masataka Wakihara, "The effect of chromiun substitution on the phase transition of lithium manganese spinel oxides", Thermochimica Acta, 414, 227-232, (2004).
2. Hiromasa Ikuta and Masataka Wakihara, "Battery Materials : Spinels containing Mn for Lithium Secondary Battery" in "Comprehensive Handbook of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis" Michio Sorai ed., Wiley (2004).