On December 9, 2016, the 13th Workshop for Young Researchers and Students was held in Kyoto, organized by the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ), Kansai Branch. At the event, Shuhei Kimura of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Major of Science of Environment and Mathematical Modeling) received the Outstanding Presentation Award.
Kimura, regarding RuO2 used as an oxygen evolution anode catalyst in metal refining, produced RuO2 catalyst layers with different particle sizes at nano level by using an original technique, clarifying that the catalytic activity depends on the particle size. This research work was highly commended and earned him the award.
Title of Presentation:
‘Particle size control of RuO2 nano particles, and its effect on the Tafel slope for oxygen evolution reaction’
Second year, Master’s Program in Science of Environment and Mathematical Modeling, Graduate School of Science and Engineering (graduated from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Environmental Systems Science)
Masatsugu Morimitsu (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Website of the MMIJ, Kansai Branch (in Japanese)