The Noguchi-Matsuo Laboratory, which was established in 2020, aims to “revolutionize energy production and energy saving” by developing new materials and devices. We are working to provide new functions in ceramic, single-crystal, and film forms of wide-bandgap semiconductors and ferroelectric oxides, and are conducting research for next-generation electronic devices and energy conversion devices.

We manipulate the arrangement and combination of atoms in order to unveil the functions of electrons. By depositing atoms one by one using the state-of-the-art thin- film deposition technology, we create an artificial lattice that does not exist in nature. We are also conducting research to deliver new functions arising from defects by controlling a small amount of impurities and/or compositions in the crystal.

Our goal is to achieve unique research results; not the first in Japan, and not the top class in the world. It is “the world’s first”. Our goals are high and therefore you have to overcome hurdles to achieve the results. When you make the success with hard work, you will experience the “sense of accomplishment” that you have achieved through your own efforts, and eventually you will develop “confidence.”

We welcome students and researchers who are interested in “electrons and atoms”, want to do “world-leading research”, and want to gain “confidence” through successful experiences with hardships.

Academic knowledge and English ability at the time of being assigned to our laboratory are not necessarily required. After entering the laboratory, you will naturally acquire a grounding for performing research works by working on our original basic education program. Let’s aim for “the world’s first achievement” together.

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Professor Noguchi received Award of the Outstanding Reviews Published in the JCS-Japan in 2021
Professor Noguchi delivered an invited talk in the International Session at the Ceramic Society of Japan Annual Meeting (2022/03/10).
A paper jointly presented with Professor Kojima of University of Tsukuba has been published in Ferroelectrics.
Professor Noguchi gave an invited talk at the International Conference of the American Ceramic Society:14th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology (PACRIM 14) including Glass & Optical Materials Division 2021 Annual Meeting (GOMD 2021)
Assoc. Prof. Matsuo received an Encouragement Award at the 50th Japan Conference on Crystal Growth held in last October.
Assoc. Prof. Matsuo delivered a invited talk at The Joint International Conference on Applied Physics and Materials Applications & Applied Magnetism and Ferroelectrics (ICAPMA-JMAG-2021).
Assoc. Prof. Matsuo delivered a talk at The 50th Japan Conference on Crystal Growth.
A paper on ferroelectric superlattice thin films published in Nanomaterials was selected as Editor’s Choice Articles.
Professor Noguchi delivered an invited talk at the 34th Autumn Symposium of the Ceramic Society of Japan.
Professor Noguchi delivered an invited talk at The 22nd American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (ACCGE-22).
Assoc. Prof. Matsuo gave a talk about ferroelectrics at “Science Presentation for the Next Generation by the Next Generation”
A paper on the ferroelectric superlattice has been published in Nanomaterials
A paper on the ferroelectric photovoltaic effect has been published in JJAP.
A review article on dielectrics and ferroelectrics has been published as “SPECIAL ARTICLE” in JCERSJ (Front Cover).
Associate Professor Hiroki Matsuo joined.
Professor Noguchi delivered an invited talk at an international conference(IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics)
Two first-year master’s students and six fourth-year undergraduate students joined.
Professor Noguchi delivered an invited talk at an international conference(The 5th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology (SmartMat@2020))
Professor Noguchi delivered an invited talk(The 33th Fall Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan)
The Noguchi laboratory was established.
Professor Noguchi has been introduced in “Topics of Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo”.
A paper on the new concept of ferroelectric photovoltaic power has been published in Nature Communications.


Division of Information and Energy
Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology
Kumamoto University
Kurokami South W2
2-39-1, Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan

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