Research Interests

Our research focuses on development of efficient catalysts for new energy conversion system for sustainable development. We not only develop novel catalysts but also understand kinetics and reaction mechanisms by examining rates of the reactions experimentally.


Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D. (Engineering), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2006
  • Exchange program, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands,  2002 - 2004
  • Master of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan , 2003
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Tokyo, Japan , 2001 

Professional Profile

  • 2016 July - current; Associate Professor, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010 August - 2016 June; Assistant Professor, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2008 May - 2010 July; Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan 
  • 2006 May - 2008 April; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, Materials Research Society
  • Member, Electrochemical Society
  • Member, International Society of Electrochemistry
  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member, Chemical Society of Japan
  • Member, Catalysis Society of Japan
  • Member, Japan Petroleum Institute

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Kaust Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)