Yuto is a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry 👨🔬 at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles), supervised by Prof. Richard B. Kaner. Yuto has been working on energy storage materials (6 first-author papers and 3 awards at international conferences)
Y. Katsuyama, Z. Yang, M. Thiel, X. Zhang, X. Chang, C. Lin, A. Huang, C. Wang, Y. Li and R. B. Kaner: A Simple, Rapid, Scalable & Less-energy-consuming Laser-scribing Process to prepare Si/graphene anode for Lithium-ion Batteries., International Battery Materials Association 2023, March, 2023 (Reviewed).
Student Scholarship Award
Y. Katsuyama, A. Kudo, H. Kobayashi, J. Han, C. Mingwei, I. Honma and R. B. Kaner: 3D-microarchitected, free-standing carbon lattices for sodium ion batteries with ultra-high areal capacity & study on Na ion storage mechanism in hard carbon., 2022 MRS Spring Meeting, May, 2022 (Reviewed).
Y. Katsuyama, N. Haba, H. Kobayashi, K. Iwase, A. Kudo, I. Honma and R. B. Kaner: 3D-printed porous carbon lattice and MnO2-deposition for all-3D-printed asymmetric supercapacitors with high areal energy and power densities., ACS Spring 2022 (Bonding Through Chemistry), March, 2022 (Reviewed).
Y. Katsuyama*, H. Kobayashi, K. Iwase, Y. Gambe, and I. Honma: Prospects of Croconic Acid as High-Voltage (> 4V) Cathode Material for Lithium-ion Batteries., Organic Battery Days 2021, November, 2021 (Reviewed).
Poster Presentation Award. (Featured on UCLA website)
Y. Katsuyama*, Y. Nakayasu, H. Kobayashi, Y. Goto, I. Honma and Masaru Watanabe: High correlation between the intercalation capacity of Na-ion battery anode and the crystallite interlayer area of hard carbons., 47th Annual Meeting of The Carbon Society of Japan, December, 2020.
H. Kobayashi*, Y. Katsuyama, C. Ooka and I. Honma: Ultra small ZnMn2O4 nano spinel particles for aquous seconday Zn-ion battery cathode., The 61st Battery Symposium in Japan, November, 2020.
Y. Goto*, Y. Nakayasu, H. Abe, Y. Katsuyama, T. Itoh and Masaru Watanabe: Synthesis of wood-derived carbon by hydrothermal carbonization for oxygen reduction reaction., the 18th Annual Meeting of the Wood Carbonization Research Society, September, 2020.
Excellent Oral Presentation Award.
Y. Katsuyama*, Y. Nakayasu, H. Kobayashi, I. Honma and Masaru Watanabe: Nobel evaluation method of intercalation capacity in hard carbon as sodium ion battery anode: volume of graphite nano crystallite., Carbon 2020, July, 2020. (Reviewed, Cancelled due to COVID-19).
Y. Katsuyama, Y. Nakayasu, Y. Fujihara, H. Kobayashi and I. Honma: Quinone-based Supercapacitors Using High-quality Hard Carbon Derived from Oak wood., The 3rd ECS Yamagata University Student Chapter Symposium, June, 2019.
Excellent Oral Presentation Award 受賞.
Y. Katsuyama, Y. Nakayasu, K. Oizumi, Y. Fujihara, H. Kobayashi and I. Honma: Supercapacitors employing oak-wood-derived porous carbons impregnated with quinones., Organic Battery Days 2019, June, 2019 (Reviewed).
Y. Katsuyama, Y. Nakayasu, Y. Fujihara and I. Honma: Conductive and porous oak wood white charcoal as conductive support for organic redox battery., the 17th Annual Meeting of the Wood Carbonization Research Society, June, 2019.
特願2021-214646 レドックスキャパシタおよびレドックスキャパシタシステム (Redox capacitors and redox capacitor systems)
特開2021-012872 導電材料、多孔質体、およびそれらの製造方法、ならびに、電極材料および蓄電装置 (Conductive materials, porous materials, and their production methods, as well as electrode materials and energy storage devices)
Chief Science Officer at Satoyama Engineering Inc. (2022/5-)
Battery Process Engineer Intern at Applied Materials Inc. (2022/6-2022-9)
I have developed the manufacturing process for Lithium Anode Manufacturing: A scalable, high-volume manufacturing roll-to-roll solution that provides customers with high-quality lithium metal anodes. (link)
“Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia (Healthcare & Science)” by Forbes Asia (website): May 2023
Forbes magazine released its eighth annual “30 Under 30 Asia” list, which recognizes young entrepreneurs, leaders, and trailblazers under the age of 30 from across the Asia-Pacific region who are effecting positive change and driving innovation in the face of global economic uncertainty and a challenging environment.
“Innovators Under 35 Japan 2022” by MIT Technology Review (website): Dec. 2022
“Innovators Under 35” is an international prestigious award by MIT Technology Review, the media by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. Past winners include Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, and Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder, and CEO of Facebook.
(Acceptance rate: <4.0%) 14 innovators are awarded out of more than 350 recommended candidates.
QUAD fellow: Sep. 2023 – Aug. 2024
The Quad Fellowship is an initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. The fellowship develops a network of science and technology experts committed to advancing innovation and collaboration in the private, public, and academic sectors, in their own nations and among Quad countries. The program builds foundational understanding among Quad Fellows of one another’s societies and cultures through cohort-wide trips and robust programming with each country’s top scientists, technologists, and politicians.
Research funding of $50,000 – 75,000 for one year.
(Acceptance rate: <3.1%) 100 students are awarded out of more than 3200 graduate students from quad countries: Japan, United States, Australia, and India.
Financial support of ~$28,000/year for three years.
(Acceptance rate: 1.8%) 5 graduate students are awarded out of ~270 applicants who pursue Ph.D. outside of Japan.
2023 Ralph and Charlene Bauer Graduate Award (website): May, 2023
These awards are given to students who have advanced to candidacy and have excelled in research, teaching, and service.
These awards were made possible by a generous endowment established in 1988 by Dr. Ralph Bauer (B.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’58) and his wife Charlene Bauer (B.S. ’54).
Student Scholarship Award: March, 2023
International Battery Materials Association 2023.
Financial support of $700 for attending the conference.
Poster Presentation Award: Nov. 2021
Royal Society of Chemistry’s international conference on organic batteries (Organic Battery Days 2021).
Excellent Oral Presentation Award: June. 2019
The 3rd American Electrochemical Society Yamagata symposium
“TOBITATE!” Leap for tomorrow! Scholarship: Mar. 2019
Total of $3,000 for attending the international conference, International Battery Association 2019.
Fuji Seal Global Scholarship: Apr. 2018 – Mar. 2020
Total of $12,000 ($6,000 per year for 2 years).
Global Hagi Scholarship: Aug. 2017 – May. 2018
Total of $2,000 ($200 per month for 10 months) for studying abroad at UC Berkeley.
Japan Student Services Organization Scholarship: Aug. 2017 – May. 2018
Total of $8,000 ($800 per month for 10 months) for studying abroad at UC Berkeley.
3rd Place in the Business Idea Contest: Jan. 2018
Attended “Startup Disco” held by HAAS Business School at UC Berkeley and won the 3rd place out of 8 teams.
Organizer of the Volunteer Tours for the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami
Organized 2 tours every year for international students who would like to support the aﬀected area by the big earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Director of the project “The Future of Tohoku, Fukushima -Hope after 3.11-”
Held an event at University of California, Berkeley to convey what people in Tohoku and Fukushima feel about the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami and what they are doing now for the future.
Representative of IPLANET
IPLANET is an international organization, which supports international students in Tohoku University.
Managed the organization which consists of more than 200 people from all over the world.
Resident Head of International House 1 at Tohoku University
Managed the International House, where more than 400 people from all over the world live together.
Coordinated events to give opportunities to residents to communicate to each other.
Resident Council of International House 2 at Tohoku University
Managed the International House 2, where more than 200 people from all over the world live together.
Coordinated events to give opportunities to residents to communicate to each other.
(2023.5) I was selected as one of the “Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list” – class of 2023 in Healthcare and Science category.
(2023.5) I was awarded “2023 Ralph and Charlene Bauer Awards.”
(2023.3) I received Student Scholarship Award at “International Battery Materials Association (IBA) 2023” and presented my work on Si anode for lithium-ion batteries. I took a photo with a nobel-prize winner for LIBs, Dr. Akira Yoshino, and prof. Kanno.
(2022.12) I was selected as one of the “Innovators Under 35 Japan” by MIT Technology Review! Thank you for your support!
(2022.6-9) I did internship as a battery process engineer at Applied Materials in Santa Clara! I’ve learned a lot through developping the scalable, high-volume manufacturing roll-to-roll solution that provides customers with high-quality lithium metal anodes. (link)
(2022.5.8-13) I attended 2022 MRS Spring meeting in Hawaii. I presented my recent work on a 3D printing battery. See you there! (link)
(2022.3.10) My recent work entitled “Macro- and Nano-Porous 3D-Hierarchical Carbon Lattices for Extraordinarily High Capacitance Supercapacitors” is published in Advanced Functional Materials!
(2022.3.10) My recent work entitled “Are Redox-Active Organic Small Molecules Applicable for High-Voltage (>4 V) Lithium-Ion Battery Cathodes?” is published in Advanced Science!
(2022.3.10) My recent work entitled “Series module of quinone-based organic supercapacitor (> 6 V) with practical cell structure” is published in Scientific Reports!
(2021.9.13) My new work entitled “Synthesis of unused-wood-derived C-Fe-N catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction by heteroatom doping during hydrothermal carbonization and subsequent carbonization in nitrogen atmosphere” was published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A .
(2020.9.17) My work on Sodium-ion battery “Rational Route for Increasing Intercalation Capacity of Hard Carbons as Sodium‐Ion Battery Anodes” was published in ChemSusChem.
(2019.10.7) My work on organic battery “Quinone-Based Redox Supercapacitor Using Highly Conductive Hard Carbon Derived from Oak Wood” was published in Advanced Sustainable Systems.