Dr. Taketoshi Minato, senior researcher of IMS has been awarded the RIEC Award for the research on “Development of the design principles of rechargeable batteries as mobile power by controlling electrode/electrolyte interface.” This award was founded by the Research Institute of Electrical Communication, RIEC, Tohoku University with the General Incorporated Foundation for Promoting Electronic Communication Engineering to outstanding researchers who have made significant achievements in electronic information communication and are expected to contribute to the development of the field. He applied theories and experimental techniques of surface and interface sciences to rechargeable battery systems and clarified the physical properties and reaction mechanisms at the electrode/electrolyte interface. Based on these, he constructed the design principle to improve the battery performances. Rechargeable batteries are important devices in mobile communication systems and energy resources of the future society and have significant effects on various fields. Thus, it was judged to have great social importance and was evaluated as suitable for the RIEC Award. The award ceremony scheduled at Tohoku University was changed to online style to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, and the award certificate was given to Dr. Taketoshi Minato.
Dr. Minato is on the right in the photo.