ABOUT ME

Akihiro Furube has been a professor of Tokushima University since 2015. He obtained his PhD degree in applied physics from Osaka University under the supervision of Professor Hiroshi Masuhara in 1999. As postdoctoral research positions from 1999 to 2001, he worked at Osaka University, University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology and Tokyo institute of Technology. In 2001, he became a Research Scientist in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and in 2006 was promoted as a Senior Research Scientist. In 2008, he was appointed as an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba. His research theme is ultrafast charge transfer dynamics in nanomaterials using femtosecond spectroscopy.

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EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Femtosecond transient absorption for nano-materials.

1991 - 1995

Osaka University

Undergraduate course of Applied Physics.

Solar Cells

Mechanism investigation of next-generation photovoltaics.

Photocatalyst

Mechanism investigation for solar hydrogen.

Plasmonics

Understanding and application of plasmon-induced electron transfer.

You can read my review about "plasmonic hot-electron transfer" in a nature publishing group site.

1995 - 1997

Osaka University

Master course of Applied Physics.

1997 - 1999

Osaka University

Doctor course of Applied Physics.

Non-destructive inspection

Transient absorption spectroscopy and imaging can be used to detect chemicals like illegal drags.

・ 研究紹介記事 (産総研TODAY 2009-06, p19, 不透明容器内の化学物質を外側から検知する)

・ 新聞記事 (毎日新聞2010.2.9. 科学のまちから)

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

広帯域プラズモン誘起電荷分離と水素発生のダイナミクス

2021/04/01 – 2024/03/31 基盤研究(B)

圧力下の全無機ペロブスカイト太陽電池の超高速キャリアダイナミクスと電荷移動機構

2021/04/01 – 2023/12/31 JSPS二国間交流事業(相手: Jilin Univ.)

夢ナビライブ 2020

「学問の講義ライブ」レーザーでナノの世界の超高速現象を見る

Video Lecture