Takeo Oku



Professor, Dr.

Environmentally Harmonized Energy Materials

Department of Materials Science

The University of Shiga Prefecture

Hassaka 2500, Hikone, Shiga 522-8533, Japan

E-Mail oku (at mark) mat.usp.ac.jp




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    Tohoku University, Bachelor of Engineering 1983-1987 Nuclear Eng.

    Tohoku University, Master of Engineering 1987-1989 Nuclear Eng.

    Tohoku University, Doctor of Engineering 1989-1992 Nuclear Eng.


Research and professional experience


    Research Associate (1992-1994)

    Department of Metal Science and Technology, Kyoto University


    Research Associate (1994-1996)

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kyoto University


    Postdoctoral Research Associate (1996-1997)

    National Center for HREM, Inorganic Chemistry 2,

Chemical Center, Lund University, Sweden


    Associate Professor (1997 - 2002)

    Research Center for Intermaterials

Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University


    Associate Professor (2002 - 2007)

    Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center,

    Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University


    Professor (2007-present)

    Department of Materials Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture


    Visiting researcher (2007-2008)

    Theory of Condensed Matter Group, Department of Physics

    Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, U. K.




1. Purpose of ATOMATERIAL-Project

Contribution to mankind, human society and nature for the 21st century

Discovery and development of new nano-science in atomic scale

Construction of design rules for new advanced materials

2. Selection rule of the project


Big impact on science and human society

Intuition, passion, interest and inspiration

Only one and No. 1 - Concentration on the important originality



Research field

*       CBN nanomaterials for new solar cells

*       Quantum information transmission – Single photon device materials (quantum dots)

*       Hydrogen storage materials (BN nanohorns and alloys)

*       BC and clathrate system superconductors

*       Holographic memory (Polymer and LiNbO3)

*       Thermoelectronic and fuel cell materials (Boron-system and proton conductors)

*       Ferromagnetic materials (Nanocapsules)

*       Bio-harmonized materials (Nanocluster – medical application)

*       NC60MNC60

*       High-resolution electron microscopy (direct observation of atoms and 3 D structure analysis)

*       Direct observation of magnetic flux by electron holography

*       Atomic structure optimization and prediction of properties (First principle molecular orbital calculations and molecular dynamics)

*       Structural optimization and property prediction (first principles calculation, molecular orbital calculation, and molecular dynamics calculation)