Akichika Kumatani Ph.D.

Job Associate Professor (LEADER program)
Group Materials Physics Group
Laboratory Y.P. Chen-Kumatani Group (will open in a new tab)
Address Room 210, AIMR Main Building, Katahira Campus
(2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577)
Tel +81-22-795-7281
E-Mail akichika.kumatani.e6@tohoku.ac.jp

Research Interests

  • Nanoscale electrochemical imaging
  • 2-D materials
  • Lithium-ion batteries and beyond
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Surface and Interface Science

Main Publication List

  • “Chemical Dopants on Edge of Holey Graphene Accelerate Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”, A. Kumatani et al., Advanced Science, 6 190019, 2019.
  • “Scanning electrochemical cell microscopy for visualization and local electrochemical activities of lithium-ion (de)intercalation process in lithium-ion batteries electrodes”, A. Kumatani et al., Surface and Interface Analysis, 51 27, 2019.
  • “Nanoscale visualization of redox activity at lithium-ion battery cathodes” Y. Takahashi, A. Kumatani et al., Nature Communications 2014 5:5450.
  • “On practical charge injection at the metal/organic semiconductor interface” A. Kumatani et al., Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 1026.
  • “Growth processes of lithium titanate thin films deposited by using pulsed laser deposition” A. Kumatani, et al., Applied Physics Letters, 2012, 101, 123103.


  • POSTER AWARDS, 63rd JSPS Spring meeting, 2016.
  • Young Scientist Presentation Award, 61st JSPS Spring meeting, 2014.
  • IRC in Nanotechnology studentship, 2004.

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