Shin-ichi Orimo Principal Investigator, Ph.D.

Job Professor
(Concurrent Posts: Professor and Head of Section, Institute for Materials Research, and Special Advisor to the University President)
Group Device/System Group
Laboratory S.Orimo Laboratory
Address Room 411, Integration Laboratory, Katahira Campus
(2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku ,Sendai 980-8577)
Tel 022-215-2093
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Research Interests

Fundamentals and Energy-Related Applications of Hydrides
  • Development of High-Density Hydrogen Storage Materials (1995-)
  • Searching for Hydride Superconductors (2002-)
  • Designing of Solid-State Ionics on Hydrides (2007-)
  • Nano-Devices/Processing of Advanced Functional Materials (2012-)

Main Publication List

  • Dehydriding and rehydriding reactions of LiBH4; Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 404-406 (2005) 427-430; S. Orimo, Y. Nakamori, G. Kitahara, K. Miwa, N. Ohba, S. Towata, A. Züttel. (1st of the Top 10 Cited Articles in the Journal (2005-2010)).
  • Complex hydrides for hydrogen storage; Chemical Reviews, 107 (2007) 4111-4132; S. Orimo, Y. Nakamori, J.R. Eliseo, A. Züttel, C.M. Jensen.
  • Halide-stabilized LiBH4, a room-temperature lithium fast-ion conductor; Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 (2009) 894-895; H. Maekawa, M. Matsuo, H. Takamura, M. Ando, Y. Noda, T. Karahashi, S. Orimo.
  • Complex hydrides with (BH4)- and (NH2)- anions as new lithium fast-ion conductors; Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 (2009) 16389-16391; M. Matsuo, A. Remhof, P. Martelli, R. Caputo, M. Ernst, Y. Miura, T. Sato, H. Oguchi, H. Maekawa, H. Takamura, A. Borgschulte, A. Züttel, S. Orimo.
  • Lithium fast-ionic conduction in complex hydrides: Review and prospects; Advanced Energy Materials, 1 (2011) 161-172; M. Matsuo, S. Orimo.


  • Intelligent Cosmos Prize (2004)
  • Murakami Memorial Encouraged Research Award (2004)
  • Technical Development Award, The Japanese Institute of Metals (2008)
  • Metals Meritorious Award, The Japanese Institute of Metals (2011)
  • Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category), The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister, MEXT (2012)