On this course, students can acquire an in-depth understanding of basic electrochemical subjects and application case studies.
Electrochemistry learned at the undergraduate level will be reviewed during the first half of the course to ensure that students
have a firm grasp of basic electrochemical knowledge. This is useful for the students who learn electrochemistry for the
first time. A further in-depth investigation of various batteries with a focus on polymer electrolyte fuel cells and Li-ion
cells, bioelectrochemistry focusing on biosensors and biofuelcells based on various types of oxidoreductases, photoelectrochemistry
which is important to understand photocatalytic phenomena and the mechanisms and properties of solar cells will be conducted
in the remaining part of the course.

Rather than conducting a course in which the instructor simply lectures to students, proactive student participation will be promoted through two-way discussion i.e. lecturing in turn.

Rather than conducting a course in which the instructor simply lectures to students, proactive student participation will be promoted through two-way discussion i.e. lecturing in turn.

To acquire an in-depth understanding of basic electrochemical subjects and application case studies

- Acquire an understanding of electrochemical subjects and application case studies
- Acquire an understanding of practical batteries, fuel cells, biosensors, biofuel cells, photocatalyst, and solar cells
- Consider relationships between the electrochemical subjects learned in the lecture and their graduate studies, especially for Students who use electrochemical measurements and knowledge in their graduate studies

Class schedule | HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) | Amount of Time Required | |
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1． | Explanation of course direction and overview | none | 15minutes |

2． | Basics of electrochemistry (1) Standard electrode potential | Review the subjects learned in the 1st class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

3． | Basics of electrochemistry (2) Nernst equation | Review the subjects learned in the 2nd class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

4． | Basics of electrochemistry (3) Electrolysis current - B-V equation | Review the subjects learned in the 3rd class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

5． | Basics of electrochemistry (4) Electrolysis current – Cottrell equation | Review the subjects learned in the 4th class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

6． | Basics of electrochemistry (5) Electrolytes | Review the subjects learned in the 5th class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

7． | Basics of electrochemistry (6) Electrolytes | Review the subjects learned in the 6th class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

8． | Practical application of cells (1) Basic assessment index of cell performance | Review the subjects learned in the 7th class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

9． | Practical application of cells (2) Fuel cells | Review the subjects learned in the 8th class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

10． | Practical application of cells (3) Li-ion cells: basic reaction mechamisns and performance | Review the subjects learned in the 9th class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

11． | Bioelectrochemistry (1) Electrochemistry of redox proteins | Review the subjects learned in the 10th class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

12． | Bioelectrochemistry (2) Biosensors and biofuel cells | Review the subjects learned in the 11th class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

13． | Photoelectrochemistry (1) Photocatalysts | Review the subjects learned in the 12th class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

14． | Photoelectrochemistry (2) Various kinds of solar batteries and Summery of the subjects learned in this course |
Review the subjects learned in the 13th class, and solve the problems for the exercise in the next class for yourself. | 200minutes |

Total. | - | - | 2615minutes |

Attitude in classes | Total. | |
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1. | 40% | 40% |

2. | 30% | 30% |

3. | 30% | 30% |

Total. | 100% | - |

Evaluation of class presentations and discussions and several reports for a possible total score of 100, a passing grade will
require total score of 60 or more

Introduce several books and reviews in the lectures.

Provide resumes in the lecture, when it is necessary.

Provide resumes in the lecture, when it is necessary.

Understanding of the electrochemical subjects learned in the undergraduate course is desired

Work experience | Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable |
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Applicatable | I was involved in the developments of the production methods of printed circuit boards and the electroless plating baths of Cu and Au, when I was working for Hitachi Co Ltd. (1986/4-1993/2). |

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