Dr. Hiroki Ago
Dr Hiroki Ago is a Distinguished Professor of the Global Innovation Center at Kyushu University, where he has taught since 2003. He received his PhD degree from Kyoto University. His areas of expertise include materials science, physical chemistry, molecular engineering, nanotechnology and nanoelectronics.
Currently, he is researching the science and applications of nanomaterials, particularly graphene and related 2D materials. He is also leading a collaborative project supported by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology called “Science of 2.5 Dimensional Materials: Paradigm Shift of Materials Science Toward Future Social Innovation”
He received the Iijima Award from the Fullerene-Nanotube Research Society of Japan, the Best Paper Award from the Japan Society of Applied Physics, and the Young Scientist Award from Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
He has previously done research work with Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research (NIMC), Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
- A new age of 2.5D materials - Asia Research News, March 10, 2023
- The large-area synthesis and transfer of multilayer hBN for fabricating 2D electronics - Ingrid Fadelli, Tech Xplore, March 6, 2023
- How can Machine Learning Advance Graphene Innovation? - AZONano, May 25, 2022
- Movement of a liquid droplet generates over 5 volts of electricity - EurekaAlert, Feb 2020
- Japanese researchers develop high-speed, on-chip graphene blackbody emitters - Optics.org, April 2018
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- Fukamachi, S., Solís-Fernández, P., Kawahara, K. et al. Large-area synthesis and transfer of multilayer hexagonal boron nitride for enhanced graphene device arrays. Nat Electron 6, 126–136 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-022-00911-x
- Ago, H. et al. Science of 2.5 dimensional materials: paradigm shift of materials science toward future social innovation. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, Volume 23, 2022 - Issue 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14686996.2022.2062576
- Ago, H. and Solís-Fernández, P. Machine Learning Determination of the Twist Angle of Bilayer Graphene by Raman Spectroscopy: Implications for van der Waals Heterostructures. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2022 5 (1), 1356-1366. DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c03928
- Y. Hsin, P. Solís-Fernández, H. Hibino, H. Ago, Surface etching and edge control of hexagonal boron nitride assisted by triangular Sn nanoplates, Nanoscale Adv., 4, 3786-3792, 2022.08. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D2NA00479H