About Us

Research and Education

We are working on physical chemistry and materials chemistry with emphases on photonics and thermoelectrics.

Open position

Talented and motivated undergraduates, and PhD candidates are welcomed. A few pos-doc/technical staff positions (2022-) are available. If you are interested in exploring the science of carbon nanotubes concerning energy harvesting and functional materials design, please contact Prof. Nonoguchi. About KIT, see the flyer and the guide.

Recent News




A new article in Nanoscale with inside back cover.


A new JST SU-CREST project on energy harvesting has started.


Tomoko Yagi wins the Young Scientist Poster Award at the 60th FNTG conference (March 1-3, 2021)


Prof. Nonoguchi starts his independent career via the MEXT Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER) program.


Nanocarbon Alchemy

We work on nanocarbon alchemy for emergent electronic materials and devices development, with a particular emphasis on thermoelectrics. The corresponding applications include energy harvesting for upcoming IoT society and broadband photonic detection for future 5G to 7G telecommunication.

Our Team

Nonoguchi group consists of a professor, two technical staffs, and three undergraduates. Additioanlly three graduate students from NAIST join the project supervised by Prof. Nonoguchi.

Yoshiyuki Nonoguchi

Junior Associate Professor / MEXT-JSPS LEADER

Masashi Iriguchi


Ayaka Demise


Yoshitaka Tsuchie


Ryoto Yura

undergraduate / 2021 Blue Blaze (lacrosse) captain

Kazuhiro Yoshida


Mao Hamasaki

Technical Staff(2021.5~) note: imaginary photo above

Maki Yamada

Technical Staff(2021.4~) note: imaginary photo above

Contact Us

Technical consultation and laboratory visit are welcomed. Contact Prof. Nonoguchi (nonoguchi@kit.ac.jp).