Adjunct PI

Ryu Abe Ryu Abe

Research Interest

Artificial photosynthesis, Solar hydrogen production, Photocatalysts

What I like about my science

Working toward a sustainable society with artificial photosynthesis

Researcher Q & A

Where are you from?

Toyama City

Why did you become a researcher?

I wished to make a difference in the world via science when I was in high school. Although I had almost forgotten this passion during undergraduate years, the fascinating graduate research has reminded me of this again along with a great fun.

What is your favorite experiment, theory, device, reagent, lab equipment? Why do you like it?

My fun in the laboratory is talking to students in a friendly way, and disturbing their works.

What is your hobby?

Drinking a little with an amusing conversation, playing tennis with my family, taking a catnap secretly.

A picture taken during our Lab. trip with Takeda Castle in sea of clouds.
We aim at development of highly efficient photocatalytic reactions over semiconductor materials for solar energy conversion and environmental purification.


Ryu Abe  Adjunct PI


  • Polyoxocationic antimony oxide cluster with acidic protons

    Yuki Watanabe, Kim Hyeon-Deuk, Takafumi Yamamoto, Masayoshi Yabuuchi, Olesia M. Karakulina, Yasuto Noda, Takuya Kurihara, I-Ya Chang, Masanobu Higashi, Osamu Tomita, Cedric Tassel, Daichi Kato, Jingxin Xia, Tatsuhiko Goto, Craig M. Brown, Yuto Shimoyama, Naoki Ogiwara, Joke Hadermann, Artem M. Abakumov, Sayaka Uchida, Ryu Abe, and Hiroshi Kageyama

    Science Advances

    Published: June 2022