Welcome to the Takenobu Lab Website

The research in our lab is centered on p-electron materials, such as organic molecules and nano-carbon materials. Our aim is to control and induce novel electronic and photonic responses in these materials. This work combines fundamental studies with forward-looking engineering efforts in a way that promotes positive feedback between the two. Our current research focuses on p-electron materials for novel materials, solid state physics, organic devices, flexible/printed electronics, and electrically driven organic lasers. If you are interested in our group, please contact us.

We always welcome domestic/international JSPS research fellows. Please see the following website for further information: more info

Contact Information

Professor Taishi Takenobu, CV and publications

3-4-1, Ohkubo, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555 JAPAN
Department of Applied Physics
School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Waseda University (Location and Access)

Building 51, Room 601

Current projects in the lab

Novel functional Materials


Novel materials can create new physics and new electronics. And, sometime, they change our daily life drastically. We are trying for synthesis of novel functional materials to open new world.

Related papers: Nature Materials 2003, Advanced Materials 2005


Physical properties of nano-carbon materials


Nano-carbon materials, such as graphene, carbon-nanotube, and fullerene, are very interesting and different form conventional carbon materials. We are investigating physical properties of these materials for future carbon electronics.

Related papers: Physical Review Letters 2010, ACS NANO 2010


Organic devices


Organic materials have unique properties, comparing with conventional inorganic materials, such as silicon. Based on the physical properties of organic materials, we are trying to design and to fabricate unique organic devices.

Related papers: Nature Materials 2004, Advanced Materials 2009


Flexible Electronics/Printed Electronics

Flexible Electronics/Printed Electronicsを目指した研究

Organic materials have flexibility and printability. Such unique properties might create new electronics. We are trying to fabricate flexible and/or printed devices using π-electron materials.

Related papers: Applied Physics Express 2009, Advanced Materials 2010


Electrically driven organic laser


One of the biggest advantages of organic materials is an excellent luminescent property, which is well known in organic light-emitting diode. However, the electrical driven organic lasers have not yet been realized. We are trying to realize first electrical driven organic laser.

Related papers: Physical Review Letters 2008, Advanced Functional Materials 2009