Atsushi Ohma

Atsushi Ohma is a manager of research division at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. He graduated from Waseda University in 1995 with B.D, and Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2010 and received PhD of mechanical control and system engineering. In the thesis, he studied oxygen reduction reaction mechanism with NafionĀ® film for proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) by both electrochemical measurement of electrocatalyst and energy-based reactivity analysis using DFT calculation. He is also a visiting associate professor of Green Energy Conversion Science and Technology, University of Yamanashi from 2012. He enrolled Toshiba Co., Ltd in 1995 and had developed PEMFC stack for stationary use for 7 years. Then he changed his jobs from Toshiba to Nissan in 2002 to research and develop PEMFC stack, membrane electrode assembly (MEA), and catalyst layers/electrocatalyst. Since 2016 he has also been in charge of fundamental research for advanced Li-ion battery materials, electrodes, and cells. The main focus of his research is performance and durability analysis of the electrodes and high-capacity materials (Si-containing anode, NCM etc.) from both experimental and modeling aspects by coupling electrochemical reaction and mass transport phenomena, and mechanical expansion/contraction behavior.