Talk Title: New heterogeneous photocatalysts for water splitting and CO2 conversion

Kazuhiko Maeda received his PhD from The University of Tokyo (2007) under the supervision of Professor Kazunari Domen. During 2008–2009, he was a postdoctoral fellow at The Pennsylvania State University, where he worked with Professor Thomas E. Mallouk. He then joined The University of Tokyo as an Assistant Professor in 2009. Moving to Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2012, he was promoted to an Associate Professor. He was also appointed as a PRESTO/JST researcher during 2010–2014. In 2022, he was promoted to a Full Professor of School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since 2022, he has been a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. His major research interest is heterogeneous photocatalysis for light to chemical energy conversion, with a focus on water splitting and CO2 fixation. He published more than 220 peer-reviewed papers on international journals with more than 46,600 citations and h-index of 88.