Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering
Ph.D., Science and Technology, Faculty of Materials for Imaging Science, Chiba University, Japan, 2007.
Synthesis solar fuel
Solar energy conversion
Kinetic analysis of charge carrier
Innovative photovoltaic devicecs
SocMan Ho-Kimura, Benjamin A. D. Williamson, Sanjayan Sathasivam, Savio J. A. Moniz, Guanjie He, Wenjun Luo, David O. Scanlon, Junwang Tang, Ivan P. Parkin. Origin of High-Efficiency Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting on Hematite/Functional Nanohybrid Metal Oxide Overlayer Photoanode after a Low Temperature Inert Gas Annealing Treatment. ACS Omega 2019, 4(1), 1449−1459.
Wenyao Li, Bingjie Zhang, Runjia Lin, SocMan Ho‐Kimura, Guanjie He, Xiying Zhou, Junqing Hu, Ivan P Parkin. A Dendritic Nickel Cobalt Sulfide Nanostructure for Alkaline Battery Electrodes. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1705937.
Guanjie He, Xiaoyu Han, Rujia Zou, Tingting Zhao, Zhe Weng, SocMan Ho‐Kimura, Yao Lu, Hailiang Wang, Zheng Xiao Guo, Ivan P Parkin. A Targeted Functional Design for Highly Efﬁcient and Stable Cathodes for Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 1604903.
SocMan Ho-Kimura, Savio J. A. Moniz, Junwang Tang and Ivan P. Parkin. A Method for Synthesis of Renewable Cu2O Junction Composite Electrodes and Their Photoelectrochemical Properties. ACS Sus. Chem. Eng. 2015, 3, 710-717.
SocMan Ho-Kimura, Savio J. A. Moniz, Albertus D. Handoko and Junwang Tang. Enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting by nanostructured BiVO4–TiO2 composite electrodes. J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 3948−3953.
SocMan Ho Kimura, Tetsuya Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Mitsuhashi, Ken-ichi Kuge and Akira Hasegawa. The Latent Image Formation Process of Silver Salt Photothermographic Materials: Photoconductivity Decay Kinetics in Silver Halide Crystals with Silver Carboxylate. J. Imaging Sci. Technol. 2007, 51(6), 540-546.
Tatsuya Hirose, Soc Man Ho Kimura, Weather-resistant article, weather-resistant film and optical member, US 20110165394 A1.
Soc Man Ho Kimura, Hideki Takiguchi, Silver salt photothermographic dry imaging material and image recording method as well as image forming method using the same, EP1345075A2.
Winner of The Academic Award of The Society of Photographic Science and Technology of Japan (2008)
Winner of the scholarship from the Education Ministry of Japan. Having been a Japanese government-financed foreign student for three years, until the Master’s course was finished
I was born in Macau. After graduating from high school, I moved to Tokyo. At Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, my major was applied chemistry. In the master course I mainly studied catalytic reactions on platinum group catalysts. I got a scholarship from the Education Ministry of Japan. Having been a Japanese government-financed foreign student for three years, until the Master’s course was finished.
Following this, I worked at Konica Minolta. I engaged research and development of medical photographic films. My duty was doing research into photosensitivity dyes/agents and applying patents. While collaborating with Chiba University, I gained a PhD degree in 2007. With regards to my PhD theme I received the Academic Award of The Society of Photographic Science and Technology of Japan in 2008.
A visiting researcher position with Prof. James Durrant group at Imperial College London enabled me to start learning solar energy conversion (October 2010 − December 2011). I investigated photogenerated charge transfer reactions using transient laser spectroscopies. Also I conducted research in solar driven water splitting by metal oxide semiconductors. Meanwhile, I studied CO2 reduction by using ruthenium complex catalyst. Since 2012 I have worked with Prof. Junwang Tang and Prof. Ivan Parkin at University College London. My activities involved the fabrication, measurement and analysis of metal oxide photoelectrodes, focused on low-cost TiO2, BiVO4, Cu2O and Fe2O3 and the application of solar fuels synthesis. I am interested in the development of new materials/devices for solar energy conversion, and the elucidation of their mechanism. In 2017 I was appointed as a research assistant professor at University of Macau, allowing me to investigate into this field deeply.