Welcome to Laboratory of Eco-Processing
  Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University

Our research is focused on novel electrochemical anodizing science and technology.
Anodizing is one of the most important surface finishing techniques for aluminum and its alloys, and is widely employed in verious engineering fields, such as electrolytic capacitor applications, electronic devices, transportation equipments for corrosion protection, and nanomaterials. Because the nanomorphology of anodic oxide films is still limited by several kinds of electrolyte solutions during anodizing, the discovery of novel electrolytes would greatly expand the applicability of anodic oxide films. We have been now working on the fabrciation of high-aspect-ratio ordered porous materials, rapid superhydrophilic surfaces, slippery/sticky superhydrophobic/superoleophobic surfaces, and corrosion-resistant passive films via anodizing in various novel electrolyte solutions.
The laboratory welcomes any students who are interested in anodizing science and technology. We would like together to create the future of anodizing for our sustainable human society.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tatsuya Kikuchi


Please use the following link to access the list of publications by our laboratory members.
List of recent publications