Endo Laboratory

Morinobu EndoMail

Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University
Professor Endo
Date of birthSeptember 28, 1946
Contactable AddressFaculty of Engineering
Shinshu University, 4-17-1 Wakasato, Nagano-shi 380-8553, Japan
EducationB.S., Dept of Electrical Engineering, Shinshu University. Nagano-city, Japan (March 1969)
M.S., Dept of Electrical Engineering, Shinshu University. Nagano-city, Japan (March 1971)
DegreeDr. in Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Docteur D'Universite, U.E.R. De Science Fondamental et Appliquees, L'Universite D'Orleans (France)


Research Associate, Shinshu University (1972)
Lecturer, Shinshu University (1977)
Associate Professor, Shinshu University (1978)
Professor, Shinshu University (1990)
Head of Cooperative Research Center Shinshu University (April 1993-March 1994)
Chairman, Japan Carbon Societies (January 2004- )
Head of Institute of Carbon Science & Technology, Shinshu University (April 2005- )


Carbon Society of Japan Award, the Carbon Society of Japan (Japan, 1995)
Charles E. Pettinos Award, American Carbon Society (USA, 2001)
LEE HSUN Lecture Series Award, Institute of Metal Research (China, 2002)
ShinMai Award, Shinmai Bunka Foundation (Japan, 2003)
Ishikawa Award, Ishikawa Carbon Science Technology Promotion Foundation (Japan, 2003)
Medal of Achievement in Carbon Science and Technology, American Carbon Society (for the discovery of, and early synthesis work on, carbon nanotubes) (2004)
Honorary Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2004)
The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology prize for contribution to Intellectual Cluster (Japan, 2005)
Honorary Citizen of Suzaka-city (Japan, 2006)
2006 Small Times magazine Best of Small Tech Lifetime Achievement Award (USA, 2006)
2007 The JPA Lectureship Award 2007 for his special Lecture Presentation entitled "Carbon Nanotubes, 〜 Properties, Functions and Applications 〜"

Lectureship Award

Professor Endo

Important Books

  • Intercalation of Graphite Fibers, Spring-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 347-411, 1992.
  • Carbon NANOTUBES: Elsevier Science Limited, 1-10, 105-110, 1996.
  • Graphite Intercalation Compounds and Applications, Oxford University Press, Inc.,  2003.

Total: 30 books.

Important Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.32, 335-349, 1976.
  • CHEMTECH, American Chemical Society, September, 568-576, 1988.
  • Science, Vol.264, 556-558, 1994.
  • Nano Letter, 5(1), 101-105, 2005.
  • Nano Letter, 5(6), 1099-1105, 2005.
  • Nature 433, 476-476, 03 Feb 2005 (Brief Communications).

Total: 240 refereed papers. (2006/1/10)

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Main Research Field

Carbon Science and Applications of Novel Carbon Materials Including Nanocarbons.



Opening an era of carbon nanotubes through large-scale production - Nano Tsunami.com

Morinobu Endo interview, Nagano, October 26, 2002

Professor Endo

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Endo

Dr. Morinobu Endo is Professor of Shinshu University (Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University, 4-17-1 Wakasato, Nagano 380-8553, Japan). His current work ranges from basic science to applications of various forms of carbons; carbon nanotubes, new forms of carbon and graphite, nano-porous carbons, graphite intercalation compounds, Li ion battery, electric double layer capacitors. After receiving a M.S. degree from Shinshu University, he obtained a Ph.D. from Nagoya University. He is the present chairman of Japan Carbon Society, and he was one of the group chairmen of Industry-University Cooperative Research Committees, No.117 JSPS (Japanese Society for Promotion of Science). He also is one of the international advisory members of “CARBON” journal.

He has been invited at many international conferences and symposium as a plenary lecturer/key-note speaker. In addition, he has joined many international conferences as a chairman, organizer and advisory board member.