Ippei Kishida obtained his PhD from Kyoto University in 2005. After, he spent 14 years as a Research
Associate at Osaka City University before joining KUAS.
Coming from a background in Materials & Ceramics, Ippei has spent most of his career focusing on
batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are crucially important to devices such as smartphones, and improving
their performance leads to longer usage time, shorter charging time and the ability to run more powerful
CPUs. His current research interest concerns how to deal with variations in ion arrangement in crystals
that cause combinatorial explosions.
At KUAS, he primarily be in charge of classes concerning batteries and programming.
In his free time, Ippei enjoys cooking, drinking, programming, photography and cycling.