Nobuyuki Imanishi is a professor of Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Mie University, Japan. He graduated from department of industrial chemistry, Kyoto University in 1986 and received his PhD in 1993. He started his research professionally at 1990 in Mie University and after 22-year career as assistant and associate professor, he promoted to the present position. He focuses on functional materials and electrochemistry, especially energy conversion and storage materials, for instance, electrode materials for lithium batteries and fuel cells, and solid-state electrolytes for those batteries. His recent research interests include two main topics: aqueous lithium-air batteries and polymer lithium batteries.