Yusuke Yamauchi

Yusuke Yamauchi
Inorganic Materials Chemistry
Academic degree:
Ph.D. Waseda University (March, 2007)
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Education History and Research Experience

2008 - Present PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
2008 - Present Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
2007 - Present Independent Scientist, MANA, NIMS
2007 Researcher, International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), NIMS
2004 - 2006 21COE Research Assistant, 21COE Practical Nanochemistry, Waseda University
2007 Ph.D., Major in Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, Graduate School of Science & Engineering, Waseda University
2004 M. Eng., Major in Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, Graduate School of Science & Engineering, Waseda University
2003 B. Eng., Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

Research Interests

Because of their scientific and practical significance, research on mesoporous materials, conducted mainly by using surfactant assemblies as templates, has been increasing rapidly. The specific features of regular pore arrangement, uniform mesopore size, and high surface area make these materials very promising for various applications. Mesoporous metals with high electroconductivity have attracted particular interest for their very wide range of applications in such items as batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, chemical sensors, field emitters, and photonic devices. Although several mesoporous metals have been prepared in the past, the mesostructures of these metals are less ordered than those reported for inorganic oxides such as silica. Therefore, the rational design of highly ordered mesoporous metals with controlled compositions and morphologies for practical applications is a most attractive and challenging objective. My present research interest is evolution and practical application of new types of mesoporous metals, especially mesoporous alloys and films with oriented mesochannels.

Please see the following recent review.

Selected Papers in 2008-2011

  1. Synthesis of Prussian Blue Nanoparticles with Hollow Interior by Controlled Chemical Etching
    Ming Hu, Shuhei Furukawa, Ryo Ohtani, Hiroaki Sukegawa, Yoshihiro Nemoto, Julien Reboul, Susumu Kitagawa, and Yusuke Yamauchi*
    Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, accepted.
  2. Shape- and Size-Controlled Synthesis in Hard Templates: Sophisticated Chemical Reduction for Mesoporous Monocrystalline Platinum Nanoparticles
    Hongjing Wang, Hu Young Jeong, Masataka Imura, Liang Wang, Logudurai Radhakrishnan, Nobuhisa Fujita, Toen Castle, Osamu Terasaki and Yusuke Yamauchi*
    J Am Chem Soc, 2011, 133(37), 14526-14529.
  3. A Mesoporous Gamma-Alumina Film with Vertical Mesoporosity: The Unusual Conversion from a Imm Mesostructure to Vertically Oriented Gamma-Alumina Nanowires
    Oveisi H, Jiang X, Imura M, Nemoto Y, Sakamoto Y, Yamauchi Y*
    Angew Chem Int Ed, 2011, 50(32), 7410-7413.
  4. Direct Synthesis of Spatially-Controlled Pt-on-Pd Bimetallic Nanodendrites with Superior Electrocatalytic Activity
    Wang L, Nemoto Y, Yamauchi Y*
    J Am Chem Soc, 2011, 133(25), 9674-9677.
  5. Aqueous Colloidal Mesoporous Nanoparticles with Ethenylene-Bridged Silsesquioxane Frameworks
    Urata C, Yamada H, Wakabayashi R, Aoyama Y, Hirosawa S, Arai S, Takeoka S*, Yamauchi Y, Kuroda K*
    J Am Chem Soc, 2011, 133(21), 8102-8105.
  6. Autoprogrammed Synthesis of Triple-Layered Au@Pd@Pt Core-Shell Nanoparticles Consisting of a Au@Pd Bimetallic Core and Nanoporous Pt Shell
    Wang L, Yamauchi Y*
    J Am Chem Soc, 2010, 132(39), 13636-13638.
  7. A High-Speed Passive-Matrix Electrochromic Display Using a Mesoporous TiO2 Electrode with Vertical Porosity
    Weng W*, Higuchi T, Suzuki M, Fukuoka T, Shimomura T, Ono M, Radhakrishnan L, Wang H, Suzuki N, Oveisi H, Yamauchi Y*
    Angew Chem Int Ed, 2010, 49(23), 3956-3959.
  8. Tailored electrochemical synthesis of 2D-hexagonal, lamellar, and cage-type mesostructured Pt thin films with extra-large periodicity
    Takai A, Yamauchi Y*, Kuroda K*
    J Am Chem Soc, 2010, 132(1): 208-214.
  9. Block copolymer mediated synthesis of dendritic platinum nanoparticles
    Wang L, Yamauchi Y*
    J Am Chem Soc, 2009, 131(26): 9152-9153.
  10. Ferromagnetic mesostructured alloys: design of ordered mesostructured alloys with multicomponent metals from lyotropic liquid crystals
    Yamauchi Y*, Komatsu M, Fuziwara M, Nemoto Y, Sato K, Yokoshima T, Sukegawa H, Inomata K, Kuroda K*
    Angew Chem Int Ed, 2009, 48(42): 7792-7797.
  11. Evolution of standing mesochannels on porous anodic alumina substrates with designed conical holes
    Yamauchi Y*, Nagaura T, Ishikawa A, Chikyow T, Inoue S
    J Am Chem Soc, 2008, 130(31): 10165-10170.
  12. Mesoporous Pt with giant mesocages templated from lyotropic liquid crystals consisting of diblock copolymers
    Yamauchi Y*, Sugiyama A, Morimoto R, Takai A, Kuroda K*
    Angew Chem Int Ed, 2008, 47(29): 5371-5373.
  13. Pt fibers with stacked donut-like mesospace by assembling Pt nanoparticles: Guided deposition in physically confined self-assembly of surfactants
    Yamauchi Y*, Takai A, Nagaura T, Inoue S, Kuroda K*
    J Am Chem Soc, 2008, 130(16): 5426-5427.

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