Professor Yusuke Yamauchi

ARC Fut Fellow & Snr Group Leader

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
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Professor Yusuke Yamauchi received his Bachelor degree (2003), Master degree (2004), and Ph.D. (2007) from the Waseda University, Japan. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, to start his own research group. At the same time, he started to serve as a professor to supervise PhD students at Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Waseda University. He led a team of more than 40 members including senior scientists, postdocs, technical staffs, and PhD students. After being granted the ARC Future Fellowship, in May 2016, he joined the Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM), Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM), The University of Wollongong (UOW) as a full professor. In 2017, he moved to The University of Queensland (UQ). Presently, he is a senior group leader at AIBN and a full professor at School of Chemical Engineering. He concurrently serves as an honorary group leader at NIMS, a visiting/adjunct/honorary professor at over 50 universities in the world (UOW, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tianjin University, NanJing Tech University, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Kyung Hee University, National Taiwan University, King Saud University, King Abdulaziz University, and Waseda University, etc), and an associate editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier).

He has published more than 750 papers in international refereed journals with > 38,000 citations (h-index > 100). He is selected as one of the Highly-Cited Researchers in Chemistry in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. He has received many outstanding awards, such as the NISTEP Award by National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (2016), the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Young Chemists (2014), the Young Scientists' Prize of the Commendation for Science and Technology by MEXT (2013), the PCCP Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry (2013), the Tsukuba Encouragement Prize (2012), the Ceramic Society of Japan (CerSJ) Award (2010), and the Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists (2010). Recently, he was selected as one of Australia's Top 40 Researchers in a special Stars of Research Report published by The Australian (


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Professor Yusuke Yamauchi specialises in the design of functional nanospaces in inorganic materials with controlled compositions and morphologies toward practical applications. Professor Yamauchi focuses on a new conceptual paradigm "nanoarchitectonics" for the design of novel nanocrystals and nanoporous materials toward various applications including batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, chemical sensors, field emitters, and photonic devices. Specifically, nanoporous metals can be produced through surfactant-based synthesis assisted by electrochemical methods. Owing to their metallic frameworks, nanoporous metals possess high electroconductivity and high surface areas, holding promise for a wide range of electrochemical applications. Furthermore, he has developed several approaches towards controlling the orientation of tubular nanochannels. The controlling the geometry of nanochannels at a macroscopic-scale is important for innovative applications such as chemical devices and electrodes with enhanced diffusions of guest species.

Key publications

[1] Yamauchi Y. (2020) --- Coming soon!

[2] Yamauchi Y. (2020) --- Coming soon!

[3] Yamauchi Y. (2019) Nano-architect. Nature 567, S12.

[4] Wang J, Tang J, Ding B, Malgras V, Chang Z, Hao X, Wang Y, Dou H, Zhang X, Yamauchi Y. (2017) Hierarchical porous carbons with layer-by-layer motif architectures from confined soft-template self-assembly in layered materials. Nature Communications 8, 15717.

[5] Jiang B, Li C, Dag Ö, Abe H, Takei T, Imai T, Hossain MSA, Islam M, Wood K, Henzie J, Yamauchi Y. (2017) Mesoporous metallic rhodium nanoparticles. Nature Communications 8, 15581.

[6] Tang J, Yamauchi Y. (2016) Carbon materials: MOF morphologies in control. Nature Chemistry 8, 638.

[7] Li C, Dag Ö, Dao TD, Nagao T, Sakamoto Y, Kimura T, Terasaki O, Yamauchi Y. (2015) Electrochemical synthesis of mesoporous gold films toward mesospace-stimulated optical properties. Nature Communications 6, 6608.

[8] Geng F, Ma R, Nakamura A, Akatsuka K, Ebina Y, Yamauchi Y, Miyamoto N, Tateyama Y, Sasaki T. (2013) Unusually stable ~100-fold reversible and instantaneous swelling of inorganic layered materials. Nature Communications, 4, 1632.


  • Doctor of Engineering, Waseda University
  • Master of Engineering, Waseda University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Waseda University


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