Professor Yusuke Yamauchi

Senior Group Leader

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
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Professor Yusuke Yamauchi received his Bachelor's degree (2003), Master's degree (2004), and Ph.D. degree (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 an adjunct professor to supervise Ph.D. students at the Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Waseda University. After being granted the ARC Future Fellowship, in May 2016, he joined the Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM), the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM), the University of Wollongong (UOW) as a Professor. In 2018, he moved to the University of Queensland (UQ). Presently, he is a Senior Group Leader at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) (on secondment from the School of Chemical Engineering until 2026), a Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, and a Director at the Australian Materials nanoTectonic Centre. He concurrently serves as an ERATO Research Director at the JST-ERATO Yamauchi Materials Space-Tectonics, a Group Leader at the Mesoscale Materials Chemistry Group, the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), a Visiting Professor at the Waseda University, an Advisory Board Member of prestigious journals (Small, Small Structures, ChemCatChem, J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater., 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 900 papers in international refereed journals (>10 Nature's and Science's sister journals, >20 J Am Chem Soc (ACS), >10 ACS Nano (ACS), >25 Chem Mater (ACS), >10 Chem Sci (RSC), >10 Mater Hor (RSC), >50 Chem Commun (RSC), >20 Bull Chem Soc Jpn (CSJ), >20 Chem Lett (CSJ), >15 Adv Mater (Wiley), >35 Angew Chem Int Ed (Wiley), >30 Small (Wiley), etc.) with > 50,000 citations (h-index > 120, Google Scholar; h-index > 110 Web-of-Science). He is selected as one of the Highly-Cited Researchers in Chemistry in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 and in Materials Science in 2020 and 2021. He has received many outstanding awards, such as the NISTEP Award by the 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 of Research Report published by The Australian in 2019, 2020 and 2021.


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Professor Yusuke Yamauchi specialises in the design of exotic nanospaces in inorganic materials with controlled compositions and morphologies toward practical applications. Yamauchi Group creates novel “inorganic nanosolids containing internal nanospaces, as unprecedented nanospace materials, and develop several methodologies for their effective integration with the aim of exploiting functions obtained based on the synergistic fusion of various supramolecular, photonic, and magnetic behaviors occurring in nanospace. The research area will cover a wide range of various porous systems such as metals, carbons, sulfides, phosphides, transition metal oxides, etc. The group will efficiently combine ‘machine learning’ with our inorganic synthesis methods to accelerate the optimization of synthetic parameters for the design of target materials, and to select proper patterns of the combination of each inorganic block for the integration of materials.

An architect can design houses and buildings, while a nano-architect can design materials. We are always targetting THE WORLD-FIRST game-changing materials. - See the details; Yamauchi Y. (2019) Nano-architect (Nature Index 2019). Nature 567, S12.


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


  • Kim, Minjun, Fernando, Joseph F.S., Li, Zhibin, Alowasheeir, Azhar, Ashok, Aditya, Xin, Ruijing, Martin, Darren, Kumar Nanjundan, Ashok, Golberg, Dmitri V., Yamauchi, Yusuke, Amiralian, Nasim and Li, Jinliang (2022). Ultra-stable sodium ion storage of biomass porous carbon derived from sugarcane. Chemical Engineering Journal, 445 136344, 136344. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.136344

  • Lu, Xiangjun, Wang, Jie, Li, Tao, Ding, Bing, Liu, Shude, Henzie, Joel, Amin, Mohammed A., Yuliarto, Brian, Sugahara, Yoshiyuki and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2022). N-doped hollow carbon nanoplates with mesoporous thin shells towards high-performance supercapacitors. Journal of Power Sources, 542 231776, 231776. doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2022.231776

  • Wahab, Md A., Hossain, S. M. Azad, Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Park, Hyeongyu, Ashok, Aditya, Mustapić, Mislav, Kim, Minjun, Patel, Dipak, Shahbazi, Mahboobeh, Hossain, Md. Shahriar A., Yamauchi, Yusuke and Kaneti, Yusuf Valentino (2022). Nanoarchitectured superparamagnetic iron oxide-doped mesoporous carbon nanozymes for glucose sensing. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 366 131980, 131980. doi: 10.1016/j.snb.2022.131980

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  • Huang, Yu-Tzu, Lai, Chung-Wei, Wu, Bo-Wei, Lin, Kuen-Song, Wu, Jeffrey C. S., Hossain, Md Shahriar A., Yamauchi, Yusuke and Wu, Kevin C. W. (2017). Advances in bioconversion of microalgae with high biomass and lipid productivity. International Symposium on Catalytic Conversions of Biomass (ISCCB), Taipei, Taiwan, 27-30 June 2016. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier . doi: 10.1016/j.jtice.2017.05.026

  • Tang, Jing, Wang, Tao, Malgras, Victor, Kim, Jung Ho, Yamauchi, Yusuke and He, Jianping (2015). A Facile Preparation of Mesoporous Carbon Composites with Well-Dispersed Pd Nanoparticles and Their Utilization as Supports for Pt Catalysts. 10th International Symposium on Electrochemical Micro and Nanosystem Technology (EMNT), Okinawa Japan, 5-8 November 2014. Oxford United Kingdom: Pergamon Press. doi: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.04.154

  • Li, Yunqi, Bastakoti, Bishnu Prasad, Li, Cuiling, Malgras, Victor, Ishihara, Shinsuke and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2015). Block Copolymer-Assisted Solvothermal Synthesis of Bimetallic Pt-Pd Nanoparticles. 10th International Symposium on Electrochemical Micro and Nanosystem Technology (EMNT), Okinawa Japan, 5-8 November 2014. Oxford, United Kingdom : Pergamon Press. doi: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.05.061

  • Li, Cuiling, Malgras, Victor, Alshehri, Saad M., Kim, Jung Ho and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2015). Electrochemical Synthesis of Mesoporous Pt Nanowires with Highly Electrocatalytic Activity toward Methanol Oxidation Reaction. 10th International Symposium on Electrochemical Micro and Nanosystem Technology (EMNT), Okinawa Japan, 5-8 November 2014. Oxford, United Kingdom : Pergamon Press. doi: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.04.028

  • Salunkhe, Rahul R., Zakaria, Mohamed B., Kamachi, Yuichiro, Alshehri, Saad M., Ahamad, Tansir, Torad, Nagy L., Dou, Shi Xue, Kim, Jung Ho and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2015). Fabrication of Asymmetric Supercapacitors Based on Coordination Polymer Derived Nanoporous Materials. 10th International Symposium on Electrochemical Micro and Nanosystem Technology (EMNT), Okinawa Japan, 5-8 November 2014. Oxford United Kingdom: Pergamon Press. doi: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.05.034

  • Aogaki, R., Morimoto, R., Sugiyama, A., Mogi, I., Asanuma, M., Miura, M., Oshikiri, Y. and Yamauchi, Y. (2014). Magneto-Rotational Symmetry in Chiral Magnetoelectrodeposition. 15th Czech and Slovak Conference on Magnetism (CSMAG), Kosice Slovakia, June 17-21 2013. Warsaw, Poland: Polska Akademia Nauk * Instytut Fizyki. doi: 10.12693/APhysPolA.126.378

  • Zakaria, Mohamed B., Suzuki, Norihiro, Shimasaki, Kotaro, Miyamoto, Nobuyoshi, Huang, Yu-Tzu and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2012). Synthesis of mesoporous titania nanoparticles with anatase frameworks and investigation of their photocatalytic performance. 5th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials (NANOSMAT), Reims, France, 19-21 October 2010. Valencia, CA, United States: American Scientific Publishers. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2012.6205

  • Yamauchi, Y, Nair, SS, Yokoshima, T, Momma, T, Osaka, T and Kuroda, K (2005). Synthesis and characterization of mesostructured alloys with controlled compositions. 4th International Symposium on Nanoporous Materials, Niagara Falls Canada, Jun 07-10, 2005. AMSTERDAM: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.

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