Professor Yusuke Yamauchi

Senior 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, an advisory board member of prestigious journals (Small, 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 750 papers in international refereed journals (8 Nature's sister journals, 21 J Am Chem Soc, 9 ACS Nano, 11 Chem Sci, 27 Angew Chem Int Ed, 22 Chem Mater, 10 Mater Hor, etc.) with > 40,000 citations (h-index > 105, Google Scholar; h-index > 95 Web-of-Science). 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.


[1] TBA (2020) Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, Just Accepted.

[2] TBA (2020) Nature Sustainability, Just Accepted.

[3] TBA (2020) Nature Protocols, Just Accepted.

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

[5] 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.

[6] 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.

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

[8] 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.

[9] 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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  • 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.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

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Completed Supervision