Professor Yusuke Yamauchi

Senior Group Leader

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
+61 7 344 31144


Professor Yusuke Yamauchi received his Bachelor's degree (2003), Master's degree (2004), and Ph.D. degree (2007) from Waseda University, Japan. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan, to start his own research group. At the same time, he began 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) at the University of Wollongong (UOW) as a Professor. In 2017, 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 nanoTectonics Centre, UQ. He concurrently serves as an ERATO Research Director at the JST-ERATO Yamauchi Materials Space-Tectonics, a Distinguished Professor at Nagoya University (Japan), an Honorary Distinguished Professor at Yonsei University (South Korea), an Invited Researcher at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), a Guest Senior Researcher (Guest Professor) at Waseda University, an Advisory Board Member of prestigious journals (Small, Small Structures, Precision Chemistry, 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, >1 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, >1 Chemical Reviews, >26 J Am Chem Soc (ACS), >18 ACS Nano (ACS), >28 Chem Mater (ACS), >3 Chemical Society Reviews (RSC), >17 Chem Sci (RSC), >13 Mater Hor (RSC), >58 Chem Commun (RSC), >20 Bull Chem Soc Jpn (CSJ), >20 Chem Lett (CSJ), >20 Adv Mater (Wiley), >35 Angew Chem Int Ed (Wiley), >30 Small (Wiley), etc.) with >70,000 Times Cited (h-index >137, Google Scholar; h-index >128, Web-of-Science). He was selected as one of the Highly-Cited Researchers in Chemistry in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 and in Materials Science in 2020, 2021, and 2022. He has received many outstanding awards, such as the NISTEP Award from 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.


  • Doctoral Diploma of Engineering, Waseda University
  • Masters (Coursework) of Engineering, Waseda University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Waseda University


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  • O'Byrne, K., Shanmugasundaram, K.B., Ahmed, E., Kulasinghe, A., Monkman, J., Fletcher, J.A., Mainwaring, P.N., Masud, M.K., Park, H., Hossain, M.S.A., Yamauchi, Y., Sina, A.A.I., Wuethrich, A. and Trau, M. (2023). Extracellular Small Vesicle Phosphorylated PD-L1 Liquid Biopsy Levels Correlate with Tumour Proportion Score (TPS) in NSCLC. 2023 World Conference on Lung Cancer, Singapore, 9-12 September 2023. New York, NY United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2023.09.432

  • Aogaki, R., Sugiyama, A., Miura, M., Oshikiri, Y., Miura, M., Morimoto, R., Mogi, I., Takagi, S. and Yamauchi, Y. (2018). Determination of the properties of ionic vacancy by magnetic field. 9th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (EPM2018), Hyogo, Japan, 14–18 October 2018. Bristol, United Kingdom: Institute of Physics Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/424/1/012023

  • 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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