Yamauchi Group

Nanoarchitectured inorganic materials

The Yamauchi Group has a research focus on nanoarchitectured design of nanocrystals and nanoporous materials with controlled compositions and morphologies toward practical applications including batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, chemical sensors, field emitters, and photonic devices.

Specifically, nanoporous metals with metallic frameworks can be produced by using surfactant-based synthesis with electrochemical methods. Owing to their metallic frameworks, nanoporous metals with high electroconductivity and high surface areas hold promise for a wide range of electrochemical applications. Furthermore, the Group have developed several approaches for orientation controls of tubular nanochannels. The macroscopic-scale controls of nanochannels are important for innovative applications such as molecular-scale devices and electrodes with enhanced diffusions of guest species.

Professor Yamauchi has a joint appointment with SCE.

Research Areas

  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechtonics
  • Nanodiagnostics
  • Biosensing
  • Nanophotonics
  • Nanostructured Device


Since 2019

  • ARC Discovery Projects (2024) Porous Two-Dimensional Inorganic Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Devices
  • ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships (2023) Materials Nanotectonics: Designing Conductive Inorganic Porous Materials
  • King Saud University (2023) Characterizations of nanomaterials
  •  (2023) International Joint Research Project with Yonsei University
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2022) Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Framework for Next-Generation Batteries
  • King Saud University (2022) Development of Nanoarchitectured Electrodes for High Performance Energy Storage Device
  • Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships (2021) Point-of-care diagnostic device incorporating microfluidic technology and electrochemical biosensing platform for COVID-19 detection
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (2021) JST-ERATO Yamauchi Materials Space Tectonics
  • Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development (2020) Nanoarchitectured anti-corrosive protection layer coating for zinc-plated steel sheets
  • Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (2020) Development of spectroscopy-based sensor substrate for detection of drug and drug metabolite with integrated pretreatment
  • Korean Institute of Materials Science (2019) Development of Nanoarchitectural Porous Electrode Materials for High Performance Energy Storage Systems
  • University of Tokyo (2019) Nanoarchitectured Functional Porous Materials as Adsorbents of Greenhouse Gases and Catalysts: Converting them into Valuable..
  • ARC Discovery Projects (2019) Nanoarchitectured Multifunctional Porous Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles
  • ARC Linkage Projects (2019) Functional biomass carbons for low-cost sodium and potassium-ion batteries


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