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Dept. of Chemistry
OKAYAMA UNIVERSITY
Okayama-shi, Kita-ku
Tsushimanaka 3-1-1
JAPAN 700-8530
FAX: 086-251-7853

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Takahiro Ohkubo

Takahiro Ohkubo

Associate Professor

Research field : Inorganic Chemistry

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Department of Chemistry, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
TEL & FAX  +81-86-251-7843

Education

B.Sci. (Chiba Univ., 1998), M.Sci. (Chiba Univ., 2000), Ph.D.Sci. (Chiba Univ., 2003)

Academic Career

  • JSPS Research Fellow for Young Scientists, Chiba University (Apr. 2002 - Mar. 2004)
  • Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science (Apr. 2004 - Mar. 2007)
  • Visiting Academic, ARC Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, The University of Queensland, QLD, Australia (Jan. 2006 - Mar. 2006)
  • Associate Professor, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University (Apr. 2007 - present)
  • Visiting Researcher, 2nd Australia-Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program (ERLEP 2011) (Feb. 2012)

Honors and Awards

  • Young researcher award 2012 from Colloid and Interface Chemistry Division of Chemical Society of Japan (2012)
  • Best paper award from Japan Research Institute of Material Technology (2011)
  • Encouragement award from The Japan Society on Adsorption (2008)
  • Achievement award from Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (2006)
  • Lectureship award for young scientist from The Chemical Society of Japan (2006)

Research Interests

  • Analysis of nano-confined systems, nanostructures, and porous material

  His current research topics include structure and property of nano-confined systems, nanostructures (clusters and small particles), porous materials, surface science, and carbon-based materials.

Selected Papers (In past 5 years)

  • 1. Nanospace-enhanced photoreduction for the synthesis of copper(I) oxide nanoparticles under visible-light irradiation
    T. Ohkubo, M. Ushio, K. Urita, I. Moriguchi, B. Ahmmad, A. Itadani, and Y. Kuroda, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 421, 165-169 (2014).
  • 2. Structure of hydrated cobalt ions confined in the nanospace of single-walled carbon nanotubes
    B. Ahmmad, M. NIshi, F. Hirose, T. Ohkubo, and Y. Kuroda, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 8264-8270 (2013).
  • 3. Highly compressed nanosolution restricted in cylindrical carbon nanospaces
    M. NIshi, T. Ohkubo, K. Tsurusaki, A. Itadani, B. Ahmmad, K. Urita, I. Moriguchi, S. Kittaka, and Y. Kuroda, Nanoscale, 5, 2080-2088 (2013).
  • 4. Green synthesis of mesoporous hematite (a-Fe2O3) nanoparticles and their photocatalytic activity
    B. Ahmmad, K. Leonard, M. S. Islam, J. Kurawaki, M. Muruganandham. T. Ohkubo, and Y. Kuroda, Adv. Powder Technol., 24, 160-167 (2013).
  • 5. Water-initiated ordering around a copper ion of copper acetate confined in slit-shaped carbon micropores
    T. Ohkubo, Y. Takehara, and Y. Kuroda, Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 154, 82-86 (2012).
  • 6. Actual structure of dissolved zinc ion restricted in less than 1 nanometer micropores of carbon
    T. Ohkubo, M. Nishi, and Y. Kuroda, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 14954-14959 (2011).
  • 7. Strucural optimization of arranged carbon nanotubes for hydrogen storage by grand Monte Carlo simulation
    D. Minami, T. Ohkubo, Y. Kuroda, K. Sakai, H. Sakai, and M. Abe, Int. J. Hydrog. Energy, 35, 12398-12404 (2010).

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