Faculty Members


Assistant Professor OHTANI Masataka

Ph.D., Osaka University
Year of birth 1982 Gender Male
Affiliation School of Environmental Science and Engineering
Research Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute
Laboratory for Structural Nanochemistry, Research Institute
Job titles
Personal web site http://www.scsci.kochi-tech.ac.jp/ohtani/

Areas of specialization Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Laboratory/research office Laboratory for Functional Nanomaterials
Taking advantage of intermolecular interactions and chemical bonding, we are working to create novel functional nanomaterials composed of various combinations of organic materials, inorganic materials, and macromolecules. In particular, by precisely controlling chemical reactions and equilibriums in terms of physical chemistry, we can develop a new synthetic methodology for achieving beyond the range of conventional approaches. Through our innovations, we open up a new horizon and an opportunity for nanomaterial chemistry to contribute to next-generation energy production and technology.
Current reseach topics
Educational background 2010: Doctor, Osaka University, Japan
Professional background 2014-2016: Research Associate, Kochi University of Technology
2010-2014: Postdoctoral Researcher, RIKEN
Academic societies The Chemical Society of Japan
The Society of Polymer Science
The Japanese Photochemistry Association
Catalysis Society of Japan
Materials Research Society
The Chemical Society of Kochi
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
Chemical Frontier Workshop

Courses  * Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

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  1. Authors: Ryoichi Matsui, Noriyuki Uchida, Masataka Ohtani, Kuniyo Yamada, Arisu Shigeta, Izuru Kawamura, Takuzo Aida, Yasuhiro Ishida
    Title: Magnetically Alignable Bicelles With Unprecedented Stability Using Tunable Surfactants Derived From Cholic Acid
    Journal: ChemPhysChem, Vol. 17, No. 23, pp. 3916-3922, Wiley-VCH
    Year: 2016/12/05
  2. Authors: Masataka OHTANI, Kazutaka Takase, Pengyu WANG, Kouki HIGASHI, Kimiyoshi UENO, Nobuhiro YASUDA, Kunihisa SUGIMOTO, Mamoru FURUTA, Kazuya KOBIRO
    Title: Water-triggered macroscopic structural transformation of a metal-organic framework
    Journal: CrystEngComm, Vol. 18, pp. 1866-1870, Royal Society of Chemistry
    Year: 2016/02/15
  3. Authors: Ellawala Kankanamge Chandima Pradeep, OHTANI Masataka, KOBIRO Kazuya
    Title: A Simple Synthetic Approach to Al2O3–TiO2 and ZnO– TiO2 Mesoporous Hollow Composite Assemblies Consisting of Homogeneously Mixed Primary Particles at the Nano Level
    Journal: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. , pp. 5621-5627, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Year: 2015/11
  4. Authors: OHTANI Masataka, Yuki Okimoto, Yuya Ohishi, Wang Pengyu, KOBIRO, Kazuya
    Title: Insight into alcohol reduction by saccharides and their homologues in supercritical water via aldehyde-mediated radical formation
    Journal: J. Supercritical Fluids, Elsevier
    Year: 2015
  5. Authors: Ellawala Kankanamge Chandima Pradeep, Teppei Habu, Hiroko Tohriyama, OHTANI Masataka, KOBIRO, Kazuya
    Title: Ultra-simple synthetic approach to the fabrication of CeO2-ZrO2 mixed nanoparticles into homogeneous, domain, and core-shell structures in mesoporous spherical morphologies using supercritical alcohols
    Journal: J. Supercrit. Fluids, Vol. 97, pp. 217-223, Elsevier
    Year: 2015
  6. Authors: Wang, Pengyu, Tohriyama, Hiroko , Yokoyama, Kazuya, OHTANI, Masataka, ASAHARA,Haruyasu, KONISHI, Tomoya, NISHIWAKI, Nagatoshi, SHIMODA, Masahiko, YAMASHITA, Yoshiyuki, YOSHIKAWA, Hideki, KOBIRO, Kazuya
    Title: Smart Decoration of Mesoporous TiO2 Nanospheres with Noble Metal Alloy Nanoparticles into Core–Shell, Yolk–Core–Shell, and Surface-Dispersion Morphologies
    Journal: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 2014, pp. 4254-4257, Wiley
    Year: 2014/08/15
  7. Authors: Linlin WU, Masataka OHTANI, Masaki TAKATA, Akinori SAEKI, Shu SEKI, Yasuhiro ISHIDA, Takuzo AIDA
    Title: Magnetically Induced Anisotropic Orientation of Graphene Oxide Locked by in Situ Hydrogelation
    Journal: ACS Nano, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 4640-4649
    Year: 2014/05/27
  8. Authors: Linlin WU, Masataka OHTANI, Shingo TAMESUE, Yasuhiro ISHIDA, Takuzo AIDA
    Title: High Water Content Clay-Nanocomposite Hydrogels Incorporating Guanidinium-Pendant Methacrylamide: Tuning of Mechanical and Swelling Properties by Supramolecular Approach
    Journal: Journal of Polymer Science Part a-Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 52, No. 6, pp. 839-847
    Year: 2014/03/15
  9. Authors: Shingo TAMESUE, Masataka OHTANI, Kuniyo YAMADA, Yasuhiro ISHIDA, Jason M. SPRUELL, Nathaniel A. LYND, Craig J. HAWKER, Takuzo AIDA
    Title: Linear versus Dendritic Molecular Binders for Hydrogel Network Formation with Clay Nanosheets: Studies with ABA Triblock Copolyethers Carrying Guanidinium Ion Pendants
    Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 135, No. 41, pp. 15650-15655
    Year: 2013/10/16
  10. Authors: Masataka OHTANI, Shunichi FUKUZUMI
    Title: Photoelectrochemical Cell Based on Cup-Shaped Nanocarbon-Fullerene Composite Nanocluster Film: Enhancement of Photocurrent Generation by Cup-Shaped Nanocarbons as an Electron Transporter
    Journal: Fullerenes Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 251-260
    Year: 2010/06/29
  11. Authors: Masataka OHTANI, Shunichi FUKUZUMI
    Title: Photoelectrochemical properties of donor-acceptor nanocomposite films composed of porphyrin-functionalized cup-shaped nanocarbon materials
    Journal: Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 452-458
    Year: 2010/05/01
  12. Authors: Masataka OHTANI, Prashant V. KAMAT, Shunichi FUKUZUMI
    Title: Supramolecular donor-acceptor assemblies composed of carbon nanodiamond and porphyrin for photoinduced electron transfer and photocurrent generation
    Journal: Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 20, pp. 582-587
    Year: 2009/11/16
  13. Authors: OHTANI Masataka, Kenji SAITO, Shunichi FUKUZUMI
    Title: Synthesis, Characterization, Redox Properties, and Photodynamics of Donor-Acceptor Nanohybrids Composed of Size-Controlled Cup-Shaped Nanocarbons and Porphyrins
    Journal: Chemistry-a European Journal, Vol. 15, No. 36, pp. 9160-9168
    Year: 2009/07/30
  14. Authors: Masataka OHTANI, Shunichi FUKUZUMI
    Title: Solubilization and photoinduced electron transfer of single-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped with coenzyme Q10
    Journal: Chemical Communications, pp. 4997-4999
    Year: 2009/07/13
  15. Authors: Kenji SAITO, Masataka OHTANI, Shunichi FUKUZUMI
    Title: Nanostructural control of cup-stacked carbon nanotubes with 1-benzyl-1,4-dihydronicotinamide dimer via photoinduced electron transfer
    Journal: Chemical Communications, pp. 55-57
    Year: 2006/11/15
  16. Authors: Kenji SAITO, Masataka OHTANI, Shunichi FUKUZUMI
    Title: Electron-transfer reduction of cup-stacked carbon nanotubes affording cup-shaped carbons with controlled diameter and size
    Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society , Vol. 128, No. 44, pp. 14216-14217
    Year: 2006/11/08

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  1. CSJ Presentation Award 2016, The Chemical Society of Japan, 2016
  2. ISHA 2016 Best Poster Award, 5th International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association Conference, 2016
  3. CSJ Presentation Award 2012, The Chemical Society of Japan, 2012

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