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Associate Professor
OHTANI, Masataka

Ph.D., Osaka University

  • Year of birth: 1982
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation:
    - School of Environmental Science and Engineering
    - Material and Life Systems Engineering Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
    - Chemistry, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
    - Research Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute
    - Laboratory for Structural Nanochemistry, Research Institute
  • Personal web site: http://www.scsci.kochi-tech.ac.jp/ohtani/
  • researchmap: https://researchmap.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 research topics 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.
Educational background 2010: Doctor, Osaka University, Japan
Professional background 2019-: Associate Professor, Kochi University of Technology
2016-2019: Lecturer, Kochi University of Technology
2014-2016: Research Associate, Kochi University of Technology
2010-2014: Postdoctoral Researcher, RIKEN
2007-2010: , JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1)
Licenses Hazardous Materials Engineer's License (Class A), 2018
Academic societies The Chemical Society of Japan
American Chemical Society
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

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Courses

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Undergraduate school
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Functional Chemistry
  • Chemical Experiments
  • Chemical Exercise
  • Graduation Thesis
  • Seminar 2
  • Seminar 3
Graduate school
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 2
  • Seminar 3
  • Seminar 4
  • Individual Work for Graduate
  • Chemistry Research Proposal 1

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: Hien Thi Thu Nguyen, Yoshitaka Kumabe, Shigenori Ueda, Kai Kan, Masataka Ohtani, Kazuya Kobiro
    Title: Highly Durable Ru Catalysts Supported on CeO2 Nanocomposites for CO2 Methanation
    Journal: Appl. Cat., A., Vol. 577, pp. 35-43, Elsevier
    Year: 2019
  2. Authors: Yuri Tanaka, Hiroyuki Usui, Yasuhiro Domi, Masataka Ohtani, Kazuya Kobiro, Hiroki Sakaguchi
    Title: Mesoporous Spherical Aggregates Consisted of Nb-Doped Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles for Li and Na Storage Materials
    Journal: ACS Applied Energy Materials, ACS Publications
    Year: 2018
  3. Authors: Nguyen Thi Thu Hien, Masataka Ohtani, Kazuya Kobiro
    Title: One-pot synthesis of SiO2‒CeO2 nanoparticle composites with enhanced heat tolerance
    Journal: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 273, pp. 35-40, Elsevier
    Year: 2018
  4. Authors: Duriyasart Farkfun, Akito Irizawa, Kahoko Hayashi, Masataka Ohtani, Kazuya Kobiro
    Title: Sintering‐Resistant Metal Catalysts Supported on Concave‐Convex Surface of TiO₂ Nanoparticle Assemblies
    Journal: ChemCatChem, Vol. 10, No. 16, pp. 3392-3396, Wiley-VCH
    Year: 2018
  5. Authors: Yoshitaka Kumabe, Masataka Ohtani, Kazuya Kobiro
    Title: Rapid one-pot synthesis of ultrafine titania nanocrystals and their conversion into transparent mesoporous thin layer films
    Journal: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 261, pp. 207-213, Elsevier
    Year: 2017
  6. Authors: Masataka Ohtani, Tomoyuki Muraoka, Yuki Okimoto, Kazuya Kobiro
    Title: Rapid One-Pot Solvothermal Batch Synthesis of Porous Nanocrystal Assemblies Composed of Multiple Transition-Metal Elements
    Journal: Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 56, No. 19, pp. 11546-11551, American Chemical Societ
    Year: 2017
  7. Authors: Duriyasart Farkfun, Masataka Ohtani, Jun-Seok Oh, Akimitsu Hatta, Kazuya Kobiro
    Title: A new approach to surface activation of porous nanomaterials using non-thermal helium atmospheric pressure plasma jet treatment
    Journal: Chem. Commun., Vol. 53, pp. 6704-6707, Royal Society of Chemistry
    Year: 2017
  8. Authors: Ellawala Kankanamge Chandima Pradeep, Masataka Ohtani, Toshiyuki Kawaharamura, Kazuya Kobiro
    Title: Single-step Simple Solvothermal Synthetic Approach to Ultra-fine MgO Nanocrystals using High-temperature and High-pressure Acetonitrile
    Journal: Chem. Lett., Vol. 46, pp. 940-943, The Chemical Society of Japan
    Year: 2017
  9. Authors: Hien Thi Thu Nguyen, Teppei Habu, Masataka Ohtani, Kazuya Kobiro
    Title: One-step Direct Synthesis of SiO2-TiO2 Composite Nanoparticle Assemblies with a Hollow Spherical Morphology
    Journal: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., pp. 3017-3023, Wiley-VCH
    Year: 2017
  10. 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
  11. Authors: Masataka Ohtani, Kazutaka Takase, Wang Pengyu, 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
  12. Authors: Duriyasart Farkfun, Hiromu Hamauzu, OHTANI Masataka, KOBIRO Kazuya
    Title: Three-Dimensionally Branched Titanium Dioxide with Cheek-Brush Morphology: Synthesis and its Application to Polymer Composites
    Journal: ChemistrySelect, Vol. 1, pp. 5121-5128
    Year: 2016
  13. Authors: Ellawala Kankanamge Chandima Pradeep, Masataka Ohtani, Kazuya Kobiro
    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
    Year: 2015
  14. Authors: Ryoichi Matsui, Masataka Ohtani, Kuniyo Yamada, Takaaki Hikima, Masaki Takata, Takashi Nakamura, Hiroyuki Koshino, Yasuhiro Ishida, Takuzo Aida
    Title: Chemically Locked Bicelles with High Thermal and Kinetic Stability
    Journal: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Vol. 54, pp. 13284-13288, Wiley-VCH
    Year: 2015
  15. Authors: Ellawala Kankanamge Chandima Pradeep, Teppei Habu, Hiroko Tohriyama, Masataka Ohtani, Kazuya Kobiro
    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: 2014
  16. Authors: Masataka Ohtani, Yuki Okimoto, Yuya Ohishi, Kazuya Kobiro
    Title: Insight into Alcohol Reduction by Saccharides and Their Homologues in Supercritical Water via Aldehyde-mediated Radical Formation
    Journal: J. Supercrit. Fluids, Vol. 98, pp. 147-152, Elsevier
    Year: 2014
  17. Authors: Wang Pengyu, Hiroko Tohriyama, Kazuya Yokoyama, Masataka Ohtani, Haruyasu Asahara, Tomoya Konishi, Nagatoshi Nishiwaki, Masahiko Shimoda, Yoshiyuki Yamashita, Hideki Yoshikawa, Kazuya Kobiro
    Title: Smart Decoration of Mesoporous TiO2 Nanospheres with Noble Metal Alloy Nanoparticles into Core–Shell, Yolk–Core–Shell, and Surface-Dispersion Morphologies
    Journal: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., pp. 4254-4257, Wiley-VCH
    Year: 2014
  18. 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, ACS
    Year: 2014
  19. 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, Wiley-VCH
    Year: 2014
  20. 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, ACS
    Year: 2013
  21. 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
  22. Authors: Masataka Ohtani, Shunichi Fukuzumi
    Title: Photoelectrochemical properties of donor-acceptor nanocomposite films composed of porphyrin-functionalized cup-shaped nanocarbon materials
    Journal: J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 452-458
    Year: 2010
  23. 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: J. Mater. Chem., Vol. 20, pp. 582-587, Royal Society of Chemistry
    Year: 2009
  24. Authors: Masataka Ohtani, 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: Chem. Eur. J., Vol. 15, No. 36, pp. 9160-9168, Wiley-VCH
    Year: 2009
  25. Authors: Masataka Ohtani, Shunichi Fukuzumi
    Title: Solubilization and photoinduced electron transfer of single-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped with coenzyme Q10
    Journal: Chem. Commun., pp. 4997-4999, Royal Society of Chemistry
    Year: 2009
  26. 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: Chem. Commun., pp. 55-57, Royal Society of Chemistry
    Year: 2006
  27. 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: J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 128, No. 44, pp. 14216-14217, ACS Publications
    Year: 2006
Invited lectures
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Awards
  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
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government
  1. Project title: Development of Rapid One-pot Synthetic Method for Inorganic Nanosheet and Their Application
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
    Project number: 17K14858
    Project period: 2017/04-2019/03
    Total budget amount: 4,160,000 yen
    Keywords: 
  2. Project title: Development of Rapid One-pot Synthetic Method for Inorganic Nanosheet and Their Application
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
    Project number: 17K14858
    Project period: 2017/04-2019/03
    Total budget amount: 4,160,000 yen
    Keywords: 

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