Faculty Members


Assistant 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
    - null, 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/
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
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 provided in English are shown with (E) mark

Undergraduate school
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Functional Chemistry
  • Chemical Experiments
  • Chemical Exercise
  • Graduation Thesis
  • Seminar 2
  • Seminar 3
Graduate school
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Authors: Nguyen Thi Thu Hien, 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
    Year: 2017
  4. 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
  5. 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, No. 7, pp. 940-943, The Chemical Society of Japan
    Year: 2017
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Authors: Wang Pengyu, Tohriyama Hiroko , Yokoyama Kazuya, OHTANI Masataka, ASAHARAHaruyasu, 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
Invited lectures
  1. , 2017/07/01
  2. , 2016/07/30
  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

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Social activities

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