Hiroshi Yabu Junior Principal Investigator Ph.D.

Job Associate Professor
Group Device/System Group
Laboratory H. Yabu Laboratory
Address Office 4-3, AIMR Laboratory Building,Katahira Campus
Tel +81-22-217-5996
E-Mail hiroshi.yabu.d5@tohoku.ac.jp
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Research Interests

  • Preparation of nanostructured polymer particles by self-organization process (2005-)
  • Phase separation of polymers in nanoscale confinement spaces (2008-)
  • Fabrication and application of honeycomb films by using condensed water droplets (2003-)
  • Preparation of organic-inorganic composites (2009-)
  • Synthesis and application of biomimetic polymer materials (2012-)

Main Publication List

  • On-Demand Liquid Transportation Using Bioinspired Omniphobic Lubricated Surfaces Based on Self-Organized Honeycomb and Pincushion Films, Advanced Functional Materials, 25(27), (2015), 4195-4201, J. Kamei, H. Yabu
  • Synthesis of poly(dihydroxystyrene-block-styrene) (PDHSt-b-PSt) by the RAFT process and preparation of organic solvent dispersive Ag NPs by automatic reduction of metal ions in the presence of PDHSt-b-PSt, Chemical Communications, 51(18), (2015), 3743-3746, Y. Saito, H. Yabu
  • Rapid Reorientation of Microphase Separated Structures in Block Copolymer Nanoparticles through Microwave Annealing, Macromolecules, 46(10), (2013), 4064-4068, T. Higuchi, M. Shimomura, H. Yabu
  • Unique Phase-Separation Structures of Block-copolymer Nanoparticles, Advanced Materials, 17(17), (2005), 2062-2065, H. Yabu, T. Higuchi and M. Shimomura
  • Single-step Fabrication of Transparent Superhydrophobic Porous Polymer Films, Chemistry of Materials, 17(21), (2005), 5231-5234, H. Yabu and M. Shimomura


  • Konica Minolta Science and Technology Foundation Award, The Imaging Society Japan, Japan (2014)
  • The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan (2014)
  • Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (2011)
  • CSJ Award for Young Investigators, The Chemical Society of Japan (2011)
  • IUPAC Poster Award, MAM-08, Germany (2008)