Hiroshi Yabu Junior Principal Investigator Ph.D.

Job Associate Professor and Junior Principal Investigator, WPI-AIMR
Group Device/System Group
Laboratory H. Yabu Laboratory (will open in a new tab)
Address Room 307, 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-)
  • 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-)
  • Synthesis of metal-complex catalysts for energy and chemical conversion systems (2017-)

Main Publication List

  • Bifunctional Rare Metal-Free Electrocatalysis Synthesized Entirely from Biomass Resources, H. Yabu, K. Ishibashi, M. S. Grewal, Y. Matsuo, N. Shoji and K. Ito, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM), 23(1) 31-40 (2022).
  • Bridging pico-to-nanonewtons with a ratiometric force probe for nanoscale polymer physics before damage, R. Kotani, S. Yokoyama, S. Nobusue, S. Yamaguchi, A. Osuka, H. Yabu, S. Saito, Nature Communications, 13, 303 (2022).
  • Amphiphilic Perforated Honeycomb Films for Gravimetric Liquid Separation B. Chen, T. Wada, H. Yabu, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 9(1), 2101954 (2022).
  • Pyrolysis-free Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) Electrocatalysts Composed of Unimolecular Layer Metal Azaphthalocyanines Adsorbed onto Carbon Materials H. Yabu*, K. Nakamura, Y. Matsuo, Y. Umejima, H. Matsuyama, J. Nakamura and K. Ito, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 4(12), 14380-14389 (2021)
  • Fabrication of Nanostructured Composite Microspheres Based on the Self-Assembly of Polymers and Functional Nanomaterials, H. Yabu, Particles and Particle Systems Characterization, 36(9), 1900178 (2019).


  • 12th Bridgestone Soft Materials Frontier Award: Encouragement Award, The Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan (2021).
  • The Ichimura Prize in Science for Distinguished Achievement, The New Technology Development Foundation, Japan (2016).
  • The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan (2014).
  • Konica Minolta Science and Technology Foundation Award, The Imaging Society Japan, Japan (2014).
  • CSJ Award for Young Investigators, The Chemical Society of Japan (2011).

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