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Hirotomo Nishihara


Dr. Hirotomo Nishihara

Associate Professor
Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials,
Tohoku University

JST PREST Researcher
Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports
Editorial Board member of Tanso
Ÿ Award

Feb 15, 2014 BCSJ Award "Large Pseudocapacitance in Quinone-Functionalized Zeolite-Templated Carbon"
Mar 8, 2012 Prize of the Tokin Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology "Synthesis and applications of nanocarbon-based materials"
Dec 1, 2010 The Japan Carbon Society Award for Young Researcher "Development of Nanocarbons for Energy Storage"
Jan 15, 2009 Best Poster Award (in 2009 Gordon Research Conference on Hydrocarbon Resources) "Fabrication of high power electrochemical capacitor using zeolite templated carbon"
Jul 14, 2008 The Japan Carbon Award for Young Researcher (in Carbon 2008) "Understanding of the Electrochemical Process in Supercapacitor by using Zeolite Templated Carbon as a Model Material"
Jan 11, 2007 Best Poster Competition Finalist (in 2007 Gordon Research Conference on Hydrocarbon Resources) "Carbon-coated ordered mesoporous silicas with hydrophobicity and electrical conductivity"
Dec 8, 2006 Award for Young Researchers of Hatano, "Synthesis of Functional Materials with Ice-Template Method"
Jun 5, 2004 Best Presentation Award for Student (in Conference on Separation Process Engineers, Japan) "Control of Hierarchical Structure of Carbon Cryogels with Ice-Template Method"
May 23, 2004 Scholarship for attending FOA8 from The Japanese Society on Adsorption

Ÿ Selective publications (* corresponding author)


R. Berenguer, R. Ruiz-Rosas, A. Gallardo, D. Cazorla-Amoros, E. Morallon, H. Nishihara, T. Kyotani, J. Rodriguez-Mirasol, T. Cordero*, "Enhanced Electro-oxidation Resistance of Carbon Electrodes Induced by Phosphorus Surface Groups", Carbon, 95, 681-689, 2015.

Khanin Nueangnoraj, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Takafumi Ishii, Norihisa Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Itoi, Raul Berenguer, Ramiro Ruiz-Rosas, Diego Cazorla-Amoros, Emilia Morallon, Masashi Ito, Takashi Kyotani, "Pseudocapacitance of Zeolite-Templated Carbon in Organic Electrolytes", Energy Storage Mater., 1, 35-41, 2015.

Kanokwan Kongpatpanich, Satoshi Horike*, Yu-ichi Fujiwara, Naoki Ogiwara, Hirotomo Nishihara, Susumu Kitagawa*, "Formation of Foam-like Microstructural Carbon by Carbonization of Porous Coordination Polymer via Ligand-assisted Foaming Process", Chem. Eur. J., 21, 13278-13283 (2015)
¦ Hot paper

Yu-ichi Fujiwara, Satoshi Horike*, Kanokwan Kongpatpanich, Takashi Sugiyama, Norio Tobori, Hirotomo Nishihara, Susumu Kitagawa, "Control of pore distribution of porous carbons derive from Mg2+ porous coordination polymers", Inorg. Chem. Front., 2, 473-476 (2015).

Tomoki Ogoshi,* Kumiko Yoshikoshi, Ryuta Sueto, Hirotomo Nishihara, Tada-aki Yamagishi, "Porous Carbon Fibers Containing Angstrom-Level Controlled Pores from Pillar[6]arene Cavity Size by Calcination of Two Dimensional Porous Sheets", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 1-5 (2015).

S. Leyva-Garcia, K. Nueangnoraj, D. Lozano-Castello, H. Nishihara, T. Kyotani, E. Morallon, D. Cazorla-Amoros*, "Characterization of a zeolite-templated carbon by electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance and in situ Raman spectroscopy", Carbon, 89, 63-73 (2015).

Shinichiroh Iwamura, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Yoshitaka Ono, Haruhiko Morito, Hisanori Yamane, Hiroki Nara, Tetsuya Osaka, Takashi Kyotani, "Li-Rich Li-Si Alloy As A Lithium-Containing Negative Electrode Material Towards High Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries", Sci. Rep., 5, 8085 (2015).
-> Hot paper (January 2015)

Hirotomo Nishihara,* Takashi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Itoi, Bai-Gang An, Shinichiroh Iwamura, Raul Berenguer, and Takashi Kyotani, "Conversion of Silica Nanoparticles into Si Nanocrystals through Electrochemical Reduction", Nanoscale, 6, 10574-10583 (2014).
-> Back cover

Hirotomo Nishihara,* Somlak Ittisanronnachai, Hiroyuki Itoi, Li-Xiang Li, Kimichi Suzuki, Umpei Nagashima, Hiroshi Ogawa, Takashi Kyotani, Masashi Ito, "Experimental and Theoretical Study of Hydrogen/Deuterium Spillover on Pt-Loaded Zeolite-Templated Carbon", J. Phys. Chem. C, 118, 9551-9559 (2014).

Hiroyuki Itoi, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Takafumi Ishii, Khanin Nueangnoraj, Raul Berenguer-Betrian, Takashi Kyotani, "Large Pseudocapacitance in Quinone-Functionalized Zeolite-Templated Carbon", Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 87, 250-257 (2014).
-> BCSJ Award article
-> Front cover

Ying Tao, Xiaoying Xie, Wei Lv, Dai-Ming Tang, Debin Kong, Zhenghong Huang, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takafumi Ishii, Baohua Li, Dmitri Golberg, Feiyu Kang, Takashi Kyotani, Quan-Hong Yang,* "Towards ultrahigh volumetric capacitance: graphene derived highly dense but porous carbons for supercapacitors", Sci. Rep., 3, 2975 (2013).

Masashi Ito, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Kentaro Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Itoi, Hideki Tanaka, Akira Maki, Minoru T. Miyahara, Seung Jae Yang, Chong Rae Park, Takashi Kyotani, "Reversible Pore Size Control of Elastic Microporous Material by Mechanical Force", Chem.|Eur. J., 19, 13009-13016 (2013).
-> Back cover

Khanin Nueangnoraj, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Katsuaki Imai, Hiroyuki Itoi, Takafumi Ishii, Manabu Kiguchi, Yohei Sato, Masami Terauchi, Takashi Kyotani, "Formation of crosslinked-fullerene-like framework as negative replica of zeolite Y", Carbon, 62, 455-464 (2013).

Yukikazu Takeoka,* Shinya Yoshioka,* Atsushi Takano, Shigeo Arai, Khanin Nueangnoraj, Hirotomo Nishihara, Midori Teshima, Yumiko Ohtsuka, and Takahiro Seki, "Production of Colored Pigments with Amorphous Arrays of Black and White Colloidal Particles", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52, 7261-7265 (2013).

Angel Berenguer-Murcia, Ramiro R. Ruiz-Rosas, Jaime Garcia-Aguilar, Khanin Nueangnoraj, Hirotomo Nishihara, Emilia Morallon, Takashi Kyotani, and Diego Cazorla Amoros*, "Binderless thin films of zeolite-templated carbon electrodes useful for electrochemical microcapacitors with ultrahigh rate performance", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 10331-10334 (2013).

Raul Berenguer, Hirotomo Nishihara, Hiroyuki Itoi, Takafumi Ishii, Emilia Morallon,* Diego Cazorla-Amoros, Takashi Kyotani, "Electrochemical generation of oxygen-containing groups in an ordered microporous zeolite-templated carbon", Carbon, 54, 94-104 (2013).
-> Front cover

Shinichiroh Iwamura, Hirotomo Nishihara*, Takashi Kyotani, "Fast and reversible lithium storage in a wrinkled structure formed from Si nanoparticles during lithiation/delithiation cycling", J. Power Sources, 222, 400-409 (2013).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Takashi Kyotani, "Templated Nanocarbons for Energy Storage", Adv. Mater., 24, 4473-4498 (2012).
-> Inside cover
-> Most Accessed in 7/2012, Advanced Materials
-> Most Accessed in 8/2012, Advanced Materials

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Takashi Kyotani, "Zeolite-Templated Carbon - Its Unique Characteristics and Applications", Novel Carbon Adsorbents, Editor: J Tascon, Elsevier, Chapter 10, in press.

Seung Jae Yang, Ji Hyuk Im, Hirotomo Nishihara, Haesol Jung, Kunsil Lee, Takashi Kyotani, and Chong Rae Park*, "General Relationship between Hydrogen Adsorption Capacities at 77 and 298 K and Pore Characteristics of the Porous Adsorbents", J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 10529-10540 (2012).

Shinichiroh Iwamura, Hirotomo Nishihara*, Takashi Kyotani, "Effect of Buffer Size around Nanosilicon Anode Particles for Lithium-Ion Batteries", J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 6004-6011 (2012).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Taeri Kwon, Yu Fukura, Wataru Nakayama, Yasuto Hoshikawa, Shinichiroh Iwamura, Norikazu Nishiyama, Tetsuji Itoh, and Takashi Kyotani, "Fabrication of a Highly Conductive Ordered Porous Electrode by Carbon-Coating of a Continuous Mesoporous Silica Film", Chem. Mater., 23, 3144-3151 (2011).

Hiroyuki Itoi, Hirotomo Nishihara*, Taichi Kogure, and Takashi Kyotani, "Three-Dimensionally Arrayed and Mutually Connected 1.2 nm-Nanopores for High-Performance Electric Double Layer Capacitor", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 1165-1167 (2011).

K. Takai*, T. Suzuki, T. Enoki, H. Nishihara, T. Kyotani, "Structure and magnetic properties of curved graphene networks and the effects of bromine and potassium adsorption", Phys. Rev. B, 81, 205420 (2010).

Taeri Kwon, Hirotomo Nishihara*, Yu Fukura, Kouta Inde, Norihiko Setoyama, Yoshiaki Fukushima, Takashi Kyotani, "Carbon-coated mesoporous silica as an electrode material", Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 132, 421-427 (2010).

Taeri Kwon, Hirotomo Nishihara*, Hiroyuki Itoi, Quan-Hong Yang, Takashi Kyotani, "Enhancement Mechanism of Electrochemical Capacitance in Nitrogen-/Boron-Doped Carbons with Uniform Straight Nanochannels", Langmuir, 25, 11961-11968 (2009).

Li-Xiang Li*, Bai-Gang An, Hirotomo Nishihara, Toshifumi Shiroya, Hiroyuki Aikyo, Tatsushi Isojima, Masaki Yamamoto, Takashi Kyotani, "Water-dispersible ''carbon nanopods'' with controllable graphene layer orientation", Chem. Commun., 4554-4556 (2009).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Hiroyuki Itoi, Taichi Kogure, Peng-Xiang Hou, Hidekazu Touhara, Fujio Okino, Takashi Kyotani, "Investigation of the Ion Storage/Transfer Behavior in Electrical Double Layer Capacitor by Using Ordered Microporous Carbon as a Model Material", Chem. Eur. J., 15, 5355-5363 (2009).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Quan-Hong Yang*, Peng-Xiang Hou, Masashi Unno, Seigo Yamauchi, Riichiro Saito, Juan I. Paredes, Amelia Martinez-Alonso, Juan M.D. Tascon, Yohei Sato, Masami Terauchi, Takashi Kyotani, "A Possible Buckybowl-Like Structure of Zeolite Templated Carbon", Carbon, 47, 1220-1230 (2009).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Peng-Xiang Hou, Li-Xiang Li, Masashi Ito, Makoto Uchiyama, Tomohiro Kaburagi, Ami Ikura, Junji Katamura, Takayuki Kawarada, Kazuhiko Mizuuchi, Takashi Kyotani, "High Pressure Hydrogen Storage in Zeolite Templated Carbon", J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 3189-3196 (2009).

Shin R. Mukai, Hirotomo Nishihara*, Hajime Tamon, "Morphology maps of ice-templated silica gels derived from silica hydrogels and hydrosols", Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 116, 166-170 (2008).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Shinichiroh Iwamura, Takashi Kyotani, "Synthesis of silica-based porous monoliths with straight nanochannels using ice-rod nanoarray as a template", J. Mater. Chem., 18, 3662-3670 (2008).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Yu Fukura, Kouta Inde, Katsuyuki Tsuji, Masataka Takeuchi and Takashi Kyotani, "Carbon-coated mesoporous silica with hydrophobicity and electrical conductivity", Carbon, 46, 48-53 (2008).

Peng-Xiang Hou, Hironori Orikasa*, Hiroyuki Itoi, Hirotomo Nishihara and Takashi Kyotani, "Densification of ordered microporous carbons and controlling their micropore size by hot-pressing", Carbon, 45, 2011-2016 (2007).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Shin R. Mukai, Yuusuke Fujii, T. Tago, T. Masuda and Hajime Tamon, "Preparation of monolithic SiO2/Al2O3 cryogels with inter-connected macropores through ice-templating", J. Mater. Chem., 16, 3231-3236 (2006).

Nattaporn Tonanon*, Adisak Siyasukh, Yunyong Wareenin, Tawatchai Charinpanitkul, Wiwut Tanthapanichakoon, Hirotomo Nishihara, Shin R. Mukai and Hajime Tamon, "3D interconnected macroporous carbon monoliths prepared by ultrasonic irradiation", Carbon, 43, 2808-2811 (2005).

Shin R. Mukai*, Chikaya Tamitsuji, Hirotomo Nishihara and Hajime Tamon, "Preparation of mesoporous carbon gels from an inexpensive combination of phenol and formaldehyde", Carbon, 43, 2628-2641 (2005).

Shin R. Mukai*, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Yoshida, Kenichi Taniguchi and Hajime Tamon, "Morphology of resorcinol-formaldehyde gels obtained through ice-templating", Carbon, 43, 1563-1565 (2005).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Shin R. Mukai, Daisuke Yamashita and Hajime Tamon, "Ordered Macroporous Silica by Ice-Templating", Chem. Mater., 17, 683-689 (2005).

Nattaporn Tonanon, A. Siyasukh, Wiwut Tanthapanichakoon, Hirotomo Nishihara, Shin R. Mukai and Hajime Tamon, "Improvement of mesoporosity of carbon cryogels by ultrasonic irradiation", Carbon, 43, 525-531 (2005).

Shin R. Mukai*, Hirotomo Nishihara, Seiji Shichi and Hajime Tamon, "Preparation of Porous TiO2 Cryogel Fibers Through Unidirectional Freezing of Hydrogel Followed by Freeze-Drying", Chem. Mater., 16, 4987-4991 (2004).

Nattaporn Tonanon*, Wiwut Tanthapanichakoon, Takuji Yamamoto, Hirotomo Nishihara, Shin R. Mukai and Hajime Tamon, "Formation of Unique Nanowhiskers on Carbon Gels", Carbon, 42, 2119-2121 (2004).

Shin R. Mukai*, Hirotomo Nishihara and Hajime Tamon, "Formation of Monolithic Silica Gel Microhoneycombs (SMHs) Using Pseudosteady State Growth of Microstructural Ice Crystals", Chem. Commun., 874-875 (2004).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Shin R. Mukai and Hajime Tamon, "Preparation of Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Carbon Cryogel Microhoneycombs", Carbon, 42, 899-901 (2004).

Nattaporn Tonanon*, Wiwut Tanthapanichakoon, Takuji Yamamoto, Hirotomo Nishihara, Shin R. Mukai and Hajime Tamon, "Influence of Surfactants on Porous Properties of Carbon Cryogels Prepared by Sol-Gel Polycondensation of Resorcinol and Formaldehyde", Carbon, 41, 2981-2990 (2003).

Shin R. Mukai*, Hirotomo Nishihara and Hajime Tamon, "Porous Properties of Silica Gels with Controlled Morphology Synthesized by Unidirectional Freeze-Gelation", Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 63, 43-51 (2003).


Ÿ Invited lectures

"Zeolite-Templated Carbons and Their Applications",
Invited Lecture, International Symposium on Zeolites and MicroPorous Crystals 2015 (ZMPC2015), Sapporo, (July 2, 2015).

"Nanocarbons and composite materials for energy storage",
Invited Lecture, Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference 2015 (PACCON2015), Bangkok, (January 21, 2015).

"Pseudocapacitance of zeolite-templated carbon in organic electrolytes",
Invited Lecture, 2nd Spain-Japan Joint Symposium for Advanced Supercapacitors, Malaga, (September 18, 2014).

"Nanocarbons and composite materials for energy applications",
Invited Lecture, XXIII International Materials Research Congress 2014, Cancun, (August 19, 2014).

"Pseudocapacitance of zeolite-templated carbon",
Invited Lecture, The 7th Asian Conference on Electrochemical Power Sources (ACEPS]7), Osaka, (November 25, 2013).

"Template carbonization for advanced nanomaterials",
Invited Lecture, 4th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC4), Jeju, (November 5, 2013).

"Energy storage in nanocarbons and nanocomposites",
Invited Lecture, International Symposium for the 70th Anniversary of the Tohoku Branch of the Chemical Society of Japan, Sendai, (September 28, 2013).

"Unique Electrochemical Capacitance of Zeolite-Templated Carbons",
Invited Lecture, 2013 International Conference on Advanced Capacitors, Osaka, (May 27, 2013).

"Nanocarbons for energy storage applications",
Invited Lecture, ISPlasma 2012, Nagoya, (March 6, 2012).

"High Pressure Hydrogen Storage in Zeolite Templated Carbon",
Invited Lecture, CIMTEC 2010 5th Forum on New Materials, Montecatini Terme, (June 17, 2010).

"Understanding of the Electrochemical Process in Supercapacitor by using Zeolite Templated Carbon as a Model Material",
Featured Lecture, Carbon2008, Nagano, (July 14, 2008).


Ÿ Grant-in-aids/Collaborations

2014 to 2016 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
"Synthesis of Zeolite-Templated Carbon from Ionic Liquids"
2013 to 2016 JST PRESTO
"Development of Graphene-Based Elastic Porous Materials"
2013 to 2015 New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
"Development of Hydrogen Storage Materials Based on Adsorption"
2013 to 2014 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
"Synthesis of Nanocarbon-Based Fusion Materials"
2011 to 2012 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
"Organic Semiconductors Embedded in an Inorganic Transparent Nanoporous Electrode for Photovoltaic Cells"
2011 to 2013 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A)
"Synthesis of Nanocarbon Jungle Gym for High Performance EDLC"
2010 to 2012 JST Advanced Low Carbon Technology Research and Development Program
"Li-Si based nanocomposites for rechargeable lithium-ion battery anodes"
2010 to 2011 Collaboration with Hokkaido University Catalysis Research Center
"Development of Novel Catalysts based on Zeolite-Templated Carbons"
2010 to 2011 New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
"Understanding of the Hydrogen Storage Mechanism through Spillover by Using Zeolite-Templated Carbon as a Model Material"
2010 to 2011 Collaboration with Seiko PMC Corporation
"Development of Honeycomb Monoliths"
2009 to 2010 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
"Synthesis of Ordered Porous Carbons Composed of Graphene Walls"
2008 to 2009 New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
"Hydrogen Storage on Zeolite-Templated Carbons through a Combination of Physisorption and Spillover" (Main Researcher)
2008 Japan Science and Technology Agency
"Synthesis of Porous Carbons with Very Large Water-Vapor Capacity and Their Use for Heat-Pump"
2008 Collaboration with Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
"Synthesis and Characterization of Silica Aerogels and Their Use for Various Applications"
2007 to 2008 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
"Synthesis of Biocomponents-Included Honeycomb Supports under Mild Condition"
2007 to 2011 New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
"Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Hierarchically Designed Microporous Carbon Anodes Synthesized by Template Technique"
2006 Hybrid Nano-Materials Research Center Project
"Synthesis of Large-Scale Ordered Mesoporous Silica Film Coated with Thin Carbon Layer"




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