Photocatalysis, Electrochemistry, Laser Spectroscopy

[Associate Professor] Akira Yamakata

Basic Information

Akira Yamakata

Degree

Doctor of Science

Date of birth

1971/7/1

Laboratory Name

Quantum Interface Laboratory

Research Fields

Photocatalysis, Electrochemistry, Laser Spectroscopy

Website

http://www.toyota-ti.ac.jp/Lab/Zairyo/QIL-Website/Home-J.html

E-mail Address

Academic Background

Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1999

Work History

1998.4-1999.3 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
1999.4-2003.9 Researcher, Surface Chemistry Laboratory, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology (KAST).
2003.10-2010.8 Assistant Professor, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University
2006.6-2006.8 Visiting Researcher, Department of Chemical Physics of Fritz-Haber-Institute der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany.
2010.8-present Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute.
2011.10-present Research Fellow, Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Membership of Academic Societies

Catalysis Society of Japan, Surface Science Society of Japan, Electrochemical Society of Japan

Research Themes

Charge Carrier Dynamics on Photocatalysts
Development of High Efficient Photocatalysts
Charge Carrier Dynamics on Electrified Interfaces
Electrochemical Reactions on Semiconductor Electrodes
Dynamics of Water Structure at Electrufied Interface

Original Papers

[Academic Year]2014
[Articles]Behavior and Energy State of Photogenerated Charge Carriers in Single-Crystalline and Polycrystalline Powder SrTiO3 Studied by Time-Resolved Absorption Spectroscopy in the Visible to Mid-Infrared Region
[Author]Yamakata Akira、 Junie Jhon M. Vequizo、 Masayuki Kawaguchi
[Date of Issue]2014/12/22
[journal]J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 1880-1885 (2015).


[Academic Year]2014
[Articles]Behavior and Energy States of Photogenerated Charge Carriers on Pt- or CoOx‑Loaded LaTiO2N Photocatalysts: Time-Resolved Visible to Mid-Infrared Absorption Study
[Author]Yamakata Akira、 Masayuki Kawaguchi、 Naoyuki Nishimura、 Tsutomu Minegishi、 Jun Kubota、 Kazunari Domen
[Date of Issue]2014/9/19
[journal]J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 23897-23906 (2014).


[Academic Year]2013
[Articles]Effect of Particle Size on the Photocatalytic Activity of WO3 Particles for Water Oxidation
[Author]Fumiaki Amano、 Eri Ishinaga、 Yamakata Akira
[Date of Issue]2013/10/10
[journal]J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 22584-22590 (2013).


[Academic Year]2013
[Articles]Real-Time Observation of the Destruction of Hydration Shells under Electrochemical Force
[Author]Yamakata Akira、 Eiji Soeta、 Tatsuya Ishiyama、 Masatoshi Osawa、 Akihiro Morita
[Date of Issue]2013/9/17
[journal]J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 15033-15039 (2013).


[Academic Year]2013
[Articles]Photocatalytic activity of titania particles calcined at high temperature:Investigating deactivation
[Author]Fumiaki Amano、 Masashi Nakata、 Kenji Asami、 Yamakata Akira
[Date of Issue]2013/6/27
[journal]Chemical Physics Letters 579, 111-113 (2013).


[Academic Year]2013
[Articles]Electronically cross-linked PbS quantum dot networks using polymers as surface ligands
[Author]Wei Lu、 Yue Yang、 Yamakata Akira、 Itaru Kamiya
[Date of Issue]2013/4/24
[journal]NANO 8, 2, 1350013 (2013).


[Academic Year]2012
[Articles]Structural changes of the KcsA potassium channel upon application of the electrode potential studied by surface-enhanced IR absorption spectroscopy
[Author]Yamakata Akira、 Hirofumi Shimizu、 Masatoshi Osawa、 Shigetoshi Oiki
[Date of Issue]2013/03/16
[journal]Chemical Physics 419, 224-228 (2013).


[Academic Year]2012
[Articles]Cobalt-Modified Porous Single-Crystalline LaTiO2N for Highly Efficient Water Oxidation under Visible Light
[Author]Fuxiang Zhang, Yamakata Akira, Kazuhiko Maeda, Yosuke Moriya, Tsuyoshi Takata, Jun Kubota, Katsuya Teshima, Shuji Oishi, and Kazunari Domen
[Date of Issue]2012/05/08
[journal]J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 8348-8351 (2012).


[Academic Year]2011
[Articles]Infrared Spectroscopic Study of the Potential Change at Cocatalyst Particles on Oxynitride Photocatalysts for Water Splitting by Visible Light Irradiation
[Author]Xuwang Lu(The University of Tokyo)、 Athula Bandara(The University of Tokyo)、 Masao Katayama(The University of Tokyo)、 Yamakata Akira、 Jun Kubota(The University of Tokyo)、 Kazunari Domen(The University of Tokyo)
[Date of Issue]2011/10/31
[journal]J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 23902-23907 (2011).


[Academic Year]2011
[Articles]Effect of Photoexcited Electron Dynamics on Photocatalytic Efficiency of Bismuth Tungstate
[Author]Fumiaki Amano(Hokkaido University)、 Yamakata Akira、 Kohei Nogami(Hokkaido University)、 Masatoshi Osawa(Hokkaido University)、 Bunsho Ohtani(Hokkaido University)
[Date of Issue]2011/7/14
[journal]J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 16598-16605 (2011).


[Academic Year]2011
[Articles]Potential-Dependent Recombination Kinetics of Photogenerated Electrons in n- and p-Type GaN Photoelectrodes Studied by Time-Resolved IR Absorption Spectroscopy
[Author]Yamakata Akira、 Masaaki Yoshida(The University of Tokyo)、 Jun Kubota(The University of Tokyo)、 Masatoshi Osawa(Hokkaido University)、 Kazunari Domen(The University of Tokyo)
[Date of Issue]2011/6/17
[journal]J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 11351-11357 (2011).


[Academic Year]2010
[Articles]Destruction of the Water Layer on a Hydrophobic Surface Induced by the Forced Approach of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Cations
[Author]Yamakata Akira and Masatoshi Osawa
[Date of Issue]2010/4
[journal]J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 1, 1487-1491 (2010).

Reviews

[Academic Year]2014
[Articles]Destruction of hydration shells on the electrified interface
[Author]Yamakata Akira、Masatoshi Osawa、 Akihiro Morita
[Date of Issue]2014/9/5


[Academic Year]2014
[Articles]Behavior of photogenerated charge carriers on photocatalysts studied by time-resolved IR absorption spectroscopy
[Author]Fumiaki Amano、Yamakata Akira
[Date of Issue]2014/4/10


[Academic Year]2011
[Articles]Photoenergy conversion at the surfaces
[Author]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Issue]2011/4


[Academic Year]2010
[Articles]IR absorption study of water structure at the electrified interfaces
[Author]Masatoshi Osawa, Yamakata Akira
[Date of Issue]2011/1


[Academic Year]2005
[Articles]Time-resolved infrared absorption study of photochemical reactions over metal oxides
[Author]Yamakata Akira, T. Ishibashi, K. Takeshita and H. Onishi
[Date of Issue]2005


[Academic Year]2003
[Articles]Kinetics of the Photocatalytic Water-splitting Reaction on TiO2 and Pt/TiO2 Studied by Time-resolved Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy
[Author]Yamakata Akira, T. Ishibashi, and H. Onishi
[Date of Issue]2003

Books

[Academic Year]2013
[Books]Catalytic design,reaction control
[Author/Editor]Akira Yamakata
[Date of Issue]2013/4

[Academic Year]2012
[Books]Artificial Photosynthesis
[Author/Editor]Akira Yamakata
[Date of Issue]2013/3


[Academic Year]2010
[Books]Catalysis 2010
[Author/Editor]Akira Yamakata
[Date of Issue]2010/4


[Academic Year]2010
[Books]Solar Cells
[Author/Editor]Akira Yamakata
[Date of Issue]2010/3


[Academic Year]2008
[Books]TiO2
[Author/Editor]Akira Yamakata
[Date of Issue]2008/2

Conference Presentations

[Academic Year]2014
[Academic Society]Frontiers of Artificial Photosynthesis JST PRESTO Project "Chemical Conversion of Light Energy"
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Presentation]2015/3/26


[Academic Year]2014
[Academic Society]2014 International Conference on Artificial Photosynthesis (ICARP2014)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 Masayuki Kawaguchi、 Jun Kubota、 Kazunari Domen
[Date of Presentation]2014/11/26


[Academic Year]2014
[Academic Society]Vietnam Malaysia International Chemical Congress (VMICC)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Presentation]2014/11/7


[Academic Year]2014
[Academic Society]16th Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM) National Physics Conference, 2014 International Conference on Applied Physics and Materials Science (ICAMS2014)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Presentation]2014/10/24


[Academic Year]2014
[Academic Society]2014 International Conference on Applied Physics and Materials Science (ICAMS2014)
[Speakers]Junie Jhon M. Vequizo、 Yamakata Akira
[Date of Presentation]2014/10/24


[Academic Year]2014
[Academic Society]2014 ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 Masayuki Kawaguchi、 Jun Kubota、 Kazunari Domen
[Date of Presentation]2014/10/05


[Academic Year]2014
[Academic Society]UK-Japan Solar Driven Fuel Synthesis Workshop: Materials, Understanding and Reactor Design
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Presentation]2014/9/18


[Academic Year]2014
[Academic Society]International Peradeniya University Research Sessions (iPURSE)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 Masayuki Kawaguchi、 Jun Kubota、 Kazunari Domen
[Date of Presentation]2014/7/4


[Academic Year]2013
[Academic Society]EMN Spring Meeting (Energy Materials Nanotechnology) 2014
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 Masayuki Kawaguchi、 Jun Kubota、 Kazunari Domen
[Date of Lecture]2014/3/1


[Academic Year]2013
[Academic Society]Seventh International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS-7)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2013/8/29


[Academic Year]2013
[Academic Society]The 15th Asian Chemical Congress (15ACC)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2013/8/22


[Academic Year]2013
[Academic Society]The 14th Japan-Korea Symposium on Catalysis
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 M.Ohkawa、 I.Kamiya
[Date of Presentation]2013/7/2


[Academic Year]2013
[Academic Society]The XVIth International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS 2013)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 Masatoshi Osawa
[Date of Presentation]2013/5/20


[Academic Year]2013
[Academic Society]9th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-9)
[Speakers]Kazuma Ikeda、 M. Inagaki、 Nobuaki Kojima、 Yoshio Ohshita、 Masafumi Yamaguchi、 Yamakata Akira
[Date of Presentation]2013/4/15


[Academic Year]2012
[Academic Society]Frontiers of Artificial Photosynthesis JST PRESTO Project "Chemical Conversion of Light Energy"
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、Naoyuki Nishimura、Kou Minegish、Jun Kubota、Kazunari Domen
[Date of Lecture]2013/3/23


[Academic Year]2012
[Academic Society]Cambodian Malaysian Chemical Conference (CMCC) 2012
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、M. Yoshida、J. Kubota、M. Osawa、K. Domen
[Date of Lecture]2012/10/19


[Academic Year]2012
[Academic Society]17th Malaysian Chemical Congress (17MCC)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、M. Yoshida、J. Kubota、M. Osawa、K. Domen
[Date of Lecture]2012/10/15


[Academic Year]2012
[Academic Society]The 63rd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 Masaaki Yoshida、 Jun Kubota、 Masatoshi Osawa、 Kazunari Domen
[Date of Presentation]2012/8/20


[Academic Year]2012
[Academic Society]Workshop on Exploring the Structures and Dynamics of Water at Interfaces
[Speakers]Akira Yamakata
[Date of Presentation]2012/6/22


[Academic Year]2011
[Academic Society]JST-PRESTO International Joint Symposium on Photo-Science Leading to a Sustainable Society: Environment, Energy, Functional Materials
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2012/3/26


[Academic Year]2011
[Academic Society]The 14th Asian Chemical Congress 2011
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 M. Osawa
[Date of Lecture]2011/9/7


[Academic Year]2011
[Academic Society]The 14th Asian Chemical Congress 2011 -Cambodia Satellite Meeting
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 M. Osawa
[Date of Lecture]2011/9/4


[Academic Year]2010
[Academic Society]2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 M. Osawa
[Date of Presentation]2010/12/18


[Academic Year]2010
[Academic Society]Symposium on Advanced Spectroscopy
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2010/10/8


[Academic Year]2010
[Academic Society]61st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 M. Osawa
[Date of Presentation]2010/9/28


[Academic Year]2009
[Academic Society]The second Asian Spectroscopy Conference
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 M. Osawa
[Date of Presentation]2009/11/30

Invited Lectures

[Academic Year]2014
[Lecture]Vietnam Malaysia International Chemical Congress (VMICC)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2014/11/7


[Academic Year]2014
[Lecture]16th Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM) National Physics Conference, 2014 International Conference on Applied Physics and Materials Science (ICAMS2014)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2014/10/24


[Academic Year]2014
[Lecture]UK-Japan Solar Driven Fuel Synthesis Workshop: Materials, Understanding and Reactor Design
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2014/9/18

[Academic Year]2014
[Lecture]International Peradeniya University Research Sessions (iPURSE)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 Masayuki Kawaguchi、 Jun Kubota、 Kazunari Domen
[Date of Lecture]2014/7/4

[Academic Year]2013
[Lecture]EMN Spring Meeting (Energy Materials Nanotechnology) 2014
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 Masayuki Kawaguchi、 Jun Kubota、 Kazunari Domen
[Date of Lecture]2014/3/1

[Academic Year]2013
[Lecture]Seventh International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy(ICAVS-7)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2013/8/29


[Academic Year]2013
[Lecture]The 15th Asian Chemical Congress (15ACC)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2013/8/22


[Academic Year]2012
[Lecture]Cambodian Malaysian Chemical Conference (CMCC) 2012
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2012/10/19


[Academic Year]2012
[Lecture]17th Malaysian Chemical Congress (17MCC)
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2012/10/15


[Academic Year]2012
[Lecture]Seminar at Department of Electrical Enginnering, National Chung Hsing University
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2012/6/25


[Academic Year]2012
[Lecture]Workshop on Exploring the Structures and Dynamics of Water at Interfaces
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2012/6/22


[Academic Year]2011
[Lecture]The 14th Asian Chemical Congress 2011
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、Masatoshi Osawa
[Date of Lecture]2011/9/7


[Academic Year]2011
[Lecture]The 14th Asian Chemical Congress 2011 -Cambodia Satellite Meeting
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 Masatoshi Osawa
[Date of Lecture]2011/9/4


[Academic Year]2010
[Lecture]Symposium on Advanced Spectroscopy
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira
[Date of Lecture]2010/10/8


[Academic Year]2009
[Lecture]The second Asian Spectroscopy Conference
[Speakers]Yamakata Akira、 M. Osawa
[Date of Lecture]2009/11/30

Awards

[Academic Year]2014
[prize]Academic Award, Nagai Foundation for Science and Technology
[Prize Winner]Akira Yamakata
[Award-Winning Date]2015/3/6

[Academic Year]2013
[prize]Young Reseacher Award, Toyota Reseach Foundation
[Prize Winner]Akira Yamakata
[Award-Winning Date]2014/3/7


[Academic Year]2013
[prize]Teaching Excellence Award, Toyota Technological Institute
[Prize Winner]Akira Yamakata
[Award-Winning Date]2013/10/21


[Academic Year]2012
[prize]Teaching Excellence Award, Toyota Technological Institute
[Prize Winner]Akira Yamakata
[Award-Winning Date]2012/10/29

[Academic Year]2009
[prize]Young Researcher Award, Hokkaido branch of Chemical Society of Japan
[Prize Winner]Akira Yamakata
[Award-Winning Date]2010/1/27


[Academic Year]2009
[prize]Young Researcher Award, the Spectroscopical Society of Japan
[Prize Winner]Akira Yamakata
[Award-Winning Date]2009/11/16


[Academic Year]2004
[prize]Young Researcher Award, the Surface Science Society of Japan
[Prize Winner]Akira Yamakata
[Award-Winning Date]2004/11/7

Miscellaneous

[Academic Year]2010
Research Highlights
[Date of Issue]2011/4/18


[Academic Year]2010
News Letter
[Date of Issue]2011/4/18

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