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Professor Hirotomo Nishihara

WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University
IMRAM, Tohoku University
Hometown: Matsumoto
Editorial Board Member of Scientiric Reports
Editorial Board Member of Energy Storage Materials
Editorial Board Member of Journal of Porous Materials


[Contact information]
Mail:IMRAM, Tohoku University,
2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8577, Japan
TEL: +81-22-217-5625
FAX: +81-22-217-5626
E-mail: hirotomo.nishihara.b1*tohoku.ac.jp (Replace * with @ )

April 1996 to March 2000 Bachelor of Engineering
Undergraduate School of Industrial Chemistry, Kyoto University
April 2000 to March 2002 Master of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University
April 2002 to March 2005 Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University
April 2005 to July 2011 Assistant Professor IMRAM, Tohoku University
August 2011 to March 2020 Associate Professor IMRAM, Tohoku University
April 2020 to present Professor AIMR/IMRAM, Tohoku University

[Concurrent posts]

October 2013 to March 2017 PRESTO Researcher
JST, Japan
Sptember 2016 Invited Professor
Kasetsart University, Thailand
April 2017 to March 2018 Visiting Professor
University of Calgary, Canada


May 19, 2021
Awarded the Real Tech Fund Prize. (City of Sendai and Samurai Incubate)
December 15, 2020
Selected for the 2020 edition of the Asian Scientist 100 list
October 15, 2020
Awarded the 2020 JACI Step-up Award.
June 26, 2019
Gottfried Wargener Prize 2019 (German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan) "Development of advanced template techniques for functional carbon materials"
December 6, 2018
Best paper award (The Carbon Society of Japan) "Formation mechanism of zeolitetemplated carbons"
September 13, 2018
Publons Peer Review Awards 2018
June 15, 2017
Young Researcher Award (Japan Association for Chemical Innovation) "Development of New-Type of Heat Pump Based on Water Phase-Transition in Elastic Nanoporous Materials"
November 10, 2016
Young Researcher Award (The Japan Society on Adsorption) "Nanospace Control of Carbon Materials and Their Applications"
February 15, 2014
BCSJ Award "Large Pseudocapacitance in Quinone-Functionalized Zeolite-Templated Carbon"
March 8, 2012
Prize of the Tokin Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology "Synthesis and applications of nanocarbon-based materials"
December 1, 2010
The Japan Carbon Society Award for Young Researcher "Development of Nanocarbons for Energy Storage"
January 15, 2009
Best Poster Award (in 2009 Gordon Research Conference on Hydrocarbon Resources) "Fabrication of high power electrochemical capacitor using zeolite templated carbon"
July 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"
December 8, 2006
Award for Young Researchers of Hatano, "Synthesis of Functional Materials with Ice-Template Method"
June 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"


Papers (* corresponding author)
Tomoki Ogoshi*, Yuma Sakatsume, Katsuto Onishi, Rui Tang, Kazuma Takahashi, Hirotomo Nishihara, Yuta Nishina, Benoît D. L. Campéon, Takahiro Kakuta, Tada-Aki Yamagishi, "The carbonization of aromatic molecules with three-dimensional structures affords carbon materials with controlled pore sizes at the Ångstrom-level", Communications Chemistry, in press.
Yusuke Kawabe, Yosuke Miyakoshi, Rui Tang, Takeshi Fukuma1, Hirotomo Nishihara, Yasufumi Takahashi*, "Nanoscale Characterization of the Site-specific Degradation of Electric Double-Layer Capacitor using Scanning Electrochemical Cell Microscopy", Electrochemical Science Advances, in press.
Bin Zhang, Chong Luo, Guangmin Zhou, Zheng‐Ze Pan, Jiabin Ma, Hirotomo Nishihara, Yan‐Bing He, Feiyu Kang, Wei Lv*, Quan‐Hong Yang, "Lamellar MXene Composite Aerogels with Sandwiched Carbon Nanotubes Enable Stable Lithium–Sulfur Batteries with a High Sulfur Loading", Advanced Functional Materials, in press.
Marwa Atwa, Xiaoan Li, Zhaoxuan Wang, Samuel Dull, Shicheng Xu, Xia Tong, Rui Tang, Hirotomo Nishihara, Fritz Prinz, Viola Birss*, "Scalable Nanoporous Carbon Films Allow Line-of-Sight 3D Atomic Layer Deposition of Pt: Towards a New Generation Catalyst Layer for PEM Fuel Cells", Materials Horizons, 8, 2451-2462, 2021.

Summary:A self-supported, binder-free and scalable nanoporous carbon scaffold serves as an excellent host for the efficient and uniform atomic layer deposition of Pt nanoparticles, showing exemplary performance as a cathode catalyst layer in a PEM fuel cell.

Tomoki Hirohata, Naoki Shida, Hidehiro Uekusa, Nobuhiro Yasuda, Hirotomo Nishihara, Tomoki Ogoshi, Ikuyoshi Tomita, Shinsuke Inagi*, "Pillar[6]quinone:Facile Synthesis, Crystal Structures and Electrochemical Properties", Chemical Communications, 57, 6360-6363, 2021.

★It was selected for the cover picture.

Shogo Sunahiro, Keita Nomura, Shunsuke Goto, Kazuya Kanamaru, Rui Tang, Masanori Yamamoto, Takeharu Yoshii, Junko N. Kondo, Qi Zhao, Azeem Ghulam Nabi, Rachel Crespo-Otero, Devis Di Tommaso, Takashi Kyotani, Hirotomo Nishihara*, "Synthesis of graphene mesosponge via catalytic methane decomposition on magnesium oxide", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9, 14296-14308, 2021.

★It was selected for inside front cover.

★It was selected for HOT Papers (Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers)

Summary:The mechanism of methane activation on MgO was compared with that on γ-alumina. In both cases, oxygen-vacancy sites are formed on the surface of metal oxides, and catalyze graphene growth from methane. Thus, MgO functions a cost-effective replacement of the conventional γ-alumina to produce single-walled nanoporous graphene, graphene mesosponge (GMS).

Koki Chida, Takeharu Yoshii, Kazuma Takahashi, Masanori Yamamoto, Kazuya Kanamaru, Mao Ohwada, Varisara Deerattrakul, Jun Maruyama, Kazuhide Kamiya, Yuichiro Hayasaka, Masataka Inoue, Fumito Tani, Hirotomo Nishihara*, "Force-responsive ordered carbonaceous frameworks synthesized from Ni-porphyrin", Chemical Communications, 57, 6007-6010, 2021.

★It was selected for back cover

Summary:Ordered carbonaceous frameworks with developed pores were synthesized. Single-site metals are regularly arranged in the framework like metal-organic frameworks. The prepared materials possess a mechanically flexibility. This unique property is expected to open up new applications like a new type of switching material and a force-responsive electrocatalyst.

Yusaku Matsui, Tetsuya Yamada, Sayaka Suzuki, Takeharu Yoshii, Hirotomo Nishihara, Katsuya Teshima*, "One-Step Fabrication of Homogeneous Ta3N5 Crystal Photoanodes Using TaF5 Evaporation Supply for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting", ACS Applied Energy Materials, 4, 2690-2695, 2021.

Summary:The lamellar MXene/CNT composite aerogel composed of interconnected and parallel-aligned MXene/CNT/MXene sandwiches was prepared by a unidirectional freeze-drying method. The lamellae of MXene/CNT/MXene sandwiches form multiple physical barriers, coupled with chemical trapping and catalytic activity of the MXenes, effectively suppressing lithium polysulfide (LiPS) shuttling even for the high sulfur loading lithium-sulfur batteries.

Wei Yu, Xinbin Wu, Sijie Liu, Hirotomo Nishihara, Liangliang Li*, Ce-Wen Nan*, "A volatile redox mediator boosts the long-cycle performance of lithium-oxygen batteries", Energy Storage Materials, 38, 571-580, 2021.

Summary:In this work, we report a volatilization-dissolution strategy to supply a redox mediator (RM), 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinyloxy (TEMPO), via O2 atmosphere (TEMPO-O2) outside an assembled cell. Thanks to the continuous redox mediation of volatile TEMPO and the suppression of the RM’s shuttle effect, the Li-O2 battery demonstrates an ultra-long cycle life of 400 cycles (1600 h) at 250 mA g−1 under TEMPO-O2 atmosphere.

Atsushi Gabe, Mohammed Ouzzine, Erin E. Taylor, Nicholas P. Stadie, Naoki Uchiyama, Tomomi Kanai, Yuta Nishina, Hideki Tanaka, Zheng-Ze Pan, Takashi Kyotani, Hirotomo Nishihara*, "High-density monolithic pellets of double-sided graphene fragments based on zeolite-templated carbon", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9, 7503-7507, 2021.

Summary:High density nanoporous pellets with excellent mechanical strength were prepared by hot-pressing of zeolite-templated carbon mixed with a small amount of graphene oxide. The pellets exhibited anomalously high N2 adsorption amount at 77 K and high volumetric storage amount of H2 at 298 K.

Atsushi Ohma*, Yoshihisa Furuya, Tetsuya Mashio, Masashi Ito, Keita Nomura, Tomohiko Nagao, Hirotomo Nishihara, Hiroshi Jinnai, Takashi Kyotani, "Elucidation of oxygen reduction reaction and nanostructure of platinum-loaded graphene mesosponge for polymer electrolyte fuel cell electrocatalyst", Electrochimica Acta, 370, 137705, 2021.
Masanori Yamamoto*, Kazuma Takahashi, Mao Ohwada, Yuxin Wu, Kazuyuki Iwase, Yuichiro Hayasaka, Hisashi Konaka, Henry Cove, Devis Di Tommaso, Kazuhide Kamiya, Jun Maruyama, Fumito Tani, Hirotomo Nishihara*, "Iron porphyrin-derived ordered carbonaceous frameworks", Catalysis Today, 364, 164-171, 2021.
Zheng-Ze Pan, Aleksandra Govedarica, Hirotomo Nishihara*, Rui Tang, Cong Wang, Yi Luo, Wei Lv, Fei-Yu Kang, Milana Trifkovic*, Quan-Hong Yang*, "pH-Dependent Morphology Control of Cellulose Nanofiber/Graphene Oxide Cryogels", Small, 17, 2005564, 2021.
Takeharu Yoshii, Daiki Umemoto, Masanori Yamamoto, Yasutaka Kuwahara, Hirotomo Nishihara, Kohsuke Mori, Takashi Kyotani, Hiromi Yamashita*, "Pyrene‐Thiol‐modified Pd Nanoparticles on Carbon Support: Kinetic Control by Steric Hinderance and Improved Stability by the Catalyst‐Support Interaction", ChemCatChem, 12, 5880-5887, 2020.
Go Bong Choi, Seungki Hong, Jae-Hyung Wee, Doo-Won Kim, Tae Hoon Seo, Keita Nomura, Hirotomo Nishihara, and Yoong Ahm Kim*, "Quantifying carbon edge sites on depressing hydrogen evolution reaction activity", Nano Letters, 20, 5885-5892, 2020.
Hiroyuki Itoi*, Takeru Ninomiya, Hideyuki Hasegawa, Shintaro Maki, Akihiro Sakakibara, Ryutaro Suzuki, Yuto Kasai, Hiroyuki Iwata, Daiju Matsumura, Mao Ohwada, Hirotomo Nishihara, Yoshimi Ohzawa, "Unusual Redox Behavior of Ruthenocene Confined in the Micropores of Activated Carbon", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124, 15205-15215, 2020.
Jacek Jagiello*, Takashi Kyotani, Hirotomo Nishihara, "Development of a simple NLDFT model for the analysis of adsorption isotherms on zeolite templated carbon (ZTC)", Carbon, 169, 205-213, 2020.
Hirotomo Nishihara*, Kenta Matsuura, Mao Ohwada, Masanori Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsuo, Jun Maruyama, Yuichiro Hayasaka, Shingi Yamaguchi, Kazuhide Kamiya, Hisashi Konaka, Masataka Inoue, Fumito Tani*, "Synthesis of ordered carbonaceous framework with microporosity from porphyrin with ethynyl groups", Chem. Lett., 49, 619-623, 2020.
Rui Tang, Masanori Yamamoto, Keita Nomura, Emilia Morallon, Diego Cazorla-Amoros, Hirotomo Nishihara*, Takashi Kyotani, "Effect of carbon surface on degradation of supercapacitors in a negative potential range", J. Power Sources, 457, 228042, 2020.
Keita Nomura, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Masanori Yamamoto, Atsushi Gabe, Masashi Ito, Masanobu Uchimura, Yuta Nishina, Hideki Tanaka*, Minoru T. Miyahara, Takashi Kyotani "Force-driven reversible liquid-gas phase transition mediated by elastic nanosponges", Nat. Commun., 10, 2559, 2019
Pawan Boonyoung, Takatoshi Kasukabe, Yasuto Hoshikawa, Angel Berenguer-Murcia, Diego Cazorla-Amoros, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, Khanin Nueangnoraj* "A simple ‘nano-templating’ method using zeolite Y toward the formation of carbon schwarzites", Frontiers in Materials, 6, 104, 2019.
Cong Wang, Zheng‐Ze Pan, Wei Lv,* Bilu Liu, Jie Wei, Xiaohui Lv, Yi Luo, Hirotomo Nishihara, Quan-Hong Yang "A Directional Strain Sensor Based on Anisotropic Microhoneycomb Cellulose Nanofiber‐Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Aerogels Prepared by Unidirectional Freeze Drying", Small, 15, 1805363, 2019
Rui Tang, Kaishi Taguchi, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Takafumi Ishii, Emilia Morallon, Diego Cazorla-Amoros, Toshihiro Asada, Naoya Kobayashi, Yasuji Muramatsu, Takashi Kyotani "Insight into the origin of carbon corrosion in positive electrodes of supercapacitors", J. Mater. Chem. A, 7, 7480-7488, 2019

Keita Nomura, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Naoya Kobayashi, Toshihiro Asada, Takashi Kyotani "4.4 V supercapacitors based on super-stable mesoporous carbon sheet made of edge-free graphene walls", Energy Environ. Sci., 12, 1542-1549, 2019.

【Overseas press

★Feb 7, 2019
It was published on the PhysOrg website PhysOrg
★Feb 7, 2019
It was published on the EurekAlert! website EurekAlert!
★Feb 7, 2019
It was published on the Science World Report website Science World Report
★Feb 7, 2019
It was published on the Nanowerk website.Nanowerk
★Feb 7, 2019
It was published on the Asia Research News website.Asia Research News
★Feb 7, 2019
It was published on the R&D website.R&D
★Feb 7, 2019
It was published on the Science Daily website.Science Daily
★Feb 7, 2019
It was published on the AlphaGalileo website.AlphaGalileo
★Feb 8, 2019
It was published on the Rinnovabili website.Rinnovabili
★Feb 8, 2019
It was published on the AZO Materials website.AZO Materials
★Feb 8, 2019
It was published on the Energy Daily website. Energy Daily
★Feb 9, 2019
It was published on the LongRoom website.LongRoom
★Feb 9, 2019
It was published on the Knowridge Science Report website.
Knowridge Science Report
★Feb 11, 2019
It was published on the Innovation Toronto website.Innovation Toronto
★Feb 12, 2019
It was published on the Tech2.Org website.Tech2.Org
★Feb 13, 2019
It was published on the IOM3 website.IOM3
★Feb 19, 2019
It was published on the Asian Scientist website.Asian Scientist

田中秀樹,* 瀬戸 樹, 西原洋知, 京谷 隆, 宮原 稔 "メタン貯蔵材料開発を指向したゼオライト鋳型炭素合成の分子シミュレーション", 炭素, 285, 197-203, 2018.
Hirotomo Nishihara,* Mao Ohwada, Takuya Kamimura, Masato Nishimura, Hideki Tanaka, Shotaro Hiraide, Minoru T. Miyahara, Katsuhiko Ariga, Qingmin Ji, Jun Maruyama, Fumito Tani* "Central metal dependent modulation of induced-fit gas uptake in molecular porphyrin solids", Chem. Commun., 54, 7822-7825, 2018.
Hirotomo Nishihara,* Fumihide Ohtake, Alberto Castro-Muniz, Hiroyuki Itoi, Masashi Ito, Yuuichiroh Hayasaka, Jun Maruyama, Junko N. Kondo, Ryota Osuga, Takashi Kyotani "Enhanced hydrogen chemisorption and spillover on non-metallic nickel subnanoclusters", J. Mater. Chem. A, 6, 12523-12531, 2018.
Zheng-Ze Pan, Wei Lv, Yan-Bing He,* Yan Zhao, Guangmin Zhou, Liubing Dong, Shuzhang Niu, Chen Zhang, Ruiyang Lyu, Cong Wang, Huifa Shi, Wenjie Zhang, Feiyu Kang, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Quan-Hong Yang* "A nacre-like carbon nanotube sheet for high performance Li-polysulfide batteries with high sulfur loading", Adv. Sci., 5, 1800384, 2018.
Yukikazu Takeoka*, Masanori Iwata, Takahiro Seki, Khanin Nueangnoraj, Hirotomo Nishihara, Shinya Yoshioka "Structural coloration of a colloidal amorphous array is intensified by carbon nanolayers", Langmuir, 37, 4282-4288, 2018.
Hirotomo Nishihara,* Tomoya Shimura, Takashi Kyotani "Enhanced hydrogen spillover to fullerene at ambient temperature", Chem. Commun., 54, 3327-3330, 2018.

★It was chosen as HOT articles.
HOT ChemComm articles for February
★It was chosen as Inside Front Cover.
Inside Front Cover

Zheng-Ze Pan, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Wei Lv, Cong Wang, Yi Luo, Liubing Dong, Houfu Song, Wenjie Zhang, Feiyu Kang, Takashi Kyotani, Quan-Hong Yang* "Microhoneycomb Monoliths Prepared by the Unidirectional Freeze-Drying of Cellulose Nanofiber Based Sols: Method and Extensions", J. Vis. Exp., e57144, 2018.
Kamila J. Bladek, Margaret E. Reid, Hirotomo Nishihara, Farid Akhtar, Benjamin S. Gelfand and George K. H. Shimizu "Microsphere Assemblies via Phosphonate Monoester Coordination Chemistry", Chem. Eur. J., 24, 1533-1538, 2018.
Hirotomo Nishihara,* Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Itoi, Keita Nomura, Hideki Tanaka,* Minoru T. Miyahara, Patrick A. Bonnaud, Ryuji Miura,e Ai Suzuki, Naoto Miyamoto, Nozomu Hatakeyama, Akira Miyamoto, Kazutaka Ikeda, Toshiya Otomo, and Takashi Kyotani "Graphene-based ordered framework with a diverse range of carbon polygons formed in zeolite nanochannels", Carbon, 129, 854-862, 2018.
Maria Jose Mostazo-Lopez, Ramiro Ruiz-Rosas, Alberto Castro-Muniz, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, Emilia Morallon, Diego Cazorla-Amoros "Ultraporous nitrogen-doped zeolite-templated carbon for high power density aqueous-based supercapacitors", Carbon, 129, 510-519, 2018.
Alberto Castro-Muniz, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Tetsuya Hirota, Mao Ohwada, Li Li-Xiang, Tetsuya Tsuda, Susumu Kuwabata, Jun Maruyama, Takashi Kyotania "Boron and nitrogen co-doped ordered microporous carbons with high surface area", Chem. Commun., 53, 13348-13351, 2017.
西村維心, 後藤和馬,* 日浦登和, 川村仁美, 橋本英樹, 松本修治, 高田 潤, 粕壁隆敏, 西原洋知, 後藤秀徳, 大久保貴広, 石田祐之 "微生物由来鞘状酸化鉄を利用した多孔質炭素材料および炭素-酸化鉄複合材料の作製", 炭素, 280, 188-197, 2017.
Hirotomo Nishihara,* Katsuaki Imai, Hiroyuki Itoi, Keita Nomura, Kazuyuki Takai and Takashi Kyotani "Formation mechanism of zeolitetemplated carbons", Tanso, 280, 169-174, 2017.
Hirotomo Nishihara,* Tetsuya Hirota, Kenta Matsuura, Mao Ohwada, Norihisa Hoshino, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Takeshi Higuchi, Hiroshi Jinnai, Yoshitaka Koseki, Hitoshi Kasai, Yoshiaki Matsuo, Jun Maruyama, Yuichiro Hayasaka, Hisashi Konaka, Yasuhiro Yamada, Shingi Yamaguchi, Kazuhide Kamiya, Takuya Kamimura, Hirofumi Nobukuni, Fumito Tani, "Synthesis of ordered carbonaceous frameworks from organic crystals", Nat. Commun., 8, 109, 2017.

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★Overseas press

Jul 25, 2017 PhysOrg
Jul 25, 2017 Lab Manager
Jul 25, 2017 Science Newsline
Jul 25, 2017 EurekAlert!
Jul 26, 2017 AZO Materials
Jul 27, 2017SPACE DAILY
Jul 29, 2017Science Daily
Aug 1, 2017Innovation Toronto
Sep, 2017 It was published on the magagine in Germany. DWV-Mitteilungen "Etwas von beidem(P26)"
Taketoshi Matsumoto,* Katsuya Kimura, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takatoshi Kasukabe, Takashi Kyotani, Hikaru Kobayashi, "Fabrication of Si nanopowder from Si swarf and application to high-capacity and low cost Li-ion batteries", J. Alloy. Compd., 720, 529-540, 2017.
Hiroyuki Itoi,* Hirotomo Nishihara, Syunsuke Kobayashi, Somlak Ittisanronnachai, Takafumi Ishii, Raul Berenguer, Masashi Ito, Daiju Matsumura, Takashi Kyotani, "Fine dispersion of Pt4-5 subnanoclusters and Pt single atoms over porous carbon supports and their structural analyses with X-ray absorption spectroscopy", J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 7892-7902, 2017.
Katsuya Kimura, Taketoshi Matsumoto*, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takatoshi Kasukabe, Takashi Kyotani, Hikaru Kobayashi "Improvement of Cyclability of Li-ion Batteries Using C-coated Si Nanopowder Electrode Fabricated from Si Swarf with Limitation of Delithiation Capacity", J. Electrochem. Soc., 164, A995-A1001, 2017.
Takatoshi Kasukabe, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Katsuya Kimura, Taketoshi Matsumoto, Hikaru Kobayashi, Makoto Okai, Takashi Kyotani "Beads-Milling of Waste Si Sawdust into High-Performance Nanoflakes for Lithium-Ion Batteries", Sci. Rep., 7, 42734, 2017.

Hiroyuki Itoi,* Hirotomo Nishihara,* Takashi Kyotani "Effect of Heteroatoms in Ordered Microporous Carbons on Their Electrochemical Capacitance", Langmuir, 32, 11997-12004, 2016.
Zheng-Ze Pan, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Shinichiroh Iwamura, Takafumi Sekiguchi, Akihiro Sato, Akira Isogai, Feiyu Kang, Takashi Kyotani, and Quan-Hong Yang* "Cellulose Nanofiber as a Distinct Structure-Directing Agent for Xylem-Like Microhoneycomb Monoliths by Unidirectional Freeze-Drying", ACS Nano, 10, 10689-10697, 2016.
Alexander M. Panich,*, Vladimir Yu. Osipov, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani "Nuclear magnetic resonance study of zeolite-templated carbon", Synth. Met., 221, 149-152, 2016.
Hirotomo Nishihara*, Tomoya Shimura, Shunsuke Kobayashi, Keita Nomura, Raul Berenguer, Masashi Ito, Masanobu Uchimura, Hiroshi Iden, Kazuyuki Arihara, Atsushi Ohma, Yuichiro Hayasaka, Takashi Kyotani "Oxidation-Resistant and Elastic Mesoporous Carbon with Single-Layer Graphene Walls", Adv. Funct. Mater., 26, 6418-6427, 2016.
Khanin Nueangnoraj, Takaaki Tomai, Hiromoto Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, Itaru Honma* "An organic proton battery employing two redox-active quinones trapped within the nanochannels of zeolite-templated carbon", Carbon, 107, 831-836, 2016.
Takatoshi Kasukabe, Hirotomo Nishihara*, Shinichiroh Iwamura, Takashi Kyotani "Remarkable Performance Improvement of Inexpensive Ball-Milled Si Nanoparticles by Carbon-Coating for Li-Ion Batteries", J. Power Sources, 319, 99-103, 2016.
Haruko Goto, Tomoyuki Tajima, Kazumasa Kobayashi, Yutaka Takaguchi*, Khanin Nueangnoraj, Hirotomo Nishihara*, "Synthesis and Photoproperties of Edge-Functionalized Zeolite-Templated Carbon with Bromine or Carbazole Groups", Chem. Lett., 45, 601-603, 2016.
Juana M. Rosas, Ramiro Ruiz-Rosas, Raul Berenguer, Diego Cazorla-Amoros*, Emilia Morallon, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, Jose Rodriguez-Miraso, Tomas Cordero, "Easy Fabrication of Superporous Zeolite Templated Carbon Electrodes by Electrospray on Rigid and Flexible Substrates", J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 4610-4618, 2016.
Jun Maruyama,* Tsutomu Shinagawa, Akihiro Hayashida, Yoshiaki Matsuo, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, "Vanadium Ion Redox Reactions in Three-Dimensional Network of Reduced Graphite Oxide", ChemElectroChem, 3, 650-657, 2016.
Carolina Gonzalez-Gaitan, Ramiro Ruiz-Rosas, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, Emilia Morallon, Diego Cazorla-Amoros*, "Successful functionalization of superporous zeolite templated carbon using aminobenzene acids and electrochemical methods", Carbon, 99, 157-166, 2016.
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).
Waleeporn Donphai, Takashi Kamegawa, Metta Chareonpanich, Khanin Nueangnoraj, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, and Hiromi Yamashita, "Photocatalytic performance of TiO2-zeolite templated carbon composite in organic contamination degradation", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 25004-25007 (2014).
Chuanxia Jiang, Kenji, Hara, Kotaro, Namba, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Somlak Ittisanronnachai, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, Atsushi Fukuoka, "Preparation of Highly Dispersed Pt Nanoparticles Supported on Zeolite-templated Carbon and Catalytic Application in Hydrogenation Reaction", Chem Lett., 43, 1794-1796 (2014).
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).

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).

Khanin Nueangnoraj, Ramiro Ruiz-Rosas, Hirotomo Nishihara,* Soshi Shiraishi, Emilia Morallon, Diego Cazorla-Amoros, Takashi Kyotani, "Carbon-Carbon Asymmetric Aqueous Capacitor by Pseudocapacitive Positive and Stable Negative Electrodes", Carbon, 67, 792-794 (2014).
Hiroyuki Fujimoto,* Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani and Masaaki Hisa, "Carbon tubules containing nanocrystalline SiC produced by the graphitization of sugar cane bagasse", Carbon, 68, 814-817 (2014).
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).

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).
Haruka Kyakuno, Kazuyuki Matsuda, Yusuke Nakai, Tomoko Fukuoka, Yutaka Maniwa,* Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, "Amorphous water in three-dimensional confinement of zeolite-templated carbon", Chem. Phys. Lett., 571, 54-60 (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).

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).
Tetsuji Itoh*, Yasuto Hoshikawa, Matsuura Shun-ichi, Junko Mizuguchi, Hiroyuki, Arafune, Taka-aki Hanaoka, Fujio Mizukami, Akari Hayashi, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani*, "Production of l-Theanine using Glutaminase Encapsulated in Carbon-Coated Mesoporous Silica with High pH Stability", Biochem. Eng. J, 68, 207-214 (2012).
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).
Kazuyuki Takai*, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, Toshiaki Enoki, "Magnetic properties of host-guest material using network of curved nanocarbon sheet", J. Phys. Chem. Sol., 73, 1436-1439 (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).
Kimichi Suzuki*, Masanori Tachikawa, Hiroshi Ogawa, S. Ittisanronnachai, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, and Umpei Nagashima, "Isotope effect of proton and deuteron adsorption site on zeolite-templated carbon using path integral molecular dynamics", Theor. Chem. Acc., 130, 1039-1042 (2011).
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).
西原洋知*, 糸井弘行, 伊藤仁, Somlak Ittisanronnachai, Kwon Taeri, Khanin Nueangnoraj, 岩村振一郎, 京谷隆, "鋳型でつくるカーボン系均一ナノ多孔性材料のエネルギー貯蔵研究への応用", 炭素, 248, 89-95 (2011).
Kimichi Suzuki, Megumi Kayanuma, Masanori Tachikawa, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, and Umpei Nagashima*, "Nuclear quantum effect on hydrogen adsorption site of zeolite-templated carbon model using path integral molecular dynamics", J. Alloy. Compd., 509S, S868-S871 (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).
Kimichi Suzuki, Megumi Kayanuma, Masanori Tachikawa, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, and Umpei Nagashima*, "Path integral molecular dynamics for hydrogen adsorption site of zeolite-templated carbon with semi-empirical PM3 potential", Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 975, 128-133 (2011).
Yuna Nakashima, Taku Matsushita, Mitsunori Hieda, Nobuo Wada, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, "Phase Diagram of 4He Film in 3D nanopores of ZTC", J. Low Temp. Phys., 162, 565-572 (2011).
Shin R. Mukai*, Kazuhiro Mitani, Shinya Murata, Hirotomo Nishihara, Hajime Tamon, "Assembling of nanoparticles using ice crystals", Mater. Chem. Phys., 123, 347-350 (2010).
Megumi Kayanuma*, Umpei Nagashima, Hirotomo Nishihara, Takashi Kyotani, Hiroshi Ogawa, "Adsorption and diffusion of atomic hydrogen on a curved surface of microporous carbon: A theoretical study", Chem. Phys. Lett., 495, 251-255 (2010).
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).
K. Takai*, T. Suzuki, T. Enoki, H. Nishihara, T. Kyotani, "Fabrication and characterization of magnetic nanoporous zeolite templated carbon", J. Phys. Chem. Sol., 71, 565-568 (2010).
Hirotomo Nishihara*, Shin R. Mukai, Seiji Shichi, Hajime Tamon, "Preparation of titania-silica cryogels with controlled shapes and photocatalysis through unidirectional freezing", Mater. Lett., 64, 959-961 (2010).
Y. Kinosita, R. Toda, T. Matsushita*, M. Hieda, N. Wada, H. Nishihara, T. Kyotani, "Helium film formed in 1.2 nm pore in zeolite templated carbon", J. Low Temp. Phys., 158, 275-280 (2010).
Teruoki Tago*, Mariko Sakamoto, Kazuyuki Iwakai, Hirotomo Nishihara, Shin R. Mukai, Tsunehiro Tanaka, Takao Masuda, "Control of Acid-Site Location of MFI Zeolite by Catalytic Cracking of Silane and its Application to Olefin Synthesis from Acetone", J. Chem. Eng. Jpn, 42, s162-s167 (2009).
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).
Tonanon*, W. Intarapanya, W. Tanthapanichakoon, H. Nishihara, S.R. Mukai, and H.Tamon, "Submicron mesoporous carbon spheres by ultrasonic emulsification", J. Porous Mater., 15, 265-270 (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).
N. Tonanon*, Y. Wareenin, A. Siyasukh, W. Tanthapanichakoon, H. Nishihara, S.R. Mukai, and H.Tamon, "Preparation of resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF) carbon gels: Use of ultrasonic irradiation followed by microwave drying", J. Non-Cryst. Solid., 352, 5683-5686 (2006).
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).
折笠広典*, 西原洋知, 楊全紅, 松岡浩一, 京谷隆, Atul Sharma, 松井啓太郎, 藤本宏之, 深田喜代志, 加藤健次 "コークスの炭素基質構造の解析 -分子レベルからのアプローチ-", 鉄と鋼, 92, 137-144 (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).


Review, Highlight, Book (* corresponding author)

Fa Shixin, Masanori Yamamoto, Hirotomo Nishihara*, Ryota Sakamoto*, Kazuhide Kamiya*, Yuta Nishina*, Tomoki Ogoshi*, "Carbon-rich materials with three-dimensional ordering at the angstrom level", Chemical Science, 11, 5866-5873, 2020.

西原洋知*, "単層グラフェンを構成要素とするナノ多孔質材料", Colloid & Inerface Communication, 45, 23-26, 2020.

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Takashi Kyotani, "Zeolite-templated carbon - three-dimensional microporous graphene frameworks", Chem. Commun., 54, 5648-5673 (2018).
※ Front coverに採用

H. Nishihara*, H. Tanaka, M. T. Miyahara, K. Ikeda, T. Otomo, T. Kyotani, "Analysis of carbon plygons by high-resolution pair distribution function obtained from neutron diffraction", MLF Annual Report 2017, 2, 34-36 (2017).

西原洋知*,"カーボン系材料のナノ空間制御と応用に関する研究", Adsorption News, 31, 3-7 (2017).

Nishihara, Hiromoto*, Itoi, Hiroyuki, Nueangnoraj, Khanin, Berenguer, Raul, Berenguer-Murcia, Angel, Ruiz-Rosas, Ramiro, Cazorla-Amoros, Diego, Morallon, Emilia, Kyotani, Takashi "Study on Electrochemical Capacitance using Templated Carbons", Boletin del Grupo Espanol del Carbon, 37, 6-8 (2015).

西原洋知*,"応力で変形する柔軟多孔性材料", Adsorption News, 28, 9-13 (2014).

R. Berenguer, E. Morallon, D. Cazorla-Amoros, H. Nishihara, H. Itoi, T. Ishii, T. Kyotani, "Tailoring the Surface Chemistry of Zeolite Templated Carbon by Electrochemical Methods", Boletin del Grupo Espanol del Carbon, 28, 10-14 (2013).

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Takashi Kyotani, "Templated Nanocarbons for Energy Storage", Adv. Mater., 24, 4473-4498 (2012).

※ Inside coverに採用
※ Most Accessed in 7/2012, 8/2012 に2ヶ月連続で選ばれる

Hirotomo Nishihara*, Takashi Kyotani, "Zeolite-Templated Carbon - Its Unique Characteristics and Applications", Novel Carbon Adsorbents, Elsevier, Chapter 10, (2012).

※ 本書第10章に寄稿した「ゼオライト鋳型炭素」の構造モデルを本書籍の表紙絵(左図)として提供。EditorであるJuan M.D. Tascon教授から西原への謝辞が本書の序文で述べられております。

Shin R. Mukai*, Hirotomo Nishihara, and Hajime Tamon, "Porous Microfibers and Microhoneycombs Synthesized by Ice Templating", Catalysis Surveys from Asia., 10, 161-171 (2006).



2017 to 2021 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
"Development of Porous Materials with Single-Layer Graphene Walls"
2015 to 2016 Grant-in-Aid for challenging Exploratory Research
"Nature-Inspired Mimic of Tree Xylem"
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 Programz
"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 Mesoporous Carbons Composed of Single 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 Honeycomb Supports with Ultra-Low Pressure Drop under Mild Condition for Bio-Components"
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"