Interview with Yusuke Yamauchi
The downside of my job 10 years ago was … dividing my time between obtaining appropriate funding and maintaining good research productivity.
And today … my time management is optimized and I have to focus on refining my research scopes.
My favorite music 10 years ago was … from great European composers like Mozart and Chopin.
And today … I like 1960s jazz and Mississippi blues.
In my free time 10 years ago … I watched talk shows and listened to the news.
And today … I enjoy new activities to keep myself healthy such as rock climbing, jogging and swimming, which also help me to stay focused on my work.
The biggest societal change in the past 10 years has been … the emergence of communication through wireless internet access, the development of a multitude of electronic devices, and the trivialization of the use of online social networks.
Date of birth
August 24, 1980
Professor, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Ibaraki, Japan
B.S. 2003, Waseda University
- Synthesis of a Large-Sized Mesoporous Phosphosilicate Thin Film through Evaporation-Induced Polymeric Micelle Assembly,
Yunqi Li, Bishnu Prasad Bastakoti, Masataka Imura, Norihiro Suzuki, Xiangfen Jiang, Shinobu Ohki, Kenzo Deguchi, Madoka Suzuki, Satoshi Arai, Yusuke Yamauchi,
Chem. Asian J. 2014.
A large mesoporous phosphosilicate thin film is synthesized using triblock copolymer with three different units as template. Each block of poly(styrene-b-2-vinyl pyridine-b-ethylene oxide) (PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO) has a key role in the synthesis. The strong interaction of inorganic precursors with the P2VP shell enables fabrication of highly robust walls of phosphosilicate, and the PEO helps orderly packing of the micelles during solvent evaporation. The PS core generates the mesopores after removing the template.
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