Yoshiaki UCHIDA

Associate Professor
Division of Chemical Engineering, Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University

Research
We study the function of liquid crystal phases from the dynamics of intermolecular interactions, where many molecules cluster and wriggle.

Curriculum Vitae
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SELECTED PAPERS

1) Yoshiaki Uchida, Go Watanabe, Takuya Akita, Norikazu Nishiyama, "Thermal Molecular Motion Can Amplify Intermolecular Magnetic Interactions," J. Phys. Chem. B, American Chemical Society, 124, 6175–6180 (2020). link

2) Front Cover Takuya Akita, Hiroshi Kouno, Yosuke Iwai, Yoshiaki Uchida, Norikazu Nishiyama, “Room-temperature fabrication of mono-dispersed liquid crystalline shells with high viscosity and high melting points”, J. Mater. Chem. C, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 5, 1303-1307 (2017).link

3) Back CoverYosuke Iwai, Yoshiaki Uchida, Hiroshi Yabu, Norikazu Nishiyama, “3D Lattice Structure Control of Ordered Macroporous Material by Self-Assembly of Liquid Droplets”, Macromol. Rapid Commun., WILEY-VCH, 38, 1600502 (2017).link

4) Yosuke Iwai, Yoshiaki Uchida, Norikazu Nishiyama, “Self-Assembled Magnetic Control Lever Embedded in Photonic Liquid Crystalline Microcapsule”, Adv. Opt. Mater., WILEY-VCH, 4, 1961-1964 (2016).link

5) Yoshiaki Uchida, Sekai Iwama, Gérard Coquerel, Rui Tamura, “A Kinetic/Thermodynamic Origin of Regular Chiral Fluctuation or Symmetry Breaking Unique to Preferential Enrichment”, Chem. Eur. J., Wiley-VCH, 22, 11660-11666 (2016). link

6) Yoshiaki Uchida, Takuma Nishizawa, Takeru Omiya, Yuichiro Hirota, Norikazu Nishiyama, “Nanosheet Formation in Hyperswollen Lyotropic Lamellar Phases”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., American Chemical Society, 138, 1103-1105 (2016). link

7) Back CoverYoshiaki Uchida, Tatsuya Matsumoto, Takuya Akita, Norikazu Nishiyama, “Ion Conductive Properties in Ionic Liquid Crystal Confined in Porous Membrane,” J. Mater. Chem. C, Royal Society of Chemistry, 3, 6144-6147 (2015). link

8) Front CoverYosuke Iwai, Hiroki Kaji, Yoshiaki Uchida, Norikazu Nishiyama, “Chemiluminescence Emission in Cholesteric Liquid Crystalline Core-shell Microcapsules,” J. Mater. Chem. C, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2, 4904-4908 (2014). link

9) Yoshiaki Uchida,* Yoichi Takanishi, Jun Yamamoto, “Controlled Fabrication and Photonic Structure of Cholesteric Liquid Crystalline Shells,” Adv. Mater., Wiley-VCH, 25, 3234-3237 (2013). link

10)Yoshiaki Uchida,* Katsuaki Suzuki, Rui Tamura, Naohiko Ikuma, Satoshi Shimono, Yohei Noda, Jun Yamauchi, “Anisotropic and inhomogeneous magnetic interactions observed in all-organic nitroxide radical liquid crystals,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 9746-9752 (2010) link



BOOKS and REVIEWS

Yoshiaki Uchida, Tetsuya Narushima, Junpei Yuasa, “Molecular Technology for Chirality Control: From Structure to Circular Polarization,” in Molecular Technology: Energy Innovation, eds. H. Yamamoto, T. Kato, John Wiley & Sons, New York, chap.6, 2018, pp. 129-154.link

Rui Tamura, Yoshiaki Uchida, Katsuaki Suzuki, “Observation of Magnetoelectric Effect in In All-Organic Ferromagnetic and Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals in an Applied Magnetic Field,” R. Tamura, M. Miyata (eds.), Advances in Organic Crystal Chemistry: Comprehensive Review 2015, Springer Japan, Tokyo, 2015, chap. 35, pp. 689-706.link

Rui Tamura, Katsuaki Suzuki, Yoshiaki Uchida, “EPR characterization of diamagnetic and magnetic organic soft materials using nitroxide spin probe techniques,” in Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Vol. 23, RSC Publishing, Cambridge, 2013, pp. 1-21 link

Rui Tamura, Yoshiaki Uchida, Katsuaki Suzuki, “Magnetic Liquid Crystals,” in Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, ed. Q. Li, John Wiley & Sons, New York, chap.3, 2012, pp. 83-110 link

Rui Tamura, Yoshiaki Uchida, Katsuaki Suzuki, “Magnetic and Electric Properties of Organic Nitroxide Radical Liquid Crystals and Ionic Liquids” in Nitroxides - Theory, Experiment and Applications, ed. A. Kokorin, Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, chap.6, 2012, pp. 191-210 link

Rui Tamura, Yoshiaki Uchida, Naohiko Ikuma, “Paramagnetic all-organic chiral liquid crystals” J. Mater. Chem., 18, 2872-2876 (2008) link



EMPLOYMENT

2008.4-2010.3 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tamura lab., Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
2009.6-2010.3 Post-doc in D. A. Weitz lab., School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
2010.4-2011.9 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Soft Matter Physics Group, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
2011.10-2012.3 Part-time Lecturer, Institute for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University
2011.10-2014.9 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
2012.11-2013.1 Visiting scholar in D. A. Weitz lab., School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
2013.10-2017.3 The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) ‘Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO)’ for a project of ‘Molecular technology and creation of new function’
2014.10- Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University


EDUCATION

Kyoto University
Ph.D. in Human and Environmental Studies, 2009. (Advisor: Prof. R. Tamura).
Dissertation title: "Studies on Magnetic, Electric, and Optical Properties in the Condensed Phase of Nitroxide Radicals"

A.M. in Human and Environmental Studies, 2006.
Dissertation title: "Synthesis and Properties of Paramagnetic Organic Compounds"

B.S. in Integrated Human Studies, 2004


AWARDS

2020 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology—The Young Scientists’ Award 
2017 The JLCS Best Paper Award, Japanese Liquid Crystal Society article
2016 Award for Outstanding Young Researcher, The Society of Chemical Engineering, Japan.
2015 Presidential Award for Encouragement、Osaka University.
2014 Presidential Award for Encouragement、Osaka University.
2013 Award for Encouragement, The Society of Electron Spin Science and Technology.
2012 Presentation award, The 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Electron Spin Science and Technology.
2011 The JLCS Best Paper Award, Japanese Liquid Crystal Society article
2009 Award for Encouragement, Japanese Liquid Crystal Society
2006 International Molecular Chirality Conference in Toyama, Poster Award

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