Researcher Introduction
Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University Assistant Professor Hiroshi Yoshida

Motivation for Becoming a Researcher

I have always been fascinated with science and how it can help us cultivate a deeper understanding of the world. I also love chemistry and I hope to apply the scientific principles of chemistry to enrich our lives and create a better future.

Your Greatest Strengths

My research interests are based on catalytic chemistry and chemical engineering. I can design various types of reactors including flow and batch systems, as well as high pressure reaction systems.

What Makes Your Research Interesting or Worthwhile

There are numerous microscopic and macroscopic physicochemicals in chemistry and, when combined, they can produce“chemical functions.” I feel the greatest pleasure when I can unravel these physicochemical properties.

Other Research That Interests You

I am interested in research on the chemical transformation of CO2 and H2O into useful substances. Recent progress in CCS technology enables us to condense CO2 into its supercritical phase and CO2-dissolved expanded liquid (CXL), which exhibit interesting properties and are useful as reaction media.

Interests Other Than Research You Would Like to Pursue

I am interested in the influence of color, smell and music on human emotions. I would like to learn the scientific reasons explaining how our emotions are controlled by external stimuli.

Hiroshi Yoshida

Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University Assistant Professor

Principal Work History:

Earned a engineering at Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan in 2012. Worked as a researcher at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2012 to 2014 and as an assistant professor at Kyoto University from 2014 to 2017 before taking up my current position as an assistant professor at Kumamoto University in 2017.

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Notable Articles:

  • [1] H. Yoshida, Y. Okabe, S. Misumi, H. Oyama, K. Tokusada, S. Hinokuma, M. Machida. “Structures and catalytic properties of Cr–Cu embedded CeO2 surfaces with different Cr/Cu ratios.” J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016): 26852-26863.
  • [2] H. Yoshida, N. Yamashita, S. Ijichi, Y. Okabe, S. Misumi, S. Hinokuma, M. Machida, “A thermally stable Cr−Cu nanostructure embedded in CeO2 surface as a substitute for platinum-group metal catalysts.” ACS Catal. 5 (2015): 6738-6747.

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