Kazuo Yamauchi, Dr.

  Section Leader of Instrumental Analysis Section

   Desk Phone 098-966-1365


Specialties and Research Interest

  • Hardware development for nuclear magnetic resonance instruments and its application
  • Development of new characterization method for material / petrochemical / bio material
  • Structure analysis and characterization of material / petrochemical / bio material

Research Career

  • 2017-     Leader of Instrumental Analysis Section at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • 2015-2017 Visiting Researcher for National Institute for Materials Science, Japan and Technical advisor for JEOL RESONANCE Inc. at JEOL-NIMS Center of Excellence for Analytical Technology, Japan
  • 2014-2015 Assistant professor (School of Science and Technology) at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • 2010-2014 Lead of NMR Core Lab (a Part of Imaging and Characterization Core Lab.) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • 2004-2010 Assistant professor (Department of Biotechnology) at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • 2001-2004 Post-doctoral Researcher (Department of Physical Chemistry) at University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • 1994-2000 Solid State NMR Application Chemist at Bruker Japan Co. Ltd., Japan

Educational Background

  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN    Ph.D    Material Sciences    2001
  • International Christian University, JAPAN     M.Sci.    Chemistry    1994
  • International Christian University, JAPAN     B.A.    Chemistry    1992

Selected Publications

  • Zhang, L.; Yamauchi, K.; Li, Z.; Zhang, X.; Ma, H.; Ge, S.; Novel understanding of calcium silicate hydrate from dilute hydration Cement and Concrete Research 2017, (99), 95-105 DOI:10.1016/j.cemconres.2017.04.016
  • Wang, S.; Parthasarathy, S.; Nishiyama, Y.; Endo, Y.; Nemoto, T.; Yamauchi, K.; Asakura, T.; Takeda, M.; Terauchi, T.; Kainosho, M., Nano-Mole Scale Side-Chain Signal Assignment by 1 H-Detected Protein Solid-State NMR by Ultra-Fast Magic-Angle Spinning and Stereo-Array Isotope Labeling. 2015 PloS one 10 (4), e0122714   DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122714
  • Wang, S.; Parthasarathy, S.; Xiao, Y.; Nishiyama, Y.; Long, F.; Matsuda, I.; Endo, Y.; Nemoto, T.; Yamauchi, K.; Asakura, T., Nano-mole scale sequential signal assignment by 1 H-detected protein solid-state NMR. Chemical Communications 2015, 51 (81), 15055-15058. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04618A
  • Bhunia, M. K.; Yamauchi, K.; Takanabe, K., Harvesting Solar Light with Crystalline Carbon Nitrides for Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution. Angewandte Chemie 2014, 126 (41), 11181-11185. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201405161
  • Nishiyama, Y.; Endo, Y.; Nemoto, T.; Utsumi, H.; Yamauchi, K.; Hioka, K.; Asakura, T., Very fast magic angle spinning 1 H-14 N 2D solid-state NMR: Sub-micro-liter sample data collection in a few minutes. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 2011, 208 (1), 44-48. doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2010.10.001
  • Kimura, H.; Dohi, H.; Kotani, M.; Matsunaga, T.; Yamauchi, K.; Kaji, H.; Kurosu, H.; Asakura, T., Molecular dynamics and orientation of stretched rubber by solid-state 13C NMR. Polymer journal 2010, 42 (1), 25-30. doi:10.1038/pj.2009.307
  • Yamauchi, K.; Yamasaki, S.; Takahashi, R.; Asakura, T., Microscopic structural analysis of fractured silk fibers from Bombyx mori and Samia cynthia ricini using 13 C CP/MAS NMR with a 1mm microcoil MAS NMR probehead. Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance 2010, 38 (1), 27-30. doi:10.1016/j.ssnmr.2010.06.002
  • Sekine, S.; Sakiyama, W.; Yamauchi, K.; Asakura, T., Detection of Poorly-Oriented Component in Uniaxially Stretched Poly (glycolic acid) Fiber Studied Using 13C Solid-State NMR. Polymer journal 2009, 41 (8), 582-583. DOI:10.1295/polymj.PJ2009050
  • Sekine, S.; Yamauchi, K.; Aoki, A.; Asakura, T., Heterogeneous structure of poly (glycolic acid) fiber studied with differential scanning calorimeter, X-ray diffraction, solid-state NMR and molecular dynamic simulation. Polymer 2009, 50 (25), 6083-6090. doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2009.10.040
  • Suzuki, Y.; Takahashi, R.; Shimizu, T.; Tansho, M.; Yamauchi, K.; Williamson, M. P.; Asakura, T., Intra-and intermolecular effects on 1H chemical shifts in a silk model Peptide determined by high-field solid state 1H NMR and empirical calculations. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2009, 113 (29), 9756-9761. DOI: 10.1021/jp903020p
  • Yamaguchi, E.; Yamauchi, K.; Gullion, T.; Asakura, T., Structural analysis of the Gly-rich region in spider dragline silk using stable-isotope labeled sequential model peptides and solid-state NMR. Chemical Communications 2009, (28), 4176-4178. 10.1039/B906145B
  • Yang, M.; Kawamura, J.; Zhu, Z.; Yamauchi, K.; Asakura, T., Development of silk-like materials based on Bombyx mori and Nephila clavipes dragline silk fibroins. Polymer 2009, 50 (1), 117-124. doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2008.10.008
  • Yamauchi, K.; Okonogi, M.; Kurosu, H.; Tansho, M.; Shimizu, T.; Gullion, T.; Asakura, T., High field 17 O solid-state NMR study of alanine tripeptides. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 2008, 190 (2), 327-332. doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2007.11.006
  • Yang, M.; Tanaka, C.; Yamauchi, K.; Ohgo, K.; Kurokawa, M.; Asakura, T., Silklike materials constructed from sequences of Bombyx mori silk fibroin, fibronectin, and elastin. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 2008, 84 (2), 353-363. DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.31348
  • DOHI, H.; KIMURA, H.; KOTANI, M.; MATSUNAGA, T.; YAMAUCHI, K.; KAJI, H.; ASAKURA, T., Characterization of Molecular Orientation of Stretched Natural Rubber by Solid-State 13C NMR. Polym J 2007, 39 (6). Doi:10.1295/polymj.PJ2006220
  • Gullion, T.; Yamauchi, K.; Okonogi, M.; Asakura, T., 13C-17O REAPDOR NMR as a Tool for Determining Secondary Structure in Polyamides. Macromolecules 2007, 40 (5), 1363-1365. DOI: 10.1021/ma062835l
  • Suzuki, Y.; Okonogi, M.; Yamauchi, K.; Kurosu, H.; Tansho, M.; Shimizu, T.; Saitô, H.; Asakura, T., High-field 1H MAS and 15N CP-MAS NMR studies of alanine tripeptides and oligomers: Distinction of antiparallel and parallel β-sheet structures and two crystallographically independent molecules. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2007, 111 (30), 9172-9178. DOI: 10.1021/jp072755z
  • Teramoto, H.; Kakazu, A.; Yamauchi, K.; Asakura, T., Role of hydroxyl side chains in Bombyx mori silk sericin in stabilizing its solid structure. Macromolecules 2007, 40 (5), 1562-1569. DOI: 10.1021/ma062604e
  • Yang, M.; Yamauchi, K.; Kurokawa, M.; Asakura, T., Design of silk-like biomaterials inspired by mussel-adhesive protein. Tissue engineering 2007, 13 (12), 2941-2947. doi:10.1089/ten.2006.0448.
  • Asakura, T.; Okonogi, M.; Nakazawa, Y.; Yamauchi, K., Structural Analysis of Alanine Tripeptide with Antiparallel and Parallel β-Sheet Structures in Relation to the Analysis of Mixed β-Sheet Structures in Samia c ynthia r icini Silk Protein Fiber Using Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128 (18), 6231-6238. DOI: 10.1021/ja060251t
  • Yamauchi, K.; Asakura, T., Development of microMAS NMR probehead for mass-limited solid-state samples. Chemistry Letters 2006, 35 (4), 426-427. doi:10.1246/cl.2006.426
  • Yamauchi, K.; Imada, T.; Asakura, T., Use of microcoil probehead for determination of the structure of oriented silk fibers by solid-state NMR. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2005, 109 (37), 17689-17692. DOI: 10.1021/jp052441g
  • Yang, M.; Nakazawa, Y.; Yamauchi, K.; Knight, D.; Asakura, T., Structure of Model Peptides Based on Nephila c lavipes Dragline Silk Spidroin (MaSp1) Studied by 13C Cross Polarization/Magic Angle Spinning NMR. Biomacromolecules 2005, 6 (6), 3220-3226. DOI: 10.1021/bm050550v
  • Yamauchi, K.; Janssen, J.; Kentgens, A., Implementing solenoid microcoils for wide-line solid-state NMR. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 2004, 167 (1), 87-96. doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2003.12.003
  • Kobayashi, M.; Kuroki, S.; Ando, I.; Yamauchi, K.; Kimura, H.; Okita, K.; Tsumura, M.; Sogabe, K., A structural study of silicon-based interpenetrating polymer networks by solid state 1 H and 13 C NMR spectroscopy. Journal of molecular structure 2002, 602, 321-333. doi:10.1016/S0022-2860(01)00776-1
  • Ono, S.; Taguma, T.; Kuroki, S.; Ando, I.; Kimura, H.; Yamauchi, K., A study of hydrogen-bonding of amino acids, peptides and polypeptides in the solid state as a function of temperature by static 2 H NMR method. Journal of molecular structure 2002, 602, 49-58. doi:10.1016/S0022-2860(01)00770-0
  • Yamauchi, K.; Kuroki, S.; Ando, I., High-resolution solid-state 17 O NMR studies of polyglycines and their hydrogen-bonded structures. Journal of molecular structure 2002, 602, 171-175. doi:10.1016/S0022-2860(01)00779-7
  • Yamauchi, K.; Kuroki, S.; Ando, I., Structural characterization of nylon 4 in the solid state by high-resolution solid-state 1 H NMR spectroscopy. Polymer 2002, 43 (11), 3331-3333. doi:10.1016/S0032-3861(02)00164-7
  • Yamauchi, K.; Kuroki, S.; Ando, I., The amide proton NMR chemical shift and hydrogen-bonded structure of glycine-containing peptides and polypeptides in the solid state as studied by multi-pulse-associated high-speed MAS 1 H NMR. Journal of molecular structure 2002, 602, 9-16. doi:10.1016/S0022-2860(01)00781-5
  • Hori, S.; Yamauchi, K.; Kuroki, S.; Ando, I., Proton NMR chemical shift behavior of hydrogen-bonded amide proton of glycine-containing peptides and polypeptides as studied by ab initio MO calculation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2002, 3 (8), 907-913. doi:10.3390/i3080907
  • Ando, S.; Harris, R. K.; Holstein, P.; Reinsberg, S. A.; Yamauchi, K., Solid-state 1 H-static, 1 H-MAS, and 1 H→ 19 F/19 F→ 1 H CP/MAS NMR study of poly (vinyl fluoride). Polymer 2001, 42 (19), 8137-8151. doi:10.1016/S0032-3861(01)00303-2
  • Kuroki, S.; Yamauchi, K.; Ando, I.; Shoji, A.; Ozaki, T., 17 O-Isotope Labeling and Hydrogen-Bonded Structure Investigation in Peptides and Polypeptides by Solid State 17 O NMR. Current Organic Chemistry 2001, 5 (10), 1001-1015. doi:10.2174/1385272013374914
  • Yamauchi, K.; Kuroki, S.; Fujii, K.; Ando, I., The amide proton NMR chemical shift and hydrogen-bonded structure of peptides and polypeptides in the solid state as studied by high-frequency solid-state 1H NMR. Chemical Physics Letters 2000, 324 (5), 435-439. doi:10.1016/S0009-2614(00)00543-1
  • Yamauchi, K.; Kuroki, S.; Ando, I.; Ozaki, T.; Shoji, A., 17O NMR chemical shifts and quadrupole coupling constants in solid poly (L-alanine) s determined using a high-speed MAS technique. Chemical physics letters 1999, 302 (3), 331-336. doi:10.1016/S0009-2614(99)00127-X
  • Nakashima, Y.; Nakashima, S.; Gross, D.; Weiss, K.; Yamauchi, K., NMR imaging of 1 H in hydrous minerals. Geothermics 1998, 27 (1), 43-53. doi:10.1016/S0375-6505(97)00029-1