Yuki Yamada

Assistant Professor Yuki Yamada


2010 Oct. – 2018 Mar.:  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2012 Sep. – Present: Project Assistant Professor (concurrent), Kyoto University
2018 Apr. – Present:  Lecturer, Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo


2008 Apr. – 2010 Sep.: PhD, Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Kyoto University
2006 Apr. – 2008 Mar.: MSc, Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Kyoto University
2002 Apr. – 2006 Mar.: BSc, Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Kyoto University


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  1. “Reversible sodium metal electrodes: Is fluorine an essential interphasial component?”
    Kyosuke Doi, Yuki Yamada, Masaki Okoshi, Junichi Ono, Chien-Pin Chou, Hiromi Nakai, Atsuo Yamada
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI:10.1002/anie.201901573 (2019).
  2. “Impact of cis- versus trans- configuration of butylene carbonate electrolyte on microscopic solid electrolyte interphase formation processes in lithium-ion batteries”
    Kasumi Miyazaki, Norio Takenaka, Takuya Fujie, Eriko Watanabe, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada, Masataka Nagaoka
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 11(17), 15623–15629, DOI:10.1021/acsami.9b02416 (2019).
  3. “Advances and issues in developing salt-concentrated battery electrolytes”
    Yuki Yamada, Jianhui Wang, Seongjae Ko, Eriko Watanabe, Atsuo Yamada
    Nature Energy, 4, 269–280, DOI:10.1038/s41560-019-0336-z (2019). [Invited Review]
    (a free view-only version is here)
  4. “Combined theoretical and experimental studies of sodium battery materials”
    Eriko Watanabe, Sai-Cheong Chung, Shin-ichi Nishimura, Yuki Yamada, Masashi Okubo, Keitaro Sodeyama, Yoshitaka Tateyama, Atsuo Yamada
    Chem Rec, 19, 1-8 (2019).
  5. “Microscopic formation mechanism of solid electrolyte interphase film in lithium-ion batteries with highly concentrated electrolyte”
    Norio Takenaka, Takuya Fujie, Amine Bouibes, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada, Masataka Nagaoka,
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 122, 2564-2571 (2018).
  6. “Fire-extinguishing organic electrolytes for safe batteries”
    Jianhui Wang, Yuki Yamada, Keitaro Sodeyama, Eriko Watanabe, Koji Takada, Yoshitaka Tateyama, Atsuo Yamada
    Nature Energy, 3, 22-29 (2018).
    (a free view-only version is here)
  7. “Unusual passivation ability of superconcentrated electrolytes toward hard carbon negative electrodes in sodium-ion batteries”
    Koji Takada, Yuki Yamada, Eriko Watanabe, Jianhui Wang, Keitaro Sodeyama, Yoshitaka Tateyama, Kazuhisa Hirata, Takeo Kawase, Atsuo Yamada
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9, 33802-33809 (2017).
  8. “Developing new functionalities of superconcentrated electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries”
    Yuki Yamada
    Electrochemistry, 85, 559-565 (2017). [Award Paper (invited)]
  9. “Superconcentrated electrolytes to create new interfacial chemistry in non-aqueous and aqueous rechargeable batteries”
    Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada
    Chem. Lett., 46, 1065-1073 (2017). [Highlight Review (invited)]
  10. “Theoretical analysis of interactions between potassium ions and organic electrolyte solvents: a comparison with lithium, sodium, and magnesium ions”
    Masaki Okoshi, Yuki Yamada, Shinichi Komaba, Atsuo Yamada, Hiromi Nakai
    J. Electrochem. Soc., 164, A54-A60 (2017).
  11. “Hydrate-melt electrolytes for high-energy-density aqueous batteries”
    Yuki Yamada, Kenji Usui, Keitaro Sodeyama, Seongjae Ko, Yoshitaka Tateyama, Atsuo Yamada
    Nature Energy, 1, Article number: 16129 (2016).
    (a free view-only version is here)
  12. “Superconcentrated electrolytes for a high-voltage lithium-ion battery”
    Jianhui Wang, Yuki Yamada (co-first author), Keitaro Sodeyama, Ching Hua Chiang, Yoshitaka Tateyama, Atsuo Yamada 
    Nature Commun., 7, Article number: 12032 (2016).
  13. “Review—Superconcentrated Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Atsuo Yamada
    J. Electrochem. Soc., 162, A2406-A2423 (2015). [Invited Review Paper]
  14. “Corrosion Prevention Mechanism of Aluminum Metal in Superconcentrated Electrolytes”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Ching Hua Chiang, Keitaro Sodeyama, Jianhui Wang, Yoshitaka Tateyama, Atsuo Yamada
    ChemElectroChem, 2, 1687-1694 (2015). [selected as Very Important Paper (VIP)][featured on Front Cover; 2, 1627 (2015)]
  15. “Important factors for effective use of carbon nanotube matrices in electrochemical capacitor hybrid electrodes without binding additives”
    Ricardo Quintero, Dong Young Kim, Kei Hasegawa, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada, Suguru Noda
    RCS Adv., 5, 16101-16111 (2015).
  16. “A new sealed lithium-peroxide battery with a Co-doped Li2O cathode in a superconcentrated lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)amide electrolyte”
    Shin-ichi Okuoka, Yoshiyuki Ogasawara, Yosuke Suga, Mitsuhiro Hibino, Tetsuichi Kudo, Hironobu Ono, Koji Yonehara, Yasutaka Sumida, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada, Masaharu Oshima, Eita Tochigi, Naoya Shibata, Yuichi Ikuhara, Noritaka Mizuno
    Sci. Rep., 4, 5684 (2014).
  17. “Sacrificial anion reduction mechanism for electrochemical stability improvement in highly concentrated Li-salt electrolyte”
    Keitaro Sodeyama, Yuki Yamada, Koharu Aikawa, Atsuo Yamada, Yoshitaka Tateyama
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 118, 14091-14097 (2014).
  18. “General observation of lithium intercalation into graphite in ethylene-carbonate-free superconcentrated electrolytes”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Kenji Usui, Ching Hua Chiang, Keisuke Kikuchi, Keizo Furukawa, Atsuo Yamada
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6, 10892-10899 (2014).
  19. “Unusual stability of acetonitrile-based superconcentrated electrolytes for fast-charging lithium-ion batteries”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Keizo Furukawa, Keitaro Sodeyama, Keisuke Kikuchi, Makoto Yaegashi, Yoshitaka Tateyama, Atsuo Yamada
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 5039-5046 (2014).
  20. “Carbon nanotubes 3D current collectors for lightweight, high performance and low cost supercapacitor electrodes”
    Ricardo Quintero, Dong Young Kim, Kei Hasegawa, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada, Suguru Noda
    RSC Adv., 4, 8230-8237 (2014).
  21. “A superconcentrated ether electrolyte for fast-charging Li-ion batteries”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Makoto Yaegashi, Takeshi Abe, Atsuo Yamada
    Chem. Commun., 49, 11194-11196 (2013).
  22. “Theoretical Study on De-Solvation of Lithium, Sodium, and Magnesium Cations to Organic Electrolyte Solvents”
    Masaki Okoshi, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada, Hiromi Nakai
    J. Electrochem. Soc., 160, A2160-A2165 (2013).
  23. “Na2FeP2O7: A Safe Cathode for Rechargeable Sodium-ion Batteries”
    Prabeer Barpanda, Guandong Liu, Chris D. Ling, Mao Tamaru, Maxim Avdeev, Sai-Cheong Chung, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada
    Chem. Mater., 25, 3480-3487 (2013).
  24. “Unveiling the Origin of Unusual Pseudocapacitance of RuO2nH2O from Its Hierarchical Nanostructure by Small-Angle X-ray Scattering”
    Noboru Yoshida, Yuki Yamada, Shin-ichi Nishimura, Yojiro Oba, Masato Ohnuma, Atsuo Yamada
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 12003-12009 (2013).
  25. “Demonstration of Co3+/Co2+ Electrochemical Activity in LiCoBO3 Cathode at 4.0 V”
    Yasunobu Yamashita, Prabeer Barpanda, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada
    ECS Electrochem. Lett., 2, A75-A77 (2013).
  26. “High-Throughput Solution Combustion Synthesis of High-Capacity LiFeBO3 Cathode”
    Prabeer Barpanda, Yasunobu Yamashita, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada
    J. Electrochem. Soc., 160, A3095-A3099 (2013).
  27. “Enhanced Cycling Performance of Li-O2 batteries by the Optimized Electrolyte Concentration of LiTFSA in Glymes”
    Fujun Li, Tao Zhang, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada, Haoshen Zhou
    Adv. Energy Mater., 3, 532-538 (2013).
  28. “Carbon Supported TiN Nanoparticles: An Efficient Bifunctional Catalyst for Non-Aqueous Li-O2 batteries”
    Fujun Li, Ryohji Ohnishi, Yuki Yamada, Jun Kubota, Kazunari Domen, Atsuo Yamada, Haoshen Zhou
    Chem. Commun., 49, 1175-1177 (2013).
  29. “Observation of the highest Mn3+/Mn2+ redox potential of 4.45 V in a Li2MnP2O7 pyrophosphate cathode”
    Mao Tamaru, Prabeer Barpanda, Yuki Yamada, Shin-ichi Nishimura, Atsuo Yamada
    J. Mater. Chem., 22, 24526-24529 (2012).
  30. “Sodium iron pyrophosphate: A novel 3.0 V iron-based cathode for sodium-ion batteries”
    Prabeer Barpanda, Tian Ye, Shin-ichi Nishimura, Sai-Cheong Chung, Yuki Yamada, Masashi Okubo, Haoshen Zhou, Atsuo Yamada
    Electrochem. Commun., 24, 116-119 (2012).
  31. “Electrochemical characterization of single-layer MnO2 nanosheets as a high-capacitance pseudocapacitor electrode”
    Kazuya Kai, Yoji Kobayashi, Yuki Yamada, Kohei Miyazaki, Takeshi Abe, Yoshiharu Uchimoto, Hiroshi Kageyama
    J. Mater. Chem., 22, 14691-14695 (2012).
  32. “Eco-efficient splash combustion synthesis of nanoscale pyrophosphate (Li2FeP2O7) positive-electrode using Fe(III) precursors”
    Prabeer Barpanda, Tian Ye, Sai-Cheong Chung, Yuki Yamada, Shin-ichi Nishimura, Atsuo Yamada
    J. Mater. Chem., 22, 13455-13459 (2012).
  33. “Polymorphs of LiFeSO4F as cathode materials for lithium ion batteries – a first principle computational study”
    Sai-Cheong Chung, Prabeer Barpanda, Shin-ichi Nishimura, Yuki Yamada, Atsuo Yamada
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 8678-8682 (2012).
  34. “Challenges Toward Higher Temperature Operation of LiFePO4″
    Tomochika Kurita, Jiechen Lu, Makoto Yaegashi, Yuki Yamada, Shin-ichi Nishimura, Tsutomu Tanaka, Takuya Uzumaki, Atsuo Yamada
    J. Power Sources, 214, 166-170 (2012).
  35. “Kinetics of Nucleation and Growth in Two-Phase Electrochemical Reaction of LixFePO4″
    Gosuke Oyama, Yuki Yamada, Ryuichi Natsui, Shin-ichi Nishimura, Atsuo Yamada
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 116 (13), 7306-7311 (2012).
  36. “Self-standing positive electrodes of oxidized few-walled carbon nanotubes for light-weight and high-power lithium batteries”,
    Seung Woo Lee, Betar M. Gallant, Youngmin Lee, Noboru Yoshida, Dong Young Kim, Yuki Yamada, Suguru Noda, Atsuo Yamada and Yang Shao-Horn
    Energy Environ. Sci., 5, 5437-5444 (2012).
  37. “Facile Preparation of Monolithic LiFePO4/Carbon Composites with Well-Defined Macropores for a Lithium-Ion Battery”
    George Hasegawa, Yuya Ishihara, Kazuyoshi Kanamori, Kohei Miyazaki, Yuki Yamada, Kazuki Nakanishi, Takeshi Abe
    Chem. Mater., 23 (23), 5208–5216 (2011).
  38. “Role of Edge Orientation in Kinetics of Electrochemical Intercalation of Lithium-Ion at Graphite”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Kohei Miyazaki, and Takeshi Abe
    Langmuir, 26 (18), 14990-14994 (2010).
  39. “Electrochemical Lithium Intercalation into Graphite in Dimethyl-Sulfoxide-Based Electrolytes: Effect of Solvation Structure of Lithium-Ion”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Yasuyuki Takazawa, Kohei Miyazaki, and Takeshi Abe
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 114 (26), 11680-11685 (2010).
  40. “Kinetics of Electrochemical Insertion and Extraction of Lithium Ion at SiO”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Yasutoshi Iriyama, Takeshi Abe, and Zempachi Ogumi
    J. Electrochem. Soc., 157 (1), A26-A30 (2010). [Highlighted in Interface]
  41. “Kinetics of Lithium-Ion Transfer at the Interface between Li35La0.55TiO3 and Binary Electrolytes”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Fumihiro Sagane, Yasutoshi Iriyama, Takeshi Abe, and Zempachi Ogumi
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 113 (32), 14528-14532 (2009).
  42. “Correlation between Charge-Discharge Behavior of Graphite and Solvation Structure of the Lithium Ion in Propylene Carbonate-Containing Electrolytes”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Yasuhiro Koyama, Takeshi Abe, and Zempachi Ogumi
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 113 (20), 8948-8953 (2009).
  43. “Kinetics of Lithium Ion Transfer at the Interface between Graphite and Liquid Electrolytes: Effects of Solvent and Surface Film”
    Yuki Yamada
    , Yasutoshi Iriyama, Takeshi Abe, and Zempachi Ogumi
    Langmuir, 25 (21), 12766-12770 (2009).