Toshiyuki Yokoi

2004-2006  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical
                  System Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2006-2016  Assistant Professor, Chemical Resources
                  Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2016-2017  Assistant Professor, Laboratory for Chemistry and
                  Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research,
                  Tokyo Institute of Technology
2017-2018  Assistant Professor, Nanospace Catalysis Unit,
                  Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute
                  of Technology
2018-          Associate Professor, Nanospace Catalysis Unit, 
                  Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute 
                  of Technology

Field of Specialization
Catalytic chemistry / Zeolite science / Material chemistry

Nanospace Catalysis Unit (IIR, Tokyo Tech)

Research Hub Group:Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Development of new zeolite catalyst for conversion of methanol(2015.06)
  • Development of a method for controlling the distribution of Al atoms in the zeolite framework(2017.07)


  • 2017.03   Development of new high-performance and ultra-stable zeolite catalyst for conversion of methanol, which can be obtained from CO2 and H2, into small olefins

Selected Awards

  • 2018
    Support for Tokyo Tech Advanced Researchers【STAR】
  • 2012
    Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Young Researchers
  • 2011
    The Japan Petroleum Institute Award for Encouragement of Research and Development

Selected Publications

  • T. Nishitoba, N. Yoshida, J.N. Kondo and T. Yokoi* “Control of Al Distribution in the CHA-Type Aluminosilicate Zeolites and Its Impact on the Hydrothermal Stability and Catalytic Properties”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57, pp 3914-3922.
  • R. Otomo, T. Nishitoba, R. Osuga, Y. Kunitake, Y. Kamiya, T. Tatsumi, and T. Yokoi*, “Determination of Acid Site Location in Dealuminated MCM-68 by 27Al MQMAS NMR and FT-IR Spectroscopy with Probe Molecules”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122, 1180-1191.
  • T. Biligetu, Y. Wang, T. Nishitoba, R. Otomo, S. Park, H. Mochizuki, J.N. Kondo, T. Tatsumi, T. Yokoi*, “Al distribution and catalytic performance of ZSM-5 zeolites synthesized with various alcohols”, J. Catal., 2017, 353, 1–10.   
  • T. Yokoi*, H. Mochizuki, T. Biligetu, Y. Wang, T. Tatsumi, “Unique Al distribution in the MFI framework and its impact on catalytic properties”, Chem. Lett., 2017, 46, 798-800.
  • R. Otomo, U. Müller, M. Feyen, B. Yilmaz,X. Meng, F.-S. Xiao, H. Gies, X. Bao, W. Zhang, D. de Vos, T. Yokoi, “Development of post-synthetic method for tuning Al content of OSDA-free Beta as catalyst for conversion of methanol to olefins”, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2016, 6, 713-721.