Michikazu Hara

Profile
2006-2016 Professor, Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2016- Professor, IIR, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Field of Specialization
Catalysis

Innovative Heterogeneous Catalysis Unit /Laboratory for Materials and Structures(IIR, Tokyo Tech)

 http://www.msl.titech.ac.jp/~hara/index-e.html
 mhara@msl.titech.ac.jp

Research Hub Group:Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Innovative catalysts for artificial ammonia production

Selected Awards

  • 2012
    Commendation for Science and Technology 2005 by MEXT
  • 2013
    CSJ Award for Creative Work

Selected Publications

  • “A Bifunctional Cerium Phosphate Catalyst for Chemoselective Acetalization”, Shunsuke Kanai, Ippei Nagahara, Yusuke Kita, Keigo Kamata, Michikazu Hara, Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 3146-3153.
  • “Mechanism Switching of Ammonia Synthesis Over Ru-loaded Electride Catalyst at Metal-Insulator Transition”,Shinji Kanbara, Masaaki Kitano, Yasunori Inoue, Toshiharu Yokoyama, Michikazu Hara, and Hideo Hosono,Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 14517–14524.
  • “Electride Support Boosts Nitrogen Dissociation over Ruthenium Catalyst and Shifts the Bottleneck in Ammonia Synthesis”,Masaaki Kitano, Shinji Kanbara, Yasunori Inoue, Navaratnarajah Kuganathan, Peter V. Sushko, Toshiharu Yokoyama, Michikazu Hara, Hideo Hosono, Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 6731.
  • “Ammonia Synthesis Using a Stable Electride as an Electron Donor and Reversible Hydrogen Store”, Masaaki Kitano, Yasunori Inoue, Youhei Yamazaki, Fumitaka Hayashi, Shinji Kanbara, Satoru Matsuishi, Toshiharu Yokoyama, Sung-Wng Kim, Michikazu Hara, Hideo Hosono, Nature Chemistry, 2012, 4, 934–940.
  • “Nb2O5·nH2O as a Heterogeneous Catalyst with Water-Tolerant Lewis Acid Sites”, Kiyotaka Nakajima, Yusuke Baba, Ryouhei Noma, Masaaki Kitano, Junko N. Kondo, Shigenobu Hayashi, Michikazu Hara, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 4224–4227.
  • “Protonated Titanate Nanotubes as Solid Acid Catalyst”, Masaaki Kitano, Kiyotaka Nakajima, Junko N. Kondo, Shigenobu Hayashi and Michikazu Hara, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 6622–6623.
  • ”Biodiesel Made with Sugar Catalyst” Masakazu Toda, Atsushi Takagaki, Mai Okamura, Junko N. Kondo, Shigenobu Hayashi, Kazunari Domen, Michikazu Hara, Nature, 2005, 438, 178.