Yohei Uemura

Postdoc
Employed since: May, 2018
Email: y.uemura@uu.nl
Room: 5th floor open office

Research

Research

X-ray spectroscopy for ultrafast processes in photocatalysis

Photocatalysis studies the promotion of the water splitting reaction (H2O -> H2 + 1/2O2) after absorption of sunlight.  Although various kinds of photocatalysts have been developped and fundamental studies conducted, the mechanism of photocatalytic water splitting is not well understood.

In order to understand the mechanism of the photocatalytic water splitting reaction, I have been working on the study of ultrafast processes in photocatalysts with time resolved x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS)  using synchrotron radiation facilities and x-ray free electron lasers (XFEL) combined with ultrafast lasers.  My plan is to perform time-resolved resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) to better understand the electronic states of photocatalysts.

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[Education]

April 2007 – March 2010:
Ph.D Degree: Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

April 2005 – March 2007:
Master’s degree: Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

April 2003 – March 2005:
Bachelor’s degree: Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

April 2001 – March 2003:
College of Arts and Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

[Research Experience]

May 2018 – present:
Postdoctoral researcher (supervisor: Prof. Frank de Groot)

July 2013 – April 2018:
Assistant professor in Institute for Molecular Science, Japan

April 2013 – June 2013:
JSPS postdoctoral fellow in Hokkaido University, Japan

April 2012 – March 2013:
Postdoc researcher in Hokkaido University, Japan

April 2010 – March 2012: 
Postdoc researcher in Photon Factory, KEK, Japan

September 2007 – March2010:
Associated Student Researcher in Photon Factory, KEK, Japan.

Awards and Honors
Young Scientist Award of The Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research, 2017
Emerging Investigator, Chemical Communications, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017

[Fellowships]

April 2013 – June 2013:
JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Researchers (PD)

April 2007 – March 2010:
JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Researchers (DC1)