EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Dr. Yutaka Matsuo was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1974. He received bachelor’s (1996) and PhD degrees (2001) from Osaka University under the guidance of Professors Kazuhide Tani and Kazushi Mashima. Then, he joined Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Eiichi Nakamura’s group) as an Assistant Professor. In 2004, he moved to the Nakamura Functional Carbon Cluster Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) as a Leader of the functional complex group. In 2009, he was promoted to Project Professor to conduct his own group in Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo. In 2016, he joined University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) as a Professor of Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Materials Science. He also became a Project Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (2016-present), Visiting Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba (2012-present), and Visiting Professor, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University (2016-present). His research topics are development of organic solar cells with basic studies on materials science for functionalization of fullerenes and carbon nanomaterials. He was awarded The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists for 2005, The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (2010), Nozoe Memorial Award for Young Organic Chemists (2012), 1000 Talent Plan for Foreign Experts, China (2016) and so on.
Dr. Matsuo published over 180 peer-reviewed papers in journals including Nature (1), Chem. Rev. (1), J. Am. Chem. Soc. (36), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (8), Adv. Mater. (2), Chem. Sci. (2), which received more than 4400 citations (h-index: 35), edited one monograph, and contributed to 6 book chapters. He delivered more than 100 invited lectures in international conferences and seminars.
||Organic and Perovskite solar cells|
||Functionalization of Fullerenes|
||Development of new pi-electron conjugated materials|
||Research on inorganic materials for organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells|
||"Direct and Dry Deposited Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films Doped with MoOx as Electron-Blocking Transparent Electrodes for Flexible Organic Solar Cells", Il Jeon, Kehang Cui, Takaaki Chiba, Anton Anisimov, Albert Nasibulin, Esko Kauppinen, Shigeo Maruyama*, Yutaka Matsuo*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 7982–7985.|
||"Electronic Infrared Light Absorption of Tri-palladium Complex Containing Two π-Expanded Tetracene Ligands", Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Takafumi Nakagawa, Kei Ohkubo, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Yutaka Matsuo*, Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 4888–4894.|
|| "Kinetic Study of the Diels–Alder Reaction of Li+@C60 with Cyclohexadiene: Greatly Increased Reaction Rate by Encapsulated Li+", Hiroshi Ueno, Hiroki Kawakami, Koji Nakagawa, Hiroshi Okada, Naohiko Ikuma, Shinobu Aoyagi, Ken Kokubo*, Yutaka Matsuo*, Takumi Oshima, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11162–11167.|
||"Selective Synthesis of Co8S15 Cluster in Bowl-shaped Template of the Pentaarylfullerene Ligand", Masashi Maruyama, Kenta Imoto, Matthias König, Dirk M. Guldi*, Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, Eiichi Nakamura, Yutaka Matsuo*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 10914–10917.|
||"Addition of Dihydromethano Group to Fullerenes for Improving the Performance of Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells", Yutaka Matsuo*, Junya Kawai, Hiroshi Inada, Takafumi Nakagawa, Hitoshi Ota, Saika Otsubo, Eiichi Nakamura*, Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 6266–6269.|
|| "Synthesis of Thieno-Bridged Porphyrins: Changing Antiaromatic Contribution by Direction of the Thiophene Ring", Yusuke Mitsushige, Shigeru Yamaguchi, Byung Sun Lee, Young Mo Sung, Susanne Kuhri, Christoph Schierl, Dirk M. Guldi*, Dongho Kim*, Yutaka Matsuo*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 16540–16543.|
||"Molecular Photoelectric Switch Using a Mixed SAM of Organic Fullerene and Fullerene Doped with a Single Iron Atom", Yutaka Matsuo*, Takahiko Ichiki, Eiichi Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 9932–9937.|
||"Columnar Structure in Bulk Heterojunction in Solution-processable Three-layered p-i-n Organic Photovoltaic Devices Using Tetrabenzoporphyrin Precursor and Silylmethylfullerene", Yutaka Matsuo*, Yoshiharu Sato*, Takaaki Niinomi, Iwao Soga, Hideyuki Tanaka, Eiichi Nakamura*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 16048–16050.|