Tomohiro Fukushima

Address : 060-0810, Room 7-09, Science Building 6, North 10 West 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
TEL : +1-11-706-4811
E-mail : tfuku [at]


2009.3 B.Eng. Kyoto University
2014.3 Ph.D. Kyoto University
“Studies on Assemblage-Directed Functions of Porous Coordination Polymers”

Professional Appointments

2011.4-2014.3 JSPS Research Fellow (DC1)
2014.4-2014.5 Postdoctoral Fellow, Kyoto University iCeMS
2014.6-2016.5 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016.6-2017.11 Post-doctoral Researcher, JST-ERATO
2017.12-現在 Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University
2019.7-現在 Visiting Researcher, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Awards and Fellowships

2014.6 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize Finalist
2013.3 Presentation Award 93rd CSJ Annual Meeting 
2012.6 Soft Matter Poster Prize IACIS2012
2012.4 Competitive Travel Grants PBAST-6
2011.4 JASSO Fellowship
2010.9 Poster Award 4th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Molecular Science
2010.9 Poster Award 60th Anniversary Conference on Coordination Chemistry in Osaka




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(30) “Molecularly Defined Graphitic Interface toward Proton Manipulation”
Tomohiro Fukushima, Kei Murakoshi
Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 2019, 17, 158-166. 【Review】
DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2019.06.006

(29) “Photoredox Fischer Indole Synthesis”
Atsushi Kaga, Tomohiro Fukushima, Jun Shimokawa, Masato Kitamura
Synthesis, 2019, 51, 3214-3220.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1611535
Selected as Cover Picture of the Issue
Highlighted in Synfacts

(28) “Revealing High Oxygen Evolution Catalytic Activity of Fluorine-Doped Carbon in Alkaline Media”
Jeheon Kim, Tomohiro Fukushima, Ruifeng Zhou, Kei Murakoshi
Materials, 2019, 12, 211 (1-8).
DOI: 10.3390/ma12020211
Selected as Cover Picture of the Issue

(27) “Modulation of Graphene/Au(111) Interaction by Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”
Tomohiro Fukushima, Kensuke Yasuda, Hidetaka Hasebe, Ruifeng Zhou, Hiro Minamimoto, Kei Murakoshi
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., 1220(1), 012016 (2019). 【Proceeding for EXCON 2018】
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1220/1/012016


(26) “Late‐Stage Functionalization of Arylacetic Acids by Photoredox‐Catalyzed Decarboxylative Carbon‐Heteroatom Bond Formation”
Yota Sakakibara, Eri Ito, Tomohiro Fukushima, Kei Murakami, Kenichiro Itami
Chem.-Eur. J. 2018, 9254-9258.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201802143


(25) “Landscape of Research Areas for Zeolite and Metal-organic Frameworks: Computational Detection of Emerging Research Domains”
Takaya Ogawa, Kenta Iyoki, Tomohiro Fukushima*, Yuya Kajikawa
Materials. 2017, 10, 1428.
DOI: 10.3390/ma10121428

(24) “Molecular-Level Insights into Oxygen Reduction Catalysis by Graphite-Conjugated Active Sites”
Nathan D. Ricke, Alexander T. Murray, James J. Shepherd, Matthew G. Welborn, Tomohiro Fukushima, Troy Van Voorhis, Yogesh Surendranath
ACS Catalysis. 2017, 11, 7680-7687.
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03086

(23) “Polymorphism of [6]Cycloparaphenylene for Packing Structure-Dependent Host-Guest Interaction”
Tomohiro Fukushima, Hirotoshi Sakamoto, Kohei Tanaka, Yuh Hijikata, Stephane Irle, Kenichiro Itami
Chem Lett. 2017, 46, 855-857.
Selected as Editor’s Choice

(22) “Catalytic Dehydrogenative C–H Imidation of Arenes Enabled by Photo-generated Hole Donation to Sulfonimide”
Eri Ito, Tomohiro Fukushima, Takahiro Kawakami, Kei Murakami, Kenichiro Itami
Chem, 2017, 2, 383-392.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.02.006
Selected as Cover Picture
Highlighted in Chem-station

(21) “Synthesis, Structure, and Electrochemical Property of a Bimetallic Bis-2-pyridylidene Palladium Acetate Complex”
Tetsushi Yoshidomi, Tomohiro Fukushima, Kenichiro Itami, Yasutomo Segawa
Chem Lett., 2017, 46, 587-590.
DOI: 10.1246/cl.170091

(20) “Minor Impact of Ligand Shell Steric Profile on Colloidal Nanocarbon Catalysis”
Sterling B. Chu, Tomohiro Fukushima, Yogesh Surendranath
Chem. Mater., 2017, 29, 495-498.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b04930


(19) “Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction Catalyzed by Ni3(hexaiminotriphenylene)2”
Elise M. Miner, Tomohiro Fukushima, Dennis Sheberla, Lei Sun, Yogesh Surendranath, Mircea Dincă
Nature Commun. 2016, 7, 10942 (1-7).
Highlighted in News and Views in Nature Energy


(18) “Control of Molecular Rotor Rotational Frequencies in Porous Coordination Polymers Using a Solid-Solution Approach”
Munehiro Inukai, Tomohiro Fukushima, Yuh Hijikata, Naoki Ogiwara, Satoshi Horike, Susumu Kitagawa
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 12183-12186.
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b05413

(17) “Graphite-Conjugated Pyrazines as Molecularly Tunable Heterogeneous Electrocatalysts”
Tomohiro Fukushima, Walter Drisdell, Junko Yano, Yogesh Surendranath
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 10926-10929.
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b06737
Selected as JACS Spotlight
Highlighted in MIT News, Phys.Org, World Industrial Reporter, and AZO materials


(16) “Synthesis and Porous Properties of Chromium Azolate Porous Coordination Polymers”
Kanokwan Kongpatpanich, Satoshi Horike, Masayuki Sugimoto, Tomohiro Fukushima, Daiki Umeyama, Yosuke Tsutsumi, Susumu Kitagawa
Inorg.Chem., 2014, 53, 9870-9875.
DOI: 10.1021/ic501459m


(15) “Programmed Crystallization via Epitaxial Growth and Ligand Replacement towards Hybridizing Porous Coordination Polymer Crystals”
Kenji Hirai, Kebi Chen, Tomohiro Fukushima, Satoshi Horike, Mio Kondo, Mikhail Meilikov, Nicolas Louvain, Chiwon Kim, Yoko Sataka, Osami Sakata, Susumu Kitagawa, Shuhei Furukawa
Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 15868-15872.
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50679G

(14) “Postsynthesis Modification of a Porous Coordination Polymer by LiCl to Enhance the H+ Transport”
Satoshi Horike, Yusuke Kamitsubo, Munehiro Inukai, Tomohiro Fukushima, Daiki Umeyama, Susumu Kitagawa
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 4612-4615.
DOI: 10.1021/ja3122872

(13) “Pore Design of Two-dimensional Coordination Polymers toward Selective Adsorption”
Yuh Hijikata, Satoshi Horike, Masayuki Sugimoto, Munehiro Inukai, Tomohiro Fukushima, Susumu Kitagawa
Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 3634-3642.
DOI: 10.1021/ic302006x

(12) “High CO2/CH4 and C2 Hydrocarbon/CH4 Selectivity in a Chemically Robust Porous Coordination Polymer”
Jingui Duan, Masakazu Higuchi, Satoshi Horike, Maw Lin Foo, Koya Prabhakara Rao, Yasutaka Inubushi, Tomohiro Fukushima, Susumu Kitagawa
Adv. Funct. Mater., 2013, 23, 3525-3530.
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201203288
Selected as Front Cover Picture

(11) “Highly Selective CO2 Adsorption Accompanied with Low-Energy Regeneration in a Two-Dimensional Cu(II) Porous Coordination Polymer with Inorganic Fluorinated PF6- Anions”
Shin-ichiro Noro, Yuh Hijikata, Munehiro Inukai, Tomohiro Fukushima, Satoshi Horike, Masakazu Higuchi, Susumu Kitagawa, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Takayoshi Nakamura
Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 280-285.
DOI: 10.1021/ic301823j


(10) “Modular Design of Domain Assembly in Porous Coordination Polymer Crystals via Reactivity-Directed Crystallization Process”
Tomohiro Fukushima, Satoshi Horike, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Masahiko Tsujimoto, Seiji Isoda, Maw Lin Foo, Yoshiki Kubota, Masaki Takata, Susumu Kitagawa
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 13341-13347.
DOI: 10.1021/ja303588m

(9) “A Soft Copper (II) Porous Coordination Polymer with Unprecedented Aqua Bridge and Selective Adsorption Properties”
Elsa Quartapelle Procopio, Tomohiro Fukushima, Elisa Barea, Jorge A. R. Navarro, Satoshi Horike, Susumu Kitagawa
Chem.-Eur. J., 2012, 18, 13117-13125.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201201820
Selected as VIP and Front Cover Picture

(8) “Ligand-based Solid Solution Approach to Stabilisation of Sulphonic Acid Groups in Porous Coordination Polymer Zr6O4(OH)4(BDC)6 (UiO-66)”
Maw Lin Foo, Satoshi Horike, Tomohiro Fukushima, Yuh Hijikata, Yoshiki Kubota, Masaki Takata, Susumu Kitagawa
Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 13791-13794.
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31195J
Selected as HOT article and highlighted in Dalton Transactions Blog

(7) “Dense Coordination Network Capable of Selective CO2 Capture from C1 and C2 Hydrocarbons”
Satoshi Horike, Keisuke Kishida, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Yasutaka Inubushi, Daiki Umeyama, Masayuki Sugimoto, Tomohiro Fukushima, Munehiro Inukai, Susumu Kitagawa
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 9852-9855.
DOI: 10.1021/ja302043u

(6) “Design of Flexible Lewis Acidic Sites in Porous Coordination Polymers by Using the Violgen Moiety”
Masakazu Higuchi, Kohei Nakamura, Satoshi Horike, Yuh Hijikata, Nobuhiro Yanai, Tomohiro Fukushima, Jungeun Kim, Kenichi Kato, Masaki Takata, Daisuke Watanabe, Shinji Ohshima, Susumu Kitagawa
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 8369-8372.
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201203834

(5) “Guest-to-Host Transmission of Structural Changes for Stimuli-Responsive Adsorption Property”
Nobuhiro Yanai, Takashi Uemura, Masafumi Inoue, Ryotaro Matsuda, Tomohiro Fukushima, Masahiko Tsujimoto, Seiji Isoda, Susumu Kitagawa
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 4501-4504.
DOI: 10.1021/ja2115713

(4) “A Solid Solution Approach to 2D Coordination Polymers for CH4/CO2 and CH4/C2H6 Gas Separation: Equilibrium and Kinetic Studies”
Satoshi Horike, Yasutaka Inubushi, Takashi Hori, Tomohiro Fukushima, Susumu Kitagawa
Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 116-120.
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00591J


(3) “Incarceration of Nanosized Silica into Porous Coordination Polymers: Preparation, Characterization, and Adsorption Property”
Takashi Uemura, Yu Kadowaki, Cho Rong Kim, Tomohiro Fukushima, Daisuke Hiramatsu, Susumu Kitagawa
Chem. Mater., 2011, 23, 1736-1741.
DOI: 10.1021/cm102610r


(2) “Modification of Flexible Part in Cu2+ Interdigitated Framework for CH4/CO2 Separation”
Yasutaka Inubushi, Satoshi Horike, Tomohiro Fukushima, George Akiyama, Ryotaro Matsuda, Susumu Kitagawa
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 9229-9231.
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC01294G

(1) “Solid Solutions of Soft Porous Coordination Polymers: Fine-Tuning of Gas Adsorption Properties”
Tomohiro Fukushima, Satoshi Horike, Yasutaka Inubushi, Keiji Nakagawa, Yoshiki Kubota, Masaki Takata, Susumu Kitagawa
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 4820-4824.
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201000989
Selected as Front Cover Picture