• N. Tarutani, R. Sato, W. Yamazaki, K. Katagiri, K. Inumaru, T. Ishigaki, “Interconnection of organic–inorganic hybrid nano-building blocks towards thermally robust mesoporous structures”, Nanoscale, 13(26) 11446-11454 (2021). DOI
  • N. Tarutani, Y. Tokudome, M. Jobbágy, G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia, M. Takahashi, “Microparticles with hetero-nanointerfaces: controlled assembly of cobalt hydroxide and nickel hydroxide nanoclusters towards improved electrochemical functions”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(44) 25290-25296 (2019). DOI
  • N. Tarutani, Y. Tokudome, M. Jobbágy, G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia, Q. Tang, M. Müller, M. Takahashi, “Highly Ordered Mesoporous Hydroxide Thin Films through Self-Assembly of Size-Tailored Nanobuilding Blocks: A Theoretical-Experimental Approach”, Chemistry of Materials, 31(2) 322-330 (2019). DOI
  • N. Tarutani, Y. Tokudome, M. Jobbágy, F. A. Viva, G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia, M. Takahashi, “Single-Nanometer-Sized Low-Valence Metal Hydroxide Crystals: Synthesis via Epoxide-Mediated Alkalinization and Assembly toward Functional Mesoporous Materials”, Chemistry of Materials, 28(16) 5606-5610 (2016). DOI

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Born in Hiroshima, Dr. Tarutani attended Osaka Prefecture University and after graduating from the College of Engineering in 2012, he went on to study at the Graduate School of Engineering at the same university. He received a Research Fellowship for Young Scientists from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and obtained a Ph.D. from his alma mater, Osaka Prefecture University. In 2017, he took up the post of Assistant Professor at Hosei University, moving on to Osaka Prefecture University as a Research Assistant Professor and then to Hiroshima University as an Assistant Professor in November 2019. While enjoying his interests of cycling and travelling, Dr. Tarutani is constantly collecting ideas for his research.

Development of materials having a high added value is known to boost competitiveness in industry. Nanomaterials, in particular, play a crucial role in this. For example, nanotechnology and nanomaterials contribute to a reduction in size and increase in capacity of mass storage media. In these circumstances, Dr. Tarutani is working on the development of nanomaterials using layered metal hydroxides. One of his research projects is about synthesis of nanoparticles by inhibiting crystal growth and use as building blocks to assemble nanostructured materials. Recently, he has been working on developing novel synthetic routes towards crystalline nanomaterials consisting of diverse multi-elements including high entropy alloys using layered metal hydroxides as starting nanomaterials.