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Kazuhiro Takanabe

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Science
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia


Prof KAZUHIRO TAKANABE specialises in catalytic processes. He is working as Associate Professor in Department of Chemical Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interest

Dr. Takanabe’s research interests include the development of novel nano-materials for a variety of energy-conversion reactions for sustainable development, from conventional methane conversion to photocatalytic hydrogen production. His research is focused on understanding the reaction mechanisms involved in catalytic processes using rigorous kinetic and isotopic analyses and using spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques.


  • Li Y, Zhang L, Torres-Pardo A, González-Calbet JM, Ma Y, Oleynikov P, Terasaki O, Asahina S, Shima M, Cha D, Zhao L. Cobalt phosphate-modified barium-doped tantalum nitride nanorod photoanode with 1.5% solar energy conversion efficiency. Nature communications. 2013 Oct 3;4:ncomms3566.

  • Liang Y, Li Z, Nourdine M, Shahid S, Takanabe K. Methane Coupling Reaction in an Oxy‐Steam Stream through an OH Radical Pathway by using Supported Alkali Metal Catalysts. ChemCatChem. 2014 May 1;6(5):1245-51.

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