(Corresponding Author: 7, First Author: 13, +: Dual First Author)

Original Articles


  1. Yoko Chiba*+, Hideshi Ooka*+, Marie E. Wintzer, Nao Tsunematsu, Takehiro Suzuki, Naoshi Dohmae, Ryuhei Nakamura "Diverse Phosphoserine Phosphatases Exhibit Maximum Activity at an Intermediate Binding Affinity in Accord With the Sabatier Principle of Catalysis", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2024, 63, e202318635. link preprint
  2. Shuang Kong, Ailong Li*, Jun Long, Kiyohiro Adachi, Daisuke Hashizume, Qike Jiang, Kazuna Fushimi, Hideshi Ooka, Jianping Xiao*, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Acid-Stable Manganese Oxides for Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis", Nat. Catal., 2024. link


  3. Koichi Yatsuzuka, Kiyohiro Adachi, Daisuke Hashizume, Ryuhei Nakamura*, Hideshi Ooka* "A Non-Rate-Determining Redox Process Dictates the Oxygen Evolution Tafel Slope of MnO2", J. Phys. Chem. C, 2023, 127, 22457 - 22463. preprint
  4. Hideshi Ooka*, Yoko Chiba, Ryuhei Nakamura "Thermodynamic Principle to Enhance Enzymatic Activity Using the Substrate Affinity", Nat. Commun., 2023, 141, 4860. link preprint
  5. Hye-Eun Lee, Tomoyo Okumura, Hideshi Ooka, Kiyohiro Adachi, Takaaki Hikima, Kunio Hirata, Yoshiaki Kawano, Hiroaki Matsuura, Masaki Yamamoto, Masahiro Yamamoto, Akira Yamaguchi, Ji-Eun Lee, Ki Tae Nam, Daisuke Hashizume, Shawn McGlynn, Ryuhei Nakamura "Osmotic Energy Conversion in Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents", ChemRxiv, 2023 (Under review at Nat. Commun.). preprint
  6. Hideshi Ooka*, Marie E. Wintzer, Hirokazu Komatsu, Kiyohiro Adachi, Ailong Li, Shuang Kong, Daisuke Hashizume, Atsushi Mochizuki, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Dissipation Lifetime of Catalysis as a Dynamical System", ChemRxiv, 2023 (Submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.). preprint


  7. Ailong Li, Shuang Kong, Chenxi Guo, Hideshi Ooka, Kiyohiro Adachi, Daisuke Hashizume, Qike Jiang, Hongxian Han, Jianping Xiao*, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Enhancing the Stability of Cobalt Spinel Oxide Towards Sustainable Oxygen Evolution in Acid", Nat. Catal., 2022, 5, 109 - 118. link
  8. Daoping He*, Hideshi Ooka, Yamei Li, Yujeong Kim, Akira Yamaguchi, Kiyohiro Adachi, Daisuke Hashizume, Naohiro Yoshida, Sakae Toyoda, Sun Hee Kim, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Regulation of the Electrocatalytic Nitrogen Cycle Based on Sequential Proton - Electron Transfer", Nat. Catal., 2022, 5, 798 - 806. link


  9. Ji-Eun Lee, Akira Yamaguchi, Hideshi Ooka, Tomohiro Kazami, Masahiro Miyauchi, Norio Kitadai, Ryuhei Nakamura* "In Situ FTIR Study of CO2 Reduction on Inorganic Analogues of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 3267 - 3270. link
  10. Hideshi Ooka*, Marie E. Wintzer, Ryuhei Nakamura "Non-Zero Binding Enhances Kinetics of Catalysis: Machine Learning Analysis on the Experimental Hydrogen Binding Energy of Platinum", ACS Catal., 2021, 11, 6298 - 6303. link


  11. Daoping He, Hideshi Ooka, Yujeong Kim, Yamei Li, Fangming Jin*, Sun Hee Kim*, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Atomic-Scale Evidence for Highly Selective Electrocatalytic N- N Coupling on Metallic MoS2", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 2020, 117, 31631 - 31638. link
  12. Yamei Li*, Yoo Kyung Go, Hideshi Ooka, Daoping He, Fangming Jin, Sun Hee Kim*, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Enzyme Mimetic Active Intermediates for Nitrate Reduction in Neutral Aqueous Media", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 9744 - 9750. link


  13. Daoping He, Hideshi Ooka, Yamei Li, Fangming Jin*, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Phase-Selective Hydrothermal Synthesis of Metallic MoS2 at High Temperature", Chem. Lett., 2019, 58, 5054 - 5058. link
  14. Ailong Li, Hideshi Ooka, Nadege Bonnet, Toru Hayashi, Yimeng Sun, Qike Jiang, Can Li, Hongxian Han*, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Stable Potential Windows for Long-Term Electrocatalysis by Manganese Oxides Under Acidic Conditions", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 5054 - 5058. link
  15. Hideshi Ooka*, Ryuhei Nakamura "Shift of the Optimum Binding Energy at Higher Rates of Catalysis", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10, 6706 - 6713. link


  16. Daoping He, Yamei Li, Hideshi Ooka, Yoo Kyung Go, Fangming Jin*, Sun Hee Kim*, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Selective Electrocatalytic Reduction of Nitrite to Dinitrogen Based on Decoupled Proton - Electron Transfer", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 2012 - 2015. link
  17. Hirotaka Kakizaki, Hideshi Ooka, Toru Hayashi, Akira Yamaguchi, Nadege Bonnet-Mercier, Kazuhito Hashimoto, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Evidence That Crystal Facet Orientation Dictates Oxygen Evolution Intermediates on Rutile Manganese Oxide", Adv. Funct. Mater., 2018, 28, 1706319. link
  18. Hideshi Ooka, Kazuhito Hashimoto, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Design Strategy of Multi-Electron Transfer Catalysts Based on a Bioinformatic Analysis of Oxygen Evolution and Reduction Enzymes", Mol. Inform., 2018, 37, 1700139. link


  19. Hideshi Ooka, Akira Yamaguchi, Toshihiro Takashima, Kazuhito Hashimoto, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Efficiency of Oxygen Evolution on Iridium Oxide Determined From the pH Dependence of Charge Accumulation", J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 17873 - 17881. link
  20. Hideshi Ooka, Toshihiro Takashima, Akira Yamaguchi, Toru Hayashi, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Element Strategy of Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysis Based on in Situ Spectroelectrochemistry", Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 7149 - 7161. link
  21. Hideshi Ooka, Marta C. Figueiredo, Marc T. M. Koper* "Competition Between Hydrogen Evolution and Carbon Dioxide Reduction on Copper Electrodes in Mildly Acidic Media", Langmuir, 2017, 33, 9307 - 9313. link


  22. Hideshi Ooka, Yuanqing Wang, Akira Yamaguchi, Makoto Hatakeyama, Shinichiro Nakamura, Kazuhito Hashimoto*, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Legitimate Intermediates of Oxygen Evolution on Iridium Oxide Revealed by in Situ Electrochemical Evanescent Wave Spectroscopy", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 15199 - 15204. link


  23. Hideshi Ooka, Takumi Ishii, Kazuhito Hashimoto*, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Light-Induced Cell Aggregation of Euglena Gracilis Towards Economically Feasible Biofuel Production", RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 20693 - 20698. link



  1. Hideshi Ooka*, Jun Huang, Kai S. Exner "The Sabatier Principle in Electrocatalysis: Basics, Limitations, and Extensions", Front. Energ. Res., 2021, 9, 155. link


  2. Hideshi Ooka, Shawn E. McGlynn, Ryuhei Nakamura* "Electrochemistry at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents: Utilization of the Thermodynamic Driving Force Towards the Autotrophic Origin of Life", ChemElectroChem, 2019, 6, 1316 - 1323. link

Editorials and Perspectives


  1. Thomas Kadyk*, Jianping Xiao, Hideshi Ooka, Jun Huang, Kai S. Exner* "Material and Composition Screening Approaches in Electrocatalysis and Battery Research", Front. Energ. Res., 2021, 9, 227. link

Other Articles (Non Peer Reviewed)

  1. Hideshi Ooka "Theory Towards Catalyst Development", CanApple News (URL).
  2. Hideshi Ooka "Exploring Catalyst Theory using Experiments, Mathematics, and Machine Learning", ChemStation (URL).
  3. Hideshi Ooka, Akira Yamaguchi, Kazuhito Hashimoto, Ryuhei Nakamura "Element Strategy for Water Splitting Catalysis", Chemical Industry: Special Issue on Advancements in Artificial Photosynthesis, 2014, 65, 15 - 20.