Faculty of Engineering, Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering

Job Title

Associate Professor

Date of Birth


Research Fields, Keywords

Cosmochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Astrobiology

Mail Address

E-mail address


Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 2006.04

    Osaka University  Graduate School, Division of Natural Science  Department of Earth and Space Science  Doctor Course  Completed

  • 2004.04

    Tokyo Institute of Technology  Graduate School, Division of Science and Engineering  Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences  Master Course  Completed

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2013.04

    Hokkaido University   Department of Natural History Sciences   Research Fellowship for Young Scientists of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  

  • 2011.06

    Carnegie Institution of Washington   Geophysical Laboratory   JSPS fellow  

  • 2009.06

    Carnegie Institution of Washington   Geophysical Laboratory   Postdoctoral Fellow  

  • 2009.04

    Osaka University   Graduate School of Science   Visiting Researcher  

  • 2007.04

    Osaka University   Graduate School of Science   Research Fellowship for Young Scientists of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 2014.07

    The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry

  • 2013.07

    The Geochemical Society of Japan

  • 2006.07

    The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry


Books 【 display / non-display

  • Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

    (Part: Contributor , Range: Infrared Spectroscopy )

    Springer  2011 ISBN: 978-3-642-112


Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Comparison of FT‐IR spectra of bulk and acid insoluble organic matter in chondritic meteorites: An implication for missing carbon during demineralization

    Yoko Kebukawa, Conel M. O'D. Alexander, George D. Cody

    Wiley Online Library ( Wiley )  Vol.54 ( 7 )   1632 - 1641   2019.05  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Further characterization of carbonaceous materials in Hayabusa‐returned samples to understand their origin

    Masayuki Uesugi,Motoo Ito,Hikaru Yabuta,Hiroshi Naraoka,Fumio Kitajima,Yoshinori Takano,Hajime Mita,Yoko Kebukawa,Aiko Nakato,Yuzuru Karouji

    Meteoritics & Planetary Science   54 ( 3 )   638 - 666   2019.03  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Bulk chemical characteristics of soluble polar organic molecules formed through condensation of formaldehyde: Comparison with soluble organic molecules in Murchison meteorite

    Yuki Isono, Shogo Tachibana, Hiroshi Naraoka, François-Régis Orthous-Daunay, Laurette Piani and Yoko Kebukawa

    Geochemical Journal   53   2019.02  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Nucleic acid bases in Titan tholins and possible genetic systems in the Titan liquidosphere

    Jun Kawai,Yoko Kebukawa,Christopher P. McKay,Kensei Kobayashi

    Life Sciences in Space Research   20   20 - 29   2019.02  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Nanoscale infrared imaging analysis of carbonaceous chondrites to understand organic-mineral interactions during aqueous alteration

    Yoko Kebukawa, Hanae Kobayashi, Norio Urayama, Naoki Baden, Masashi Kondo, Michael E. Zolensky, and Kensei Kobayashi

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( NATL ACAD SCIENCES )  116 ( 3 )   753 - 758   2019.01  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

    Web of Science DOI PubMed

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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Advances in analyses of extraterrestrial organic matter

    Yoko Kebukawa

    Bunseki   1   19 - 27   2017.01

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work

Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Award

    2016.09   The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences  

    Winner: Yoko Kebukawa

  • The Geochemical Society of Japan Award for Young Researchers

    2015.09   The Geochemical Society of Japan  

    Winner: Yoko Kebukawa

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2018.04  -  2021.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2017.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows

    Project Year: 2013.04  -  2014.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows

    Project Year: 2007.04  -  2009.03 

Other external funds procured 【 display / non-display

  • Formation of amino acids with the presence of liquid water in the Solar System small bodies: Applications for various environments

    Project Year: 2018.04  -  2019.03  Investigator(s): Yoko Kebukawa

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Origin of Jupiter Trojan asteroids: What to explore by OKEANOS

    Y. Kebukawa  [Invited]

    Symposium on Planetary Science 2019  (Tohoku University, Sendai )  2019.02.18  

  • Formation of various organic matter driven by liquid water in the solar system bodies

    Y. Kebukawa  [Invited]

    Astrobiology 2017  (Coyhaique, Chile)  2017.12  

  • Organic Matter in Meteorites: From the Grave to the Cradle

    Y. Kebukawa  [Invited]

    Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium  (Bad Neuenahr, Germany)  2017.09   AvH, JSPS, JHS, NAS

  • Synthesis of Amino Acid Precursors with Organic Solids in Planetesimals with Liquid Water

    Y. Kebukawa, Q. H. S. Chan, S. Misawa, J. Matsukuma, S. Tachibana, K. Kobayashi, M. E. Zolensky  [Invited]

    XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life  (San Diego, California, USA)  2017.06   Lunar and Planetary Institute

  • Cosmochemistry of Meteorites: Origin and Evolution of Organic Matter

    Y. Kebukawa  [Invited]

    ACM2017  (Montevideo,Spain)  2017.04