Alexandre Yokochi

Alexandre Felske Tadayuki Yokochi[1] (born 13 February 1965) is a former Portuguese swimmer[2] and a current professor of mechanical engineering at the Baylor University.[3]

Alexandre Yokochi
Personal information
Full nameAlexandre Felske Tadayuki Yokochi
Born (1965-02-13) 13 February 1965
Lisbon, Portugal
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
ClubS.L. Benfica

Swimming career

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Yokochi was a breaststroke swimmer who broke many Portuguese swimming records. One of his most famous achievements was when he broke both the 100 m and 200 m. He competed in many international competitions such as the European Championships and Olympics whilst representing S.L. Benfica. His 100 m and 200 m records remain unbeaten in the Iberian Peninsula. He was trained by his father, Shintaro Yokochi, who was the head coach of S.L. Benfica and as well of the Portugal national team. Yokochi now resides in USA as a teacher in Baylor University.[4]

Professor career

Yokochi received an M.S. in 1992 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale under the direction of Prof. Conrad C. Hickley and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1997 under the direction of F. Albert Cotton. After the completion of his degree, he joined the chemistry faculty at Oregon State University where he was a research professor working in the area of chemical crystallography. From 2004-2017 he was a professor in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University. Since 2017, he has been with the School of Engineering & Computer Science at Baylor University as a professor in the Mechanical Engineering department.

Yokochi's current research focuses primarily on problems encompassing advanced functional materials and energy problems including the development of nanocomposite materials, the thermochemical production of hydrogen, the storage of renewable energy using flow batteries, and the development of methodology to avoid biofouling on devices deployed in the ocean.[5]


  • European Vice Champion
  • Olympics Finalist 7th and 9th and a B Final Champion
  • Latin Champion
  • World Championship Finalist
  • Record Breaker of the Iberian Peninsula
  • Olympic Medal Nobre Guedes
  • University of Kobe Vice Champion
  • Portuguese National Champion
  • EEC European Champions Clubs Cup: 1990


  1. "Artigo de apoio Infopédia - Alexandre Yokochi". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  2. "Alexandre Yokochi Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. "Dr. Alex Yokochi - School of Engineering and Computer Science - Baylor University". School of Engineering and Computer Science - Baylor University. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. "Troféus de Alexandre Yokochi doados ao Museu Cosme Damião" [Alexandre Yokochi's trophies donated to Museum Cosme Damião]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). 8 January 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  5. "Dr. Alex Yokochi's Home Page, Department of Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University". Archived from the original on 16 March 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
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