Principal investigator / Full professor
 Hiroshi Imahori






Address:

1) Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University,

Kyotodaigaku-katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan

2) Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University,

Kyotodaigaku-katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan

Phone:+81-75-383-2566 (office)

Fax:+81-75-383-2571 (office)

E-mail: imahori[at mark]scl.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Education and Academic Positions:

1981-1985:Undergraduate student, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, majored in Organic Chemistry.

Graduated with  B. Sci. ----- March 1985.


1985-1987:Graduate student, under the supervision of Prof. Kazuhiro Maruyama, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, majored in Organic Chemistry.

Graduated with  M. Sci. ----- March 1987.


1987-1990:Doctoral graduate, under the supervision of Prof. Kazuhiro Maruyama, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, majored in Organic Chemistry.

Obtained  Ph. D. on studies on photoinduced electron transfer reactions of quinones, March 1990.


1990-1992:Postdoctoral Fellow, under the supervision of Prof. Tan Inoue, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA, USA, on development of in vitro selection systems for RNA catalyst using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique.


1992-1999:Assistant Professor, under the collaboration of Prof. Yoshiteru Sakata in the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, on the Development of super- and supra-molecular bio-inspired systems for artificial photosynthesis.


1999-2002:Associate Professor, under the collaboration of Prof. Shunichi Fukuzumi, in the Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, on the Development of super- and supra-molecular bio-inspired systems for artificial photosynthesis and solar energy conversion.


2002-Present:Full Professor, in the Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan, on the Development of super- and supra-molecular assemblies and electron transfer chemistry of various novel -functional materials for artificial photosynthesis and solar energy conversion.


2007-Present:Full Professor, in Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan on the Integration of cell biology and materials chemistry by light.


Research interests: Design and synthesis of super- and supra-molecular bio-inspired systems for artificial photosynthesis, photochemistry and photophysics, photoinduced electron transfer and energy transfer, organic synthesis, porphyrins, phthalocyanines, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphenes, nanoparticles, polymers, self-assembly, photofunctional materials, dye-sensitized solar cells, bulk heterojunction solar cells, and drug delivery systems.


Research Collaboration:

Present research collaboration with

Prof. Helge Lemmetyinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Prof. Nikolai V. Tkachenko, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Prof. Villy Sundstrom, Lund University, Sweden

Prof. Licheng Sun, KTH, Sweden

Prof. Kyriakos Porfyrakis, Oxford University, UK

Prof. Prashant V. Kamat, University of Notre Dame, USA

Prof. Shu Seki, Kyoto University

Prof. Yasuo Mori, Kyoto University

Prof. Easan Sivaniah, Kyoto University

Prof. Seigo Ito, University of Hyogo

Dr. Kazu Suenaga, AIST

Prof. Yasuhiro Kobori, Kobe University

Prof. Koichi Yamashita, The University of Tokyo

Prof. Tatsuya Murakami, Toyama Prefectural University

Prof. Christof Wöll, Karlsrule Institute of Technology, Germany

Prof. Richard H. Friend, University of Cambridge, UK


Prize and Honor:

1.Young Investigator Award from the Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (2002)

2.Japanese Photochemistry Association Prize (2004)

3.JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Prize (2006)

4.CSJ (Chemical Society of Japan) Award for Creative Work (2006)

5.Tokyo Techno Forum 21 Gold Medal Prize (2007)

6.Osaka Science Prize (2007)

  1. 7.    NISTEP (National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, MEXT) Researcher Award (2007)

  2. 8.    Fellow, RSC, UK (2014)

  3. 9.    The Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, USA (2016)

  4. 10.    External Member of the Finish Academy of Science and Letters (2018)


Others:

1. PI, Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Construction of Nanostructured Artificial Photosynthetic Photoenergy Conversion Systems, (2001–2005)

2. Supervisor, Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Kyoto University (2002–2012)

3. Member of Screening Committee, Nissan Science Foundation (2004–2010)

4. Editorial Advisory Board, Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Carbon Nanostructures, Taylor-Francis (2005–2015)

5. Member of Executive Committee of Nanocarbon Division, the Electrochemical Society, USA (2006–present)

6. Associate Member of SCJ (Science Council of Japan) (2006–2008)

7. International Advisory Board, ChemSusChem, Wiley-VCH (2007–2015)

8. Advisory Board, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, ACS (2009–2011)

9. Director, Board of Member of JPA (The Japanese Photochemistry Association) (2010–2011)

10. PI, Advanced Low Carbon Technology Research and Development Program (ALCA), JST, Development of Highly Efficient, Low-Cost Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (2011–2014)

11. The Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (2013-2017)

12. Journal of Materials Chemistry, The Executive Editorial Board (RSC) (2013-2017)

  1. 13.Materials Horizon, Advisory Board (RSC) (2013-present)

  2. 14.PI, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S), MEXT, Quest for Fundamental Principles in Photoinduced Charge Separation and Their Application (2013–2018)

  3. 15.Secretary of Nanocarbon Division, the Electrochemical Society, USA (2014–2016)

  4. 16.Vice-Chair of Nanocarbon Division, the Electrochemical Society, USA (2016–present)

  5. 17.Applied Materials Today, Advisory Board (Elsevier), from August 19, 2015

  6. 18.Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Advisory Board (RSC) (2017-present)


Total citation by Web of Science: 22,308 (October 2, 2019)

h-index: 79 (average citation: 55.08)

Total citation by Google Scholar: 27,496 (October 2, 2019)

h-index: 88


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