|Since 2012||Director of Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University in Japan|
|Since 2008||Professor at Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University in Japan|
|2005 - 2008||Associate Professor at Nagoya University|
|1998 - 2005||Assistant Professor at Kyoto University|
|1998||Ph.D. degree from Kyoto University under the mentorship of Yoshihito Ito|
|1997 - 1998||Exchange student at Uppsala University in Sweden with Jan-E. Bäckvall|
|1996||Master degree in chemistry from Kyoto University|
The main emphasis of his research is on the development of new synthetic methods, strategies and concepts to solve challenging synthetic problems for realizing ideal chemical synthesis and for generating as-yet unexplored molecules of significant interest. Representative projects include (1) ideal chemical synthesis through C-H bond transformation, (2) rapid synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant molecules and natural products, (3) synthesis and properties of optoelectronic materials, and (4) controlled bottom-up synthesis of structurally uniform nanocarbons such as carbon nanotubes, graphenes and fullerenes.
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