About HN


Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Naka 中 寛史 


Associate Professor
Department of Organic Chemistry, Graduated School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University

Past research interests

Solving problems related to organic/organometallic chemistry and catalysis. In particular,

  1. Homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysis using simple substances (H2, H2O and CO2) for selective organic synthesis.

  2. Photocatalytic conversion of alcohols for fine chemical synthesis.

  3. Chemical biology based on transition metal complexes.

Employment

  • 2020– Associate Professor, Graduated School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University

  • 2008–2020 Assistant Professor, Research Center for Materials Sciences, Nagoya University

  • 2006–2008 Research Associate, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University

Education

  • 2008 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Nagoya University (Profs. Masanobu Uchiyama and Shigehiro Yamaguchi)

  • 2005 Visiting Student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands (Prof. Koop Lammertsma)

  • 2005 M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Pharmacy, the University of Tokyo

  • 2003 B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Tokyo

External appointments

  • 2012– Visiting Research Fellow at Tokyo University fo Science

  • 2008–2010 Visitng Research Fellow at Hokuriku University

  • 2006–2020 Visiting Research Fellow at RIKEN

Awards and honors

  • 2020 Incentive Award of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan 2019FY

  • 2018 Toyota Riken Scholar

  • 2015 Asian Core Program/Advanced Research Network Lectureship Award (Singapore)

  • 2014 Chemical Society of Japan Presentation Award

  • 2005 JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1)

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