Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Naka 中 寛史
Department of Organic Chemistry, Graduated School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University
Deuterium Science Research Unit, Center for the Promotion of Interdesciplinary Education and Research, Kyoto University
Past research interests
Solving problems related to organic/organometallic chemistry and catalysis. In particular,
Homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysis using simple substances (H2, H2O and CO2) for selective organic synthesis.
Photocatalytic conversion of alcohols for fine chemical synthesis.
Chemical biology based on transition metal complexes.
2020– Associate Professor, Graduated School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan
2008–2020 Assistant Professor, Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University, Japan
2006–2008 Research Associate, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan
2008 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Nagoya University, Japan (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, Japan
2003 B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan
2023– Director of Deuterium Science Research Unit, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Kyoto University
2020-2023 Head Investigator of Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Area (B) "Deuterium Science"
2012– Visiting Research Fellow at Tokyo University fo Science, Japan
2008–2010 Visitng Research Fellow at Hokuriku University, Japan
2006–2020 Visiting Research Fellow at RIKEN, Japan
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)