Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Naka 中 寛史
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
2008–2020 Assistant Professor, Research Center for Materials Sciences, Nagoya University
2006–2008 Research Associate, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University
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
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)