Curriculum Vitae

Education & Employment
Oct. 2008–present     Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University
Apr. 2006–Sep. 2008  Postdoctoral fellow, Boston College, USA (Prof. Amir H. Hoveyda)
Apr.2003–Mar. 2006   PhD in Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Japan (Advisor: Prof Teruaki Mukaiyama, Prof Susumu Kobayashi)
Apr. 2001–Mar.2003   PhD in Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Japan (Advisor: Prof Teruaki Mukaiyama)
Apr. 1997–Mar.2001   BS in Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Japan (Advisor: Prof Teruaki Mukaiyama)

Awards
2015    Incentive award for study of biology, Ryobi Teien Memory Foundation
2014    The Best Teacher Award in Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
2009    Lectureship Award of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan
2009    Science and Technology Award of Okayama Foundation of Science and Technology
2009    KANEKA CORPORATION Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan

Research Interests
Asymmetric Synthesis, Organocatalyst (especially chiral nucleophilic catalysts), Natural Product Synthesis, Oligosaccharide Synthesis

Professional Affiliations
The American Chemical Society
The Chemical Society of Japan
The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan,
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
The Kinki Chemical Society Japan
The Japanese Society for Process Chemistry