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Kenichiro ItamiProfessor

CV of Prof. Itami (PDF)

Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University

WPI-ITbM, Nagoya University

Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Address: Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan

Phone/Fax: +81-52-788-6098

E-mail: itami@chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1990.4~1994.3   Undergraduate Student
Department of Synthetic Chemistry, Kyoto University (Prof. Hisanobu Ogoshi)

1994.4~1996.3   Graduate Student (Master Course)
Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University (Prof. Yoshihiko Ito)

1996.4~1998.7   Graduate Student (Doctor Course)
Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University (Prof. Yoshihiko Ito)

1996.4~1998.7   JSPS Research Fellow (DC1)

1997.4~1998.3   Exchange Student (Uppsala Univ, Sweden: Prof. Jan-E. Backvall)

1998.8~1998.9   JSPS Research Fellow (PD)

1998.10~2005.1   Assistant Professor
Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University (Prof. Jun-ichi Yoshida)

2005.2~2008.5   Associate Professor
Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University (Prof. Ryoji Noyori)

2005.10~2009.3  PRESTO Researcher
Japan Science and Technology Agency, PRESTO Program

2008.6~present   Professor
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University

2012.12~present  Director
WPI-ITbM, Nagoya University

2013.10~2020.3  Research Director
JST, ERATO, Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project

2019.4~present  Joint Appointment Research Fellow
Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

AWARDS AND HONORS

2023 Irvine Organic Synthesis Lecturer, University of California, Irvine
2021 The Gassman Lectureship, University of Minnesota
2020 Highly Cited Researchers 2020, Clarivate Analytics
2019 Highly Cited Researchers 2019, Clarivate Analytics
2018 The Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular Chemistry
2018 Highly Cited Researchers 2018, Clarivate Analytics
2018 The Guthikonda Lecturer, Stanford University
2018 The Roland K. Pettit Centennial Lecturer, University of Texas, Austin
2018 CSJ Award for Creative Work, The Chemical Society of Japan
2017 Highly Cited Researchers 2017, Clarivate Analytics
2017 ICI Distinguished Lecturer, University of Calgary, Canada
2017 The Chunichi Cultural Award
2017 The Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture, University of California, Berkeley
2017 The Yomiuri Techno Forum Gold Medal Prize
2017 The SYNLETT Best Paper Award 2016, Thieme
2016 The Holger Erdtman Lecture, KTH, Sweden
2016 The Nagase Prize
2016 Treat B. Johnson Lecture, Yale University
2016 Ta-Shue Chou Lectureship Award, Academia Sinica
2015 R. C. Fuson Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2015 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society
2015 Swiss Chemical Society Lectureship Award
2015 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society
2015 Swiss Chemical Society Lectureship Award
2014 Nankai University Lectureship Award
2014 The Aldrich Lecture, Emory University
2014 The JSPS Prize
2013 Novartis Chemistry Lectureship Award
2013 Mukaiyama award
2013 Asian Rising Star Award, Asian Chemical Congress
2012 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
2012 German Innovation Award 2012
2012 Novartis-MIT Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
2011 ACP Lectureship Award, China
2011 ACP Lectureship Award, Malaysia
2011 Nozoe Memorial Award for Young Organic Chemists
2011 Overseas Distinguished Professor of Wuhan University, China
2008 Merck-Banyu Lectureship Award
2007 Banyu Young Chemist Award
2006 Minister Award for Distinguished Young Scientists
2005 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encourangement
2005 The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists
2004 Thieme Journal Award
2000 Nissan Chemical Industries Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan 

EDITORIAL BOARD

2008~2011 Canadian Journal of Chemistry (Advisory Board)
2011~2017 Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, RSC (Editorial Board)
2012~present Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry (Associate Editor)
2012~present ChemCatChem (International Advisory Board)
2013~present Chemistry – An Asian Journal (International Advisory Board)
2013-present Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (Senior Editor)
2014~present Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis (Academic Advisory Board)
2015~present The Chemical Record (Editorial Board)
2015~present Tetrahedron/Tetrahedron Letters (Consulting Board of Editors)
2016~2018 Accounts of Chemical Research (Editorial Advisory Board)
2016~present Chem, Cell Press (Editorial Board)
2017~2020 Angewandte Chemie (International Advisory Board)
2019~present ACS Central Science (Editorial Advisory Board)
2021~present Tetrahedron Chem (Advisory Board)

RESEARCH FIELDS

Organic Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Molecular Catalysis Chemistry

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES 

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. During the last four years, he has delivered 70 invited lectures. The accomplishments of his research group have been highlighted more than 60 times in various newspapers, media, and journals during the last five years.

Our Member

  1. An Nguyen Quang
  2. Louis Evans
  3. Yume Saito
  4. Tomoki Kato
  5. Ryuto Kojo
  6. Hisayasu Ishibashi
  7. Takato Mori
  8. Miu Fukatsu
  9. Satoshi Hattori
  10. Kanami Nakata
  11. Nobushige Kai
  12. Daiki Imoto
  13. Yuko Otsubo
  14. Majji Shankar
  15. Takaku Yoshihara
  16. Kanna Fujishiro
  17. Yoshifumi Toyama
  18. Honami Katsuragawa
  19. Kyoka Ohashi
  20. Atsushi Usami
  21. Hayato Yamada
  22. Nicola Skoulding
  23. Yumi Muroi
  24. Shunsuke Ishida
  25. Hideyo Kinoshita
  26. Kazuma Amaike
  27. Yoko Shirotani
  28. Takayo Noguchi
  29. Yui Ueyama
  30. Rika Kato
  31. Keigo Yamada
  32. Jung Jaehyun
  33. Kosuke Watanabe
  34. Hideya Kono
  35. Kaito Maekawa
  36. Erika Kato
  37. Ryo Akagami
  38. Greco Gonzalez Miera
  39. Hiroki Shudo
  40. Satoshi Matsubara
  41. Shusei Fujiki

    Nice to meet you!

  42. Kou Kawahara

    Nice to meet you!

  43. Ayaka Ueda

    Ueda rice Ayaka

  44. Ryo Okude

    Nice to meet you! No.9

  45. Akiko Yagi

    I love Ramen.

  46. Yota Sakakibara

    Fine young man

  47. Michihisa Toya

    Love Sports

  48. Yip Shu Jan (Alicia)

    3rd Year PhD. Malaysian.

  49. Takehisa Maekawa
  50. Hideto Ito

    Assoc. Prof. I Love Alkyne and Camera.

  51. Kenichiro Itami

    教授・ITbM拠点長・伊丹ナノカーボンプロジェクト統括。

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