Hiroyuki Isobe, Professor

磯部 寛之 教授


Education and Research Experience

Email: isobe @ x

(Replace x with chem.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp or m.tohoku.ac.jp)

Postal Address, Phone & Fax

1999 Ph. D. in Chemistry (The University of Tokyo; Prof. E. Nakamura)

1996 M. S. in Chemistry (Tokyo Institute of Technology; Prof. E. Nakamura)

*Official supervisor: Prof. K. Kakinuma

1994 B. S. in Chemistry (Tokyo Institute of Technology; Prof. E. Nakamura)
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1996-1999: JSPS Fellow

1996 June-1996 August: Summer Student, Princeton University (Prof. D. Kahne)


2018: Fujifilm Prize for Functional Materials (Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry)

2018: Molecular Science Frontier Lectureship, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2017: Xing Da Lectureship@Peking University

2017: Inoue Prize for Science

       “Exploratory research based on

            synthetic and structural chemistry of macrocyclic hydrocarbons

2017: Good Design Award (producer)

2016: Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University

2016: The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work

      “Exploratory Studies on Novel Functions

            through Design and Synthesis of Nanocarbon-inspired Molecules”

2015: Honorary International Chair Professor at National Taipei University of Technology

2014: Good Design Award (producer)

2010: Konica Minolta Award for Encouragement of Imaging Science (Konica Minolta Imaging Science Foundation)

       “Modular Synthesis of π-Rich Molecules for Imaging Materials

2009: Nozoe Memorial Award for Young Organic Chemists

        “Organic Chemistry of Nanocarbon Materials

2008: Asian Core Program Lectureship Awards for 2009

        “Cycloaddition Way to DNA Analogues” (China & Singapore)

2008: The Young Scientists’ Prize

               (The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

        “Study of Functionalized Nanocarbon Molecules

2007: Banyu Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan

        “Rational Design of Organic Molecules Toward Observation of Chemical Reactions with Transmission Electron Microscopy

2005: The 1st Osawa Award of Fullerene Nanotube Research Society

        “Gene Delivery with Assembly of Amphiphilic Fullerene Molecules

2004: The 53th Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists

        “Molecular Design of Amphiphilic Fullerenes and Functions of The Assembly

2001: The 1st Young Scientists’ Research Award in Natural Product Chemistry

        “Development of Gene Delivery Reagents Based on Molecular Design of Organofullerenes

2000: The 1st IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists

        “Design and Synthesis of DNA Binding Organofullerene


2008: Blind Tasting Contest (5/5 matches of Momokawa Sake Brewery) @ Banket, CSJ Tohoku Branch Meeting

Academic Experience

2016-Present: Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo

2013-Present: Research Director, Isobe Degenerate π-Integration, ERATO, JST (concurrent position)

2013-2017: Principal Investigator, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University

2007-2016: Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University

2004-2007: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo

2003-2007: PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (concurrent position)

1998-2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo