"Scientists should provide solutions to social problems and dreams for people."

Our group is tackling this goal by means of physical organic chemistry and synthetic chemistry.

Click here for the movie of the Launch Symposium of the Office of the President, Molecular Technology Innovation Chair Laboratory"

Click here to ERATO project movie (YouTube).

We are now located at the Tokyo University Hospital area, in the brand new "Molecular Innovation Building", 7 floor.
It is 2 minutes walk from the Chemistry Department, east building. Map here


We welcome outstanding postdoctoral applications from talented, motivated individuals in the field of synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry (methodology) and nano-science (related to electrochemistry, photovoltaics, FET). Respond with a CV and a brief statement describing your expertise and interests to nakamura(at)chem.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp


2018/12: Our review in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. Ser. B was selected as cover picture.

2018/10: Dr. Koji Harano was awarded Chemist Award BCA 2018 from MSD Life Science Foundation.

2018/9: Takahiro Doba won the student poster prize at The 29th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry

2018/9: Takahiro Doba won the Poster Prize at The 4th International Symposium on C-H Activation

2018/8: Takahiro Doba won the poster prize at The 9th Subway Seminar

2018/7: Dr. Takayuki Nakamuro was appointed as Project Assisitant Professor.

2018/5: Prof. Eiichi Nakamura was appointed Honorary Professor of Tianjin University (China)

2018/5: Ryosuke Sekine won the excellent student poster prize at The 74th Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society of Microscopy

2018/5: China-Japan International Workshop by Nakamura group alumni was held in Beijing

2018/5: PRESS RELEASE: Long-range Electron Tunneling at Room Temperature through a Molecular Wire

2018/4: Our single-molecule atomic-resolution real-time TEM (SMART-TEM) filming is highlighed in JEOL Global Site.

2018/4: PRESS RELEASE: A New Hole-Transporting Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells

2018/4: Dr. Rui Shang won the presentation prize at The 98th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan

2018/4: Dr. Laurean Ilies moved to RIKEN as a team reader.

2018/3: Mr. Dongxin Liu received Dean of Department of Chemistry Award.

2018/3: Mr. Hiroki Hanayama received thesis research award, Graduate School of Science.

2018/3: Prof. Nakamura received the JSPS Commendation for Grant Proposal Refereeing.

2018/1: Dr. Rui Shang won the poster silver prize in International Symposium on Energy Science and Technology 2018.

2018/1: Our work on conductive porphyrin nanofiber has appeared on J. Am. Chem. Soc cover.

2017/11: Kiminori Mochizuki won the 2017 Good Design Award

2017/11: Obituary for Prof. Gilbert Stork by Prof. Eiichi Nakamura (pdf)

2017/11: PRESS RELEASE: First experimental proof of a chemical reaction theory predicted by quantum mechanics

2017/11: Takumi Yoshida and Takenari Sato won the student presentation prize at The 7th CSJ Chemistry Festa

2017/10: Prof. Nakamura was appointed Honorary Professor of the East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai)

2017/9: Prof. Nakamura editorial "Transmission Electron Microscopy for Chemists" was published in a special issue of Acc. Chem. Rev. editorial account cover page

2017/9: Satori Kowashi and Hiroki Hanayama won the student poster prize at The 28th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry

2017/8: Hiroki Hanayama was awarded the poster award at The 5th MERIT Self-Directed Camp.

2017: Our paper was highlighted in Chemistry World (link)and Innovations Report (link)

2017/6: Kiminori Mochizuki won the "Korekara architecture Award" of the Tokyo Architects and Building Engineers Society

2017/2: Dr. Rui Shang was appointed as Project Lecturer.

2016/07/03: Symposium: Chemistry - A Bridge between Molecular and Real Worlds. Click HERE for details

2016/4: Prof. Eiichi Nakamura was appointed as Molecular Technology Innovation Chair Professor.

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Photographs of laboratory: Takumi Ota