Laurean Ilies

Laurean ILIEȘ     CV   Interview
Team Leader
Email: laurean.ilies(at)riken.jp
 
2021: Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
2018: Team Leader, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
2014: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
2009: Ph.D. in Chemistry, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Eiichi Nakamura)
2006: Visiting Researcher, The University of Chicago (Prof. Rustem Ismagilov)
 
Accolades: Incentive Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (2015); The Young Scientists’ Prize (The Commendation for Science and Technology by MEXT, 2015); Thieme Chemistry Journal Award (2015); Banyu Chemist Award (2014); Diploma of Excellency from the Ministry of Education of Romania (2013); Incentive Award of the Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (2009); Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship (DC2); Tonen International Foundation Scholarship; Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship
 
Motto: Be a simple kind of man / Be something you love and understand. (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Hobbies: tennis, sport bikes, ski, outdoors


Sobi Asako

Sobi ASAKO    ORCID       
Senior Scientist


2021–present: Visiting Researcher, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
2019–presnet: Senior Scientist, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science 
2018–2019: Visiting Researcher, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science 
2014–2019Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University
2014: Ph.D., Science, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Eiichi Nakamura)
2011–2014: Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS, DC1)
2011: Visiting Student, Pierre and Marie Curie University(Prof. Max Malacria, Prof. Etienne Derat)  
 
Accolades: Dean’s Award of the Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo (2009)、Dean’s Award of the Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (2011)、Best Poster Award, The 58th Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry (2011)、Best Student Presentation Award, The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan (2013)、17th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS 17) Poster Award (2013)、Best Poster Award, The 3rd Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Chemistry Festa (2013)、Science and Technology Award, Okayama Foundation for Science and Technology (2017)、Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Award, Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry of Japan (2018)、Presentation Award at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan (2019)、Synthetic Organic Chemistry Award (Technology), The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (2020)、Young Scholar Lectures of Chemical Society of Japan (2020)、RIKEN Industry Partnership Award (2021)
 
Motto: Aut viam inveniam aut faciam
Hobbies: visiting temples and shrines, cheering for teams in Yokohama, learning French


Laurean Ilies

Yuichiro MUTOH     link   
Senior Scientist
Email: yuichiro.mutoh(at)riken.jp
 
2020: Senior Scientist, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science 
2020: Researcher, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University (Prof. Toshiaki Murai)
2012: Assistant Professor / Junior Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science (Department of Chemistry, Prof. Shinichi Saito)
2007: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University (Department of Applied Chemistry, Prof. Youichi Ishii)
2005: Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University (Prof. Fumiyuki Ozawa)
2005: Ph.D. (Engineering), Material Engineering Division, Graduate School of Engineering, Gifu University (Prof. Toshiaki Murai)
2002: Visiting student, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University (Prof. Masahiro Murakami)
 
Accolades: 日本学術振興会平成28年度「科研費」審査委員表彰 (2016), Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (2013), Best Student Presentation Award, The 84th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan (2004).
 
Motto: Chance favors the prepared mind (Louis Pasteur)
Hobbies: watching sports on TV


Boobalan Ramadoss
 

Kazuhiro OKAMOTO  CV   
Researcher
Email: kazuhiro.okamoto(at)riken.jp  
 
2021- Researcher, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
2015: Visiting Researcher in WWU Münster, Germany (Prof. Armido Studer)
2009-2021: Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
2009: Ph. D. Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan (Prof. Tamio Hayashi)
2007: Visiting Researcher in the University of Chicago, USA (Prof. Viresh H. Rawal)
2006–2009: Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS, DC1) 
 
Accolades:Best Student Presentation Award, The 91st Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan (2009), Toray Award, Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry of Japan (2010)Young Scholar Lectures of Chemical Society of Japan (2019).  
 
Motto:One must put an entire lifetime of exertion into each shot (issha zetsumei) and one can see true nature in the shot (shari kenshõ).


Ikko TAKAHASHI    CV       
Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: ikko.takahashi(at)riken.jp  
 
2019: Postdoctoral researcher, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science 
2018: Postdoctoral researcher, Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science Technology
2018: Postdoctoral researcher, Division of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, University of Tsukuba
2017: Technical staff, Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry,  National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science Technology
2017: Ph.D. (Science), Division of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
University of Tsukuba, Japan (Prof. Junji Ichikawa)
 
Motto: "The One and Only Flower in the World" (SMAP song)
Hobbies: Ramen restaurants, collecting bags


Boobalan Ramadoss
 

Pinaki Bhusan DE      CV  link   
Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: pinaki.de(at)riken.jp  
 
2020: Postdoctoral researcher, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
2020: PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India (Prof. Tharmalingam Punniyamurthy)
2014: Guest Lecturer, Burdwan Raj College, Burdwan University, India
2013: MSc. (Organic Chemistry) Burdwan University, India
 
Motto: Dreams + Work = Success
Hobbies: Watching movies and cricket, travelling


Somsuvra BANERJEE     CV    
Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: somsuvra.banerjee(at)riken.jp
 
2020: Postdoctoral researcher, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
2014-2020: Ph.D. (Chemical Sciences) at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune – 411 008, India (Supervisor: Dr. Nitin T. Patil)
2013-2014: Junior Scientist at Chemical Research Department (Process), Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Now Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.), Gurgaon – 122 005, India
2011-2013: MSc. (Organic Chemistry) at University of Delhi, New Delhi  – 110 007, India
 
Motto: ‘Human Revolution’: Constantly upgrading oneself for the better
Hobbies: Hollywood movies, Non-fiction books, live stand-up comedy and new restaurants


Yushu JIN     CV    
Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: yushu.jin(at)riken.jp
 
2021: Postdoctoral Researcher, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
2018-2021: Postdoctoral Researcher, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Prof. Nobuharu Iwasawa)
2015-2018: Ph.D. (Science), Kyushu University (Prof. Ryoichi Kuwano)
2015-2016: Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley (Prof. John F. Hartwig)
2013-2015: Master Course (Science), Kyushu University (Prof. Ryoichi Kuwano) 
 
Motto: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Hobbies: Basketball, Movies, Games, Pokémon, etc.


Masaya NAGATA  
Student Trainee
(graduate student, Tokyo University of Science)
Email: masaya.nagata(at)riken.jp
 
Motto:  Push forward
Hobbies: escape games


Akiko Nose

Yukiko MOMOSE

Assistant