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Takuzo AIDA

  • Distinguished University Professor, The University of Tokyo

  • Deputy Director, RIKEN CEMS

  • Member of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (KNAW)

  • Member of The United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

  • Foreign Member of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • KAO Executive Fellow

Phone: +81-3-5841-7251

Address: Room 314, Takeda Bldg. 2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan.

About Me

Takuzo Aida was born in 1956. He received a B.S. degree in Physical Chemistry from Yokohama National University in 1979, and then studied under the direction of Professor Shohei Inoue at the University of Tokyo, obtaining a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry in 1984. He then began an academic career at the University of Tokyo, and was involved until 1994 in the development of precision macromolecular synthesis using metalloporphyrin complexes. In 1996, he was promoted to Full Professor of the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. His research interests include (1) controlled macromolecular synthesis with mesoporous inorganic materials, (2) photo and supramolecular chemistry of dendritic macromolecules, (3) mesoscopic materials sciences, and (4) bio-related molecular recognitions and catalyses.

 

In 1996, he was appointed as a researcher of JST PRESTO Project "Fields and Reactions". In 2000, he then held an appointment as the leader of ERATO Project on "NANOSPACE", followed by ERATO–SORST Project in 2006.  In 2008, he was also appointed as a director for RIKEN Institute.  Since 2013, he has been serving as the deputy director of the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS).   

 

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Experience

March 2022 - Present

July 2021 - Present

1996 - 2022

1991 - 1996

1985

1989 - 1991

1984 - 1989

Distinguished University Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Exective Fellow, Kao Corporation

Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Associate Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Lecturer, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Visiting Scientist, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, USA

Research Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Honors

1984: Inoue Research Awards for Young Scientists

1988: The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists

1993: The Society of Polymer Science Japan Award

1998: SPACC Award

1999: Wiley Polymer Chemistry Award

1999: IBM Science Award

2000: Nagoya Medal Seminar Award: Silver Medal

2001: Tokyo Techno Forum Award: Gold Medal

2005: Inoue Prize for Science

2005: American Chemical Society Arthur K. Doolittle Award (PMSE)

2008: Chirality Award

2008: Coordination Chemistry Award

2009: The American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry

2009: The Chemical Society of Japan Award

2010: Medal with Purple Ribbon

2011: Alexander von Humboldt Research Award

2011: Fujihara Award

2012: Honorary Fellowship of the Chemical Research Society of India

2013: American Chemical Society Arthur K. Doolittle Award (PMSE)

2013: van’t Hoff Award Lecture

2015: Leo Esaki Prize

2017: The Chirality Medal

2018: Japan Academy Prize

2020: Ichimura Prize in Science for Excellent Achievement 

2020: Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

2020: 3rd Ryoji Noyori ACES Award 

2021: Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering

2022: Distinguished Professor of the University of Tokyo

2023: Foreign Member of the American Academy of ​Arts and Sciences

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