PROFILE

masuhara hiroshi

      Hiroshi Masuhara
Dr. Hiroshi Masuhara graduated from Tohoku University (1966) in Sendai and obtained Ph.D. degree from Osaka University (1971). He is a physical chemist working in multidisciplinary areas in departments of chemistry (Tohoku University), synthetic chemistry (Osaka University), polymer science and engineering (Kyoto Institute of Technology), applied physics (Osaka University), frontier bioscience (Osaka University), life science (Hamano Foundation), and materials science (Nara Institute of Science and Technology). In 2008 he joined Department of Applied Chemistry of National Chiao Tung University as Chair Professor. He has published about 600 papers, 160 reviews and 19 books. In Laser Bio/Nano Science Laboratory he has extended seminal researches on (1) laser trapping dynamics of nanoparticles, (2) laser trapping crystallization of molecules and proteins, and (3) application of femtosecond laser and chemical surface modification for fabricating individual cell-based devices.

Academy Member:

  1. Foreign Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (2010 - present)
  2. Foreign Member, Flemish Academy of The Art and Sciences, Belgium (1998 - present)

Society Fellow:

  1. JPA (Japanese Photochemistry Association) Emeritus Member (2017~present)
  2. CSJ (Chemical Society of Japan) Fellow (2010 - present)

Professional Appointments:

  1. Guest Professor, Osaka University (2015-present)
  2. Councilor, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), National Institute of Natural Science (2012-2016)
  3. Research Supervisor, PRESTO Project “Innovative Use of Light and Materials/Life”, JST (2008-2015)
  4. Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (2008-present)
  5. Specially Appointed Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2008-2013)
  6. Guest Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2014-present)
  7. Chief Scientist, Hamano Life Science Research Foundation (2007-2008)
  8. Professor, Osaka University (1991-2007)
  9. Director, Masuhara Microphotoconversion ERATO Project, JST (1988-1994)
  10. Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology (1984-1991)
  11. Research Associate, Osaka University (1972-1984)

Awards and Prizes:

  1. The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon (Japanese Government) (2017)
  2. Asian Photochemistry Association Award (2010)
  3. Mukai Prize (Tokyo Ohka Foundation) (2010)
  4. Medal with Purple Ribbon (Japanese Government) (2008)
  5. The Spectroscopic Society of Japan Award (2006)
  6. Porter Medal (European, American & Asian Photochemistry Associations) (2006)
  7. The Chemical Society of Japan Award (2006)
  8. Kenjiro Sakurai Memorial Prize (Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association, Japan) (2005)
  9. Osaka Science Prize (1994)
  10. Divisional Award of Chemical Society of Japan (1994)
  11. Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton International Prize “Science for Art” Da Vinci of Excellence (France) (1993)
  12. Japanese Photochemical Association Award (1989)

Honors:

  1. Foreign Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (2010-present)
  2. The Chemical Society of Japan Fellow (2010-present)
  3. Mizushima-Raman Lectureship (JSPS(Japan)-DST(India)) (2010)
  4. Foundation for the Outstanding Achievements of Scholarship (Taiwan) (2008)<
  5. IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) Fellow (2007-2016)
  6. Doctor Honoris Causa, Ecole Normale Superier de Cachan (France) (2006-2013)v
  7. President of Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (2002-2004)
  8. President of Japanese Photochemistry Association (2000-2001)
  9. Foreign Member of Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (1998-present)
  10. Matunaga Science Foundation Fellow (1978)

President, Advisor, and Councilor:

  1. Advisor (2016 - present) Center for Excellence in Exciton Science, Australian Research Council, Australia
  2. Advisor (2016 - present) Japan Society for Promotion of Science Project, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Area on “Nano-Material Manipulation and Structural Order Control with Photon Forces”
  3. Advisor (2014 - present) Japan Society for Promotion of Science Project, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Area on “Application of Cooperative Excitation into Innovative Molecular Systems with High Order Photofunctions”
  4. Advisor (2013 - 2018) Japan Society for Promotion of Science Project, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Area on “Dynamical ordering of biomolecular systems for creation of integrated functions”
  5. Review Committee member (2013 - 2016) Research Center of Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica
  6. Executive Advisor (2013 - 2016) Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
  7. President (2002 - 2004), Advisor (2005 - present) The Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association
  8. International Advisor (2002 - 2016) Interuniversity Attraction Pole Project on Supramolecular Chemistry and Catalysis, Belgian Federal Science Policy Office, Belgium
  9. Councilor and Advisor (2001 - present) The Laser Society of Japan
  10. President (2000-2001), Advisor (2003-present) Japanese Photochemistry Association

Journal Editor:

  1. Advisory board (2008 - present) The Chemical Record
  2. Advisory board (2005 - present) Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
  3. Editorial board (2000 - present) ChemPhysChem
  4. Editorial board (1997 - present) Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Review
  5. Asian Editor (1997 - 2011), Editorial Board (2012 - present) Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry

Masuhara Lectureship Award: Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Conference started this award in 2012.

HIROSHI MASUHARA FESTSCHRIFT (Special Issue) 2009 Journal of Physical Chemistry C, America Chemical Society