Dr. Nobuhiko Hosono

www.nhosono.com

Biography:

Nobuhiko Hosono

Nobuhiko Hosono was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1983. He received his PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 2011. From 2011 to 2014, he worked in the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven Univeresity of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher. From 2014 to 2018, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University. In 2018, he was appointed to Lecturer of Graduate School of Frontier Science, The University of Tokyo. In 2021, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.

He specializes in materials science with a focus on polymer chemistry, physics, and self-assembly, and is currently working on the development of polymer recognition technologies using highly-designed porous media, such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

Position:

  • Associate Professor

Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

(Excellent Young Researcher, MEXT, 2018)


  • Visiting Researcher

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS), Kyoto University

Education:

  • B.S.(2006): Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

  • M.S.(2008): Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

  • Ph.D.(2011): Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Academic Career:

  • 2008-2009: Junior Research Associate, RIKEN

  • 2009-2011: Research Fellow (DC2), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

  • 2011-2012: Postdoctoral Researcher, Eindhoven University of Technology (E. W. Meijer Group)

  • 2012-2013: Research Fellow (SPD), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

    • (April, 2012 - December, 2013: Visiting Researcher at Prof. E. W. Meijer Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

    • (April, 2013 - June, 2013: Visiting Scholar at Prof. Zhibin Guan Group, University of California, Irvine, USA)

  • 2014-2018: Assistant Professor at Prof. Susumu Kitagawa group, Institute for Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS), Kyoto University

  • 2018-2021: Lecturer, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

  • 2021, July-Present: Associate Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Awards:

  1. The Young Scientists’ Award, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT; 2021)

  2. The Chemical Society of Japan Award For Young Chemists for 2019 (The Chemical Society of Japan; 2020)

  3. Research Encouragement Award (Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry; 2019)

  4. CSJ Young Scholar Lecture Award (The Chemical Society of Japan; 2019)

  5. CSJ Presentation Award 2017 (The Chemical Society of Japan; 2017)

  6. CSJ Presentation Award 2016 for Industries (The Chemical Society of Japan; 2016)

  7. Nanospace 2015 Best Poster Award (International Conference on Nanospace Materials, Taiwan; 2015)

  8. CSJ Presentation Award 2014 (The Chemical Society of Japan; 2014)

  9. Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists (Inoue Foundation for Science; 2012)

  10. Research Incentive Award (Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN; 2011)

  11. Dean's Award for Excellence (School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo; 2011)

  12. President's Letter of Appreciation (RIKEN; 2010)

  13. CSJ Student Presentation Award (The Chemical Society of Japan; 2010)

  14. JASSO Scholarship for Excellence (Japan Student Services Organization; 2008)

  15. Best Presentation Award (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology; 2008)

  16. SRJ Best Presentation Award (The Society of Rheology, Japan; 2007)

  17. Takagi Award (The Society of Non-Traditional Technology, Japan; 2006)

Committees:

  1. 2020 - Present: Community Board, Nanoscale Horizons, Royal Society of Chemistry.

  2. 2019 - Present: Editorial Board, High Polymers, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan

Press:

  1. EurekAlert! Science News "Materials that open in the heat of the moment" (January 24, 2019)

  2. EurekAlert! Science News "Capturing the surprising flexibility of crystal surfaces" (December 3, 2018)

  3. EurekAlert! Science News "A shape to remember" (April 27, 2018)

  4. NPG Asia Materials Featured Highlight, “Molecular Ordering: Stretched into Shape” (February 7, 2011)

  5. Chemical & Engineering News, “Polymer Films Bend In The Spotlight” (November 8, 2010)

Miscellaneous:

  1. Japanese Scientists in Science 2019.

  2. Japanese Scientists in Science 2010.

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Contact:

Nobuhiko Hosono, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Address: Room 4D5, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561, Japan

Phone: +81-4-7136-3748

E-mail: nhosono@g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp