Osamu ISHITANI

Position Professor
Address 2-12-1-NE-1 (EEI-7F-701), Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan
TEL +81-3-5734-2240
FAX +81-3-5734-2284
E-mail ishitani(+@chem.titech.ac.jp)

Research Subject

  • Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Photochemistry of Coordination Compounds
  • Photocatalysts for CO2 Reduction

Academic Career

2006-Present Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science of Engineering, Professor
2002-2006 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Associate Professor
1995-2002 Saitama University, Associate Professor
1993-1994 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Visiting Researcher
1991-1995 AIST, Senior Researcher
1988-1991 AIST, Researcher
1987-1988 Hahn-Meitner Institute, Visiting Researcher

Academic Membership

Professional Activities

2020- President of The Japanese Photochemical Association
2020- Chemical Society Reviews: the Editorial Board Member
2018-2020 Vice President of The Chemical Society of Japan
2018- Fellow of Canadian-based global charitable organization (CIFAR)
2018-2019 Vice President of The Japanese Photochemical Association
2016- Regional Editor (Asia), Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
2014-2018 International organizing committee member of International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU)
2014- International organizing committee member of International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy (IPS)
2014-2016 Vice president, Japanese Society of Coordination Chemistry
2016 Editorial Board Member of Sustainable Energy & Fuels
2015 Editorial Board Member of Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews
2012-2015 Director of The Chemical Society of Japan
2012-2015 Associate Editor of Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
2012-2013 Executive Director of the Japanese Photochemistry Association
2011-2012 Director of Japanese Society of Coordination Chemistry
2009 Chair of the 18th International Symposium on the Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds (18th ISPPCC)
2009- International organizing committee member of International Symposium on Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds (ISPPCC)
2003-2006 President of Photofunctional Complexes Research Association

Honor

2021 Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2021 JSCC (Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry) award
2017 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2015 Distinguished Scholar of the Hong Kong Baptist University
2013 Seiichi Tejima Research Award
2007 The Japanese Photochemistry Association Award for 2007
2001 President Award (Japan Air Cleaning Association)
1997 Iiya Award (The Japan Association of Aerosol Science and Technology)

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