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       Prof. Jun Terao

Department of Basic Science
Graduate School of Art and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8902, Japan

Tel&Fax: +81-3-5454-6748
E-mail: cterao[at]mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp


CV

Professor  (2016.9- present)
Department of Basic Science, Graduate School of Art and Sciences
The University of Tokyo

PRESTO Researcher  (2008.10-2011.3)
Japan Science and Technology Agency

Associate Professor  (2008.4-2016.8)
Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering
Kyoto University
Prof. Yasushi Tsuji's laboratory
 
Senior Lecturer  (2007.8-2008.3)
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering
Osaka University
Prof. Nobuaki Kambe's laboratory

Post-doctoral fellow/Academic Visitor  (2002.3-2003.3)
Dyson Perrins Laboratory
University of Oxford
Research Advisor: Prof. Harry L. Anderson
 
Assistant Professor (1999.10-2007.8)
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering
Osaka University

Post-doctoral fellow/JSPS Research Fellow  (1999.4-1999.9)
Catalysis Research Center
Hokkaido University
Research Advisor: Professor Tamotsu Takahashi

Ph.D.  (1996.4-1999.3)
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering
Osaka University
Thesis Advisor: Professor Noboru Sonoda, Professor Nobuaki Kambe

M.S. (1994.4-1996.3)
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering
Osaka University

B.S. (1990.4-1994.3)
Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering
Osaka University

Awards:
・The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work(2018/01/15)
・Asia Core Program Lectureship Award 2017/China (2017/11/5)
・Asia Core Program Lectureship Award 2017/Hong Kong (2017/11/5)
・SPSJ Hitachi Chemical Award 2016(2016/9/15)
・HGCS Japan Award of Excellence 2013 (2016/9/15)
・The Society of Cyclodextrins Japan Award of Encouragement (2010/6/18) 
・Merck Banyu Lectureship Award (2007/ 7/ 7) 
・The Young Scientists' Prize of the Commendation for Science and Technology by MEXT (2007/ 4/17) 
・Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement (2007/ 3/14)
・Banyu Young Chemist Award 2006 (2006/11/18) 
・The Society of Silicon Chemistry Japan Award for Young Chemist (2006/11/11)
・The Japan Petroleum Institute Award for Encouragement of Research and Development (2006/ 5/18) 
・The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists (2005/ 3/27) 
・The Thieme Chemistry Journal Award 2005 (2005/ 1/17) 
・Banyu Pharmaceutical Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (2001/ 2/20) 

Research and education philosophy:
The areas in which science and technology have an impact on modern society are extremely broad and diverse, and it is difficult to understand if the details are different in the same field. However, science is an epic project that has awe in life and the universe, and basically knows the significance of human existence through confrontation with nature. I think it is connected to one. Based on this, in research activities, not only the ability to think with multiple eyes by acquiring basic knowledge in a wide range of fields and specialized skills to support research, but also stimulation of intellectual curiosity through dialogue with nature through experiments. The aim is to cultivate world-class researchers who can cultivate the rich imagination that springs up and capture the essence of science. To achieve this, we provide a free and open environment where individual students can run and study with their own motive power, and provide a place for research and education where the entire laboratory can unite to achieve results.

Research Summary:
Molecular architectonics is a discipline that creates technology that assembles organic molecules as if it were a pillar, wall, or roof of a house and looks like a building. Participating in molecular synthesis, we aim to create the world's smallest organic buildings and electronic devices by designing precisely where and how nm-scale functional molecules are connected.