Prof. Hirotaka Ihara
Mr. H. IHARA got Ph.D in Kyushu University in 1982. He worked as Assistant Prof. of Kumamoto University in 1982 - 1985, and was promoted to Associate Prof. in 1985 and Prof. in 1997. He was also Prof. of Kyushu University in 2004 - 2005, guest Profs. of Kyoto University in 2001 and Kinki University in 2007 - 2012, Japan Atomic Energy Agency in 2001 - 2009 and the MEXT/JSPS fellows in USA (1989, 2005), Russia (1999, 2004) and France (2011). He has published more than 300 papers and 100 patents. He is now the director of Kumamoto Institute for Photo-Electro Organics (2011 - present), the program officer of JSPS-MEXT (2013 - present), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), etc.