Hiroshi Sekiya was born in 1950 in Niigata, Japan. He graduated from Kyushu University, Japan, and obtained a D.S. degree in 1979. He became a Research Associate of the Research Institute of Industrial Science, Kyushu University, in 1982. He studied the reaction dynamics of excited-state atoms and radicals and proton tunneling in polyatomic molecules. He worked with Dr. Klaus Muller-Dethlefs at the Technical University of Munich from 1991 to 1992 as a Humboldt Foundation Fellow. In 1995, he was appointed as an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, under the supervision of Professor Nobuyuki Nishi. In 1997, he was appointed as a Full Professor of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University. His recent research interests are intermolecular interactions and excited-state dynamics of molecular clusters involving quantum effects such as tunneling, exciton resonance interaction, and nonadiabatic transitions.
Biography Updated on 5 July 2009