Kotohiro Nomura finished his undergraduate study in Saitama University in 1986 and accomplished his M.S. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1988. He joined as a Research Scientist in the Organic Synthesis Research Laboratory, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1993 from Osaka University (by thesis submission), and joined a Group of Professor Richard R. Schrock (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA) as a postdoctoral fellow for two years. He then returned to Sumitomo and moved to Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) as an Associate Professor in 1998. He has been a Full Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) since April, 2010. He has coauthored ca. 200 publications including reviewing articles and book chapters. His recent research projects especially focus on design of molecular catalysts for precise olefin polymerisation, metathesis reactions, and chemospecific organic transformations http://www.comp.tmu.ac.jp/kotohiro-nomura/.
Biography Updated on 17 July 2012