Mikio Nakamura (born in 1946, in Chiba, Japan) graduated from Yokohama National University, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, Japan, in 1969. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1974, under the direction of Professor Michinori Oki in the field of physical organic chemistry. He served as a Research Associate at the School of Medicine, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1977. Nakamura also served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan (1980–1982) under the supervision of Professor John T. Groves, working on the synthesis and characterization of high-valent iron porphyrin complexes. Currently, he serves as a Professor Emeritus at Toho University since 2012. Also, he serves as a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Science, Toho University, Funabashi, Japan, since 2012. Nakamura's major interest is bioinorganic chemistry especially on the electronic structure of iron porphyrin complexes.
Biography Updated on 20 June 2012