Ichiro Imae was born in Himeji, Hyogo. Japan, in 1969. He received the B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees (all in engineering) from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1992, 1994, and 1997, respectively. During his Ph.D. course, he was a Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 1994 to 1997. In 1997, he joined Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Ishikawa, Japan, as a Research Associate. Since 2006, he serves as an Associate Professor of Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan. He is a Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), the Society for Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ), and other several societies. He is mainly interested in the development of novel photo- and electroactive materials based on organic materials and organic-inorganic hybrid materials and their application to electrochromic and electroluminescent displays, organic field-effect transistors, and organic solar cells. He received the CSJ Presentation Award from the Chemical Society of Japan in 2005 and the Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, in 2005. For more details, please see http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/imae/.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2011