Hideaki Shirota was born in Toyooka, Japan, in 1971. He received his M.Eng. degree from Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1995, and his Ph.D. degree from Department of Structural Molecular Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, in 1998. His academic career started as a Research Associate at Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, the University of Tokyo, in 1996. He carried out postdoctoral research at Rutgers University during 1999–2000, before returning to the University of Tokyo as a Research Associate at Department of General Systems Sciences during 2000–2003. He returned to Rutgers as a Research Associate during 2003–2006. In 2006, he joined Department of Chemistry (and later Department of Nanomaterial Science), Chiba University, as an Associate Professor. His research interests include time-resolved spectroscopy, molecular dynamics of condensed phases, electron transfer in solutions, and dynamics of hydrogen-bonding molecular systems.
Biography Updated on 27 June 2013