Kimihiko Hirao was born in November 9, 1945 in Niihama, Japan. He obtained his B.S. degree in 1969 and the Ph.D. degree in 1974 both from Kyoto University, Japan. He worked as a Professor at Nagoya University in 1988 and moved to The University of Tokyo in 1993. In the period 1989-1990 and 2002-2003, he served as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS). Hirao also worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of the Air from 2003 to 2007, the Dean of the School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo from 2004 till 2006, and the Vice President of the University of Tokyo since 2007. In addition, he is the Fellow of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (2002), the Fellow of the World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists (2002), and the President of Asian-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (since 2003). He authored more than 300 scientific articles in Theoretical Chemistry.
Biography Updated on 20 July 2009