1969                  BSc, Kyushu University, Japan

1971                  Master of Engineering, Kyushu University

1974                  Doctor of Engineering, Kyushu University


Professional Experiences:

1975                  Postdoctoral Research Associate, The City College of New York

1976                  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Midland Macromolecular Institute,

                                              Michigan, U.S.A.

1977                  Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Utah

1978                  Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University

1978                  Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University

1980                  Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University

1983                  Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of

                                              Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University

1990                  Professor, Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University

2003                  Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University

2010                  Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University

2010                  Research Professor, Intellectual Property Management Center,

                                              Arts, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research,

                                              Kyushu University

2011                  Research Professor, Kitakyushu National College of Technology



1995                  The Saito Award; “Photoinduced Electron Transfer and

                                              Optical Recording by Supramolecular Assemblies”

2005                  The Society of Polymer Science Japan Award; “Optical

                                              Control of Electronic States in Polymers and its Molecular

                                              Photonics Applications”

2006                  The Wilsmore Fellow Award from the University of Melbourne,

                                              Australia; Development of Advanced Materials for Molecular Photonics”

2010                  The Society of Polymer Science Japan Award for Outstanding

                                              Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology;

                                              “Development and Applications of Novel Photonics Polymers”

2012                  The Japanese Photochemistry Association Achievement Award;

“Studies on Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reactions and Molecular