Professor Kazuyuki TATSUMI

Professor Kazuyuki TATSUMI


Date of Birth: January 26, 1949 (in Nara, Japan)

Education: 1971  B.Sc.,  1976  Ph.D.   Osaka University

Professional Carrier:

    1977-1979  Postdoctoral Fellow, Texas A&M University (Prof. M. Tsutsui)
    1979-1982  Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University (Prof. R. Hoffmann)
    1982-1991  Assistant Professor, Osaka University
    1991-1994  Associate Professor, Osaka University
    1994-present  Professor, Nagoya University

    2003-present  Director, Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University


Activities ( 2000 -):

    1998-2002    International Advisory Editorial Board: JCS, Dalton Transactions
    2000 -    National Committee for Chemistry: Science Council of Japan
    2000 -    Associate Editor: The Chemical Record (Chemical Society of Japan, Wiley)
    2002 -    Regional Editor: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (Elsevier)
    2002-2006    Head Investigator: Grant-in-Aid on Priority Area:
                   gReaction Control of Dynamic Complexesh
    2004 -    Vice President: Division II, Inorganic Chemistry, IUPAC
    2005 -    Committee Member: Subdivision on Science, Council for Science and Technology
                   Ministry of Education
    2006 -    Vice Chair: International Organizing Committee (Pacifichem 2010)
    2006 -    ACES Committee Member: Editorial Board: Chemistry: An Asian Journal (Wiley)
    2006 -    Head Investigator: Grant-in-Aid on Creative Scientific Research:
                   gOrganometallic and Cluster Chemistry in Metalloenzymes with Reducing Activitiesh
    2008 -    President: Division II, Inorganic Chemistry, IUPAC
    2010 -    Vice President: IUPAC
    2012 -    President: IUPAC


Honors

    1998    Inoue Prize for Science, Inoue Foundation (Japan)
    2000    Lectureship, Chinese Academy of Science (China)
    2003    Lectureship, National Science Council (Taiwan)
    2004    Humboldt Senior Research Award, Av Humboldt Foundation (Germany)
    2006    The Chemical Society of Japan Award (Japan)


Research Interests

1) Transition Metal Chalcogenide Chemistry and Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry
2) Synthesis of Reactive Organometallic Complexes and Activation of Small Molecules
3) Synthesis of the Active Sites of Nitrogenase, Hydrogenase, CO-Dehydrogenase, Acetyl-CoA Synthase, and Methyl-CoM Reductase