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Kei Murakami

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2007B.S.; Kyoto University (Engineering)
2009M.S.; Kyoto University (Engineering)
2010–2011Visiting Student at California Institute of Technology, USA (Supervisor: Prof. Brian M. Stoltz)
2012Ph.D.; Kyoto University (Engineering)
2009–2012Research Fellow of the JSPS (DC1)
2012–2013Research Fellow of the JSPS (PD); Graduate School of Engineering / WPI-ITbM, Nagoya University
2013-2014Assistant Professor; The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research / Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
2014-2016Assistant Professor; Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University
2014-2016Collaborating Investigator; WPI-ITbM, Nagoya University
2014-presentCollaborating Investigator,; Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project, JST-ERATO
2016-presentDesignated Associate Professor; WPI-ITbM, Nagoya University

Kei Murakami (Collaborating Investigator, Designated Associate Professor, Nagoya University)

Organic synthesis, Organometallic chemistry

New synthetic tools are essential to provide novel functional molecules. His research interest is to develop transition metal-catalyzed reactions that enable the synthesis of efficient biology-oriented molecules, which will promote the biological research at ITbM. He focuses on creating unprecedented hetero-functionalization reactions of C-H bonds, which attaches unique properties of heteroatoms to well-established functional molecules. As a proof-of-concept, he reported the direct nitrogenation (imidation) of aromatic cores of functional molecules including natural products and organic materials.

Research Highlights

Selected Awards and Honors

2018 the Maruyama Memorial Research Award
2018Akasaki Award
2018The 13th Wakashachi Young Scientists Award
2016ITbM Award
2015Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
2014CSJ Presentation Award 2014
2013Kyoto University Hakubi researcher
2012The Reaxys PhD Prize 2012 finalist
2012CSJ Student Presentation Award 2012
2011Otsu Academy Award Fellow (No.29)

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