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Hirotaka Ihara

Hirotaka Ihara, Japanese chemist, educator. Achievements include preparation of organic nanotubes; patents for preparation of poly(amino acid) spherical microparticles; lipid membrane-analogues on silica for intelligent High-performance liquid chromatography separation. Recipient Annual award for young researcher, Society Polymer Science Japan, 1988, Best Presentation award, International Symposium on Silica, France, 1999.

Background

  • Ihara, Hirotaka was born on March 6, 1954 in Kitakyushu, Japan. Son of Tetsuo and Tomoko Ihara.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of engineering, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Japan, 1977. Master of Engineering, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Japan, 1979. Doctor of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, Japan, 1982.

    Career

    • From assistant professor to associate professor Kumamoto University, 1982—1997, professor, 1997—2003, Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, since 2003. Visiting professor University Arizona, Tucson, 1989, Mendeleyev University Chemical Technology, Moscow, 1999, Kyoto University, Uji City, Japan, 2001—2002. Visiting researcher Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai City, 2001—2004.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include preparation of organic nanotubes. Patents for preparation of poly(amino acid) spherical microparticles. Lipid membrane-analogues on silica for intelligent High-performance liquid chromatography separation.

    Works

    • Editor, author: book Functions and Recent Applications of Highly-Orienting Materials. Author: Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia, 1996, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2003.

    Membership

    Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry (chartered chemist 2001, chartered scientist 2004). Member: Chemical Society Japan, American Chemical Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening, fishing, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Yukiko Tabata Ihara, September 7, 1954. Children: Akane, Natsumi.
    • father: Tetsuo Ihara
    • mother: Tomoko Ihara
    • spouse: Yukiko Tabata Ihara
    • children: Akane Ihara
    • Natsumi Ihara
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    Born March 6, 1954
    (age 63)
    Nationality
    • 1977
      Kumamoto University
    • 1979
      Kumamoto University
    • 1982
      Kyushu University
    • 2003
      From assistant, professor to associate professor Kumamoto University