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.
- 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.