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MASAOKA, Shigeyuki

Mail: masaoka_at_ims.ac.jp (Please replace the "_at_" with @ )
Affiliation laboratory:
Location: Yamate


Life and Coordination-Complex Molecular Science, Functional Coordination Chemistry  (additional post)


1999  B.S. Doshisha University
2004  Ph.D. Kyoto University
2002 JSPS Reserch Fellow (DC2)    
2004 Research Assistant (Postdoc), University of Liverpool, England    
2005 Research Associate, Kyushu University    
2007 Assistant Professor, Kyushu University    
2009 JST PRESTO Researcher (-2013)
2011 Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science (-2019.3)    
        Associate Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (-2019.3)
2019 Professor, Osaka University
2019 Professor, Institute for Molecular Science (additional post) (-2019.9)


2016  JSPS prize

Main research themes

Development of Functional Metal Complexes for Artificial Photosynthesis
kewords Metal Complex, Water Oxidation, Artificial Photosynthesis
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Selected Publications

  1. M. Okamura, M. Kondo, R. Kuga, Y. Kurashige, T. Yanai, S. Hayami, V. K. K. Praneeth, M. Yoshida, K. Yoneda, S. Kawata, S. Masaoka, "A pentanuclear iron catalyst designed for water oxidation" Nature 530, 465 (2016).
  2. M. Yoshida, M. Kondo, S. Torii, K. Sakai, and S. Masaoka, "Oxygen Evolution Catalysed by a Mononuclear Ruthenium Complex bearing Pendant -SO3 Groups," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 7981–7984 (2015).
  3. M. Yoshida, M. Kondo, T. Nakamura, K. Sakai, S. Masaoka, "Three Distinct Redox States of an Oxo-Bridged Dinuclear Ruthenium Complex" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.53, 11519 (2014).