Akimitsu Narita

Akimitsu Narita
Akimitsu Narita
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Dr. rer. nat. (Doctorate in Chemistry), Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research; Degree granted by Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, 2014
MS Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2010
BS Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2008
 

Akimitsu Narita was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1986. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemistry at the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Professor Eiichi Nakamura. Then he joined the group of Professor Klaus Müllen at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP) in Mainz, Germany, and obtained his doctorate in Chemistry from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in 2014. In the same year, he became a project leader in the Synthetic Chemistry Department at MPIP, leading the Graphene Research Group. In October 2018 Akimitsu Narita joined OIST as an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) leading the Organic and Carbon Nanomaterials Unit.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Organic and Carbon Nanomaterials Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan, 2018-present
  • Project Leader, as a Group Leader of Graphene Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, 2014-present
  • Doctoral Researcher, Synthetic Chemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, 2010-2014

Awards

  • Runner-Up, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Prizes 2014 (Selected as one of the 10 finalists in the prize category “Promising Research Talent” and achieved the 2nd position.), 2014
  • CSJ Presentation Award, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), 2016
  • The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists for 2017

Selected Publications

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