Kohsuke Kawabata Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Tohoku University
Graduate School of Science
Department of Chemistry



Education 
(Degree; Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Tsukuba, Japan, 2013.3.)
  • 2010.4 ~ 2013.3: (Ph.D.) Institute of Materials Science, Graduate school of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan (Advisor: Prof. Hiromasa Goto)
  • 2010.9 ~ 2011.2: (Exchange Program) Department of Chemistry, Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany (Advisor: Prof. Paul Knochel)
  • 2008.4 ~ 2010.3: (M.Sc.) Institute of Materials Science, Graduate school of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan (Advisor: Prof. Hiromasa Goto)
  • 2004.4 ~ 2008.3: (B.Sc.) College of Engineering Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan (Advisor: Prof. Hiromasa Goto)


Professional Experience
  • 2017.8 ~ Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University.
  • 2017.2 ~ 2017.7: Research Scientist Emergent Molecular Function Research Group, Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN, Japan (Advisor: Prof. Kazuo Takimiya)
  • 2015.2 ~ 2017.1: Postdoctoral Fellow (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad), Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University, USA (Advisor: Prof. Chinedum Osuji)
  • 2013.4 ~ 2015.1: Postdoctoral Researcher, Emergent Molecular Function Research Group, Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN, Japan (Advisor: Prof. Kazuo Takimiya and Dr. Itaru Osaka)
  • 2010.4 ~ 2013.3: JSPS Research Fellow (DC1)


Honors and Awards
  • 2018.11: The Ninth International Forum on Chemistry of Functional Organic Chemicals(IFOC-9) Best Poster Award
  • 2018.3: The 98th CSJ Annual meeting Best Presentation Award (Academic) 
  • 2015.2: Postdoctoral fellowship for research abroad of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) (Feb. 2015 ~ Jan. 2017).
  • 2013.3: Dean award in Ph.D. course at Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
  • 2013.3: Meikei Award, University of Tsukuba
  • 2012.10: The most distinguished poster prize in polymer chemistry at The Chemical Society of Japan Chemistry Festival 2012
  • 2012.7: Journal of Materials Chemistry poster prize (Young Scientist Poster Award) at International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals 2012 (ICSM2012), Atlanta, U.S.A.
  • 2011.6: The 42nd Conference of Fiber Science and Technology young scientist poster award
  • 2010.4: Research fellowship for young scientists of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (DC1:JSPS) (Apr. 2010 - Mar. 2013)
  • 2010.3: Dean award in M.Sc. course at Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba


Grant-in-Aid
  • 2017 ~ 2018: (KAKENHI) Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up
  • 2015.2 ~ 2017.1: Postdoctoral fellowship for research abroad of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science
  • 2010.4 ~ 2013.3: Research fellowship for young scientists of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (DC1)