10 Years Ago And Now: Atsuhiro Osuka

10 Years Ago And Now: Atsuhiro Osuka

Author: Chemistry – An Asian Journal


Chemistry – An Asian Journal speaks with authors about 10 years ago and now.

The journal celebrates its 10th volume in 2015. The year’s first issue features papers from the journal’s most frequent authors.
The journal Editors have asked these featured authors to provide a glimpse of themselves and how their world has changed over the past decade.



Interview with Atsuhiro Osuka

The biggest challenge I was facing 10 years ago was … control of the organization and properties of supramolecular organic soft materials
And today … carbon dioxide fixation

My favorite drink 10 years ago was … beer.
And today … beer.

If I had won the lottery 10 years ago … I would remain an organic chemist until I retire.

The most significant scientific advance of the past 10 years has been …
the invention of induced pluripotent stem cells.

My favorite piece of research from the past 10 years is … finding the facile formation of Möbius aromatic molecules from expanded porphyrins.



Atsuhiro Osuka

Date of birth   

October 16, 1954


Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan




Ph.D. Kyoto University (Professor K. Maruyama)



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