About Me

Shunsuke Sasaki
Ph.D. (Chemical Science and Engineering)

Born :
13 / 02 / 1992, Kobe, Japan (Age 28)

Research interests:
Photophysics and Photochemistry
Solid-State Chemistry and Physics
Organic and Ceramic Syntheses
Strongly-Correlated Electron Systems

Organic Fluorescent Dyes
Layered Transition Metal Chalcogenides

Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA)
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford


Ph.D. in Chemical Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology,   2017
Dissertation: Molecular-Geometry Approaches to Develop Functional Fluorophores Based on Classic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

M.Eng. in Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology,    2016

B.Eng. in Polymer Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology,          2014

A.Sc. in Applied Chemistry, Kobe City College of Technology,                       2012

Scholarships and Fellowships

Overseas Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2018-2020.

Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1 → PD from 2017), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2016-2018.

Repayment Exemption for Students with Excellent Grades –FY2016–, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Type I (interest-free) loan.

Master 21 Scholarship, Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, Japan, 2014-2016.

Scholarship, Scholarship Foundation of Nittetsu Mining Co., Ltd., 2012-2014.

Awards and Honors

Excellent Lectureship Award, Annual Meeting on Photochemistry 2015, Osaka, Japan, September 2015.

Excellent Student Award (The award for the top of class), Tokyo Institute of Technology, March 2014.

Best Lectureship Award, 66th Symposium of Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, November 2013.

Best Poster Award, Pacific Polymer Conference PPC-2013, Kaoshung, Taiwan, October 2013.

Kinki Branch Director Prize of Chemical Society of Japan, 14th Meeting for Chemical Research on College of Technology, Osaka, Japan, March 2012.