Dr. Takuzo Aida was born in 1956. He received a B.S. degree in Physical Chemistry from Yokohama National University in 1979, and then studied under the direction of Professor Shohei Inoue at the University of Tokyo, obtaining a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry in 1984. He then began an academic career at the University of Tokyo, and had been involved until 1994 in the development of precision macromolecular synthesis using metalloporphyrin complexes. In 1996, he was promoted to Full Professor of the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. His research interests include (1) controlled macromolecular synthesis with mesoporous inorganic materials, (2) photo and supramolecular chemistry of dendritic macromolecules, (3) mesoscopic materials sciences, and (4) bio-related molecular recognitions and catalyses.
In 1996, he was appointed as a researcher of JST PRESTO Project ?Fields and Reactions?. In 2000, he then held an appointment as the leader of ERATO Project on "NANOSPACE", followed by ERATO–SORST Project in 2006.  In 2008, he was also appointed as a director for RIKEN Institute.  Since 2013, he has been serving as the deputy director for Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS).   

Reviewing Board for Science Magazine
Advisory Board for the Journal of the American Chemical Society

Education
BS. Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University (1979)
MS. Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (1981)
Ph.D Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (1984)

Antecedents
1984–1989: Research Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1985: Visiting Scientist, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, USA
1989–1991: Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1991–1996: Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1996–Present: Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Awards
1984: Inoue Research Awards for Young Scientists
1988: The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists
1993: The Society of Polymer Science Japan Award
1998: SPACC Award
1999: Wiley Polymer Chemistry Award
1999: IBM Science Award
2000: Nagoya Medal Seminar Award: Silver Medal
2001: Tokyo Techno Forum Award: Gold Medal
2005: Inoue Prize for Science
2005: American Chemical Society Arthur K. Doolittle Award (PMSE)
2008: Chirality Award
2008: Coordination Chemistry Award
2009: The American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry
2009: The Chemical Society of Japan Award
2010: Medal with Purple Ribbon
2011: Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
2011: Fujihara Award
2012: Honorary Fellowship of the Chemical Research Society of India
2013: American Chemical Society Arthur K. Doolittle Award (PMSE)
2013: van’t Hoff Award Lecture
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Dr. Takuzo AIDA

Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan.
Phone: +81-3-5841-7251
Fax: +81-3-5841-7310

aida@macro.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Deputy Director
Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science
2-1 Horosawa, Wako
Saitama 351-0198, Japan.mailto:aida@macro.t.u-tokyo.ac.jshapeimage_5_link_0