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October 25, 2011

Kohei Tamao designated Person of Cultural Merit

Dr. Kohei TAMAO

Dr. Kohei Tamao, Director of the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, has been designated as one of the Persons of Cultural Merit 2011.

The award ceremony will be held on November 4 in Tokyo. We offer our sincere congratulations to Dr. Tamao on this honor.

Comment from Dr. Kohei Tamao

It is my great pleasure and honor to be named as Person of Cultural merit. I would like to thank all my colleagues, collaborators and students who have worked and enjoyed research with me.

Brief Resume

1971 Dr. of Engineering, Kyoto University
1987 Associate Professor, Kyoto University
1993 Professor, Kyoto University
2000 Director of Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University
2005 Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University
2005 Director, RIKEN Frontier Research System
2008 Director, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute (-present)