Kunio Awaga

Kunio Awaga
Doctor of Science(The University of Tokyo, 1988)
Advanced Materials Laboratory
Key word
Solid State Chemistry, Materials Science, Spin Chemistry


  • We carry out a systematic study on radical chemical species, such as organic radicals, transition metal complexes, clusters, organic/inorganic hybrid materials, etc., aiming to molecule-based ferromagnets, conductors and superconductors, controllable magnets, single-molecule magnets, and nanomagnets. We encourage interdisciplinary research interests and activities.
  • Personal history

  • 1983   B. Sci., Tokyo University
    1988   D. Sci., Tokyo University
    1988   Research Associate, Institute of Molecular Science
    1992   Associate Professor, Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo University
    2001   Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
    2005-present   Professor, Research Center for Materials Sciences, Nagoya University
    1991   Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, University of Wales, Bangor (UK)
    1997   Visiting Scholar, Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus (USA)
    2013 -  Director: Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University
  • Awards

  • 1993   Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Young Chemists Fellowship (Japan)
    2003   IBM Japan Prize for Science (Japan)
    2012   The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work