Yasuhiro Ohki

Associate Professor
Yasuhiro Ohki
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Key word
inorganic synthesis, transition metal complexes, organometallic complexes, cluster complexes


  • My research interests include [1] Bioinorganic chemistry and [2] Organometallic chemistry with emphasis on inorganic synthesis. I have been active in [1] making synthetic analogues of the active sites of metallo-enzymes and in [2] activation of small molecules (such as H2, N2, and hydrocarbons) mediated by organometallic and bio-inspired inorganic compounds. In every current project, we are dealing with unstable compounds and/or difficult compounds to manipulate.
  • Personal history

  • 2008-present Associate Professor, Nagoya University
    2000-2008 Assistant Professor, Nagoya University
    1998-2000 Researcher of CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST)
    1997-1998 Researcher, TOTO co. ltd.
    1997 M. Eng., Tokyo Institute of Technology

    2002 Ph. D. (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    2006 Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • Awards

  • The Young Scientists' Prize, Apr 2009
    (The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

    Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists, Mar 2009

    Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry Award for Young Chemists, Sep 2004