Shigeki KUWATA, Associate Professor
Room 603, East Building 2
Department of Chemical Science and Engineering
School of Materials and Chemical Technology
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 E4-1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, JAPAN

Phone: +81-3-5734-2150
Facsimile: +81-3-5734-2637
E-mail: skuwata[at]
ResearcherID: C-4920-2011

Last Update: April 1, 2020

Brief Biography

     Shigeki Kuwata was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1969.  He received the Dr. Eng. degree from Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Tokyo in 1997 under the supervision of Professors Masanobu Hidai and Yasushi Mizobe.  Just after that, he joined the faculty of the department (Professors Masanobu Hidai and Youichi Ishii Group).   In 2002, he moved to Tokyo Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor in the group of Professor Takao Ikariya.  He was a PRESTO researcher in Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in 2014-2018.  He obtained Award for Young Scientists in Coordination Chemistry, Japan in 2002.  His current research interests include:
  • Synthesis and reactivities of transition metal complexes bearing nitrogenous ligands (NOx, NxHy, =NR, pyrazoles, N-heterocyclic carbenes, and so on)
  • Rational and designed syntheses of polynuclear and supramolecular metal complexes
  • Metal-ligand cooperative organometallic catalysis
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Advanced Bioinorganic Chemistry I/II (Graduate School Course)
     Functions of metal ions, metalloproteins, and metalloenzymes in biological systems will be described.  Enphasis will be placed on their relationship with coordination chemistry, catalyst chemistry, and analytical chemistry.

Environment Preservation and Chemical Safety (Graduate School Course)

Quantum Chemistry I (Basics) (Undergraduate Course)

Inorganic Chemistry I (Chemical Bonding) (Undergraduate Course)

Chemistry of Catalytic Processes II (Homogeneous) (Undergraduate Course)