Organic chemistry for science and society

Dr. Shohei SAITO 齊藤 尚平 ORCID: 0000-0003-1863-9956


Shohei SAITO

Department of Chemistry

Graduate School of Science

Kyoto University

Kitashirakawa Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan

Phone: +81-(0)75-753-4008

Fax: +81-(0)75-753-3970


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Shohei Saito was born in 1982 in Tokyo, Japan.

He received his Ph.D. degree in 2010 from Kyoto University under the guidance of Prof. Atsuhiro Osuka.

He was selected as a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2007–2010.

During the winter of 2007, he worked as a visiting fellow in the group of Prof. Karl M. Kadish (University of Houston).

In 2010, he started an academic career as an Assistant Professor of Nagoya University in the group of Prof. Shigehiro Yamaguchi.

During 2012–2016, he had been a JST-PRESTO researcher in the field of "Molecular Technology and Creation of New Functions" (Supervisor: Prof. Takashi Kato (The University of Tokyo)).

Since 2016, he has been an Associate Professor of Kyoto University.

Since 2022, he has been a Kyoto University FOREST Principal Investigator. 



2011    Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists

2011    TOSOH Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan

2012    IFOC-7 (The 7th International Forum on Chemistry of Functional Organic Chemicals)

            Best Poster Award

2013    Ishida Prize, Nagoya University

2013    NF Foundation R&D Encouragement Award

2014    KONICA MINOLTA Imaging Science Award

2014    Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) & Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), 8th PCCP Prize

2014    Japanese Science Ministry (MEXT) Award for Young Scientists

2015    Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Young Chemists

2016    Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA) Prize for Young Scientist 2016

2017    Inoue Science Research Award

2018    Japanese Liquid Crystal Society (JLCS) Distinguished Paper Award 2018 

2018    The Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) Prize for Young Scientist 2018

2022    Nozoe Memorial Award for Young Organic Chemists




Shohei Saito 齊藤 尚平     ORCID: 0000-0003-1863-9956 Associate Professor
Kyoto University
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science
Kitashirakawa Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 606-8502

集合有機分子機能研究室 准教授