About us

Current group members (Nov. 28, 2022)

 

 Welcome to the website of Prof. Hou’s Research Group. Our group is composed of both the Organometallic Chemistry Laboratory at RIKEN CPR (Cluster for Pioneering Research) and the Advanced Catalysis Research Group at RIKEN CSRS (Center for Sustainable Resource Science). We work within the same laboratories at RIKEN Wako campus as one integrated research team at the frontier of chemistry and catalytic science. The main research theme of this research group is "New Catalysts, New Reactions, New Materials". With this belief in mind, our research program spans the fields of organometallic chemistry and organic synthesis, as well as polymer and material sciences. Novel catalysts can facilitate reactions that have been previously considered impossible as well as doing so in an efficient and selective manner. These chemical transformations impact many areas of chemistry including fine-chemical synthesis, olefin polymerization and the synthesis of innovative functional materials. In addition, an important aim in our laboratory is the application of our catalytic chemistry in the efficient transformation of underutilized resources, such as molecular nitrogen (N2) and carbon dioxide (CO2), to value-added chemicals. For more information about our research programs, please see the following link. <Research>



News & Topics

  • RIKEN Seminar[2024.2.22(Thurs.)]
  • 2023.12 Mr. Haoran Zhang received the "Outstanding APO 2023 Poster
         Presentaion Award".
  • 2023.9 Ms. Jingjing Shao received the "Poster Award Chemistry Prize" at RIKEN
        Summer School 2023.
  • 2023.8 Mr. Haoran Zhang received the "IPC2023 Young Scientist Poster Award".
  • 2022.3  Prof. Hou, Chief Scientist/Group Director, received the "Japan
         Academy Prize".
  • 2022.3  Prof. Hou, Chief Scientist/Group Director, received the "BCSJ Award
         Article ".
  • 2021.3  Dr. Liang Zhang, Senior Research Scientist, was invited "The Chemical
         Society of Japan, the 35th Young Scholar Lecture".
  • 2021.3  Dr. Liang Zhang, Senior Research Scientist, received the "RIKEN
         BAIHO Award".
  • 2021.3  Dr. Shaojie Lou, Postdoctoral Fellow, received the "RIKEN Researcher
         Incentive Award".
  • 2020.3  Dr. Haobing Wang, Dr. Yang Yang, Dr. Masayoshi Nishiura, and Prof.
         Hou, Chief Scientist/Group Director, received the "RIKEN EIHO Award".
  • 2019.9  Mr. Owada received the "Chemistry Letters Young Award".
  • 2019.5  Dr. Gu Zhan, Postdoctoral Fellow, received the "Organic Biomolecular
         Chemistry Poster Prize of The 1st International Symposium on Hybrid
         Catalysis ".
  • 2019.3  Dr. Gu Zhan, Postdoctoral Fellow, received the "RIKEN Researcher
         Incentive Award".
  • 2019.3 Prof. Hou, Chief Scientist/Group Director, received the "Chemical
         Society of Japan Awards 2018".

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