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Kazunari Domen

Professor, Department of Chemical System Engineering, University of Tokyo

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About Kazunari Domen

Kazunari Domen received B.S. (1976), M.S. (1979), and Ph.D. (1982) honors in chemistry from the University of Tokyo.


Dr. Domen joined the Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1982 as Assistant Professor and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 1990 and Professor in 1996.


He moved to the University of Tokyo as Professor in 2004, and received a cross appointment with Shinshu University as Special Contract Professor in 2017. He was appointed University Professor of the University of Tokyo in 2019.


His research interests include heterogeneous catalysis and materials chemistry, with particular focus on surface chemical reaction dynamics, photocatalysis, solid acid catalysis, and mesoporous materials.


Recently, his effort is focused on development of photocatalysts for water splitting and construction of practical solar hydrogen production system.


He has published more than 800 original and review articles and the citation number is about 90,000 and h-index is 139 (December 2022; Web of Science).

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