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Masatake HARUTA

Masatake HARUTAName Masatake HARUTA
Official TitleEmeritus Professor, Visiting Professor, Research Adviser
AffiliationResearch Center for Gold Chemistry, Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
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Self-Introduction / Research Program


 1970 BS from Department of Industrial Chemistry, Nagoya Institute of Technology
 1976 Doc. Engng. from Department of Industrial Chemistry, Graduate School of Kyoto University

Work experience

 1976 Research Scientist, Osaka National Research Institute(ONRI)
 1981-82 Visiting Scientist at Universite Catholique de Louvain(Belgium)
 1990 Head of Catalysis Section, ONRI
 1994 Principal Researcher, Director of Interdisciplinary Basic Research Center, ONRI
 1994 Guest Professor, Technical University of Vienna
 1994-2001 Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science, Graduate School of Osaka University
 1999 Director of Department of Energy and the Environment, ONRI
 2001 Director of Research Institute for Green Technology, Nat. Inst. Advanced Industrial Sci. & Technol.

Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University


Visiting Professor for Senior International Scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences            

Derector of Gold Catalysis Reaserch Center of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP)


Director of Research Center for Gold Chemistry of Tokyo Metropolitan University


Visiting Professor, Nagoya Institute of Technology


Visiting Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University


Research adviser of Research Center for Gold Chemistry of Tokyo Metropolitan University

Awards and honors

 1992 44th Chemical Technology Award, Kinki Chemical Society
 1997 15th Osaka Science Prize, Osaka pref., Osaka city, and Osaka Sci. Tech. Center
 1997 24th Minister Award for Distinguished Research Achievement, Science and Technology Agency
 2002 Catalysis Society of Japan Award of Heisei 13 Fiscal Year (Science)
 2002 Henry J. Albert Award, International Precious Metals Institute
 2009 Foreign member, Academia Europaea
 2010 Chemical Society of Japan Award
 2011 Spires Memorial Award, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
 2012 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate: “of Nobel class”
 2013 Zhang Dayu Lectureship, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
 2014 Docteur honoris causa, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
 2014 67th Chunichi Culture Award
 2015 Nanqiang Lectureship, Xiamen University
中国山東省 黄金博物館にて
At gold museum at Shandong, China
Gold is heavy!