May. 31, 2019 Updated 

Kazunori Kataoka

Project Professor
Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI)
The University of Tokyo, Japan

Education

1974
B. Eng. in Organic Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
1976
M.Eng. in Polymer Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
1979
Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, The University of Tokyo

Antecedents

1979
Assistant, The Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Tokyo Womenfs Medical College
1986
Associate Professor, The Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Tokyo Womenfs Medical College
1989
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Engineering at Tokyo University of Science
1992
Visiting Professor, University of Paris XIII, France
1994
Professor, Department of Materials Engineering at Tokyo University of Science
1996
Visiting Professor, University of Paris XIII, France
1998
Professor of Biomaterials at Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan
2001-2004
Adjunct Director, The Biomaterials Center at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
2004
Professor, The Division of Clinical Biotechnology at the Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo.
2005
Director, Center for NanoBio Integration, The University of Tokyo
2006
Associate Member, Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
2008
Director, Global COE ProgramgCenter for Medical System Innovationh
2008
Visiting Professor, Ludwig-Maximillians University (LMU), Munich, Germany
2009
Core-Researcher, Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST)
2010
Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University, Hanzhou, China
2011
Member, The engineering academy of japan
2012
Honorary Professor, Sichuan University, China
2013
Research Leader, Center of Open Innovation Network for Smart Health (COINS)
2014
Member, Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
2015
Director General, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)
2015
A Part-Time Professor at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of North Carolina, USA
2016
Specially-appointed Professor, Policy Alternative Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Director, Biomedical Institute for Convergence at SKKU (BICS), Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
2018
Visiting Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
2019
Project Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI), The University of Tokyo

Award

1993
Japanese Society for Biomaterials
1994
Outstanding Paper Award of the Controlled Release Society
2000
Award of the Society of Polymer Science
2005
Clemson Award : Society for Biomaterials
2006
Barré Award, University of Montreal
2006
Latta Lectureship Award : Nanobiotechnology-based Pharmaceutics in the Medical Frontier, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
2008
Founderfs Award : Controlled Release Society
2009
NIMS Award, National Institute of Materials Science, Japan
2010
The Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category), The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT)
2011
Distinguished Lectureship Award (University of Waterloo, Canada)
2012
Humboldt Research Award
2012
Leo Esaki Prize
2014
2014 SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology, Society of Polymer Science, Japan
2014
Lifetime Achievement Award (Journal of Drug Targeting)
In honour of Professor Kazunori Kataoka, recipient of the Journal of Drug Targeting's Life-time Achievement Award for 2014
2015
Gutenberg Research Award
2015 - Prof. Kazunori Kataoka and Prof. Kwok Pui Lan
▶ ChemistryOpenFGutenberg Research Award Goes to Kataoka
▶ ChemMedChemFKazunori Kataoka Receives Gutenberg Research Award
▶ YouTube: Gutenberg Research College welcomes new members and bestows the 2015 Gutenberg Research Award
2016
Louis W. Busse Lectureship Award (University of Wisconsin Madison, USA)
2017
Foreign Member, United States National Academy of Engineering (USA)
2017
H. C. Brown Lectureship Award (Purdue University, Indiana, USA)
2017
Fellow, United States National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Society

2004 - 2006
Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE)
1999
Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
2012 - 2013
President of the Controlled Release Society

Editor

He has more than 400 publications and is on the editorial board of sixteen international journals. He is Editor of Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition, Associate Editor of Biomacromolecules (American Chemical Society), Associate Editor of Biomaterials and ACS Nano (American Chemical Society). His current major research interest is supramolecular materials for nanobiotechnology, particularly focusing on gene and drug delivery.