• Kazunori Kataoka

    Kazunori Kataoka
    Project Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
Biography

Prof. Kazunori Kataoka received Ph.D. degree in polymer chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 1979. He joined the faculty at Tokyo Women’s Medical College (1979-1989) and then at Tokyo University of Science (1989-1998). He moved to the University of Tokyo on 1998 as full Professor of Biomaterials at Graduate School of Engineering. He has been appointed joint position as Professor of Clinical Biotechnology at Center of Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, the University of Tokyo Medical School (2004~2016). Since 2016, he has assumed Director General at Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM), Kawasaki Institute of Industry Promotion. Dr. Kataoka is currently the Member of the Science Council of Japan, the Foreign Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Fellow of the United States National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He has received several awards, including Clemson Award from the Society for Biomaterials USA (2005), Founder’s Award from the Controlled Release Society (2008), Humboldt Research Award (2012), Leo Esaki Prize (2012), Gutenberg Research Award (2015), and Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund Prize (2017). In 2018, he was installed Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr.h.c.) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.

Research Fields
  • Biomaterials
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Nanomedicine