Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Vg Assoc Prof Hajime Hirao


Visiting Associate Professor
Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Email: HIRAO@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)-
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Education
  • PhD The University of Tokyo 2004
  • MEng Kyoto University 2000
  • BEng Kyoto University 1998
Biography
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Research Interests
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Research Grant
  • A*STAR Individual Research Grant (AME Domain) (2017-) [by A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)]
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2015-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2016-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
Current Projects
  • C-C Bond Activation with Photoredox Vanadium Catalysts Under Flow Conditions Towards Advanced Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Computational Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Computational Studies of Enzymatic Inositol Synthesis Mechanisms
  • Detailed Computational Analyses of Protein Environmental Effects in Metalloenzymes
  • Development of Open-Source Software for Fast Density Functional Theory Calculations
  • Development of Portable Open-Source Software for Fast Molecular Dynamics Simulations
  • Direct Urea Synthesis Using Methanol as a Carbonyl Source: Computer-Aided Ligand and Catalyst Development
  • First-Principles Modeling Studies of Electronic, Magnetic, and Catalytic Properties of New Metal-Carbon Hybrid Nanostructured Materials
  • Multiscale Exploration of Mechanism-Based Inactivation of Human Cytochrome P450 Enzymes
  • Multiscale Modeling Studies of Metalloenzyme-Like Porous Coordination Polymers: Elucidation of Catalytic Mechanisms and Design
  • NAP Grant (Seed Funding) - Computational Elucidation of the Molecular Basis Underlying the Functions of Bioinorganic Systems Relevant to Human Health, Green Chemistry, and Biomimetic Catalyst Design

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