Junichi, Yu, and Ms. Takeda left the group / 薄葉くん,松尾くん,武田さんが当研究室を卒業しました

薄葉純一くん (D3),川﨑 皓斗くん (D1),松尾 優くん (B4),武田 萌奈さん (事務補佐員) の3名が,2021年3月末で当研究室を巣立っていきました。

薄葉くんは,まだ深澤グループが名古屋大学・山口研究室の一部だった 2016年4月に,M1学生としてグループに加わり,名大での3年間を経て,深澤の京大への異動に伴い 2019年度から京大深澤グループへ特別研究学生として合流しました。山口研在籍当初には,リンを含む近赤外蛍光色素の合成法 (Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 8565) に取り組んでいましたが,その後,強い情熱とコダワリをもって新奇な反芳香族化合物の創出と分子間相互作用の探求に一貫して取り組み,様々な特徴あふれる分子を世に生み出しました (Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 1638; ほか投稿準備中)。この間,日本学術振興会特別研究員 (DC2) へ採用され,2019年には π電子系に関する基礎研究で最も重要な国際学会,ISNA-18 (the 18th International Symposium of Novel Aromatics) で見事ポスター賞を受賞するなど,めざましい活躍を遂げました。当グループに加わってから今までの5年間,名実ともに中心人物として,卓越した研究能力と突出したユーモアセンスで陰に日向にグループを盛り上げてくれました。





Junichi Usuba, Hiroto Kawasaki, Yu Matsuo, and Mona Takeda left the group at the end of March 2021.

Junichi joined the group in April 2016 as a master course student when the team was part of the Yamaguchi Group at Nagoya University. After three years there, he moved to Kyoto in 2019, accompanying Fukazawa’s appointment to Kyoto University. After working on the development of phosphorus-containing near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent dyes for a while (Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 8565), he changed his research topic to exploring the novel antiaromatic compounds and their intermolecular interactions. With strong passion and dedication, he has produced a variety of stable yet highly antiaromatic pi-systems (Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 1638; manuscript in preparation). Owing to his brilliant activities, he had been honored as a JSPS Research Fellow (DC2) and a recipient of a poster prize at the 18th International Symposium of Novel Aromatics (ISNA-18), which is one of the most important international conference series for fundamental research on pi-electron systems. He has been a leading player in the group for the past five years, and has boosted the group members with his outstanding research ability and sense of humor.

Hiroto joined the group in April 2020 as a doctoral student. After spending a year, he decided to apply his expertise in a company instead of earning a doctorate. We are sure that he will continue to play an active role in the new position with his friendly and careful personality.

Yu was an undergraduate student who joined the group also in April 2020. From the very beginning, he took a positive and proactive approach to a challenging research project, and has grown so quickly. His cheerfulness and enthusiasm for research inspired everyone around him. Yu will join a company from April.

Mona has provided excellent administrative support to the newly established group for two years from April 2019. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for her efforts so far.

All of the group members miss them – and wish their success in their new journeys!