Junichi departed for his new journey / 薄葉さん、新たな門出


薄葉さんは,名古屋大学での博士後期課程3年を経て2021年4月に国内企業に就職しましたが,大学での基礎研究への情熱に後押しされ,同年10月から当研究室に特定研究員として再加入しました。その後,反芳香族化合物に関する研究をさらに推し進め,強力な反芳香族性と熱安定性をあわせもつ含窒素π電子系の創製 (Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 16127) やその展開 (投稿準備中) を達成しました。また,抜群の存在感と安定感を発揮し,研究室メンバーの精神的支柱として当グループを支えてくれました。


At the end of September 2022, Dr. Junichi Usuba, a postdoctoral researcher, departed for his new journey to the US, the place of his next challenge.

After three years in the doctoral program at Nagoya University, he once started working for a domestic company in April 2021. Yet, his strong passion for academic research encouraged him to join our group again in October 2021 as a research scientist. Since then, he has promoted his research on his favorite antiaromatic compounds, and achieved the development of nitrogen-containing pi-electron systems with pronounced antiaromatic and thermal stability (Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 16127 + more to come soon). He has long been one of our essential mood makers and a driving force behind the atmosphere in the lab because of his amiable and cheerful personality, as well as his sincere attitude to research.

We all miss you Junichi – yet we sincerely wish you good health and further success in your new journey!