Cluster Preface: Organic Photoredox Catalysis in Synthesis – Honoring Professor Shunichi Fukuzumi’s 70th Birthday
I am pleased to dedicate this SYNLETT Cluster in honor of Professor Shunichi Fukuzumi's 70th birthday. Prof. Fukuzumi is currently a Distinguished Professor at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea and Professor Emeritus of Osaka University, Japan. He completed his bachelor's degree in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1978 from the Tokyo Institute of Technology with Professor Yoshio Ono. He then travelled to the United States for a postdoctoral fellowship in Prof. Jay Kochi's laboratory at Indiana University from 1978 to 1981. Following his postdoctoral work, he returned to Japan in 1981 as an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry, Osaka University with Professor Toshio Tanaka, eventually rising to the rank of full professor in 1994. Prof. Fukuzumi has had an extraordinarily productive career, authoring over 1,100 research articles that are cited over 60,000 times in the general areas of photophysics, electron transfer and radical chemistry.