Ryo Irie

PhD., Professor
Organic chemistry
Department of Basic Research

Research highlight

Certain molecules can be “left-” or “right-handed” that are mirror images of each other (enantiomers) , and each may have unique properties or activities. Left- and right-handed helical heterohelicene (with molecular asymmetry) are one such example (see figure). We are currently developing synthesis methods to generate specific enantiomers, as the basis to manufacture substances with useful attributes and practical applications.


1995.12: PhD, School of Science, Kyushu University
1992.4 - 2003.3: Research associate, School fo Science, Kyushu University
1996.6 - 1997.5: Post-doctoral researcher, University of Lausanne
2003.4 - 2007.3: Assistant professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University
2007.4: Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology (reorganized as Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology in 2016), Kumamto University

Contact information

(+81) 096-342-3379

Email: irie(at)kumamoto-u.ac.jp

2-39-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8555 JAPAN
Kurokami South campus
Faculty of Science Building 2, Room C423