Prof. Vasdevan Pillai BIJU

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Feb. 2016 to present,  Professor (PI)

Laboratory of Molecular Photonics
Division of Material and Molecular Sciences
Research Institute for Electronic Science,  Hokkaido University, Japan

Oct. 2015 to present,  Visiting Professor,

Department of Applied Chemistry, Nagoya University, Japan

Sep 2017 to present, Visiting Professor

Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Apr. 2010 to Jan. 2016,  Senior Scientist

Health Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan

Aug. 2004 to Mar. 2010,  Research Scientist

Health Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan

Jan. 2010 to Mar. 2014,  Concurrent Researcher

Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan

Area of Research: Innovative use of light and materials/life

Research Subject: Development of Photouncaging fluorescent-magnetic bimodal nanoparticles for imaging and phototherapy of cancer.

Apr. 2013 to Dec. 2015,  Guest Lecturer

Department of Chemistry, Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Hyogo, Japan

Apr. 2012 to Mar. 2016,  Guest Lecturer

Department of Optical Science and Technology, the University of Tokushima, Japan

Apr. 2012 to Mar. 2015,  Adjunct Professor

Department of Environmental Toxicology, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Jul. 2007 to Aug. 2008,  Visiting Scientist

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA

May. 2007 to Mar. 2012,  Visiting Professor

Center for Arthropod Bioresources and Biotechnology, Kerala University, India

May. 2003 to Jul. 2004,  Postdoctoral Fellow

Fundamental Science Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA, USA

Mar. 2002 to May. 2003,  JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

Nanotechnology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan

Apr. 2000 to Mar. 2002,  Postdoctoral Fellow

Joint Research Center for Atom Technology, National Institute of Advanced Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan

Feb. 2000,  Ph.D. (Chemistry)

University of Kerala, India

Honors & Awards:

Mar. 2016   23rd Hiraga Gen-nai Award

Ozaki Foundation, Japan

2011  Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

2011   Japanese Photochemistry Association Award for Young Scientist

Japanese Photochemistry Association, Japan

2011   Lectureship Prize by the Chemical Society of Japan

Chemical Society of Japan

2010 Distinguished Lectureship Award 

Chemical Society of Japan

2010   Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Award for Young Scientists

2010   Most Cited Article Certificate by Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

2007   14th Hiraga Gen-nai Prize

Ozaki Foundation, Japan

2002 to 2003   JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship

Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)

1995, 1998  UGC-CSIR Junior & Senior Research Fellowships

Government of India

1987, 1988  Thomas Foundation Top Merit Award

Children’s Friend High School, Kerala, India


Selected Publications