東京理科大学 光触媒国際研究センター センター長
Akira Fujishima was born in 1942 in Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 1971. Subsequently, he served as a lecturer at Kanagawa University, a professor at the University of Tokyo, the ninth president of Tokyo University of Science, and various other roles before assuming his current positions as the director of the Photocatalysis International Research Center at Tokyo University of Science and the chairperson of Kawasaki Civic Academy, among others. He is a person of Cultural Merit, a recipient of the Order of Culture, an honorary doctorate recipient and the distinguished professor of Tokyo University of Science. He specializes in photoelectrochemistry and functional materials chemistry. He discovered the phenomenon of photocatalytic water splitting to oxygen and hydrogen using of TiO2.