(Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University)
Toru Asahi is Professor of Department of Life Science and Medical Bioscience, Department of Advanced Science and Engineering, and Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering in Waseda University. He is Deputy Director of Research Organization for Nano & Life Innovation, Director of Global Biomedical Green Science Institute, and Director of Doctoral Student Career Center. He is Program Coordinator of “Leading Graduate Program in Science and Engineering, Waseda University; Energy Next” and also Program Leader of “Development of Data Analysis Talent” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
His current research interests are High Accuracy Universal Polarimeter, Crystal Optics, Chiral Crystallography, Thalidomide, Chiroptical Spectroscopy, Amino Acids, Nano-Chiral Science, Magnetic Materials, Ferroelectrics, Alzheimer Disease, Symmetry Breaking. (PhD in 1992 and MBA in 2007)