Last update Nov. 26, 2014


Professor, Ph. D. Ho-Chol Chang
Place of Birth
Kyoto, Japan (1973')
Ph. D. (Kyoto University, Japan 2001)
1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-8551, Japan
Department of Applied Chemistry,
Faculty of Science and Engineering,
Chuo University
E-mail: chang[at]
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【Major Field of Professional Interests】

Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalyst, Energy Chemistry, Liquid Crystal, Electrochemistry

【Professional Career】

2008-2013: Associate Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan (with Prof. M. KATO)
Apr.-Sep. 2008:  Visiting Researcher, University of Bath, UK (with Prof. F. MARKEN)
2002-2006: PRESTO Researcher, JST
2001-2008: Assistant Professor, Kyoto University, Japan (with Prof. S. KITAGAWA)


2001: Ph. D. Kyoto University, Japan (Prof. Susumu KITAGAWA)
1998: M. S. Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan (Prof. Susumu KITAGAWA)
1995: B. S. Korea University, Japan


2013,The Encouragement Award from Hokkaido Branch of the Chemical Society of Japan
2008, Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry Award for Young Chemists
2006, Outstanding Oral Presentation Award in 86th Annual Spring Meeting of Chemical Society of Japan
2001, 24th Kim Man Yu Science Foundation Award for Young Scientist

【Selected Publications】

1. Syntheses and Structures of Molybdenum-oxo Complexes Prepared by the Reactions of [MoII2(OAc)4] with tert-Butyl- or Bromo-substituted Catechols
T. Matsumoto, H. Yano, M. Wakizaka, A. Kobayashi, M. Kato, H.-C. Chang
Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 2014, in press (Selected Paper).

2. Self-association and Columnar Liquid Crystalline Phase of Cationic Alkyl-substituted-Bipyridine Benzenedithiolato Gold(III) Complexes
T. Ogawa, M. Sakamoto, H. Honda, T. Matsumoto, A. Kobayashi, M. Kato, H.-C. Chang
Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 15595-16005.

3. Non-precious-Metal-assisted Photochemical Hydrogen Evolution from ortho-Phenylenediamine
T. Matsumoto, H.-C. Chang, M. Wakizaka, S. Ueno, A. Kobayashi, A. Nakayama, T. Taketsugu, M. Kato
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 8646-8654 (Front Cover & Spotlight).

4. Synchronic Transformation of Molecular States and Macroscopic Phases in Valence Tautomeric Complexes
H.-C. Chang and D. Kiriya
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (Spin crossover Issue), 2013, 642-652 (Microreview).

5. Coordination Site-dependent Cation Binding and Multi-responsible Redox Properties of Janus-head Metalloligand, [MoV(1,2-mercaptophenolato)3]

T. Matsumoto, Masanori Wakizaka, Hirokazu Yano, Atsushi Kobayashi, H.-C. Chang, M. Kato
Dalton. Trans., 2012, 41, 8303-8315 (Front Cover).

6. Molecule-based Valence Tautomeric Bistability Synchronized with a Macroscopic Crystal-Melt Phase Transition
H.-C. Chang and S. Kitagawa et al.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 5515-5522.

7. A Redox-Active Columnar Metallomesogen and Its Cyclic Voltammetric Response
H.-C. Chang, T. Shiozaki, A. Kamata, K. Kishida, T. Ohmori, D. Kiriya, T. Yamauchi, H. Furukawa, S. Kitagawa
J. Mat. Chem. 2007, 17, 4136-4138 (Front Cover).

8. Metal-Organic Thin-Film Transistor Based on NiII-o-diiminobenzosemiquinonate Complex
S.-i. Noro, H.-C. Chang, T. Takenobu, T. Akutagawa, D. Tanaka, T. Nakamura, S. Kitagawa, Y. Iwasa, T. Aoyama, T. Sassa, T. Wada
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 10012-10013.

9. An Unprecedented Mixed-Charged State in a Supramolecular Assembly of Ligand-based Mixed-valence Redox Isomers, (ET·+)3[CrIII(Cl4SQ)2(Cl4Cat)]– [CrIII(Cl4SQ)(Cl4Cat)2]2–
H.-C. Chang and S. Kitagawa
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2002, 41, 130-133.

【Research Grants (Grant Holder only)】

2014                         Nippon Sheet Glass Foundation for Material Science and Engineering
2013-2015                Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
2014-2015                Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
2012-2013                Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
2012                         JGC-S Scholarship Foundation
2012                         Shorai Foundation for Science and Technology
2011                         Global COE Program in Hokkaido University
2010-2011                Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
2010                         Global COE Program in Hokkaido University
2009-2013                Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
            (Coordination Programming)
2009                         Global COE Program in Hokkaido University
2008                         Global COE Program in Hokkaido University
2008                         Grand for Young Researcher in Hokkaido University
2006-2008                Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A)
2006-2007                Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research:
2002-2006                Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology
                                (PRESTO), Japan Science and Technology Agency
2004-2005                Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
2002-2003                Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
2002-2003                A Research Grand of the Kinki Regional Invention Center