Kazunari Domen received B.S. (1976), M.S. (1979), and Ph.D. (1982) honors in chemistry from the University of Tokyo
Dr. Domen joined Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1982 as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1990 and Professor in 1996 and then moved to The University of Tokyo as Professor in 2004. He has also been a Special Contract Professor at Shinshu University since 2017. Prof. Domen retired from the University of Tokyo in 2019, but he continues his research actively as University Professor in The University of Tokyo. Prof. Domen has been working on overall water splitting reaction on heterogeneous photocatalysts to generate clean and recyclable hydrogen. Since 2000, he has been developing various kinds of photocatalysts that respond to visible light for efficient solar hydrogen production.