I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Otago, in New Zealand, after which I moved to Sheffield University, UK, where I obtained my PhD in 1994 on the subject of “Supramolecular Assemblies based on Porphyrins”: an interdisciplinary research field.
My main activities at Osaka University currently involve teaching various aspects of chemistry to CBCMP undergraduate students. I am the sole instructor for:
CHEM-111/CHEM-112 (Introductory Chemistry 1)
CHEM-121/CHEM-122 (Introductory Chemistry 2).
I am also a co-instructor for:
LABC-105 (Basic Chemistry Experiments)
LABX-215 (Chemistry & Biology Experiments 1)
LABX-225 (Chemistry & Biology Experiments 2),
INFO-101 (Information Literacy)
and I also lend a hand with:
FBIO-106 (Marine Biology Field Work).
This teaching load keeps me rather busy! As a result, I do not carry out much research these days.
Outside of chemistry, and am interested in biology, and ornithology in particular, and also history, and ancient military history in particular, a subject on which I also carry out research.