Jun-ichi Yoshida was born in Osaka, Japan in 1952. He graduated from Kyoto University in 1975, where he received his doctor’s degree under the supervision of Prof. Makoto Kumada in 1981. In 1979 Yoshida joined the faculty at Kyoto Institute of Technology as an assistant professor. In the meantime, he visited University of Wisconsin during 1982-1983, where he joined the research group of Prof. B. M. Trost. In 1985 he moved to Osaka City University, where he was promoted to an associate professor in 1992. In 1994 he was appointed as a full professor of Kyoto Univ.
His research interests include integrated organic synthesis on the basis of reactive intermediates, organic electron transfer reactions, organometallic reactions, and flow microreactors.
Awards: the Progress Award of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (1987), the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work (2001). the Nagoya Medal Prize (Silver Medal) (2006), Humboldt Research Award (2007), Green and Sustainable Chemistry Award (2010), and the Chemical Society of Japan Award 2012 (2013), Manuel M. Baizer Award (ECS) (2014).