ADVES-自然科学教育高度化部門

中村 優希

Yuki Nakamura

特任助教中村なかむら 優希ゆきYuki Nakamura

東京大学教養学部 教養教育高度化機構
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Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

April 2020–Present
S.A. Assistant Professor at Programs in English at Komaba (PEAK), Organization for Programs in Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
April 2019–Present
Associate Research Fellow at Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
December 2015–March 2019
Lecturer (Part-time) at Department of Natural Sciences, International Christian University
April 2014–Present
Research Fellow at Department of Basic Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
November 2013–Present
S.A. Assistant Professor at Division of Advanced Education in Science (ADVES), Komaba Organization of Educational Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Education

April 2012–October 2013
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Advisor: Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus Yoshito Kishi
May 2009–August 2009
Global COE Overseas Research Fellow at Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Advisor: Professor Mohammad Movassaghi
April 2009–March 2012
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry/JSPS Research Fellow (DC1) at Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Advisor: Molecular Technology Innovation Chair Professor and Emeritus Professor Eiichi Nakamura
April 2007–March 2009
M.S. in Organic Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Advisor: Molecular Technology Innovation Chair Professor and Emeritus Professor Eiichi Nakamura
May 2004–March 2007
Undergraduate Research Fellow at Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Advisor: Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor F. Dean Toste
August 2003–December 2006
B.S. in Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
August 1998–March 2007
Studied in California, U.S.A.

Fellowships and Awards

July 2019
Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence Award
July 2016
Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence Award
July 2011
16th IUPAC Organometallic Chemistry Directed towards Organic Synthesis Poster Award
August 2010
L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Japan Fellowships 2010
March 2009
Graduate School of Science Student Award (The University of Tokyo)
April 2009–March 2012
Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship (DC1)
May 2007
College of Chemistry Honors Student Award (University of California, Berkeley)

Overview

My research focuses on two main subjects of interest : organic chemistry and education.

Organic Chemistry

My research in organic chemistry is based on the key word, "methodology".

Previously, I have explored various subfields in organic chemistry, and worked on the development of:
・Methodology to 'observe' and 'analyze' the structure of a single organic molecule through combining the use of Transmission Electron Microscope (or TEM) and chemical functionalizations of the sample
・A series of novel chemical reactions, such as functionalization of C60 fullerene, first-row transition metal-catalyzed, homogeneous cross-coupling reactions, and heterogeneous catalysis using porous materials
・Efficient and novel pathway to synthesize the core structure of natural product with complex structure

Utilizing the experience stated above, I am currently working on the development of efficient and selective heterogeneous catalysis by introducing enzymes, natural catalysts that can promote highly selective reactions, into mesoporous materials, which can provide unique environment for catalytic reactions to take place inside highly ordered and stable, cage-like structures.

Education

My research in education is based on teaching through applying my own experience as a student from the U.S.

The main contribution comes from teaching in the following fields:
・Chemistry
・Natural sciences
・Career education

Aside from teaching, I have also translated and edited the Japanese chemistry experimental textbook into English, organized career education symposiums, written a book for career education (in Japanese), and written two article series for chemistry journal. The first series focused on my overseas student/postdoctoral research experience, while the second series was about the fiction story that contained valuable information about becoming postdoctoral research fellow overseas as well as English terminologies and phrases that can be used for research in chemistry.

Through these research activities, my goal is to seek and improve the current educational curriculum for students.

Overview

Publications

  • 「UCバークレーでの理系カリキュラム: 化学科での実体験をもとに/Science Curriculum in UC Berkeley ~Based on My Experience at College of Chemistry~」
    中村優希, 大学教育学会誌, 2019年, 第41巻, 第1号, 40–44.
  • 「委員長発 SOMETHING NEW: 国際化学会議Pacifichem2015–東大PEAKの英語による化学・生命合同実習–」
    中村優希, 日本化学会会誌「化学と教育」, 2016年, Vol. 64, No. 3, 96–97.
  • “Nickel-Catalyzed Monosubstitution of Polyfluoroarenes with Organozinc Reagents Using Alkoxydiphosphine Ligand
    ”Yuki Nakamura, Naohiko, Yoshikai, Laurean Ilies, Eiichi Nakamura
    Organic Letters, 2012, 14, 3316–3319.
  • “Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative Monoarylation of Primary Amines with Organozinc Reagents”
    Yuki Nakamura, Laurean Ilies, Eiichi Nakamura
    Organic Letters, 2011, 13, 5998–6001.
  • “Mono- and Penta-Addition of Enol Silyl Ethers to [60]Fullerene”
    Eiichi Nakamura , Shinsuke Mouri, Yuki Nakamura, Koji Harano, Hiroyuki Isobe
    Organic Letters, 2008, 10, 4923–4926.
  • “Imaging of Conformational Changes of Biotinylated Triamide Molecules Covalently Bonded to a Carbon Nanotube Surface”
    Eiichi Nakamura, Masanori Koshino, Takatsugu Tanaka, Yoshiko Niimi, Koji Harano, Yuki Nakamura, Hiroyuki Isobe
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2008, 130, 7808–7809.
Publications

Article Series

Year 2017

  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 1 スカイプ面接」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 1月号, 20–21ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 2 研究室へ到着, 教授と会う」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 2月号, 58–59ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 3 研究開始前の準備」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 3月号, 18–19ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 4 研究生活スタート」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 4月号, 18–19ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 5 研究室のソーシャルイベント」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 5月号, 22–24ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 6 研究室のグループミーティング」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 6月号, 62–64ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 7 新任教員の公開インタビュー」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 7月号, 62–63ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 8 国際学会への参加」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 8月号, 18–20ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 9 研究室のグループアクティビティー」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 9月号, 57–59ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 10 教育指導の経験」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 10月号, 17–19ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 11 パブリックアウトリーチ」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 11月号, 58–59ページ.
  • 「実践英語 海外ポスドクへの道: episode 12 ポスドクの就職事情」
    Jonathan Woodward, Yuki Nakamura, 現代化学, 2017年, 12月号, 65–67ページ.

Year 2015

  • 「米国の大学: リアルレポート1 日本と米国で学んだこと」中村優希, 中村仁美, 現代化学, 2015年, 1月号, 60–63ページ.
  • 「米国の大学: リアルレポート2 学部編 自ら働きかけてラボへ」中村優希, 中村仁美, 現代化学, 2015年, 2月号, 56–57ページ.
  • 「米国の大学: リアルレポート6 大学院生活編 米国から日本の大学院へ」中村優希, 現代化学, 2015年, 2月号, 56–57ページ.
  • 「米国の大学: リアルレポート8 米国と日本の違い 東京大学での博士課程時代を振り返ってみて」中村優希, 現代化学, 2015年, 8月号, 52–57ページ.
  • 「米国の大学: リアルレポート9 ポスドク編 ポスドク先選びから採用まで」中村優希, 現代化学, 2015年, 9月号, 37–39ページ.
  • 「米国の大学: リアルレポート10 ポスドク編 ハーバード大学でのポスドク生活」中村優希, 現代化学, 2015年, 10月号, 65–67ページ.
  • 「米国の大学: リアルレポート11 ポスドク編 米国のポスドクの就職活動」中村優希, 現代化学, 2015年, 11月号, 62–63ページ.
  • 「米国の大学: リアルレポート最終回 米国での教育を通じて学んだこと」中村優希, 中村仁美, 現代化学, 2015年, 12月号, 53–55ページ.

Others

  • 「米国ハーバード大学–岸 義人研究室への留学–」中村優希, 現代化学, 2014年, 5月号, 42–46ページ.
  • 「米国の化学教育システム−高校~UCバークレー校化学科での体験から−」中村優希, 現代化学, 2008年, 10月号, 52–57ページ.

Books / Textbooks

  • General Chemistry Laboratory Manual, 3rd Edition
    Yuki Nakamura, Claire Cheong, (OPES/ADVES, KOMEX, The University of Tokyo), March 2021.
  • 『身近な環境化学実習〜身の周りの水を水質調査から科学する〜』
    堀まゆみ,中村優希,(東京大学教養学部附属教養教育高度化機構自然科学教育高度化部門), 2020年11月.
  • 『東大キャリア教室で1年生に伝えている大切なこと〜変化を生きる13の流儀〜』
    標葉靖子,岡本佳子,中村優希 編,(東京出版会), 2019年3月.
  • General Chemistry Laboratory Manual, 2nd Edition
    Yuki Nakamura, Kohsuke Sekine, Min Wang, (ADVES, KOMEX, The University of Tokyo), March 2015.
  • General Chemistry Laboratory Manual
    Yuki Nakamura, Kohsuke Sekine, Min Wang, (ADVES, KOMEX, The University of Tokyo), March 2014.
  • Experiments in Life Science III. Microbiology
    Kohsuke Sekine, Min Wang, Hiroaki Mitsuhashi, Yuki Nakamura, Hajime Wada, Shoichi Ishiura, Moritoshi Sato, (KOMEX), March 2014.

Overview

My goal is to provide “the best” education for students through improving the current teaching methods. I am actively searching and continuously exploring better ways for students to build logical thinking, develop effective communication skills, and acquire fundamental knowledge in liberal arts and sciences.

Currently, I am focusing on teaching Chemistry (both practical and lecture courses), instructing how to prepare and present research topics, and providing career education. Additionally, I am also actively participating in public outreach events to promote and collect people’s interests in science.

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Courses

2019–Present
駒場の水を科学する-ADVESラボで研究体験-【分担】(Environmental Chemistry Research; Assistant)
2017–Present
Materials Chemistry I (Organic Chemistry)
2017–Present
Materials Chemistry II (Organic Chemistry)
2017–2018
Organic Chemistry I【非常勤講師@ICU】
2016–Present
身近な環境化学実習【分担】(Presentation in Environmental Chemistry Lab)
2015–Present
Experiments in Environmental Sciences IIb (Chemistry Lab)
2015–Present
教養学部生のためのキャリア教室【分担】(Career Education)
2015–Present
Experiments in Environmental Sciences IIb (Chemistry Lab)
2015–2018
「茶わんの湯」から最新の科学を考える【分担】(Natural Sciences and Liberal Arts; Assistant)
2015–2017
Spectroscopy【非常勤講師@ICU】(Spectroscopy in Organic Chemistry)
2015–2016
有機反応化学【代講】(Organic Chemistry; Substitute)
2014–Present
Experiments in Environmental Sciences I (Chemistry Lab)
2014–2018
身近な生命科学実習【分担】(Biology Lab; Assistant)
2014–2015
有機化学 1【代講】(Organic Chemistry; Substitute)
2014–2015
生命科学最前線体験実習【分担】(Biology Lab; Assistant)
2008
有機化学実験【TA】(Organic Chemistry Lab: Teaching Assistant)
2006–2011
有機化学【代講】(Organic Chemistry; Student Assistant)
Publications