Takashi Kubo was born in Yamaguchi, Japan, in 1968. He graduated from Osaka University in 1991, received M.Sc. in 1993 under the guidance of Professor Ichiro Murata, and received Ph.D. in 1996 under the guidance of Professor Kazuhiro Nakasuji. After working at Mitsubishi Chemical Co., he joined Professor Nakasuji’s group at Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University in 2000 as Assistant Professor. In 2006 he served as Associate Professor. Since 2006 he is Professor of Graduate School of Science, Osaka University. His research interests are structural and physical organic chemistry, mainly the syntheses and properties of polycyclic aromatic compounds with open-shell character, and the development of cooperative proton and electron transfer systems based on transition metal complexes.