Shuntaro Amano is a postdoc working with Prof. Thomas Hermans at the University of Strasbourg. He undertook his master study and PhD in the group of Prof. David Leigh FRS at the University of Manchester. There, he worked on synthetic molecular ratchets and their theoretical analyses, achieving world-leading publications in high impact journals such as Nature, Nat. Nanotechnol. and Nat. Chem..
To establish general design principles of autonomous molecular ratchet mechanisms, in terms of theory, experiment and calculation. To drive mesoscopic ~ macroscopic entities out of equilibrium by molecular ratchet mechanisms. To realize various energy conversions with autonomous ratchet mechanisms.