Dr. Masaru Kondo
B.Sc., Nagoya Institute of Technology, 2012
Ph.D., Nagoya Institute of Technology, 2017
Masaru was born in Aichi, Japan. He worked in Prof. Shuichi Nakamura’s group at the Nagoya Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. research topic was the enantioselective synthesis of chiral nitrile compounds by using novel chiral catalysts. He joined the MacMillan group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2017 and is working hard to develop good photoredox reactions. In his spare time, he enjoys ramen (noodles) and hot springs. But they are rare in Princeton.
- Masaru loses weight when he changes environment. He lost 10 kg in half a year after he started research in Japan, 5 kg in three months when in Canada. Whether this happens in the US is to be seen...
- Masaru has met a lot of people named David (Canadian, French, American, Turkish), and somehow they are all chemists.
- Masaru loves conducting experiments. When he ran an experiment for the first time in 3 weeks, he was so happy he couldn't even weigh out CsF due to his tears of joy.