The research interests of Professor Shigeyoshi Inoue (b. 1980) focus on the synthesis, characterization and reactivity investigation of compounds containing low-valent main group elements (Group 13, 14 and 15 elements) with unusual structures and unique electronic properties, with the goal of finding novel applications. A particular emphasis is laid on low-coordinate silicon compounds.
Professor Inoue studied at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and carried out his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Akira Sekiguchi, obtaining his PhD in 2008. After working as a Humboldt postdoctoral research fellow and a JSPS postdoctoral fellow with Professor Matthias Drieß at TU Berlin, in 2010 he established an independent research group at the same university within the framework of the Sofja Kovalevskaja program. In 2015 he was appointed W2-tenure track professor for silicon chemistry at TUM.