Hiroshi Fukumura received M. Sc and Dr. Sc degrees from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He studied biocompatibility of polymers in the Government Industrial Research Institute of Osaka in 1983-1988. He became an assistant professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1988, and then moved to the Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University in 1991, where he worked on the mechanism of laser ablation and laser molecular implantation. In 1998, he moved to the Department of Chemistry at Tohoku University as a full professor. He served three years as the Dean of the Faculty of Science from 2011. After the retirement of Tohoku University in 2016, he has been appointed to the President of Sendai College, National Institute of Technology. His research interests include the phase change dynamics of binary liquid systems and its application to nano-materials synthesis, femto-second laser induced x-ray generation, ultrafast time-resolved x-ray diffraction, and optical spectroscopy combined with scanning tunneling microscopy. He received the Award of the Japanese Photochemistry Association in 2000, the Award for Creative Work from the Chemical Society Japan in 2005, and Lectureship Award of the Japanese Photochemistry Association in 2013. He was elected to the President of the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association from 2015 to 2016.