Prof. Misawa received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Tsukuba in1984. After an assistant professorship at the University of Tsukuba, he joined Microphotoconversion project (ERATO) of JST. He became an associate professor at the University of Tokushima in 1993 and was promoted to full professor in 1995. He moved to Hokkaido University as full professor in 2003. Since 2015, he has held an additional post as a chair professor at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He was the representative of around 80 members of a plasmon related project: “Strong Photon-Molecule Coupling Fields for Chemical Reactions”, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Area, MEXT. He studies plasmonic chemistry.