Naohiko Yoshikai was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1978. He obtained B.S. (2000), M.S. (2002), and Ph.D. (2005) degrees in Chemistry from The University of Tokyo under the guidance of Prof. Eiichi Nakamura. During that time, he was a JSPS Young Research Fellow (2002-2005). In February 2005, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo. In July 2009, he moved to Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as an Assistant Professor and a National Research Foundation Research Fellow.