Norio Shibata (born July 3, 1965 in Osaka, Japan) is a Professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology, since 2008. He received a Ph.D. (1993) in pharmaceutical sciences from Osaka University under the direction of Professor Yasuyuki Kita. He worked at Dyson Perrins Laboratory (Professor Sir Jack. E. Baldwin), Oxford University (JSPS fellow, 1994–1996), Sagami Chemical Research Institute (Dr. Shiro Terashima, 1996), after which he was a lecturer at Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University (1997–2003), and an associate professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology (2003–2008). He also acted as a visiting professor (2008, 2012) at the University of Rouen, and Zhejiang Normal University (2017-2020), an academic visitor at the University Oxford (2017) and University of Valencia (2017), 2017 (2017-2020), a senior technical consultant at the National Engineering Technology Center of Fluoro Materials, Juhua Group Corporation (2017-2019). He is one of the Committee Members of the ACS Fluorine Division (2015-2017).
Professor Shibata received the “Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan 2000”, the “Fujifilm Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan 2003”, the “Incentive Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (2004)”, the “RSC Fluorine Prize (inaugural Prize in 2005)”, the “20th Lecture Award for Young Chemists in Chemical Society of Japan (2005)”, the “Fluorine Chemistry Research Incentive Award in Research Foundation ITSUU Laboratory (inaugural Prize in 2009)”, “The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Promotions (2010)”, and “Prizes for Science and Technology, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2014)” , “CSJ Award for Creative Work in Chemical Society of Japan (2015)”, and “Chinese Chemical Society, W.-Y. Huang Fluorine Prize (2015)”. He serves on the editor of CorgentCogent Chemistry (2015-present), associate editor of frontiers in Chemistry (2016-−present), editorial board of Journal of Fluorine Chemistry (2013−present), ChemistryOpen (2012−present), and ScienceOpen (2013−present) and Fluorine Notes (2014−present). His research interests are synthetic and medicinal fluorine chemistry.