Tomoharu Hayama was born in Hyogo, Japan. He obtained bachelor degree in pharmaceutical sciences from Kyoto University, Japan. After the graduation, he went to Switzerland and studied in Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich, under the direction of Prof. Jay S. Siegel for four and half years. His doctoral thesis is focused on the synthesis and property investigation of corannulene derivatives. Currently, he is working in the group of Prof. Craig J. Hawker as a post-doctral researcher.
Tomoharus current research is the synthesis of multiple hydrogen bonding systems and their application for material/polymer science.