Director, iCeMS, Kyoto University
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University


B.S., 1974 Kyoto University; Ph.D.,1979 Kyoto University;

1979-1983 Assistant Professor; 1983-1988 Lecturer;

1988-1992 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kindai University.

1986-1987 Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University, F. A. Cotton Laboratory.

1992-1998 Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University;

1998-2017 Professor, Department of Synthetic Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, Kyoto University;

2007-2012 Deputy Director, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University;

2013-Present Director, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University;

2017-Present Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS)

His main research field is materials science based on coordination chemistry. His current research interests are centered on the synthesis and properties of porous crystalline materials such as porous coordination polymers (PCPs) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

  He received the Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry Award (2007), Humboldt Research Award (2008), The Chemical Society of Japan Award (2009), Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate (Chemistry) (2010), The Medal with Purple Ribbon, Japanese Government (2011), The RSC de Gennes Prize (2013), The 10th Leo Esaki Prize (2013), Japan Academy Award (2016), ACS Fred Basolo Medal (2016), Thomson Reuter and Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (2014 - 2020), Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize (2017), and 2019 Emanuel Merck Lectureship Award (Darmstadt, Germany)