Featured speaker and symposium chair
Susumu Kitagawa, Kyoto University, Japan
Susumu Kitagawa received his Ph. D. at Kyoto University in 1979. He is now Director of Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University. His main research fields are materials chemistry based on coordination compounds, in particular, chemistry of coordination space, and his current research interests are centered on synthesis and properties of porous coordination polymers/metal-organic frameworks. 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).