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Organization

Steering Group (Implementation Group)

Mitsuhiko Shionoya Area leader, Research management, A01 Group leader
(Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
Nobuo Kimizuka Development of young personnel, Planning and managing research, A02 Group leader
(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University)
Takashi Uemura PR for Japan and abroad, Planning and managing research, A03 Group leader
(Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Toshiharu Teranishi Secretariat, Planning and managing research, A04 Group leader
(Professor, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)
Shigehisa Akine A01Group (Professor, Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University)
Masahiro Ehara A01Group (Professor, Research Center for Computational Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)
Mizuki Tada A01Group (Professor, Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University)
Masaaki Abe A02Group (Professor, Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo)
Tomokazu Iyoda A02Group (Professor, Harris Science Research Institute, Doshisha University)
Takeshi Naota A02Group (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)
Katsuhiko Ariga A03Group (MANA Principal Investigator, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, NIMS)
Masaaki Ohba A03Group (Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University)
Hiroko Tokoro A04Group (Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
Masayuki Nihei A04Group (Associate Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba)

Steering Group (Evaluation Group)

Susumu Kitagawa (Director, WPI-iCeMS, Kyoto University)
Hiroshi Kitagawa (Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
Hiroshi Nishihara (Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
Akira Harada (Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University)
Eiji Yashima (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University)
Masahiko Ando (Senior Researcher, Center for Exploratory Research, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Toyoki Kunitake (University Professor, Kyushu University)
Kohei Tamao (Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University; Director, Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute)

International Research Support Group

Mitsuhiko Shionoya Chair, Program committee of international mutual exchange/ Chair, Promotion committee of international collaborative research
Nobuo Kimizuka Vice Chair, Promotion committee of international collaborative research
Takashi Uemura Vice Chair, Program committee of international mutual exchange
Toshiharu Teranishi Vice Chair, Promotion committee of international collaborative research
Shigehisa Akine A01Group (Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University)
Masahiro Ehara A01Group (Professor, Research Center for Computational Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)
Mizuki Tada A01Group (Professor, Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University)
Masaaki Abe A02Group (Professor, Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo)
Tomokazu Iyoda A02Group (Professor, Harris Science Research Institute, Doshisha University)
Takeshi Naota A02Group (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)
Katsuhiko Ariga A03Group (MANA Principal Investigator, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, NIMS)
Masaaki Ohba A03Group (Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University)
Hiroko Tokoro A04Group (Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
Masayuki Nihei A04Group (Associate Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba)

Collaborators

Takafumi Ueno

(Professor, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

International Advisory Board

Theodore Agapie (Professor, California Institute of Technology, USA)
Eric V. Anslyn  (Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Guido Clever clever (Professor, TU Dortmund, GERMANY)
Nicholas A. Kotov (Professor, University of Michigan, USA)
Paul Lusby (Senior Lecturer, The University of Edinburgh, UK)
Mark MacLachlan maclachlan (Professor, The University of British Columbia, CANADA)
Eric Meggers megger (Professor, Philipps-Universität Marburg, GERMANY)
Jens Müller JensMüller-e1531272015915 (Professor, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, GERMANY)
Jonathan Nitschke nitschke (Professor, University of Cambridge, UK)
Eugen Stulz (Associate Professor, University of Southampton, UK)
Quan-Ming Wang Yang (Professor, Tsinghua University, CHINA)
Hai-Bo Yang Yang (Professor, East China Normal University, CHINA)

A01 Group: Molecular Asymmetry

“Creation of higher-order molecular functions based on quantitative design of asymmetric coordination sphere”

To develop the design and synthesis methods of metal and interface chirality with theory and experiment, and to clarify the structural, reactivity, and dynamic behavior of the asymmetric metal complex in the solution, crystal, interface at the molecular level. Specifically, to generate chirality by the asymmetry of the first coordination sphere based on the asymmetric oxidative addition of the metal complex in the low oxidation state and chirality by selective ligand exchange of prochiral metal complex on the interface or selective surface adsorption.

Planning Group

Mitsuhiko Shionoya (Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

“Novel Development of Coordination Asymmetry Based on Fine Control of Metal Center Chirality”

  • Co-Investigator: Shohei Tashiro (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
  • Co-Investigator: Hitoshi Ube (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
  • Co-Investigator: Yusuke Takezawa (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
Shigehisa Akine (Professor, Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University)

“Dynamic Conversion of Coordination Chirality and Time Profile Control”

  • Co-Investigator: Yoko Sakata (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University)
Masahiro Ehara (Professor, Research Center for Computational Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)

“Logical Research on the Structure, Physical Properties, and Reaction in Supramolecular System with Asymmetric Metal Coordination Field”

  • Co-Investigator: Ryoichi Fukuda (Associate Professor, Elements Strategy Initiative for Catalysts and Batteries, Kyoto University)
Mizuki Tada (Professor, Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University)

“Design of Coordination Asymmetry with Surface Anisotropy”

  • Co-Investigator: Satoshi Muratsugu (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University)

Participating Group

Hajime Abe (Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Himeji Dokkyo University)

 

Masatoshi ishida (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University)

 

Hiroaki Imoto (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Materials Technology, Kyoto Institute of Technology)

 

Kazuya Otsubo (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)

 

Akira Onoda (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University)

 

Mio Kondo (Assistant Professor, Institute for Molecular Science)

 

Ryota Sakamoto (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

 

Ken-ichi Sugiura (Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University)

 

Tomoaki Tanase (Professor, Faculty of Sciences, Nara Women’s University)

 

Hidetaka Nakai (Associate Professor, Graduate school of Science and Engineering, Kindai University)

 

Yuichi Negishi (Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo University of Science)

 

Satoru Hiroto (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human and EnvironmentalStudies, Kyoto University)

 

Arimasa Matsumoto (Assistant Professor, Division of Natural Sciences, Nara Women’s University)

 

Koji Yamamoto (Assistant Professor, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

 

A02 Group: Assembly Asymmetry

“Creation of asymmetrical higher order structures and functions that use self-organization as a base”

Development of asymmetrical generation method by the multi-scale self-organization of the coordination and nano metal material ranging from molecular to micro sizes. Specifically, to develop chiral metal complexes and cluster complexes with electronic asymmetrical potential gradient for the purpose of creating anisotropic assembled supramolecules on the surface of their solutions and solids (electrodes, bio-template nano coils). The aim of the unit chirality assembly technology is the directional movement of the materials, electrons and photons, the asymmetric polarization of electrons, optical and electromagnetic wave conversion and amplification (high).

Planning Group

Nobuo Kimizuka (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University)

“Nano Surface Asymmetry Chemistry Based on Molecular Self-organization”

  • Co-Investigator: Shigenori Fujikawa (Associate Professor, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University)
  • Co-Investigator: Teppei Yamada (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University)
  • Co-Investigator: Nobuhiro Yanai (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University)
  • Co-Investigator: Masaaki Morikawa (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University)
Masaaki Abe (Professor, Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo)

“Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry of Asymmetric Cluster Assemblies”

  • Co-Investigator: Kunihisa Sugimoto (Researcher, Spring-8/JASRI)
  • Co-Investigator: Yoshiki Ozawa (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo)
  • Keishiro Tahara (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo)
Tomokazu Iyoda (Professor, Harris Science Research Institute, Doshisha University)

“Mass Productive Process of 3D Metallic Nanostructures and Exploring the Chiral Functions”

  • Co-Investigator: Kaori Kamata (Lecturer, School of Medicine, National Defense Medical College)
  • Co-Investigator: Ren-Hua Jin (Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University)
  • Co-Investigator: Takuo Tanaka (Associate Chief Scientist, RIKEN: Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Takeshi Naota (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

“3D Assembly Control of Flexible Chiral Transition Metal Complex Aimed to Designing the New Functional Light Emitting Materials”

  • Co-Investigator: Soichiro Kawamorita (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

Participating Group

Eiichi Inami (Associate Professor, School of Systems Engineering, Kochi University of Technology )

 

Masashi Kunitake (Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University)

 

Hayato Sakai (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University)

 

Yukatsu Shichibu (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University)

 

Ho-Chol Chang (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University )

 

Tomohiro Seki (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University)

 

Takashi Nakamura (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba)

 

Takeharu Haino (Professor, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University)

 

Masaaki Haga (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University)

 

Koji Harano (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

 

Shuhei Furukawa (Associate Professor, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University)

 

Daigo Miyajima (Senior Research Scientist, The Center for Emergent Matter Science, Riken)

 

Junpei Yuasa (Lecturer, Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo University of Science)

 

A03 Group: Spatial Asymmetry

“Creation of asymmetric higher order functional space exhibiting high selectivity, anisotropy, and directivity”

The aim is amplification and dynamic control of the directivity and anisotropic space functions by creating an asymmetrical space utilizing the flexibility of coordination bonds, directionality, and electronic state. To utilize such spaces as a template interface and asymmetric reaction field for the anisotropic assembly of molecules and develop molecular systems with material conversion and transport functions (asymmetric reaction, and anisotropic conduction).

Planning Group

Takashi Uemura (Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

“Creation of Functional Nano Materials as a Mold for Asymmetric Coordination Space”

Katsuhiko Ariga (MANA Principal Investigator, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, NIMS)

“Chiral Function Controls on Dynamic Surface”

  • Co-Investigator: Jonathan Hill (MANA Scientist, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, NIMS)
Masaaki Ohba (Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University)

“Rational Design and Synergetic Symmetry of Asymmetric Porous Structures”

  • Co-Investigator: Tomomi Koshiyama (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University)
  • Co-Investigator: Akihiro Hori (Researcher, WPI-iCeMS, Kyoto University )
  • Co-Investigator: Ryo Ohtani (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University)

Participating Group

Yasuhide Inokuma (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University)

 

Yutaka Imamura (Project Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University)

 

Sayaka Uchida (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

 

Yoshiyuki Kageyama (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Hokkaido University)

 

Satoshi Kawata (Professor, Department of Chemistry, Fukuoka University)

 

Shinobu Takizawa (Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial and Scientific Research, Osaka University)

 

Norimitsu Tohnai (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University)

 

Yuuya Nagata (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)

 

Yuh Hijikata (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University)

 

Katsuhiro Maeda (Professor, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University)

 

Yusuke Yamauchi (Professor,International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, NIMS)

 

Michito Yoshikawa (Associate Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

 

A04 Group: Electron System Asymmetry

“Creation of chiral material conversion and chiral electronic properties based on the asymmetrical assembled structure”

The aim is to assemble metal complexes and nanocrystals that are the functional units using cross-linking based on asymmetric ligands or chiral transfer based on asymmetric interface and space, and create unique chiral material conversion (molecular recognition, and asymmetric reaction), chiral properties (chiral magnetism, chiral plasmon), and directivity carrier transfer functions with the assembled structure.

Planning Group

Toshiharu Teranishi (Professor, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)

“Novel Development of Asymmetry Chemistry in Inorganic Nanocrystals”

  • Co-Investigator: Masanori Sakamoto (Associate Professor, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)
  • Co-Investigator: Ryota Sato (Assistant Professor, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)
  • Co-Investigator: Masaki Saruyama (Assistant Professor, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)
Hiroko Tokoro (Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba)

“Creation of Asymmetric Coordination Magnetic Compounds”

Takuya Nakashima (Associate Professor, Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology)

“Design and Exploring Photonic/Electronic Functions of Asymmetric Nanoparticles System Based on Surface Coordination”

  • Co-Investigator: Tsuyoshi Kawai (Professor, Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Masayuki Nihei (Associate Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba)

“Creation of Anisotropic Electronic Functions Based on Assembling Asymmetric Electron Transfer Unit”

  • Co-Investigator: Hiroki Oshio (Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
  • Co-Investigator: Takuya Shiga (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba)

Participating Group

Takahiko Kojima (Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba)

 

Hiroshi Sato (Lecturer, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

 

Kouji Taniguchi (Associate Professor, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University)

 

Minoru Mitsumi (Professor, Department of Chemistry, Okayama University of Science)

 

Satoshi Yasuda (Assistant Principal Researcher, Advanced Science Research Center, JAEA)