Distinguished Professor / PI / Director
Susumu Kitagawa SUSUMU KITAGAWA
Inorganic Chemistry; Chemistry of Coordination Space
Synthesis and Properties of Porous Coordination Polymers / Metal-Organic Frameworks for understanding and controlling the role of nanospace
What I like about my science
Creating any nanoscale network structures ad arbitrium.
Researcher Q & A
Where are you from?
Why did you become a researcher?
I chose chemistry as a career because … chemists understand the difference between ethanol and methanol
What is your favorite experiment, theory, device, reagent, lab equipment? Why do you like it?
Experiment: Crystallization of metal complexes; it makes a start for our chemistry.
Theory: frontier orbital theory; it gives a guideline for synthetic chemists
Instrument: Solid State NMR; we can observe spectrum without any treatments.
What is your hobby?
Detective and police fiction novels: I can be a detective in the fictive world Kabuki and Super kabuki: representation of human nature is fantastic European thriller movies: I quickly become entranced in the story