Professor / PI

Shuhei Furukawa Shuhei Furukawa

Research Interest

Chemistry of Molecular Assemblies

We try to understand the principle of molecular assembling process and transform the knowledge into a new fabrication protocol of novel materials. In particular, our research interest is in coordination chemistry and focuses on materials at the mesoscale and their applications in cell biology and electronics.

What I like about my science

Just like a group of people from different disciplines often shows high creativity, we try to form assemblage of heterogeneous molecules for implementing a new function. It is like sociology of molecules.

Researcher Q & A

Where are you from?


Why did you become a researcher?

I love the process of research, hypothesis–empirical trials–evaluation–revision of hypothesis and finally report a result. It requires logic and creativity.

What is your favorite experiment, theory, device, reagent, lab equipment? Why do you like it?

My favorite instruments are scanning probe microscopes that allow us to directly see molecules and their assembly.

What is your hobby?

I started playing squash during my stay in Belgium as a postdoc. Though very exhausting, it is really fun to simultaneously train physical strength and brain.

I sometimes go for a run in mountains in Kyoto to feel refreshed
Porous gels assembled from metal-organic polyhedra, a polyhedral molecule with permanent porosity


Shuhei Furukawa  Professor / PI
Tomoko Inose  Program-Specific Associate Professor
Wang Zaoming  Program-Specific Researcher
Tomoki Tateishi  JSPS Research Fellow (PD)
Maria Idaira Pacheco Fernandez  International Guest Research Associate
Javier Lopez Cabrelles  JSPS International Research Fellow
Burke,David  JSPS International Research Fellow
Kei Saito  Adjunct Professor
Hideki Hirori  Adjunct Associate Professor
Kazuyoshi Kanamori  Adjunct Assistant Professor
Yuta Suzuki  Adjunct Assistant Professor
Kamei Team
Ken-ichiro Kamei  Visiting Associate Professor
Xiong Guo  International Guest Research Associate
Shiho Terada  Researcher (Part-Time)







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