Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular Chemistry for Prof. Kenichiro Itami

This years Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular Chemistry features Professor Kenichiro Itami (Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan). The prize is awarded to her for his outstanding contribution to the field of innovative functional molecules. From December 2-8, 2018, professor Kenichiro Itami will visit CHAINS as well as the three FMS institutions (Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Groningen) in the Netherlands as part of the lectureship connected to the award.

Professor Kenichiro Itami
Kenichiro Itami was born in 1971 and raised in Tokyo. He studied chemistry at Kyoto University, Japan, and completed his PhD in 1998 with Prof. Yoshihiko Ito. He became an Assistant Professor at Kyoto University and then moved to Nagoya University as an Associate Professor in 2005, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2008. He has also held the post of Director of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) since 2012, and Research Director of the JST-ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project since 2013. His research focuses on the development of innovative functional molecules with significant structures and properties, and the development of rapid molecule-assembly methods using unique catalysts. In particular, he has pioneered molecular nanocarbon science by the bottom-up synthesis of structurally uniform nanocarbons of fundamental and practical importance. He has received numerous awards and honors including The Guthikonda Lecturer, Stanford University (2018), The Roland K. Pettit Centennial Lecturer, University of Texas, Austin (2018), CSJ Award for Creative Work, The Chemical Society of Japan (2018), Highly Cited Researchers, Clarivate Analytics (2017), ICI Distinguished Lecturer, University of Calgary (2017), The Chunichi Cultural Award (2017), The Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley (2017), The Yomiuri Techno Forum Gold Medal (2017), The Holger Erdtman Lecture, KTH, Sweden (2016), The Nagase Prize (2016), Ta-Shue Chou Lectureship Award, Academia Sinica (2016), Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society (2015), Swiss Chemical Society Lectureship Award (2015), Mukaiyama Award (2013), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2012), German Innovation Award (2012).

Kenichiro Itami’s The Netherlands lectureship
Kenichiro Itami will visit both the CHAINS conference in Veldhoven as well as several locations during his lecture tour of The Netherlands in December 2018.

Monday 03.12 and Tuesday 04.12 • CHAINS • Keynote Lecture at the ‘Chemistry of Life’ focus program
Monday 03.12: 10.30 – 11.00h, ‘Synthetic Chemistry meets Plant Biology and Chronobiology’

Wednesday 05.12 • Eindhoven University of Technology • Chemical Engineering and ICMS colloquium (Institute for Complex Molecular Systems)
16.00 – 17.00h, in CE0.01 (Building 7, Ceres Building, Groene Loper, Eindhoven)

Thursday 05.12 • Radboud University Nijmegen • IMM lecture (Institute for Molecules and Materials)

Friday 07.12 • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen • Award ceremony and lecture at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry