Jan 28, 2019

Student Hirotaka Shirai of Graduate School of Science wins Royal Society of Chemistry award at ICCC2018

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Hirotaka Shirai, a second-year student in the master’s program in chemistry at the Graduate School of Science, won the Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Poster Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry at the 43rd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC2018) held in Sendai from July 30 to August 4.

The ICCC, which has been held biennially since 1950, covers coordination chemistry and related fields. At the Sendai conference, poster presentations were held in addition to a keynote speech and a plenary session. The royal society is a British organization.

Shirai won the award for his poster presentation, titled “Mixed-valent state and molecular fastener effect of halogen-bridged 1D platinum complexes with long-chain alkane sulfonate ions,” in which he examined changes in properties, such as color, when a molecular fastener is closed.

Shirai does his research in the laboratory of Professor Nobuyuki Matsushita.

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second-year student in the master’s program in chemistry at the Graduate School of ScienceHirotaka Shirai

I am honored to have received the Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Poster Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry at the 43rd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry.

I was able to win this award only because of daily guidance by Professor Nobuyuki Matsushita and assistance from my fellow students at the Matsushita lab who are working hard on their own research. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to them. My research subject is in the domain of basic research, which cannot be practically applied immediately, but it is a very important area that can potentially lead to various applications.

I am pleased that my research attracted attention in the form of an award. This award will inspire me to diligently pursue my studies.

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