Tomoko awarded JST PRESTO

The research project of our Assistant Professor Tomoko Inose, "Nanowire-based single cell diagnosis", is awarded the JST PRESTO (さきがけ研究). This is one of the most prestigious research grants for the young scientists in Japan. Congratulations, Tomoko!!

[Paper] Chem. Sci.

Our new paper appeared in Chemical Science!! This research led by our PhD student Zaoming Wang demonstrated the post-synthetic linker reorganization in linked metal-organic polyhedra gels by simple solvent exchange method, so-called aging process. By repeated aging processes, the networks in gel become more crosslinkded, both at the molecular level (linkage between MOPs) and at…

Eli moved back to Mexico

Our JSPS postdoc, Eli Sanchez-Gonzales finished his postdoc time and moved back to Mexico to start his tenure-track position in Instituto De Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Eli spent almost two years in Kyoto and contributed to the important study of soft materials based on non-cuboctahedral metal-organic cages. The research will be…

Spring move

In Japan, a new academic year starts in April and we farewelled and welcomed members. Our master student, Mr. Thiago Negrao Chuba, graduated his master course and continued to the PhD!! The undergrad student, Mr. Yuuki Hiramatsu, left the group and started working in business industry. Our office assistant, Mr. Shu Takagi is officially assigned…

[Papers] J. Am. Chem. Soc.; Trends Chem.; Chem. Asian J.

In the first week of March 2021, we occasionally published three papers at the same time!! Congratulations, all members and collaborators involved. On the 1st of March, the photo-patterning of porous gels of linked metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs) by acid triggered gelation with photoacid generators was published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. This research was initiated…

[Perspective] Chem. Sci.

We summarized our idea of multiscale chemistry of reticular porous materials over multiple length scales. Here we focused on 'asymmetry' as a key aspect to generate more complex materials system. This perspective review was written by Alex, Zaoming, Javier. Congratulations!! This idea is totally inspired by the 'Coordination Asymmetry' KAKENHI research program, by which Shuhei…

We welcome Tang! International mobility became active!!

We are happy to welcome Phitchayapha Phattharaphuti, for short "Tang", to the Furukawa group as a MEXT scholar research student!! Tang was supposed to join the group in April but her arrival was delayed due to the pandemic situation. Finally, Tang was able to get a visa and reach Kyoto after two weeks of quarantine…

Welcome Tomoko to the group

Dr. Tomoko Inose joined the Furukawa group as an assistant professor in the beginning of October!! Tomoko is a Raman spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy specialist and has been working in the group of Prof. Hiroshi Uji-i at Hokkaido University as an assistant professor. Tomoko joined the group to accelerate the gas biology materials project…