Thiago Chuba joined the group!

We are happy to welcome a new member from Brazil, Mr. Thiago Chuba!! Thiago is a MEXT scholarship student who is trying to enter the Graduate School in Kyoto University. Thiago has a research background of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, which would drive our chemistry to more fascinating applications. Welcome, Thiago!! ブラジルから新メンバー(Thiago Negrão Chuba)が加わりました。Thiagoはサンパウロ大学出身の文部科学省奨学生で、京大の大学院へ秋からの入学を目指しています。一足先に技術員として参加してもらうことになりました。Thiagoは工学系出身で、またMBAも持っている多彩なバックグランドを持つ留学生です。古川グループでは、そこに化学のエッセンスを足すことで、個性的な研究者になってもらいたいと思っています。特に、我々の基礎科学を新しい応用につなげていく課題を担当します。どんな応用研究ができるのか楽しみです!

We welcome Alexandre Legrand and Li-Hao Liu!!

Dr. Alexandra Legrand joined the group as a new postdoctoral researcher!! Alex is a synthetic, physical chemist working on MOFs projects previously with Prof. Takashi Uemura, Prof. Daniel Maspoch and Dr. David Farrusseng. Alex is going to develop new porous materials based on metal-organic polyhedra. Welcome Alex!! Mr. Li-Hao Liu joined us as a visiting…

Hinano Urabe worked in the group as a spring internship

Ms. Hinano Urabe joined the Furukawa group for a month as an internship to work on the project of supramolecular polymerization. Hinano is a talented and brave bachelor student in Kyoto University to spend her spring holiday time for the research experience. Hinano found a new polymerization process under external stimuli!! Great job, Hinano!! Meanwhile,…

High school students from Aizu, Fukushima, visit the Furukawa group

In the occasion of iCeMS learning lounge, the 9 students from Aizu Gakuhou High School in Fukushima Prefecture, visited the Furukawa group and got experiences the simple chemistry of metal-organic frameworks. This time, Ms. Shuya Ikemura, a master student, demonstrated the localization of MOF crystallization on silicon wafer and the students also enjoyed the patterning…

Summer Party

We had a nice summer party together with Horike, Hirori, Kitagawa-Kajiwara groups + a legend chemist Prof. Koji Tanaka, for celebrating the successful job hunting of master students. We had a nice chat in HUB@Karasuma and then our favorite spot, Bungalow!! Congratulations, Ikemura, Ohara and Mine!! Good time to chill out over a cold beer.…