We welcome Frederik Haase

Dr. Frederik Haase joined the Furukawa group as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow from the group of Prof. Bettina Lotsch at MPI Stuttgart. As usual we welcome Frederik with pints of beers!!

Summer Alumni Reunion

On the occasion of visit of Dr. Patrick Larpent, who worked in the Furukawa group in 2014-2016, we had an alumni party together with the former members, Dr. Masashi Nakahama, Dr. Sophia Schmitt and Mr. Hiroki Enno, plus their friends. We enjoyed the time at a rooftop beer garden and at our favorite pool bar.…

[Lecture] Dr. Cristina Flors

We invited Dr. Cristina Flors, the principal investigator at IMDEA Nanoscience at Madrid, Spain, for her lecture at our group seminar on 9th/August. We enjoyed her new research of development of new super-resolution microscopy. We had a lot of audiences from different groups as well. Thanks Cristina for visiting us!! Dr. Cristina Flors Title: Novel correlative…

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…

Shuhei Furukawa gave a lecture at National Taiwan University

Prof. Shuhei Furukawa was invited by Prof. Kevin Wu at NTU to give a lecture for graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering. It was a great opportunity to talk about the importance of fundamental science and its possible transformation to industrial applications. Lecture title: Multiscale structuring of metal-organic frameworks

Top download (2017/Mar) in Chem. Mater.!

Our recent publication "Sol–Gel Processing of Metal–Organic Frameworks" is ranked #1 in monthly updated Most Read Articles in Chem. Mater. Congratulations to our international authors team, Paolo, Kenji, Kang, Julien and Ilich!!!  

The Furukawa group begins

The Furukawa group starts in April/2017 at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Materials (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University!! Our research group has been working on the research of metal-organic frameworks/porous coordination polymers (MOFs/PCPs) as a sub-research group in the Susumu Kitagawa laboratory, the hybrid pores group (2008-2013) and the mesoscopic coordination chemistry group (2013-2017). By extending this chemistry, we…

Susumu Kitagawa is elected recipient of Japan Academy Prize(日本学士院賞)

The lab head, Prof. Susumu Kitagawa, is elected  as one of recipients of Japan Academy Prize in 2016!!! Congratulations!! 我々のグループのPIである北川進教授が、第106回日本学士院賞を受賞することが決定しました。研究題目は「多孔性金属錯体材料の創製と応用に関する研究」です。おめでとうございます! Link to the news by the Japan Academy: Japanese