Professor, Chubu University
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Special Appointed Professor, Kyoto University
(Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation)
Program Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Member, The Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Executive Director, The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)
Chair, CSJ Committee of International Exchange
Chair, International Organizing Committee
Pacifichem 2020
Institute of Science and Technology Research
Chubu University
1200 Matsumoto-cho
Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, Japan


Plenary Lecture: “Precision Functional Polymers by Precision Polymerization: Strategy, Scope, and Future”

This Plenary Lecture will focus on the development of ionic and radical precision (or living) polymerizations, the principle of precision control, and the design catalysts. The second part will cover the precision synthesis of a variety of functional polymers (e.g., star polymers, single-chain folded macromolecules, etc.) and their functions. In addition, the lecture will conclude by discussing the future of polymerizations and polymers.