Polymer Science Awards Bestowed

Polymer Science Awards Bestowed

Author: ChemViews

The Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) Wiley Award has been presented to Hideyuki Otsuka, Kyushu University, and Kazushi Kinbara, Tohoku University, both Japan. The award is presented annually to young members of the SPSJ to recognize creative and outstanding research in the field of either polymer chemistry or physics.

The award winners each received a plaque and an honorarium, which were presented on the second day of the SPSJ Macromolecular Symposium held in Nagoya, Japan, on September 19–21, 2012.

Hideyuki Otsuka studied chemistry at Kyushu University, Japan, graduating in 1992. He gained his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the same university in 1994 and 1996, respectively, then spent a year as a visiting fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. In 1997, he joined the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, as an assistant. In 2000, he moved back to Kyushu University as an Associate Professor in the area of organic chemistry. Since 2007, he has been Associate Professor at the Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University.

Kazushi Kinbara studied chemical engineering at the University of Tokyo, Japan, graduating in 1991. He gained his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the same university in 1993 and 1996, respectively. From 1996–2001, he was a research associate at the University of Tokyo, first in the Graduate School of Engineering, then in the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences. He was appointed as a lecturer at the Graduate School of Engineering in 2001 at the same university and in 2006 he was promoted to Associate Professor there. In 2008 he moved to Tohoku University, Japan, where he is currently full professor in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials.

Selected publications by Hideyuki Otsuka:

Selected publications by Kazushi Kinbara:

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