Susumu Kitagawa

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Susumu Kitagawa is the director of the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University and professor of functional chemistry, faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University. His research background is in inorganic chemistry, focusing on coordination network materials, which are now known as porous coordination polymers (PCPs) or metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The focus of his group is to design and synthesize functional porous materials for science and technology of storage, separation, and conversion of gas substances. See more at


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