Seiji Shinkai

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Seiji Shinkai (新海 征治, Shinkai Seiji, born July 5, 1944) is a Japanese chemist and professor of Kyushu University Institute for Advanced Study (高等研究院),[1] and emeritus professor.

Early life[edit]

Shinkai was born in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan, in 1944. He completed his B.S. in 1967 and Ph.D. in 1972 from Kyushu University.

Career and research[edit]

Shinkai became a lecturer at Kyushu University in 1972. From 1972 to 1974, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He joined Kyushu University in 1975 and became a full professor there in 1988.[citation needed]

He is known for his pioneering research in molecular self-assembly. Molecular self-assembly is the assembly of molecules without guidance or management from an outside source.

His main field of expertise and research interests are Host Guest Chemistry, Molecular Recognition, Liquid Crystals/Organic Gelators Sugar Sensing/Sugar-Based Combinatorial Chemistry, Polysaccharide-Polynucleotide Interactions, Sol-Gel Transcription and Inorganic Combinatorial Chemistry.


He was the winner of the Izatt-Christensen International Award in 1998.[citation needed] The Award was initiated by Reed McNeil Izatt, recognizing excellence in macrocyclic chemistry.


  • "CV of Seiji Shinkai". Archived from the original on 2007-05-19. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
  • "Seiji Shinkai". Kyushu University. Archived from the original on 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2007-11-10.

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