Kawai portrait 3 c

PR MAKI KAWAI - Chemitry Catalysis

Director General of the Institute for Molecular Sciences,
President of Chemical Society,
Member of the Science Council,
Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo, Japan

"We must strengthen the fundamental research that can be applied to the many examples of chemicals that have proved to be noxious for the environment, such as micro-plastics."

Her exceptional work has contributed to lay the foundations of nanotechnology leading to the discovery of new chemical and physical phenomena, which has the potential to improve energy efficiency, tackling critical environmental issues.