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PR MAKI KAWAI - Laureate 2019 for Asia-Pacific
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

"I was curious to understand the 'why' behind everything."

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.