Akine group


Our aim is to develop novel dynamic functional metal complexes and responsive supramolecules by taking advantage of dynamic feature of metal ions and finely designed organic frameworks. For details, please visit the RESEARCH pages with animations representing the research concepts and findings. Research activities in our group are supported by the following funds.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Grant-in-Aid
Coordination Asymmetry
Kanazawa University CHOZEN project
"Center of Excellence for Innovative Material Sciences Based on Supramolecules"
Kanazawa University Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NonoLSI)

Our group welcomes graduate students from all over the world who are interested in researches on supramolecular and coordination chemistry. If you wish to join our group, please contact Prof. Akine.


  • 2018.10.18
    4th International Symposium on Center of Excellence for Innovative Material Sciences Based on Supramolecules (Kanazawa) was held by our CHOZEN project
    Three students presented posters. Shunsuke Chiba (M2) and Ryoichi Yamamoto (M2) won the Poster Awards of this symposium.
  • 2018.10.15-19
    We invited Prof. M. J. MacLachlan (the University of British Columbia, Canada) as a Research Professor.
  • 2018.10.1
    Dr. Sakata got promoted to Associate Professor.
  • 2018.9.25,26
    ECSJ Fall Meeting, 2018. Prof. Akine gave a plenary talk.
  • 2018.9.20-22
    Summer school of young coordination chemist’s association Japan, Otsu. 3 students attended the school from our group.
  • 2018.9.12-14
    67th Symposium on Macromolecules, Sapporo. Dr. Sakata's invited talk was scheduled, but the symposium was cancelled due to the earthquake on September 6.
  • 2018.9.6-8
    The 29th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry, Tokyo. Our group presented one paper.
  • 2018.7.30-8.4
    43rd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC2018, Sendai). Our group presented 3 papers, including Keynote Lecture by Prof. Akine and Invited Lecture by Dr. Sakata.
  • 2018.7.28-30
    The 68th Conference of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry, Sendai. Our group presented 3 papers.
  • 2018.7.23-28
    We invited Prof. M. J. MacLachlan (the University of British Columbia, Canada) as a Research Professor. We held a group research seminar with him.
  • 2018.7.23
    We hold a mini symposium on supramolecular chemistry inviting Prof. Mark MacLachlan (University of British Columbia, Canada), Prof. Jérôme Lacour (Université de Genève, Switzerland), and Prof. Sander Wezenberg (University of Groningen, the Netherland) as speakers.
  • 2018.7.13
    Lab trip to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum.
  • 2018.6.12
    Mr. Mizuho Takahashi won the NIMS internship scholarship 2018.
  • 2018.6.11
    Website of the 17th Symposium on Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry (domestic) has now been OPEN (in Japanese).
  • 2018.6.2-3
    16th Symposium on Host-guest and Supramolecular Chemistry, Noda.
    Our group presented 4 papers. Mr. Shunsuke Chiba (M2) won the Poster Award.
  • 2018.5.27-31
    Prof. Akine gave an invited talk in the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (Edmonton, Canada).
  • 2018.4.25,26
    Prof. Akine visited Prof. Kimoon Kim (POSTECH, Pohang, Korea) and gave a lecture.
  • 2018.4.23,24
    Prof. Akine visited Prof. Jung Jong Hua (Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea) and gave a lecture.
  • 2018.4.18
    Dr. SK Asif Ikbal joind our group as an Assistant Professor.
  • 2018.4.4
    Mr. Kanamori was awarded by the President Yamazaki for his grades.
  • 2018.3.22
    The commencements.
  • 2018.3.20-23
    The 98th CSJ Anual Meeting, Funabashi. Our group presented 8 papers.
  • 2018.3.16
    An article regarding NanoLSI project was published in The Science News.
  • 2018.3.15
    Farewell party in Akine group.
  • 2018.3.6
    Presentation of graduation studies by Bahelor course students.
    Farewell party of the Chemistry Course.
  • 2018.3.4-5
    Prof. Akine gave an invited talk in a seminar on stimuli-responsive metal complexes in Institute of Molecular Science, Okazaki.
  • 2018.2.23-27
    We invited Prof. M. J. MacLachlan (the Univerity of British Columbia, Canada) as a Research Professor.
  • 2018.2.21-22
    The 1st NanoLSI International Symposium, tokyo. Our group presented two papers.
  • 2018.2.14
    Thesis defence (Master program)
  • 2018.2.8
    Prof. Akine visited University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, and gave an invited talk in Strasbourg-Kanazawa Universities Joint Symposium on Organic Synthesis.
  • 2018.1.9
    Seven undergraduate students joined our group.
  • 2018.1.8
    Prof. Akine visited the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and gave an invited talk in Japan-Canada Mini-Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry.
  • Please visit NEWS pages for news/events before 2017.