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.


  • 2018.1.9
    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.
  • 2017.12.10-12
    Dr. Sakata gave an invited talk in Japan-Taiwan-Hong Kong-Singapore Quadrilateral Symposium on Coordination Chemistry.
  • 2017.11.29
    Our group is now recruiting an assistant professor for the NanoLSI project. For details, see: JREC-IN .
  • 2017.11.23
    Prof. Akine visited University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and gave a lecture in a symposium "Innovative materials based on supramolecules".
  • 2017.11.20
    Prof. Akine visited University of Southampton (UK) and gave a lecture in a seminar.
  • 2017.11.8-10
    Our group hosted Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage from University of Strasbourg as a Research Professor. He gave a lecture for faculty members and students.
  • 2017.10.30
    The 4th Forum on Material Chemistry
    Our group presented one paper.
  • 2017.10.19-21
    We invited Prof. M. J. MacLachlan (the University of British Columbia, Canada) as a Research Professor.
  • 2017.10.18
    7th CSJ Chemistry Festa 2017, Tokyo
    Prof. Akine gave an invited talk in the session of "Coordination Asymmetry".
  • 2017.10.16-17
    3rd International Symposium on Center of Excellence for Innovative Material Sciences Based on Supramolecules (Kanazawa) was held by our CHOZEN project
    Prof. Akine gave a talk on behalf of the CHOZEN project and three students presented posters. Ryoichi Yamamoto (M1) won the Poster Award of this symposium.
  • 2017.10.7-10
    11th Japan-China Joint Symposium on Metal Cluster Compounds, Nagoya
    Prof. Akine gave an invited talk.
  • 2017.9.26
    The proposal of Kanazawa University, entitled “Nano Life Science Institute (NanoLSI, Leader Prof. Takeshi Fukuma)” was announced to be selected as a project of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI). Prof. Akine participates in this project as a PI.
  • 2017.9.15-18
    The 67th Conference of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry, Sapporo, and The 2nd Japan-US Bilateral Meeting on Coordination Chemistry.
    Prof. Akine gave an invited talk in the symposium S1 "Dynamic Coordination Chemistry in Supramolecular Systems". Our group presented five contributed papers.
  • 2017.9.7-9
    The 28th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry, Fukuoka
    Our group presented two papers.
  • 2017.8.25
    Prof. Akine visited Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).
  • 2017.8.7
    Kanazawa University Campus Visit 2017 (Open campus)
    About 80 high school students enjoyed one-day school on colorful transition metal complexes.
  • 2017.8.3
    Our research was highlighted as the inside cover picture of Chem. Commun. and the paper was featured as a HOT article for July, 2017.
  • 2017.7.24 - 8.10
    We invited Prof. M. J. MacLachlan (the University of British Columbia, Canada) as a Research Professor. He gave lectures on several topics in CHOZEN seminars.
  • 2017.7.13
    Prof. Akine gave a lecture in Ishikawa Prefectural Hakui High School.
    This event was reported in newspapers.
  • 2017.7.12
    Our research on anion-capped metallohost was published in Nature Communications. The topic was reported in newspapers and Eurek! Alert.
  • 2017.7.7
    Lab trip to Yamanaka-onsen.
  • 2017.6.26
    Lecture by Prof. Masahiro Yamashita (Tohoku Univ.)
  • 2017.6.8-10
    International Symposium on Pure and Applied Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Prof. Akine gave an invited talk.
  • 2017.6.3-4
    15th Symposium on Host-guest and Supramolecular Chemistry, Kusatsu.
    Our group presented 3 papers.
  • 2017.4.26-5.31
    Softball tournament in the Chemistry Course (4/26-5/31). Our group won the second place.
  • 2017.4.22
    BBQ party at Asanogawa riverside.
  • 2017.4.4
    The website has renewed and is now compatible with smartphones.
  • 2017.3.23
    The commencements. Mr. Seiya Kobayashi was awarded by the Dean of the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology for his academic achievements.
  • 2017.3.16-19
    The 97th CSJ Annual Meeting, Yokohama. Our group presented 6 papers.
  • 2017.3.7
    Presentation of graduation studies by Bachelor course students. Farewaell party of the Chemistry Course.
  • 2017.2.17
    CHOZEN project seminar: Prof. Gwenael Rapenne (Paul-Sabatier University, France)
  • 2017.2.14
    Thesis defense (Master program)
  • 2017.1.12
    Lecture by Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga (NIMS)
  • 2017.1.5
    Five undergraduate students joined our group.