Presentation title: Macromolecular helicity control for the development of unique chiral materials
Eiji Yashima received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. (1988) from Osaka University. In 1986, he joined Kagoshima University.
After a postdoc with David Tirrell at UMass (1988-1989), he moved to Nagoya University in 1991 and was promoted to a full Professor in 1998. He was the project leader of the ERATO Project (JST) on "Yashima Super-Structured Helix" (2002-2007). He received the SPSJ Wiley Polymer Science Award in 2000, the Japan IBM Science Award in 2001, Molecular Chirality Award in 2005, Thomson Scientific Research Front Award in 2007, the Award of The Society of Polymer Science, Japan in 2008, Chirality Medal in 2013, the Chemical Society of Japan Award in 2015 and Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2017. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and an associate member of the Science Council of Japan. He has published over 330 papers including 23 reviews and contributed to write 13 chapters in books. His current research interests are in the design and synthesis of helical molecules, supramolecules, and polymers with novel structures and functions.