Michiya Fujiki

Nara Institute of Science and TechnologyJapan

Michiya Fujiki was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1954. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees (supervisors: Prof. Toyoki Kunitake and Seiji Shinkai) in Chemistry of Organic Synthesis from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree (supervisors: Profs. Toyoki Kunitake, Taku Matsuo, Chisato Kajiyama, Hiroshi Taniguchi) from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1993. Since 1978, he worked for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Cooperation (NTT). From 1978 to 1982, he studied low-loss optical plastic fibers, and from 1983 to 1987, he studied the preparation and thin film properties of semiconducting phthalocyanine derivatives. In 1987, he joined the Basic Research Laboratories of NTT. Since then, he was engaged in the study of synthesis and photophysical properties of optically active polysilanes and π-conjugating polymers. He moved to NAIST as a full Professor in May, 2002. He retired March 31st 2019 at NAIST as an emeritus Professor according to Japanese official retire age (65 yrs old). His research interests include the design and functionality of hierarchical architecture using the 14 group element polymers and phthalocyanine supramolecular polymers, and possible answers to the fundamental question of the origin of homochirality on Earth. He has contributed as an author and/or coauthor of over > 330 original and review papers, book chapters and editor of two ACS books, and 150 patents. Among his publications, 33 papers were highlighted as front/back covers of RSC and Wiley journals. He is a member of the Chemical Society of Japan, the Society of Polymer Science Japan, the Society of Silicon Chemistry Japan, and the American Chemical Society. He co-developed the first circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) and CPL excitation spectrometer with JASCO (Hachioji-Tokyo, Japan) and was launched as the first versatile commercial model, CPL-200, in 1999. His recent publications focused on CPL and CPLE functioned materials.

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