iCeMS Frontrunners

Meet the iCeMS researchers and scientists that will always take it one step further as they venture beyond their wildest dreams, exploring and discovering what the future has to bring.

Ken-ichiro Kamei

Born in 1975 in Tokyo, Ken-ichiro Kamei received a PhD degree
in 2003 from the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Department of
Biological Information. Following this, he served as a
post-doctoral researcher at the California NanoSystems
Institute of UCLA. Then, he became an assistant professor at
iCeMS in 2010, and has held his current position since 2015.

Kazumistu Ueda

Born 1954 in Himeji, Kazumistu Ueda received a PhD in agriculture from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University in 1984.

Following this, Kazumistu Ueda worked as Assistant and then Assistant Professor at the graduate school. Then, in 2003, he took the post of Professor at the graduate school. In addition, he also worked as Professor at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University between 2007 and 2017.

In 2019, he retired from the graduate school under the age limit and took his current post.

Kazumistu Ueda

Born 1954 in Himeji, Kazumistu Ueda received a PhD in agriculture from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University in 1984.

Following this, Kazumistu Ueda worked as Assistant and then Assistant Professor at the graduate school. Then, in 2003, he took the post of Professor at the graduate school. In addition, he also worked as Professor at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University between 2007 and 2017.

In 2019, he retired from the graduate school under the age limit and took his current post.

Kaoru Sugimura

Born in 1978 in Hyogo Prefecture, Kaoru Sugimura recieved a PhD from the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University.

Following this, Kaoru Sugimura began working as a JSPS Research Fellow and RIKEN Postdoctoral Researcher. Next, she served as an iCeMS Assistant Professor.

In 2017, she took up her present post.

Susuma Kitagawa

Born in 1951 in Kyoto, Susuma Kitagawa received a PhD in Chemistry from the Graduate School of Engineering of Kyoto University.

He held the positions of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Kindai University, and Professor at the Department of Chemistry of Tokyo Metropolitan University. As well as this, Susumu Kitagawa has also held the position of Professor at Graduate School of Engineering of Kyoto University. Now, he is a Professor at iCeMS.

Currently, he has been the Director of iCeMS since 2013. What’s more, he was selected as a Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate in 2010, and received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2011.

Susuma Kitagawa

Born in 1951 in Kyoto, Susuma Kitagawa received a PhD in Chemistry from the Graduate School of Engineering of Kyoto University.

He held the positions of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Kindai University, and Professor at the Department of Chemistry of Tokyo Metropolitan University. As well as this, Susumu Kitagawa has also held the position of Professor at Graduate School of Engineering of Kyoto University. Now, he is a Professor at iCeMS.

Currently, he has been the Director of iCeMS since 2013. What’s more, he was selected as a Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate in 2010, and received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2011.

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