Japan: Appointment Maki Kawai Selected as New President of the Chemical Society of Japan
She is the maiden lady in CSJ’s history to hold the post of the President. Kawai will hold office from May 2018 to May 2020.
Japan – The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) welcomed Professor Maki Kawai as its new president on May 23 2018, with the approval of the General Assembly and the Board of Directors. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her research on chemical reactions at surfaces, including the Medal of Honour with Purple Ribbon from the Japanese government (2017), the IUPAC 2015 Distinguished Women in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering (2015) and the Chemical Society of Japan Award (2009).
She has served in her current positions as Director General of the Institute for Molecular Science since 2016. Professor Kawai's term will be from May 2018 to May 2020. She is the first female President in the 140 years of CSJ history.