The 2007 Kyoto Prize Workshops

New Developments in Organic Semiconductors and Conductors

Hiroo Inokuchi

/  Chemist

Advanced Technology

Materials Science and Engineering


11 /12 Mon

13:00 - 17:10

Place: Kyoto International Conference Center

Address:Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan



Opening Address Hiroyuki Sakaki (Chairman, Kyoto Prize Selection Committee; Vice President, Toyota
Technological Institute)
Introduction to Laureate Hiroyuki Sakaki
Laureate Lecture Hiroo Inokuchi (the Laureate in Advanced Technology)
“My 60 Years with Oraganic Semiconductors – From Basic Science to
Advanced Technology”
SessionⅠ Chairperson: Yasuhiko Shirota (Professor, Fukui University of Technology)
Lecture A Yoshiya Harada (Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Seitoku University)
“Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Organic Semiconductors”
Lecture B Tetsuo Tsutsui (Professor, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu
“Advances in Organic Semiconductor Devices”
SessionⅡ Chairperson: Takehiko Ishiguro (Fellow, Office for Research Initiative and
Developments, Doshisha University)
Lecture C Gunzi Saito (Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
“The World of Organic Conductors and Superconductors”
Lecture D Susumu Yoshimura (Director/Specially Appointed Professor, Nagasaki Institute of
Applied Science)
“Impact and Influences of Organic Electronic Materials on Industry”
Closing Remarks Kazuhiko Seki
“Future Studies of Organic Semiconductors and Conductors”


Hiroo Inokuchi


Dr. Hiroo Inokuchi initiated pioneering research on electrical conduction between molecules with benzene rings and established the scientific foundation for studying the electrical conductivity of organic materials. Further, he systematically elucidated an electronic structure of a wide variety of organic materials by photoelectron spectroscopy. Through a series of such studies, he established the academic base essential for studying the electronic properties, making fundamental contributions to the subsequent development of organic molecular electronics.


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November 12, 2007 (Mon.), 13:00 pm – 17:10 pm
Kyoto International Conference Center
Tisato Kajiyama (Chairman, Kyoto Prize Committee; President, Kyushu University) Kazuhiko Seki (Professor, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University)
Kazuhiko Seki (Professor, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University)
Organized by Inamori Foundation
Supported by Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto City Government, and NHK
With the cooperation of Japan Society of Molecular Science, The Carbon Society of