Aquaphotomics Spring Webinar – Top Among the Top


Dear friends and colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that our upcoming webinar will feature the distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dr. Yukihiro Ozaki. As one of the world’s foremost leaders in molecular spectroscopy, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry research, Prof. Ozaki has made significant contributions to scientific and technological advancements throughout his illustrious career. His expertise encompasses a wide range of spectroscopic techniques, including Infrared, Raman, Near-infrared (NIR), Far ultraviolet (FUV), and terahertz spectroscopy. Prof. Ozaki has also been active in applying quantum chemistry to molecular spectroscopy, forging a strong bridge between these fields.

Prof. Ozaki has written more than 45 book chapters, 17 books, given more than 120 invited lectures all around the world and published over 1100 papers. He has been the embodiment of the motto of his research group, “top among the top” publishing an amazing 30 papers per year from 1999 to 2017! He has received 13 international and 8 Japanese awards, including the prestigious Medal with Purple Ribbon, given to those who have made significant discoveries and inventions in the field of science and technology.

But all these accomplishments aside, the human qualities of Prof. Ozaki are what make him truly grand. The things that you can not read in his papers or find on Google. For example, that he organized building of a kindergarten and care center for the kids of his researchers. Or that he raised new generations of spectroscopy leaders; many of his former students are now leaders in their fields across Japan and the world. That if you write an email to him, you will probably have an answer within 1 minute! These “little things” that do not end up on front pages or in statistics are what truly make a person remarkable and a leader. Because he inspires us to follow his example!

His unwavering mission has always been to promote the science and application of molecular spectroscopy throughout the world. During one interview given at the time he received Charles Mann Award, Professor Ozaki eloquently summarized his most significant contributions as follows: 1) pioneering the study of disease mechanisms through Raman spectroscopy, 2) establishing the application of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to physical chemistry, and 3) proposing the use of attenuated total reflection-far ultraviolet (ATR-FUV) spectroscopy.

We are honored and privileged to have him as a friend and a great supporter, and we invite you to join us for this special opportunity to learn from one of the best scientists and leaders. For this webinar, Prof. Ozaki will talk to us about his latest research results in the field of NIR imaging.

The webinar will be held on April 11th on the Zoom platform, and registration is free for all who wish to attend.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Aquaphotomics Spring Webinar – Top Among the Top – Schedule

Time & Date: 2023/04/11 (Tuesday)

Starts at: Japan Time (JST) 5:00 PM / Central European Summer Time (CEST) 10:00 AM / Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 4:00 AM

Ends at: Japan Time (JST) 6:00 PM / Central European Summer Time (CEST) 11:00 AM / Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 5:00 AM