Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry (FIFC)

The Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry upholds the academic philosophy of Nobel laureate Professor Kenichi Fukui, who believed that scientific breakthroughs occur through the unexpected fusion of remotely related fields. The institute emphasizes research into pure chemistry, and is developing new theories that will further the fundamental understanding of molecular materials and chemical theories. Support for the independent research of young scientists is one of the institute’s priorities.