Shiki Yagai is full professor at Chiba University, Japan. He received his PhD from Ritsumeikan University, Japan, in 2002. He joined Chiba University as assistant professor soon after and subsequently became an associate professor in 2010. He was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2017. Prof. Yagai was a PRESTO researcher of JST during 2006–2009 and was awarded the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists (2010), Young Scientist Commendation for Science and Technology from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2011), and Swiss Chemical Society Lectureships (2017). His current research focuses on supramolecular functional materials.