Takashiro Akitsu is professor in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. He joined the university as junior associate professor in 2008 and became associate professor in 2012 and professor in 2016. Prior to this, he was associated with Keio University, Japan; Stanford University, USA; and Osaka University, Japan. He is a recipient of the Dr. Radhakanta Kajal Sen Merit Scholarship Award. His research is focused on inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry (chiral metal complexes and their hybrid materials), and chemical crystallography.