About the Author
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Vladimir Ya. Lee has worked at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea), at the Université Paul Sabatier (France), and, since 1998, at the University of Tsukuba (Japan). His research interests lie in the field of highly reactive species: carbene analogues, cations, free radicals, anions, multiply bonded compounds and small rings.
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Akira Sekiguchi is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Tsukuba. He received the Japan IBM Science Award in 1996, the Divisional Award of the Chemical Society of Japan (Organic Chemistry) in 1997, and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in 2004. His research interests are organosilicon and organolithium chemistry, organogermanium chemistry, and reactive intermediates. In 2006 he received the Kipping Award, the most important prize in the field of silicon chemistry.