Foreword Res. Chem. Intermed., Vol. 32, No. 5–6, pp. 387 – 388 (2006)  VSP 2006. Also available online - This special issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates is dedicated to Professor Chiaki Iwakura of Osaka Prefecture University on the occasion of his retirement in March 2005. Born in Kagawa Prefecture in 1942, Professor Chiaki Iwakura graduated from the Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Ehime University, in 1964 and obtained his Master and Doctor degrees at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in 1966 and 1969, respectively. Since 1969 he has worked as a research associate, assistant professor and associate professor in the same department at Osaka University. Since 1988 he has served as a Full Professor of the Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Engineering (Graduate School of Engineering since 2000), Osaka Prefecture University. Professor Iwakura has been widely admired for his innovative and skillful research on and development of many kinds of batteries, functional electrode materials and electrochemical systems. His research career began with a study on methanol fuel cells, and half of his research life has been dedicated to secondary batteries and capacitors. In particular, he has focused on Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

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