Preface Res. Chem. Intermed., Vol. 32, No. 3–4, pp. 183– 185 (2006) © VSP 2006. Also available online - It is our great pleasure to dedicate this Special Issue of Research on Chemical In- termediates, to a distinguished scientist, Professor Kiyoshi Otsuka. His achieve- ments in Catalysis and Electrocatalysis, especially in methane activation chemistry, hydrocarbon oxidation chemistry, hydrogen production and storage chemistry, and nano-carbon chemistry, have been brilliant. Professor Kiyoshi Otsuka retired from the Tokyo Institute of Technology at the end of March 2005. We are very pleased to have coordinated the publication of this Special Issue covering all the aspects of Professor Otsuka’s career through contributions from his close colleagues, peers and disciples from all over the world. Professor Kiyoshi Otsuka was born on 25 February 1942 in Tokyo. He graduated from Yokohama National University, Department of Applied Chemistry in March 1964, when he received his B.Sc. He then entered the Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Professor Kiyoshi Otsuka 184 Preface Technology in April 1964. He received his Ph.D. from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in March 1969. He worked as Research Associate (1969–1985), Associate Professor (1985–1996) and Professor (1996–1999) Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

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