Professor Emeritus Eiichi Nakamura given title of University Professor - School of Science, the University of Tokyo
Apr 1, 2020

Professor Emeritus Eiichi Nakamura given title of University Professor



Professor Eiichi Nakamura

Congratulations to Professor Eiichi Nakamura, Department of Chemistry, who was awarded the title of University Professor on April 1, 2020. This title was established in 2019 and is given to important individuals within the institution who intend to maintain and strengthen the international research presence of the University of Tokyo by conducting leading research both in Japan and internationally. University Professors can continue to devote themselves to their research up to age 75.

Professor Nakamura was awarded the title for his research contributions to physical organic chemistry, synthetic chemistry, and materials science. His motto, "Scientists should provide solutions to social problems and dreams for people", underscores his aim to realize the dreams of people, establish healthy lifestyles, as well as address resource and energy problems. He is a pioneer in developing a wide range of new scientific research in atomic resolution electron microscopy, organic synthesis using ubiquitous elements, and creating new materials for organic devices.

Professor Nakamura has received numerous accolades in recognition of his research achievements, such as the Medal with Purple Ribbon, the Fujiwara Award, a Chemical Society of Japan award, an American Chemical Society award, the RSC Centenary Prize, and the Humboldt Research Award. He has also been appointed as an Honorary Professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University, East China University of Science and Technology, and Tianjin University and been elected as an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Congratulations to Professor Nakamura and we hope for his continued success.

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