Professor Eiichi Nakamura appointed Honorary Professor of the East China University of Science and Technology
Associate Professor Laurean Ilies, Department of Chemistry
Professor Eiichi Nakamura of the Department of Chemistry has been appointed Honorary Professor of the East China University of Science and Technology.
East China University of Science and Technology is a national university located in Shanghai, China. The university was established in 1952 by the merger of Nanyang Public School, created in 1896, with Aurora University and several other universities. Initially, the university was specialized in the field of chemical technology, and remains a leading institution in this field, with seven majors being distinguished as national key disciplines in China and three world-class academic disciplines. Nowadays, the university has evolved into a comprehensive institution offering a large variety of disciplines including engineering, science, pharmacy, business, law, art, foreign languages, etc. Currently, the university has more than 16,300 undergraduate students, 8,500 graduate students, and 3,700 faculty and staff members. The current president of the university, Professor Jingping Qu, received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, School of Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology.
Professor Nakamura’s research covers a broad range of fields, from synthetic chemistry to materials science and nanoscience. Under the motto: “Scientists should provide solutions to social problems and dreams for people”, Professor Nakamura has created a new research direction in organic chemistry by implementing molecular visualization techniques using electron microscopy, invented new sustainable catalysis using Earth-abundant and non-toxic metals, and developed new materials for efficient organic solar cells. His creative research has been recognized by numerous prizes, such as The Medal with Purple Ribbon (Shiju Hosho), The 55th Fujiwara Award, The Chemical Society of Japan Award, The Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award of the ACS, the Centenary Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Humboldt Research Award, etc. He was appointed Honorary Professor of Xian Jiaotong University, and was elected Honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
We sincerely congratulate Professor Nakamura, and we wish him continued success in research.
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