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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
 ITbM Vice Director Shigehiro Yamaguchi has received the Mukaiyama Award Year 2015

Professor Shigehiro Yamaguchi, Vice Director of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) Nagoya University, Japan, has received the Mukaiyama Award Year 2015.

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Mukaiyama Award was launched in 2005 by The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (SSOCJ), to celebrate the 77th birthday of Professor Teruaki Mukaiyama who received the Order of Culture in 1997 from Japanese government for his outstanding contributions to synthetic organic chemistry and to commemorate his election in 2004 to the National Academy of Science, USA, as a foreign associate.

The purpose of the award is to recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to synthetic organic chemistry.

The award, which consists of $5,000, a medallion, and a certificate, is bestowed every year upon an individual of 45 years old or younger, who has made outstanding contrbutions to synthetic organic chemistry. The awardee, selected by the award committee, shall deliver an award lecture at the Seminar on Synthetic Organic Chemistry where the award will be presented.

About Professor Yamaguchi

Professor Yamaguchi works on a variety of topics in the general fields of main group chemistry and physical organic chemistry. In particular, emphasis is placed on the development of new functional π-electron materials possessing unusual photophysical and electronic properties. On the basis of the new design concepts emanating from his lab, he is able to exploit the features of various main group elements as well as the newly developed synthetic methodologies, various types of functional materials have been developed; including the key molecule in commercial organic electroluminescent devises. He will be involved mainly in the development of innovative bio-imaging tools, collaborating with the groups of Higashiyama, Irle, Itami, and Crudden.

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