Kyoko Nozaki, University of Tokyo
Kyoko Nozaki was born in Osaka and graduated from Kyoto University with B.Sc. degree in 1986. She received her Ph.D. in 1991 from the same university under the guidance of Prof. Kiitiro Utimoto. During her Ph.D. study, she joined Prof. Clayton H. Heathcock’s group at the University of California, Berkeley as an exchange student for one year from 1988. Since 1991, she has been a faculty member at Kyoto University, became Associate Professor in 1999, moved to the University of Tokyo in 2002, and she has been Professor at the University of Tokyo since 2003.
Her accomplishments include the Organometallic Chemistry directed towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS) Prize (2003), the Mukaiyama Award (2008), the Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award (2009), The Society of Polymer Science, Japan Award (2012), ACS Arthur Doolittle Award (2014) and The Chemical Society of Japan Award (2020). She was awarded many lectureship award such as Schlenk Lectureship at Universitätstadt Tübingen (2012), The 1st Casey Lecturer at University of Wisconsin, Madison (2013), Tarrant Lecturer of Organic Chemistry at University of Florida (2014), The 30th W. S. Johnson Lecturer at Stanford University (2014), Vananzi Distinguished Lecturer at ETH, Zürich (2017), The Karl-Ziegler-Guest Professorship at Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim (2018), Earl Muetterties Lectureship at University of California, Berkeley (2019), and Kuggie Vallee Distinguished Lecturer (2019 at oxford Univ). Her research interest is focused on development of homogeneous catalysts for polymer synthesis and organic synthesis.