Professor Kenichiro Itami was awarded the 2015 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his extraordinary contributions to organic chemistry. The ACS recognizes Kenichiro Itami with this award for the development of powerful and unique catalysts (in particular for C-H activation) that have significant impact in materials science, pharmaceutical science, and advanced biology. The Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards, established in 1984, are sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund, and the award includes a $40,000 research grant.
Past Japanese Winners:
Satoru Masamune (MIT, 1987), Yoshito Kishi (Harvard Univ, 1988), Tohru Fukuyama (Rice Univ, 1993), Iwao Ojima (SUNY, 1994), Ryoji Noyori (Nagoya Univ, 1996), Masakatsu Shibasaki (Univ Tokyo, 2002), Shu Kobayashi (Univ Tokyo, 2006), Yoshinori Yamamoto (Tohoku Univ, 2007), Tamio Hayashi (Kyoto Univ, 2008), Eiichi Nakamura (Univ Tokyo, 2010), Keiji Maruoka (Kyoto Univ, 2011), Makoto Fujita (Univ Tokyo, 2013)
Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (American Chemical Society):
ACS 2015 National Award Winners (American Chemical Society):
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