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Iwao Ojima, Japanese Chemistry educator. Achievements include research in homogenous catalysis of transition metal complexes; asymmetric synthesis; organic synthesis by means of organometallic reagents; peptides and peptide mimetics; beta-lactam chemistry; organo flourine chemistry, medicinal chemistry especially inregard to enzyme inhibitors and taxane anticancer agents. Named fellow J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1995-1997.

Background

Ojima, Iwao was born on June 5, 1945 in Yokohama, Japan. Arrived in United States, 1983, naturalized. Son of Masaharu and Sumiko (Takatsuki) Ojima.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Tokyo, 1968. Master of Science, University Tokyo, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry, University Tokyo, 1973.

Career

Research fellow, Sagami Institute for Chemical Research, Japan, 1970-1976;senior research fellow, group leader, Sagami Institute for Chemical Research, Japan, 1976-1983;associate professor of chemistry, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1983-1984;professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1984-1991;leading professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1991-1995;distinguished professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook, since 1995;chairman, State University of New York, Stony Brook, since 1997. Principal investigator National Science Foundation, since 1983, New York Science Technology Foundation, since 1985, National Institutes of Health, since 1986, American College of Surgeons, since 1987. Visiting professor U. Claude Bernard I, Lyon, France, 1989, U. Tokyo, 1996, Scripps Research Institute, 1997, U. Paris XI, 1997.

Member of advisory committee, National Institutes of Health, since 1988, National Science Foundation, 1992, Department Energy, 1992. Member editorial advisory board Elsevier Publications, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1986-1995. Consultant Nippon Steel Corporation, Yokohama, 1989-1996, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Vitry, France, since 1991, Ajinomoto Company, Inc., Kawasaki, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in homogenous catalysis of transition metal complexes. Asymmetric synthesis. Organic synthesis by means of organometallic reagents.

    Peptides and peptide mimetics. Beta-lactam chemistry. Organoflourine chemistry, medicinal chemistry especially in regard to taxane anticancer agents and enzyme inhibitors.

Works

Membership

President Japan Center Stony Brook. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, member American Chemical Society (A.C. Cope Scholar award 1994, E.B. Hershberg award 2001), Chemical Society Japan (National Young Investigator award 1976, Distinguished Achievement award 1999), Society Synthetic Organic Chemistry Japan, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Yoko Ogino, April 24, 1971.

father:
Masaharu Ojima

mother:
Sumiko (Takatsuki) Ojima

spouse:
Yoko Ogino