Kyoto Institute of Technology
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This book is a collection of selected papers on the Frontier Orbital Theory by Nobel prizewinner Kenichi Fukui (Chemistry 1981), with introductory notes.
Fukui received his education at Kyoto Imperial University (later Kyoto University) in 1941. He received his doctorate in 1945.
In 1941 Fukui was engaged in the Army Fuel Laboratory of Japan during World War II. In 1943, he was appointed a lecturer in fuel chemistry at Kyoto Imperial University and began his career as an experimental organic chemist.
Fukui was professor of physical chemistry at Kyoto University from 1951 to 1982. In 1952, Fukui and his young collaborators T. Yonezawa and H. Shingu presented his molecular orbital theory of reactivity in aromatic hydrocarbons, which appeared in the Journal of Chemical Physics and which brought him recognition as a chemist.
In 1982 Fukui became a president of the Kyoto Institute of Technology and held the position for six years.
In 1988, he became a director of the Institute for Fundamental Chemistry.
Fukui married Tomoe Horie in 1947. They had two children: a son and a daughter.