From left to right, director of IAR Takao Kondo, Dr. Ryoji Noyori, president of Nagoya University Shinichi Hirano, and bureau chief Makoto Takahashi.
(Deals with basic principles of asymmetric catalysis focus...)
Deals with basic principles of asymmetric catalysis focusing on its synthetic significance. Covers homogeneous asymmetric hydrogenation, asymmetric catalysis via chiral metal complexes, heterogeneous catalysis and non-organometallic catalysis. The collection of a range of stereoselective reactions illustrate various strategies and methodologies as well as their general utility.
Noyori received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organic Chemistry in 1961 and a Master of Science in Chemistry in 1963 from Kyoto University. Four years later he was given a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from the same university.
Noyori began his career as an instructor at Kyoto University in 1963. Five years later he was appointed an associate professor at Nagoya University and held it until 1972. Also Ryoji was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University from 1969 to 1970. Then in 1972, he took a position of a professor at Nagoya University, where he worked until 2003.
In 1997, Noyori became a dean of Graduate School of Science at Nagoya University and served for two years. Since 2003 he has been a professor at the University of Nagoya.
He served as a chair of Science and Technology Council at Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from 2005 to 2015. In 2006, Ryoji held the position of a chair of Education Rebuilding Council, where he worked until 2008.
In addition, since 2015 he has served as a general director at Center for Research and Development Strategy of Japan Science and Technology Agency and director at Science Museum of Japan Science Foundation.
(Deals with basic principles of asymmetric catalysis focus...)1994
"Our ability to devise straightforward and practical chemical syntheses is indispensable to the survival of our species."
"Research is for nations and mankind, not for researchers themselves."
"Researchers must spur public opinions and government policies toward constructing the sustainable society in the 21st century."
Noyori is a member of Japan Academy and Pontifical Academy of Sciences, foreign member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American National Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Korean National Academy of Sciences, United Kingdom Royal Society, Polish Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and RIKEN.
He was a president of the Chemical Society of Japan from 2002 to 2003 and RIKEN in 2003-2015.
On December 9, 1972 Ryoji Noyori married Hiroko Oshima. They have 2 children.