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Yasuo Wakatsuki, Japanese chemist. Achievements include research in organometallic chemistry, catalyst, olefin polymerization. Recipient Academy award, Japan Chemical Society, 2000, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 2001; fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Society, 1975-1977, 1986, 1993. Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry (honorary chartered chemist 1993).

Background

Wakatsuki, Yasuo was born on September 25, 1941 in Keelung, Taiwan. Son of Tetsuo and Hisako Wakatsuki.

Education

Doctor of Science, Osaka University, Japan, 1970.

Career

Research scientist Institute Physical and Chemical Research, Wako, Japan, 1970—1985, senior scientist Japan, 1985—1991, chief scientist Japan, 1992—2002. Director OM Chem-Tech Company Ltd./Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, 2002—2004. Professor college humanities and science Nihon University, Tokyo, since 2004.

Distinguished visiting University Alberta, Canada, 2001.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in organometallic chemistry, catalyst, olefin polymerization.

Membership

Fellow: Royal Society Chemistry (honorary chartered chemist 1993).

Connections

Married Yoko Kawamura, November 14, 1971. Children: Michiru, Tetsutaro.

father:
Tetsuo Wakatsuki

mother:
Hisako Wakatsuki

spouse:
Yoko Kawamura

child:
Michiru Wakatsuki

child:
Tetsutaro Wakatsuki