About the Hideki Shirakawa Room

Professor Emeritus Hideki Shirakawa, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, conducted his research activities at the College of Engineering Sciences. His research room has been preserved and opened to the public as the Shirakawa Commemorative Room in April 2001. You can see Professor Shirakawa's desk, books, the theses of undergraduate and graduate students he supervised, commemorative cards, conductive polymer models, video of the awards, and works published after his awards.

Hideki Shirakawa Room

RoomNo. 425, 4th F, 3rd Cluster Building F
OpenMonday thru Friday, excl. holidays
Hours9:00AM to 5:00PM
ReceptionInstitute of Materials Science administrative office, 3rd Cluster Building F 5F
Tel: +81-29-853-4996

Brief Biography

1936 Born in Tokyo. Goes to school in Takayama city, Gifu Prefecture.
1961Graduates from Tokyo Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering
1966Receives PhD in Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Assistant at the Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1976Doctorate researcher at University of Pennsylvania
1979Associate professor, University of Tsukuba Institute of Materials Science
1982Professor, University of Tsukuba Institute of Materials Science
1983Receives Award of the Society of Polymer Science for research of polyacetylene
1999 Receives SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievements in Polymer Science and Technology for discovery and development of conducting polymers
2000 Retires from Tsukuba University professorship
2000Receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovery and development of conductive polymers
Receives Order of Culture