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2019 Japan Prize Laureates Announced

2019 Japan Prize Honors Japanese and American Scientists in Fields of Chemistry and Agriculture

"Materials and Production" field
Leading contributions to precision synthesis of helical polymers and development of practical chiral materials for separating chiral drugs

PhotoProf. Yoshio Okamoto (Japan)
University Professor of Nagoya University,
Chair Professor of Harbin Engineering University, China

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Profile Award Citation

"Biological Production, Ecology" field
Sustainable soil management for global food security and mitigation of climate change

PhotoProf. Rattan Lal (USA)
Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science
Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center
The Ohio State University

Portrait Photo
Profile Award Citation

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Japan Prize News No.61

2019 Japan Prize Laureates Announced
This year’s Japan Prize will be awarded to Prof. Yoshio Okamoto who established the concept of asymmetric polymerization for the creation of helical polymers, and developed the results into a practical separation method for optically active drugs, and to Prof. Rattan Lal who proposed and practiced the sustainable soil management method that contributes to both the stability of food security and environment conservation for climate change mitigation
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