Ei-ichi Negishi

Ei-ichi Negishi

Ei-ichi Negishi
Negishi in 2010
Born (1935-07-14) July 14, 1935
Hsinking, Manchukuo (now Changchun, China)
Residence United States
Nationality Japan
Institutions Teijin
Purdue University
Syracuse University
Hokkaido University
Alma mater University of Tokyo
University of Pennsylvania
Doctoral advisor Allan R. Day
Known for Negishi coupling
Influences Herbert Charles Brown
Notable awards Sir Edward Frankland Prize Lectureship (2000)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2010)
Person of Cultural Merit (2010)
Order of Culture (2010)

Ei-ichi Negishi (根岸 英一 Negishi Eiichi, born July 14, 1935[1]) is a Japanese Richard F. Heck and Akira Suzuki.[3]


  • Early life and education 1
  • Career 2
  • Honours 3
  • References 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6

Early life and education

Negishi was born in Hsinking (新京), capital of Manchukuo, now Changchun in China, and raised in Seoul of Korea under Japanese rule.

Negishi graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1958 and did his internship at Teijin. He went on to study in the United States and obtained his PhD from University of Pennsylvania in 1963 under the supervision of professor Allan R. Day.


In 1966, Negishi became a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University, and became assistant professor in 1968, working with Nobel laureate Herbert C. Brown. In 1972, he went on to become associate professor at Syracuse University where, in 1979, he was promoted to professor. In the same year, he went back to Purdue University.


In 2000, he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry's Sir Edward Frankland Prize Lectureship.[4]

In 2011, he was awarded the honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.[5]


  1. ^ Negishi's CV on its lab's website
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  5. ^ Penn's 2011 Honorary Degree Recipients

See also

External links

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