Kyoko Nozaki

University of Tokyo



Nozaki received the 2021 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award for her
pioneering efforts in synthetic chemistry, specifically in designing molecular catalysts for manufacturing useful molecules in environmentally friendly ways.

To improve car manufacturing as well as fuel efficiency, Nozaki is developing a high-performing, recyclable polar polypropylene that can be produced without adding harsh chemicals. In the realm of sustainability, she has also worked on synthesizing plastics from renewable resources like carbon dioxide. For her contributions, Nozaki was also elected as an international member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

(Photo: The Vallee Foundation)

  • 2021 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award

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