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Negishi Appointed Teijin Group Distinguished Fellow


Shigeo Ohyagi (left) and
Ei-ichi Negishi at Teijin
in Toyko, Japan

Teijin Limited announced that the first person to hold its newly established post of Teijin Group Distinguished Fellow is Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi, the 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry and a Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University in the United States, as well as a Teijin alumnus.

The Teijin Group Distinguished Fellowship program enables noted scientists to advise the Teijin Group on its R&D and technological development programs from a long-term perspective, particularly in the field of organic synthesis. Teijin also is considering sponsorship of special lectures at Purdue University.

Shigeo Ohyagi, president of Teijin Limited, said “Dr. Negishi was part of the fifth group of students in technical fields to receive the Teijin Kumura Scholarship, which our company launched in 1953. He participated in research at our laboratories in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture and Hino, Tokyo. We are very honored that he has accepted the post of Teijin Group Distinguished Fellow, which has great significance for us. I believe there are many fields in which the Teijin Group will benefit from Dr. Negishi’s esteemed advice.”