Yujiro Hayashi
Professor, Ph.D.
Born: February 1, 1962 in Gunnma-prefecture, Japan
Work address: Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
Aramaki-azaaoba 6-3, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan
e-mail: yhayashi(at)m.tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace (at) to @.)
Phone: (+81)22-795-3554, FAX: (+81)22-795-6566

Research interest

Organic synthesis. Development of new synthetic methods. Synthesis of biologically active natural products.

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1987 Assistant Professor of Tokyo University, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science
1998 Associate Professor of Tokyo University of Science, Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering

2006 Full Professor of Tokyo University of Science, Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering

2012 Full Professor of Tohoku University, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science


1980-1984: Tokyo University B.S. in Chemistry
1984-1986: Tokyo University, M.S.
Research adviser: Prof. Teruaki Mukaiyama
1992: Ph. D. from Tokyo University
Research adviser: Prof. Koichi Narasaka
Title: Asymmetric Reactions Catalyzed by a Chiral Titanium Reagent: Ene, Michael and [2+2] Cycloaddition Reactions
1994-1996: Harvard University
Postdoctoral fellowship of Uehara memorial foundation
Research adviser: Prof. E. J. Corey


1) Inoue Prize for Science, 2012
2) JSPS 2011 Award for Excellence, 2011
3) NOVARTIS Chemistry Lectureship, 2011/2012
4) Oppolzer Lecture (University of Geneva), 2011
5) The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work for 2010
6) SSOCJ Daiichi-Sankyo Award for Medicinal Organic Chemistry 2008
7) Tetrahedron Letters Most Cited paper 2003-2006 Award For the paper entitled Direct proline catalyzed asymmetric -aminooxylation of aldehydes, Tetrahedron Lett., 44, 8293-8296 (2003), September 23, 2006.
8) Incentive Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan 1998
9) Uehara fellowship (The Uehara Memorial Foundation)

International Advisory Board

1) Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2012 April - present
2) Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2011 January - present
3) European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2011 January - present
4) The Open Organic Chemistry Journal, 2008 January - present
5) The Open Natural Products Journal, 2008 January - present


Chemistry Letters, The Chemical Society of Japan, 2010 January - present