Nakanishi Prize Recipients

Congratulations to past recipients of the Nakanishi Prize, which recognizes and stimulates significant work that extends chemical and spectroscopic methods to the study of important biological phenomena.


  • 2021: Mei Hong
  • 2020: Yoshito Kishi*
  • 2019: Lewis E. Kay
  • 2018: Nobuyuki Harada  
  • 2017: Martin Gruebele
  • 2016: Shoichi Kusumoto*
  • 2015: Fred W. McLafferty
  • 2014: Jerrold Meinwald*
  • 2013: Arthur G. Palmer, III
  • 2012: Daisuke Uemura*
  • 2011: C. Dale Poulter
  • 2010: Shosuke Yamamura*
  • 2009: JoAnne Stubbe
  • 2008: Michel Rohmer*
  • 2007: Hung-wen Liu
  • 2005: Stephen J. Benkovic
  • 2003: A. Ian Scott
  • 2001: John D. Roberts
  • 1999: Jeremy R. Knowles
  • 1997: Frank H. Westheimer
  • 1996: Yoshimasa Hirata*
  • 1998: Albert J. Eschenmoser*
  • 2000: Satoshi Omura*
  • 2002: Sir Jack Baldwin*
  • 2004: Isao Kitagawa*
  • 2006: Takeshi Yasumoto*

*Selection and presentation made by the Chemical Society of Japan.