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Noyori Materials Science Laboratory

Ryoji Noyori, University Professor at Nayoga University and president of the RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The Noyori Materials Science Laboratory (NMSL) and the Noyori Conference Hall (NCH) were built at the Nagoya University Higashiyama Campus in honor of this achievement, and completed at the end of 2003. NMSL is a seven-story building with a basement level. Research and laboratory areas occupy the third to the sixth floors and Professor Noyori’s office and other reception rooms are on the seventh floor. The laboratory areas were designed as model facilities for chemistry research labs. The fifth floor is specially equipped to promote industry-university international cooperative research on molecular catalysis. The research hall on the second floor is open to the public in order to further a broad public appreciation of the importance of chemistry and nurture the next generation of researchers. The chemistry gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It commemorates Professor Noyori’s Nobel Prize and includes exhibits that will engage young researchers and introduce them to Dr. Noyori’s achievements. Roy Lichtenstein's lithograph, Peace through Chemistry, which Professor Noyori donated to the university, is also on view. The gallery stairwell overlooks the first floor research hall and its array of equipment. The chemistry lounge also functions as a lecture room that can seat 120 people and as a site for poster presentations and other activities. NCH features the BINAP-CaFe, small, medium and large conference rooms and a 250-person lecture hall. On the top floor, there is an apartment where distinguished overseas scholars and their families can stay.

  • Noyori Materials Science Laboratory
  • Noyori Materials Science Laboratory
  • Noyori Materials Science Laboratory
  • Noyori Materials Science Laboratory
  • Noyori Materials Science Laboratory
  • Noyori Materials Science Laboratory
  • Noyori Materials Science Laboratory
  • Noyori Materials Science Laboratory
  • Noyori Materials Science Laboratory