Kazuo Nakamoto
Professor, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Professor Nakamoto was a world-leading researcher in the application of vibrational spectroscopy to the study of important problems in biochemistry and bioinorganic chemistry. He was recognized by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy in October 2004 for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of the field of spectroscopy and its applications. He retired from the chemistry faculty in 1999 and passed away in 2010. The department honors his memory with the annual Nakamoto Distinguished lectureship.

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