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|Born||August 20, 1936
|Alma mater||Tokyo Institute of Technology|
|Known for||Conductive polymers|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2000)
Person of Cultural Merit (2000)
Order of Culture (2000)
|Institutions||University of Pennsylvania
University of Tsukuba
|Influences||Alan G. MacDiarmid|
Hideki Shirakawa (白川 英樹 Shirakawa Hideki, born August 20, 1936) is a Japanese chemist, engineer, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tsukuba and Zhejiang University. He is best known for his discovery of conductive polymers. He was co-recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Alan MacDiarmid and Alan Heeger.
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