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Hideki Shirakawa
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Hideki Shirakawa
Born August 20, 1936 (1936-08-20) (age 84)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
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)
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry
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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