George I. Fujimoto

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George I. Fujimoto
Born (1920-07-01) July 1, 1920 (age 100)
Seattle, Washington
Alma materHarvard University, University of Michigan
Known forFujimoto-Belleau reaction
Scientific career
InstitutionsHarvard University, University of Utah School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, California Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorWerner E. Bachmann

George Iwao Fujimoto (born July 1, 1920)[1] is an American chemist of Japanese descent. During his studies at Harvard his family was imprisoned in an American internment camp Minidoka in Idaho. He discovered the Fujimoto-Belleau reaction, which is named after him and Bernard Belleau. He was widowed at the age of 99 when his wife Mary died in December 2019.[2]


  1. ^ "United States Public Records Index". FamilySearch. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ May Yano Fujimoto obituary