Reiko Kuroda

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Reiko Kuroda (黒田 玲子, Kuroda Reiko, born October 7, 1947)[1] is a Japanese chemist who is a professor at the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Tokyo.

Kuroda worked in Japan and the UK. She has been nominated for awards by the Human Frontier Science Programme (HFSP) and by AcademiaNet. She worked hard to establish the Science Interpreter Training Program at the University of Tokyo. Her field of research is primarily chirality within both inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.[2]

In 2006, Dr Kuroda was appointed to serve as a governor for the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre.

On June 10, 2009, Dr Kuroda was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in its class for chemistry.[2]

In 2013, Dr Kuroda was awarded the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science.


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