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Sixteen OU professors win 2014 Commendation for Science and Technology

2014-4-8(Tue)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology announced the recipients of the 2014 Commendations for Science and Technology. From Osaka University, sixteen faculty members received awards. Ten faculty were awarded Prizes for Science and Technology commending them on outstanding performance; six were awarded Young Scientists' Prizes commending them on their ability to develop advanced research.

 

 Prizes for Science and Technology (Development Category)

  • KATAYAMA Seiji, Director, Joining and Welding Research Institute and KAWAHITO Yousuke, Associate Professor, Joining and Welding Research Institute -- Development of high-precision laser-welding technology for eyeglass frames
  • USHIO Tomoo, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering -- Development of Phased Array Radar

 

 Prizes for Science and Technology (Research Category)

  • KONDOH Katsuyoshi, Professor, Joining and Welding Research Institute and UMEDA Junko, Assistant Professor, Joining and Welding Research Institute -- Research in rare metals-free strengthened pure titanium powder materials.
  • MIZUGUCHI Hiroyuki, Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences -- Research and development infrastructure for innovative gene transfer technologies.
  • YAGI Yasushi, Director, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research and MAKIHARA Yasushi, Assistant Professor, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research -- Analysis of gait image sequences and research in its use in scientific [criminal] investigations.
  • YAMASHITA Toshihide, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine -- Research in repair mechanism of damaged central nerve circuits.

 Prizes for Science and Technology (Public Understanding Promotion Category)

  • MARUTA Akihiro, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering -- Promoting the understanding of electric technologies based on research in needs and seeds of new industrial technology

 Young Scientists' Prize

  • MURAMATSU Rieko, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine -- Research in damaged central nervous system and biological system responsible for its repairing
  • SHIGETA Masaya, Associate Professor, Joining and Welding Research Institute -- Research in nanoparticle formation in plasma thermal flow field
  • TAKASHIMA Yoshinori, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science -- Research in creating innovative supramolecular materials and their functional evaluation
  • NAKANO Tamami, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences -- The clarification of functional role of spontaneous eyeblinking and its neural mechanism
  • MATSUSAKI Michiya, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering -- Research in 3D human biological tissue with vasculature
  • YAMAMOTO Takashi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science -- Research in quantum information technology by manipulating photon

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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