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5 OU professors win 2017 Commendation for Science and Technology

2017-5-11(Thu)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced the recipients of the 2017 Commendations for Science and Technology. From Osaka University, five faculty member received awards. One faculty members was awarded a Prize for Science and Technology (Public Understanding Promotion Category); four were awarded Young Scientists' Prizes commending them on their ability to develop advanced research.

In order to motivate those individuals working in the fields of science and technology and contribute to the improvement of science and technology in Japan, MEXT awards the following prizes:

  • Prize for Science and Technology (Development, Research, Science and Technology Promotion, Technology, Public Understanding Promotion)
  • Young Scientists' Prize
  • Prize for Creativity
  • Prize to Schools for Nurturing Creativity

Prize for Science and Technology (Public Understanding Promotion Category)

NamePosition • Affiliation
Name of Achievement

MINOWA Eri

(MIZUMACHI Eri)

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor (Full-time), Center for the Study of CO* Design

Activities to raise awareness for science education to nurture scientific perspective

Young Scientists' Prizes

NamePosition • Affiliation
Name of Achievement

SATOU Takashi

Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases

Disease-specific M2 macrophage research

SUGIHARA Tatsuya

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Research regarding high accuracy and high speed cutting of difficult-to-machine materials

SEGAWA Katsumori

Endowed Research Division Associate Professor, Immunology Frontier Research Center

Research on membrane dynamics of phospholipids and mechanism behind dead cell recognition

HIRANO Kouji

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Research and development of highly selective synthesis reactions based on electrophilic amination

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (link in Japanese)

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