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Eleven OU professors win 2013 Commendation for Science and Technology

2013-4-10(Wed)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology announced the recipients of the 2013 Commendation for Science and Technology. From Osaka University, eleven faculty members received awards: five faculty were awarded Prizes for Science and Technology commending them for outstanding performance and six were awarded the Young Scientists' Prizes commending them for advanced research development abilities.

Prizes for Science and Technology (Development Category)

HIRATA Yoshinori, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering -- Development of high-performance spray transfer arc welding technology

Prizes for Science and Technology (Research Category)

NODA Takeshi, Professor, Graduate School of Dentistry and
• YOSHIMORI Tamotsu, Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences -- Research in the formation of membranes in autophagy promoting intracellular degradation
SUZUKI Yoshishige, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science -- Research in electric-field-induced magnetization switching in ferromagnetic metals
ARASE Hisashi, Professor, Immunology Frontier Research Center -- Research in mechanisms of herpes virus infection and infection control

Young Scientist Award

FUJIWARA Yuichiro, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine -- Research in the molecular basis of ion channel function
YANAGISAWA Takufumi, Assistant professor, Graduate School of Medicine -- Research in robot arms using brain signals in persons with long-term motor paralysis
SAEKI Akinori, Assistant professor, Graduate School of Engineering -- Research in charge dynamics in organic electronics materials
KISU Takayuki, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science -- Development of ultrahigh-resolution photoemission spectroscopy and research in fine electronic structure
WAKABAYASHI Yusuke, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science -- Research in surface features of functional materials by microscopic observation
TAKEMOTO Tatsuya, Assistant professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences -- Research in neural tissues and common precursor cells developing muscle and bone

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