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3 OU professors win 2019 Commendations for Science and Technology

2019-4-10(Wed)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced the recipients of the 2019 Commendations for Science and Technology. From Osaka University, three faculty members received awards. One faculty member was awarded a Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category); two 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 for Science and Technology (Research Category)

NamePosition • Affiliation
Name of Achievement

WATANABE Heiji

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Research on next generation energy-saving devices based on semiconductor surface and interface science

Young Scientists' Prizes

NamePosition • Affiliation
Name of Achievement

KOGA Hirotaka

Associate Professor, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research

Research on catalysts and emergent electric functions via paper renovation

TANAKA Hiro

Lecturer, Graduate School of Engineering

Research on non-linear dynamic model of cell-like solids that produce unique deformation mechanisms

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology homepage:
Regarding selection of recipients for MEXT's 2019 Commendations for Science and Technology

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