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13 OU faculty members receive 2020 Commendations for Science and Technology

2020-4-7(Tue)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced the recipients of the 2020 Commendations for Science and Technology.

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:

  • Awards for Science and Technology (Development, Research, Science and Technology Promotion, Technology, Public Understanding Promotion categories)
  • Young Scientists' Award
  • Award for Creativity
  • Outstanding Support for Research Award

This year, from Osaka University, thirteen faculty members received awards.

• Awards for Science and Technology (Research Category)

Name 

Position • Affiliation 

Name of Achievement 

CHIBA Daichi

Professor, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research

Pioneering research regarding novel control techniques for nano magnetic materials

NAKANO Takayoshi

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Study of anisotropic materials

FUJIWARA Yasufumi

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Research regarding semiconductor intra-center photonics

YACHIDA Shinichi

Professor, Graduate School of Medicine

Trans-Omics analysis of bacterial effect on CRC incidence

 

・Awards for Science and Technology (Science and Technology Promotion)

Name 

Position • Affiliation 

Name of Achievement 

NAKAMURA Haruki

KURISU Genji

Professor Emeritus, Osaka University
Professor, Institute for Protein Research

Contributions to the construction of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank and promotion of its integrated use

 

・The Young Scientists’ Awards

Name

Position • Affiliation

Name of Achievement

IWATA Natsumi

Specially Appointed Lecturer (Full-time), Institute of Laser Engineering

Basic theoretical research regarding petawatt-laser-plasma interactions

UCHIDA Yoshiaki

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science

Study of light-magnetism interaction in soft matter

OCHI Masayuki

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science

The first principle research on extended low-dimensional electronic state and physical function

KAWAMOTO Shimpei

Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases

Study of interactions between the gut microbiota and the immune system

KANG Sujin

Assistant Professor, Immunology Frontier Research Center

Study on regulation of the activation of immune cells via metabolism changes

TAKEDA Youhei

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Developing optical functional molecules with a novel synthetic method starting from nitrogen-containing aromatic amines as useful building blocks

HORISAKI Ryoichi

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology/Presto (sakigake) researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (concurrent)

Study of computational optical imaging using information science technology

 

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology homepage:

Regarding selection of recipients for MEXT's 2020 Commendations for Science and Technology (link in Japanese)

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