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11 OU faculty members receive 2021 Commendations for Science and Technology

2021-4-7(Wed)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced the recipients of the 2021 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, 11 faculty members received awards.

Awards for Science and Technology (Development Category)

ITOZAKI Hideo (Osaka University Professor Emeritus/Visiting Professor, Co-Creation Bureau)

“Development of technology for detecting bottled liquid explosives by near infrared”

TANAKA Manabu (Professor, Joining and Welding Research Institute)

“Development of a highly efficient thick plate arc welding system 'D-Arc Welding System' contributing to drastic reduction of welding time”

YAMAMURA Kazuya (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering)

“Development of plasma CVM (Chemical Vaporization Machining) technology to enable quartz crystal wafer with highly precise surface conditions and thickness

Awards for Science and Technology (Research Category)

SHINOHARA Akira (Professor, Institute for Protein Research)

“Elucidation of molecular mechanisms of homologous recombination”

SUGANUMA Katsuaki (Osaka University Professor Emeritus/Specially Appointed Professor, Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research)

"Studies of fundamentals of lead-free soldering"

Young Scientists Awards

IKUTA Rikizo (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science)

"Studies of quantum internet realized by wavelength conversion of single-photon wave packets"

KOYAMA Tomohiro (Associate Professor, Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research)

"Studies of current-induced magnetic domain wall motion in ferromagnetic nanostructures"

MIYATA Haruhiko (Associate Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases)

"Studies of the molecular mechanisms that control formation and function of sperm flagella”

Outstanding Support for Research Awards

YOSHIDA Hidetsugu (Specially Appointed Researcher (Full-time), Institute of Laser Engineering)
MORIO Noboru (Special Case Commissioned Technical Staff, Institute for Laser Engineering)
KAWASAKI Tetsuji (Special Case Commissioned Technical Staff, Institute for Laser Engineering)

“Contributions to the development and joint use of the world’s most powerful power laser system”

*The position and affiliation listed for each researcher appear as they were at the time the awards were received.

Regarding selection for the 2021 Commendations for Science and Technology (MEXT) (link in Japanese)

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