Life Science and Technology News
The 2019 Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award ceremony was held on September 5*, and 10 researchers were awarded and 3 of them won the Suematsu Challenging Research Award.
*Another ceremony was held at the President's Office on September 10 for researchers who were absent on September 5.
During the ceremony, President Kazuya Masu gave some words of encouragement, which were followed by presentations of three Suematsu Challenging Research Award winners on their respective research topics.
Tokyo Tech established the Challenging Research Award with the aim of encouraging young faculty members at the Institute to engage in challenging research. It recognizes creative, up-and-coming researchers who boldly pursue the promotion of the most advanced research in the world, pioneering of new fields of study, innovative development of new research, and important issues that are difficult to solve. The Suematsu Challenging Research Award is given to the highest qualified group among the Challenging Research Award winners.
The 18th Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Awards went to ten researchers each of whom will receive a research grant.
|Michiaki Onodera||Department of Mathematics, School of Science||Associate Professor||Dynamical approach to free boundary problems|
|Hiroyuki Fujioka||Department of Physics, School of Science||Associate Professor||Structure of Vacuum and Origin of Mass Investigated with η' Mesons|
|Yoshio Ando||Department of Chemistry, School of Science||Assistant Professor||Development of photo-iduced stereocontrol of dynamic stereochemistry: Toward synthesis of complex natural products|
|Masao Yamagishi||Department of Information and Communications Engineering, School of Engineering||Assistant Professor||Hierarchical semialgebraic optimization and its applications to signal processing|
|Kota Suzuki||Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology||Assistant Professor||Development of lithium ion conducting solids based on ionic conductive property prediction using machine learning|
|Masayoshi Tanaka||Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology||Assistant Professor||Peptide modeling for gold nanoparticle synthesis regulation toward advanced medical applications|
|Yoshiaki Masaki||Department of Life Science and Technology, School of Life Science and Technology||Assistant Professor||* Development of Chemically Modified Nucleic Acids for Supression of RNaseH-Dependent Off-Target Effect|
|Takayoshi Katase||Laboratory for Materials and Structures, Institute of Innovative Research||Associate Professor||* Design and demonstration of novel thermal-electronic coupling functions in low-dimensional semiconductors|
|Shintaro Yasui||Laboratory for Materials and Structures, Institute of Innovative Research||Assistant Professor||Development of Li ion thin film battery with ultrahigh rate charge/discharge performance assisted by ferroelectrics|
|Keisuke Yoshida||Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research||Assistant Professor||* Dissecting redox-based regulatory network of plant photosynthesis|
*The Suematsu Challenging Research Award