Chemical Science and Engineering News
Four Tokyo Tech young researchers were awarded the 2019 Suematsu Digital Technology Award and a ceremony was held on September 5.
The Suematsu Digital Technology Award was created last year to provide a broad range of support for young researchers and their work in areas such as computers, robotics, networks, and the application of digital technology.
Four researchers were selected as award recipients this year.
|School of Science
|Assistant Professor||Hiroyoshi OHTSU||Development of flexible memory devices|
|School of Materials and Chemical Technology
Chemical Science and Engineering
|Assistant Professor||Ryota SHIMIZU||AI-Robot-driven materials research in polyanion-compound thin films with high Li+-ion conductivity|
|Institute of Innovative Research
Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Technology
|Assistant Professor||Yosuke MIZUNO||Performance Improvement of Brillouin Optical Correlation-Domain Reflectometry Based on Arbitrary-Shaped Optical Frequency Modulation|
|Global Scientific Information and Computing Center||Associate Professor||Satoshi MATSUURA||Decision Making in Security Incident Response using AI/ML|
After receiving an award certificate from President Kazuya Masu at the ceremony, the researchers gave presentations on their respective research topics. This was followed by questions and answers, and words of encouragement from Former President and Honorary Professor Suematsu and other attendees.
Former Tokyo Tech President and Honorary Professor Yasuharu Suematsu was awarded the Japan Prize in 2014 for his contributions to the development of high-capacity, long-distance optical fiber communications through his research at the Institute, particularly his groundbreaking research related to dynamic single-mode lasers. He donated a portion of the prize money to Tokyo Tech in hopes of encouraging young scientists and engineers to pursue research in diverse fields, develop new technology systems, and delve into the unexplored domains of science.
Suematsu hopes to create a rising tide of activities that will reveal the now-hidden shape of the future. The Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund created the Suematsu Fund to promote research in line with Suematsu's wishes. President and Representative Director Hisao Taki of Gurunavi Inc., a Tokyo Tech alumnus and supporter of the Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund since its inception, also donated a significant additional sum, making the creation of this award possible.
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