Tokyo Tech News
Professor Hideo Hosono has received the Imperial Prize and Japan Academy Prize for research on the creation and application of inorganic electro-active materials. Hosono is a professor of the Materials and Structures Laboratory and the founding director of the Materials Research Center for Element Strategy (MCES) at Tokyo Institute of Technology.
The Japan Academy Prize is an academic award bestowed on researchers who have achieved notable research landmarks. Hosono also received the Imperial Prize, which recognizes researchers with especially outstanding accomplishments.
Hosono investigated the electrical properties of oxide-based compounds based on his unique materials design concept, resulting in the following findings:
I started researching this topic at Tokyo Tech in 1994, and with the support of the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research and programs such as JST's ERATO and the FIRST Program of the Cabinet Office, I have been able to continue until today. My heartfelt thanks go to my academic advisors, collaborators, postdoctoral and laboratory graduates, and all those who have supported me. I would like to focus on my research a while longer and see worlds yet to be seen from new angles.