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2014 Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award

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April 8, 2015

The Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award is given to young faculty members who undertake bold and original research, promote advancement in cutting-edge fields, and develop innovative solutions to key issues. This award is also designed to provide support for research expenses. Many researchers who received this award go on to receive other commendations and prizes from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

For this 13th Challenging Research Award, thirteen individuals were selected.

2014 Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award Recipients

Name
Affiliation
Title
Research Theme
Department of Mathematics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor
Low-Dimensional Topology and Algebraic Combinational Theory
Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor
Development of an Ultra-Compact X-Ray Polarimeter Observatory for Transient Astral Bodies
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor
Chemical Composition of Deep Earth Searched Using Acoustic Velocity Measurement for Lower Mantle Minerals*
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor
Realization of Superconductive Devices through Electrochemical Transistors
Department of Physical Electronics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor
Realization of Super-High Efficiency Perovskite Silicone Hybrid Solar Cells
Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Associate Professor
Development of a Cancer-Screening Test Using Porphyrin after Administering Aminolaevulinic Acid
Department of Life Science, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Associate Professor
Development of Innovative Gene Therapy Using Artificial U1snRNA
Department of Electronic Chemistry, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor
Making Particles Selective and Multifunctional, and Applying Them to Functional Materials
Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering
Associate Professor
Structural Learning Statistical Theory and Calculation Method for High-Dimensional Data*
Advanced Microdevices Division, Precision and Intelligence Laboratory
Associate Professor
Development of Human-Friendly, "Graceful" Tactile Sensors Using the Acoustic Character of Elastic Tubes
Kiyotaka Nakajima
Division of Novel Functional Ceramics, Materials and Structures Laboratory
Assistant Professor
Environmental Low-Impact Composite of Essential Chemical Materials from Plant-Derived Hydrocarbons Using a New Underwater Functional Catalyst
Material Research Center for Element Strategy
Associate Professor
New Electronic Functional Substance Search Using Hydrogen Anion as an Electron Donor
Quantum Nanoelectronics Research Center
Assistant Professor
Development of a InP/Si Hybrid Integrated Optical Module Using Optical Fine Wires from Ultraviolet Curing Resin

(Ordered by affiliation; honorifics omitted)
*Granted a special award from the president

Presentation at last year's award ceremony
Presentation at last year's award ceremony

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