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2015 Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award

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August 28, 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.

Ten individuals were selected to receive the 14th Challenging Research Award in 2015.

2015 Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award recipients

Name
Affiliation
Title
Research topic
Department of Physics (Condensed Matter Physics), Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor
Realization of ultracold nanoparticles in vacuum towards novel physical properties
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor
Development of a hybrid photocatalyst consisting of an organic polymer semiconductor and a metal complex for CO2 reduction
Department of Electronic Chemistry, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor
Development of a functional nano-spectroscopic technique
Department of Mathematics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor
Stochastic analysis on metric measure spaces and optimal transport
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Associate Professor
Understanding the molecular mechanism underlying the diversification biological organisms
Department of Biological Information, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Associate Professor
Early stage colorectal cancer detection using fecal microbiome multi-omics data
Chemistry for Inorganic Materials Division, Chemical Resources Laboratory
Associate Professor
Development of ultrafine metal-nanoparticle synthesis allowing atomicity and shape controls
Smart Material Chemistry Division, Chemical Resources Laboratory
Assistant Professor
New synthetic strategy based on radical reactions by photoredox catalysis
Precision and Intelligence Laboratory
Assistant Professor
Improvement of quality of life for patients with implantable artificial hearts
Division of Structural Engineering, Materials and Structures Laboratory
Assistant Professor
Development of effective passive control design method for actualizing and familiarizing tall timber buildings

*Granted a special award by the president

Presentation at the award ceremony in 2014
Presentation at the award ceremony in 2014

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