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2016 Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award

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August 19, 2016

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 recipients go on to earn other commendations and prizes from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Ten individuals were selected to receive the 15th Challenging Research Award in 2016.

2016 Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award recipients

Name
Affiliation
Title
Research topic
Associate Professor
Exploring planetesimal formation from multiple dust rings in protoplanetary disks
Assistant Professor
Invention of nano-G inertia sensor by metal-crystal-grain controlled micro-electro-mechanical devices
Associate Professor
Development of new solid catalysts including electrons or hydride ions
Associate Professor
Experimental test of universal laws for many-body stochastic processes using liquid crystal turbulence and holographic techniques
Associate Professor
Innovative microstructural control of steel via martensitic reversion
Associate Professor
Multi-active site surface for novel molecular transformation
Associate Professor
Verification of the developmental origins of health and disease theory using a human iPS cell system
Assistant Professor
Dynamic functional molecules based on multi-block structures
Associate Professor
Enhancing microalgal biomass productivity by genetic engineering
Assistant Professor
Innovative material conversion and new functional materials based on electron-deficient boron compounds

*Granted a special award by the president

Presentation at the award ceremony in 2014
Presentation at the award ceremony in 2015

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