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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Awards and Prizes in FY 2011
(April 1, 2011-March 31, 2012)

(The title and affiliation at the time of the award)

April 11, 2011

Associate Professor Hideki Yorimitsu, (Organic Chemistry of Molecular Assembly), Associate Professor Kensuke Kobayashi (Nanospintoronics), Visiting Associate Professor Takeshi Fukuma, (Nano-interface Chemistry), and Assistant Professor Masayoshi Nishiyama, (Photo-physical Chemistry) were awarded the 2011 Young Scientist Prizes for the Commendation of Science and Technology by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan., in recognition for their outstanding achievement in research The MEXT awards these prizes to researchers under age of 40.

May 6, 2011

Visiting Professor Minoru Yoshida, (Chemical Genomics) was awarded 2011 Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (JSBBA) Award. This award is bestowed on JSBBA members in recognition of their outstanding achievements in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry research.

May 11, 2011

Associate Professor Shunsuke Adachi (Physical Chemistry) was awarded the 35th Laser Society of Japan Achievement Award. This award is awarded to scientists in recognition of their creative and promising research.

May 28, 2011

Associate Professor Kensuke Kobayashi was awarded the Funai Academic Award by the Funai Foundation for Information. This award is given to outstanding researchers under the age of 39 in Japan for their excellent contributions to research in fields related to information technology and information science in Japan.

June 18, 2011

Assistant Professor Daichi Chiba (Nanospintoronics) was awarded the 24th Hiroshi Ando Memorial Academic Award. This Award is given to young scientists for their creative research in the field of electronic engineering.

August 30, 2011

Professor Keiji Maruoka (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) received the 2011 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society. The award honors excellence in organic chemistry and is one of the most prestigious prizes in the field.

September 1, 2011

Assistant Professor Kazuyoshi Kanamor (Inorganic Chemistry of Materials) was awarded the Donald R. Ulrich Award by the International Sol-Gel Society(ISGS). This award is given biennially by ISGS to young researchers in recognition of their distinguished achievement in the field of Sol-gel Science and Technology.

October 11, 2011

Assistant Professor Ryo Shintani (Organic Chemistry´╝ëreceived the 2011 Banyu Chemist Award. The award is given annually by Banyu Life Science Foundation International to Japanese chemists less than 40 years of age, who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of synthetic organic chemistry.

November 10, 2011

Prof. Keiji Maruoka was selected to receive a 2011 Humboldt Research Award. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards annually to foreign scientists and scholars who have made internationally recognized academic contributions.

November 15, 2011

Prof. Keiji Maruoka (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) was awarded The Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon by the Government of Japan. This Medal is awarded to individuals who have contributed to academic and artistic developments, improvements and accomplishments.

November 29, 2011

Assistant Professor Ryo Shintani (Organic Chemistry´╝ëreceived the 2011 Merck Banyu Lectureship Award from Merck Research Laboratories, USA, and Banyu Life Science Foundation International, Japan. The award was established in 2004 to encourage young scientists. It is bestowed annually on a Japanese chemist less than 40 years of age, who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of synthetic organic chemistry.

February 3, 2012

Professor Hiroshi Kitagawa (Solid-State Chemistry) was awarded Inoue Prize for Science by the Inoue Foundation for Science. This prize is awarded to researchers under the age of 50 who have made exceptional contributions to basic research in the natural sciences.

February 7, 2012

Assistant Professor Ryo Shintani (Organic Chemistry) was awarded the 61st Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Young Chemists. He was recognized by CSJ for his significant research results in fundamentals and applications of chemistry. This award is limited to the authors less than 35 years of age and whose papers have been accepted and published in CSJ journals.

February 27, 2012

Professor Teruo Ono (Nanospintoronics) was awarded JSPS Prize. The award was established in 2004 by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to encourage and support young scientists. It is bestowed annually on Japanese scientists less than 45 years of age, who have made outstanding contributions in their research fields and are recognized for their creative and excellent research.

March 7, 2012

Associate Professor Ken Kensuke Kobayashi (Nanospintoronics) was awarded the Marubun Research Achievement Award. The award was established by Marubun Research Promotion Foundation to encourage young scientists affiliated with Japanese academic and/or research institutions. It is bestowed annually on the scientists less than 40 years of age, who have made an outstanding contribution in their research fields.

March 15, 2012

Professor Keiji Maruoka (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) was awarded the Toray Science and Technology Prize by Toray Science Foundation. This Prize is awarded to scientists for their distinguished achievements in science and technology.

Assistant professor Daisuke Kan (Advanced Solid State Chemistry) was awarded the 31st Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) Encouragement Award for his presentation at JSAP Annual Spring Meeting.

March 16, 2012

Professor Minoru Yoshida (Chemical Genomics) is awarded the Significant Achievement Award by RIKEN.

March 24, 2012

Prof. Yoshitaka Tanimura (Quantum Chemistry) was awarded a 2012 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. This award, given to eminent foreign scholars in recognition of their academic achievements, is one of the most prestigious scientific honors in Germany.

March 26, 2012

Professor Yuichi Shimakawa (Advanced Solid State Chemistry) was awarded the 29th Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Creative Work for his leading contributions to the fundamentals and applications of chemistry.

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