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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Awards and Prizes

Congratulations to the faculty members recognized for their outstanding research!

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This page was last modified on 16 February 2017.
(The title and affiliation at the time of the award)

FY 2016

  • Prof. Keiji Maruoka will be awarded Ryoji Noyori Prize sponsored by Takasago International Corporation and administered by the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry on February 16, 2017.
  • Assistant Professor Kazuyoshi Kanamori was awarded the Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award 2016 on February 4, 2017.
  • Associate Professor Shohei Saito was awarded the 9th Inoue Science Research Award from Inoue Foundation for Science on February 3, 2017.
  • Associate Professor Shohei Saito was awarded Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA) Prize for Young Scientist on September 7, 2016.
  • Professor Hideki Yorimitsu was awarded Mukaiyama Award from The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan on September 7, 2016.
  • Assistant Professor Kazuyoshi Kanamori was awarded the best oral presentation at the 11th academic lecture meeting of The Ceramic Society of Japan, Kansai Branch on July 29, 2016.
  • Assistant Professor Kim Hyeon-Deuk was awarded the 5th New Chemical Technology Research Encouragement Award from Japan Association for Chemical Innovation on May 27, 2016.
  • Professor Hiroshi Kitagawa was awarded The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Prizes for Science and Technology: Research Category), on April 20, 2016.
  • Young Scientist's Prize for the Commendation of Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan was awarded to Collaborative Assistant Professor Hirokazu Kobayashi on April 20, 2016.

FY 2015

  • Collaborative Assistant Professor Hirokazu Kobayashi was awarded the 65th Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists on March 26, 2016.
  • Professor Yoshiki Sohrin was awarded the 2016 The Oceanographic Society of Japan Prize on March16, 2016.
  • Assistant Professor Kim Hyeon-Deuk was awarded the 10th Encouragement Prize of the Physical Society of Japan for Young Scientist on October 16, 2015.
  • Professor Takeshi Hasegawa was recognized to be a SAS Fellow by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) on September 29, 2015.
  • Assistant Professor Kim Hyeon-Deuk was awarded the 8th Encouragement Prize of Japan Society for Molecular Science on September 16, 2015.
  • Professor Noriko Fujii was awarded the 8th Japanese Society for Photomedicine and Photobiology Award on July 23, 2015.
  • Associate Professor Hideki Yorimitsu was awarded 4th New Chemical Technology Research Encouragement Award from Japan Association for Chemical Innovation on May 27, 2015.
  • Assistant Professor Mitsutaka Haruta was awarded the 16th Encouragement Prize, the Japanese Society of Microscopy on May 14, 2015.
  • Young Scientist's Prize for the Commendation of Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan was awarded to Assistant Professor Takuya Hashimoto on April 15, 2015.

FY 2014

  • Prof. Takeshi Hasegawa was awarded the 32nd Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work on March 28, 2015.
  • Assistant Professor Shinichiro Hatta was awarded the 9th Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan on March 23, 2015.
  • Assistant Professor Takayuki Tanaka, Program-Specific Assistant Professor Kohei Kusada, and Assistant Professor Masaaki Sadakiyo (Kyushu Univ.) were awarded the 31st Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists on December 2, 2014.
  • Professor Yoshitaka Tanimura was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society with the citation: “For his seminal contributions to the theoretical and computational studies of quantum dissipative dynamics using a hierarchical non-Markovian non-perturbative approach and for pioneering the field of coherent multi-dimensional optical spectroscopy of electronic and nuclear motions in molecules.” (November 22, 2014)
  • Professor Teruo Ono was awarded DOCOMO Mobile Science Award on October 17, 2014.
  • Assistant Professor Hiroyuki Yoshida was awarded the 12th Best Paper Award from Division of Molecular Electronics and Bioelectronics, the Japan Society of Applied Physics on September 18, 2014.
  • Assistant Professor Toshiki Sugimoto was awarded 39th Vacuum Science Paper Award of the Kumatani Memorial Foundation and 23rd Vacuum Society of Japan Award for Innovative Work on July 30, 2014.
  • Assistant Professor Takashi Saito and Professor Yuichi Shimakawa were awarded the 38th Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (JSPM) Award for Inovatory Research on June 3, 2014.
  • Associate Professor Takahiro Sasamori was awarded Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award on May 6, 2014.

FY 2013

  • Assistant Professor Mitsutaka Haruta was awarded the 35th Young Scientist Oral Presentation Award in the 61st JSAP Spring Meeting on March 17, 2014.
  • Program-Specific Associate Professor Seiji Shirakawa was awarded the Incentive Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan on February 20, 2014.
  • Assistant Professor Toshiki Sugimoto was awarded the Encouragement Prize (Young Researcher's Award) in the 33rd annual meeting of Surface Science Society of Japan on February 12, 2014.
  • Prof. Takeshi Hasegawa was awarded the 'Advanced Analysis Technology Award - JAIMA Instrument Development Award 2013' from Japan Society of Analytical Chemistry on October 11, 2013.
  • Prof. Norihiro Tokitoh was re-invited as a Humboldt Research Award Winner to do research stay in Germany on October 8, 2013.
  • Prof. Yoshiki Sohrin was awarded the Steel Foundation for Environmental Protection Technology President Award, on September 6, 2013.
  • Prof. Yoshiki Sohrin et al. were awarded the The Geochemical Journal Award of 2013, on August 27, 2013.
  • Prof. Toshiharu Teranishi was awarded the Materials and Structures Laboratory Director Award, on July 17, 2013.
  • Prof. Teruo Ono was awarded the Gottfried Wagener Prize 2013, on June 18, 2013.
  • Prof. Yoshitaka Tanimura was awarded the Yagami Award on June 8, 2013.
  • Prof. Tetsuya Aruga was awarded the 17th Surface Science Society of Japan Prize on May 25, 2013.
  • Prof. Hiroshi Kitagawa was awarded the Marco Polo della Scienza Italiana from the Government of Italy on April 26, 2013.
  • Assistant Professor Yusuke Nakasone was awarded CSJ Presentation Award 2013 on April 18, 2013.
  • Young Scientist's Prize for the Commendation of Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan was awarded to Program-Specific Associate Professor Seiji Shirakawa on April 16, 2013.
  • Lecturer Kazuyuki Takeda was awarded the 17th Superconductivity Science and Technology Award on April 16, 2013.

FY 2012

  • Prof. Toshinori Suzuki was awarded the 30th Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work on March 22, 2013.
  • Assistant Professor Takuya Hashimoto and former Assistant Professor Teppei Yamada were awarded the 62nd Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists on February 5, 2013.
  • Prof. Keiji Maruoka was awarded Kyoto Shinbun Newspaper Grand Prize in Culture and Academics on November 29, 2012
  • Assistant Professor Teppei Yamada was awarded the 2013 Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) Award for Young Scientists on September 22, 2012.
  • Prof. Masahide Terazima was awarded the 3rd Japan Society for Molecular Science Award on September 18, 2012.
  • Dr. Teppei Yamada, Assistant Professor, was awarded the First Japan Association for Chemical Innovation Young Investigator Award on May 25, 2012.
  • Young Scientist's Prize for the Commendation of Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan was awarded to Dr. Taichi Kano, Lecturer, and Dr. Naoki Aratani, Assistant Professor, on April 17, 2012.

FY 2011 (Summary in th other page)

  • Prof. Yuichi Shimakawa was awarded the 29th Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Creative Work. on Mar. 26, 2012.
  • Prof. Yoshitaka Tanimura was awarded the Humboldt Research Award on Mar. 24, 2012.
  • Professor Minoru Yoshida (Chemical Genomics) is awarded the Significant Achievement Award by RIKEN on March 16, 2012.
  • Professor Keiji Maruoka (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) was awarded the Toray Science and Technology Prize by Toray Science Foundation on March 15, 2012.
  • Associate Professor Ken Kensuke Kobayashi (Nanospintoronics) was awarded the Marubun Research Achievement Award on March 7, 2012.
  • Prof. Teruo Ono was awarded 2012 JSPS Prize on February 27, 2012.
  • Dr. Ryo Shintani, Assistant Professor, won the 61st CSJ Award for Young Chemist on February 7, 2012.
  • Prof. Hiroshi Kitagawa was awarded Inoue Prize for Science on February 5, 2012.
  • Professor Hiroshi Kitagawa (Solid-State Chemistry) was awarded Inoue Prize for Science by the Inoue Foundation for Science on February 3, 2012.
  • Assistant Professor Ryo Shintani (Organic Chemistry)received the 2011 Merck Banyu Lectureship Award from Merck Research Laboratories, USA, and Banyu Life Science Foundation International, Japan on November 29, 2011.
  • Prof. Keiji Maruoka was awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon on Nov. 15, 2011.
  • Prof. Keiji Maruoka was awarded the Humboldt Research Award on Nov. 10, 2011.
  • Assistant Professor Ryo Shintani (Organic Chemistry)received the 2011 Banyu Chemist Award on October 11, 2011.
  • Assistant Professor Kazuyoshi Kanamor (Inorganic Chemistry of Materials) was awarded the Donald R. Ulrich Award by the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS) on September 1, 2011.
  • Professor Keiji Maruoka (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) received the 2011 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society on August 30, 2011.
  • Assistant Professor Daichi Chiba (Nanospintoronics) was awarded the 24th Hiroshi Ando Memorial Academic Award on June 18, 2011.
  • Associate Professor Kensuke Kobayashi was awarded the Funai Academic Award by the Funai Foundation for Information on May 28, 2011.
  • Associate Professor Shunsuke Adachi (Physical Chemistry) was awarded the 35th Laser Society of Japan Achievement Award on May 11, 2011.
  • Visiting Professor Minoru Yoshida, (Chemical Genomics) was awarded 2011 Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (JSBBA) Award on May 6, 2011.
  • Young Scientist's Prize for the Commendation of Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan was awarded to Associate Professors Hideki Yorimitsu, Kensuke Kobayashi, and Takeshi Fukuma, and Assistant Professor. Masayoshi Nishiyama on April 11, 2011.

FY 2010

  • Dr. Naoki Aratani, Assistant Professor, won the annual Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Young Chemist on March 7, 2011.
  • Prof. Keiji Maruoka was awarded the 63rd Chunichi-Bunka-Sho (Chunichi Cultural Award) on May 3, 2010.
  • Prof. Tamio Hayashi was awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon on April 28, 2010.
  • Prof. Kazuki NAKANISHI was awarded The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Prizes for Science and Technology: Research Category), on April 13, 2010.

FY 2009

  • Prof. Gunzi Saito was awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon on April 29, 2009.
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