JSPS Prize

15th (FY2018) JSPS PRIZE Awardees

Ouchi Masami
photo_Ouchi Associate Professor, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo
"Observational Studies of the Early Universe with Lyα Emitters"

Kashima Hisashi
photo_Kashima Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
"Machine Learning Methods for Various Data Types as Foundations of Artificial Intelligence"

Kawahara Yoshihiro
photo_Kawahara Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
"Research on Composition of Low-cost IoT Devices Based on Informatics"

Kida Yoshikata
photo_Kida Associate Professor, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
"Ergodic Theory of Group Actions, Orbit Equivalence"

Goda Keisuke
photo_Goda Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
"Development of Ultrafast Imaging and Spectroscopy and Their Applications in Science, Industry, and Medicine"

Goshima Gohta
photo_Goshima Professor, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
"New Mechanisms of Cytoskeleton Formation"

Kojima Fuhito
photo_Kojima Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University
"Extension of Practical Matching Theory or Market Design"

Saito Tsuguyuki
photo_Saito Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
"Fundamental Research on the Production and Utilization of Cellulose Nanofibers"

Shibata Naoya
photo_Shibata Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
"Advancement of Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy and Its Application to Atomic-Scale Localized Material Characterization"

Takizawa Kenji
photo_Takizawa Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
"New-Generation Computational Methods and Analyses of Flow Between Solid Surfaces in Contact"

Takebe Takanori
photo_Takebe Professor, Institute of Research, Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
Associate Director, Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Division of Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Professor, Advanced Medical Research Center, Yokohama City University
"Exploring Human Organ Development and Neogenesis from Pluripotent Stem Cells"

Takemura Toshihiko
photo_Takemura Professor, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University
"Development of Aerosol Climate Model and Its Application to Research on Climate Change and Air Quality, Such as Prediction of Yellow Sand and PM2.5 Transportation"

Tanaka Katsunori
photo_Tanaka Chief Scientist, Biofunctional Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research
"In Vivo Synthetic Chemistry Using Glycan Drug Delivery System"

Taniyasu Yoshitaka
photo_Taniyasu Group Leader, NTT Corporation, NTT Basic Research Laboratories
"Research on Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Devices"

Nakao Yoshiaki
photo_Nakao Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
"Development of Activation and Transformation Methods for Unreactive Bonds Based on Designed Metal Catalysis"

Baba Norihisa
photo_Baba Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo
"A Study on the Early History of Theravāda Buddhism in Terms of Thoughts, Canonization, and Language Ideology"

Fukuma Takeshi
photo_Fukuma Director/Professor, Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI), Insitute for Frontier Science Initiative, Kanazawa University
"Development of High-resolution Liquid-environment Atomic Force Microscopy and Its Applications to Subnanoscale Studies on Solid-liquid Interfaces"

Fujihara Tatsushi
photo_Fujihara Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
"A Critical Study on Ecological Thoughts in the Third Reich: From the Viewpoint of Food and Agriculture"

Matsubayashi Tetsuya
photo_Matsubayashi Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
"Empirical Analysis of the Functioning and Social Consequences of Representative Democracy"

Mizunuma Masaki
photo_Mizunuma Associate Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima University
"Discovery of the Molecular Mechanisms of Cell-cycle Regulation by Genetic Approaches and Development of the Research towards Understanding Lifespan Regulation"

Miyake Hiroe
photo_Miyake Associate Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
"Standardization of Earthquake Ground Motion Prediction for Disaster Mitigation"

Yasuoka Yoshifumi
photo_Yasuoka Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
"The Ancient Egyptian Columns: Their Chronological Development and the Underlying Architectural Philosophy"

Yanai Takeshi
photo_Yanai Professor, Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University
"Development of Computational Quantum Chemistry Method Based on Density Matrix Renormalization Group Theory and Its Application to Multi-reference Electronic Systems"

Yamamoto Masahiro
photo_Yamamoto Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University
"Analysis of Immunological Interface Between Host and Intracellular Pathogens"

Yotsumoto Yuko
photo_Yotsumoto Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
"Research on Functional and Anatomical Plasticity of Human Brain"