Challenging Research Award

To encourage young faculty members at Tokyo Tech to engage in challenging research, Tokyo Tech has established the Challenging Research Award for creative, up-and-coming researchers who boldly pursue the promotion of the most advanced research in the world, pioneering of new fields of study, innovative development of new research, and important issues that are difficult to solve. We commend the recipients of this award and provide them with financial support for their research. Many of the researchers who won this award have also gone on to win the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
In 2019, 10 researchers were awarded and 3 of them won the Suematsu Challenging Research Award.
 
Throughout the selection, the Office of Research and Innovation make sure the present research trends by the early career researchers and keep setting many opportunities to support them.
 

2019 Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award recipients

                        
Recipients Faculty Position Title
(★=the Suematsu Challenging Research Award)
Michiaki Onodera School of Science
Department of Mathematics
Associate Professor Dynamical approach to free boundary problems
Hiroyuki Fujioka School of Science
Department of Physics
Associate Professor Structure of Vacuum and Origin of Mass Investigated with η' Mesons
Yoshio Ando School of Science
Department of Chemistry
Assistant Professor Development of photo-iduced stereocontrol of dynamic stereochemistry: Toward synthesis of complex natural products
Masao Yamagishi School of Engineering
Department of Information and Communications Engineering
Assistant Professor Hierarchical semialgebraic optimization and its applications to signal processing
Kota Suzuki School of Materials and Chemical Technology
Department of Chemical Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor Development of lithium ion conducting solids based on ionic conductive property prediction using machine learning
Masayoshi Tanaka School of Materials and Chemical Technology
Department of Chemical Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor Peptide modeling for gold nanoparticle synthesis regulation toward advanced medical applications
Yoshiaki Masaki School of Life Science and Technology
Department of Life Science and Technology
Assistant Professor ★Development of Chemically Modified Nucleic Acids for Supression of RNaseH-Dependent Off-Target Effect
Takayoshi Katase Institute of Innovative Research
Laboratory for Materials and Structures
Associate Professor ★Clarification of concerting spin fluctuations model to realize highest Tc in iron-based superconductors
Shintaro Yasui Institute of Innovative Research
Laboratory for Materials and Structures
Assistant Professor Development of Li ion thin film battery with ultrahigh rate charge/discharge performance assisted by ferroelectrics
Keisuke Yoshida Institute of Innovative Research
Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science
Assistant Professor ★Dissecting redox-based regulatory network of plant photosynthesis

Awarding Ceremony

Ten Tokyo Tech researchers were awarded the 2019 Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award at a ceremony held on September 5. Three researchers were also granted the Suematsu Challenging Research Award.

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Congratulations to all of the 2019 recipients!