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Spring Verdure Issue (May)

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Contributing to improved standards for scientific technology

Waseda faculty members win the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology was announced and presented to 5 faculty members of Waseda University. This award recognizes the achievements of individuals who have realized outstanding results for research, development and increased understanding towards scientific technology. The award seeks to motivate individuals involved in scientific technology and to improve the standards for scientific technology in Japan. We look forward to further performance by the 5 faculty members who were recognized.

Scientific Technology Prize Research Division
*Awarded to individuals who conduct highly unique research or development which has the possibility of contributing to the growth of scientific technology in Japan

Name of Recipient Theme
Professor Shinichi Ishiwata (Faculty of Science and Engineering) Research on control structure for muscle contraction by using the layer-construction method
Professor Takeshi Nakagawa (Faculty of Science and Engineering) Research on techniques for preserving and repairing Asian cultural assets such as the Angkor ruins
Associate Professor Hiromichi Niikura (Faculty of Science and Engineering) Research on attosecond molecule dynamics by using electron recollision

Young Scientific Research Award
*Awarded to young researchers (under 41 years old) who have shown high-level research/development ability and who have realized outstanding research results in research that is creative and groundbreaking.

Name of Recipient Theme
Associate Professor Kohei Imura (Faculty of Science and Engineering Research on optical properties and wave functions of nano-materials by using dynamic optical imaging
Associate Professor Jun Kataoka (Faculty of Science and Engineering) Research on applied physics for radiation in order to connect the high-energy universe with advanced medicine