9 faculty members receive awards at the Commendation for Science & Technology from MEXT

9 faculty members receive awards at the Commendation for Science & Technology by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Four researchers and a group of five faculty members from the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Waseda University received awards at the Commendation for Science & Technology initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 2017 for their remarkable research achievements on April 19.

Awards are presented to Professor Shigeki Sugano and Associate Professor (Young Researcher Category) Michiaki Hamada, Atsushi Hosoi and Junichiro Yamaguchi for their exceptional research and contribution to the development of Science and Technology.

A Promotion of Public Understanding of Science & Technology Group Award is also given to five faculty members (Masanori Ito, Naoya Kakishita, Yasuhide Saito, Hajime Hosoi & Go Shimada) of the University.

左から、5名の職員(島田 剛、柿下 尚哉、細井 肇、齋藤 泰秀、伊藤 正徳)、菅野 重樹教授、濱田 道昭准教授、細井 厚志准教授、山口 潤一郎准教授

On the left are the five faculty members, Go Shimada, Naoya Kakishita, Hajime Hosoi, Yasuhide Saito, Masanori Ito, following by Professor Shigeki Sugano and Associate Professor Michiaki Hamada, Atsugi Hosoi, Junichiro Yamaguchi

Professor Shigeki Sugano, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Research: Designing and controlling human symbiotic robots
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Professor Sugano’s Comments:

My research revolves around integrating robots in our daily lives. It is a great honor to be presented this prestigious award by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

I want to express my gratitude to all the staff, students and professors of the Waseda Robot Group. I also want to thank members of the academic association for always creating a lively atmosphere for group discussions.

I will continue to make contributions to my research field, elevating the research quality of Waseda University and cultivating new generations of researcher.

 

Associate Professor Michiaki Hamada, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Research: Theory and practice of designing estimators in bioinformatics
濱田 道昭准教授

Associate Professor Hamada’s Comments:

I feel very honored to receive the Young Researcher Award.

4 years have passed since I established the School of Advanced Science and Engineering in April 2014. I would like to thank all my fellow researchers and students, not forgetting the professors in Waseda University for the support they have given.

I will continue to devote myself to research that would contribute to the society at large. In particular, I hope to produce research that would serve as a bridge between theoretical study and applied research in the field of life science.

Associate Professor Atsushi Hosoi, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Research: Evaluating fatigue damage of structural materials and developing technology to heal fatigue crack
細井 厚志准教授

Associate Professor Hosoi’s Comments:

I feel very honor to be presented this remarkable award. I want to thanks all the professors who have given me their guidance, and I am so grateful for all the supports I have received from the staff.

My research revolves around prolonging the reliability of structural materials. I started my research since I was a student at Waseda University and I am really glad that my research is being recognized.

I will continue to commit to my research and contributing to the research and education fields.

Associate Professor Junichiro Yamaguchi, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Research: Development and application of next-generation coupling reactions
山口 潤一郎准教授

Associate Professor Yamaguchi’s Comments:

It is a great honor to receive his award. I would like to express my gratitude to all the co-researchers at Nagoya University and Waseda University.

I will continue to devote myself to my current research, but at the same time keeping an eye on new potential new researches.

I will also continue to commit myself to working with students and being the leading researcher in the field of supramolecular construction.

 

Masanori Ito, Naoya Kakishita, Yasuhide Saito, Hajime Hosoi & Go Shimada, Administration and Technology management Center for Science and Engineering

Research: Scientific experiment classrooms for elementary school students to promote science and technology
伊藤 正徳、齋藤 泰秀、細井 肇、柿下 尚哉、島田 剛

Overall Comments:

I feel so honored to receive this award after celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the university science laboratory, Uni-Lab.

Even though only five of us received the award, many other people such as the students, professors and staff had also contributed to this success.

I hope that I will be able to contribute more to education and research at Waseda University and cultivate greater interests among elementary and junior high school students in science and technology.

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