Seven Hokkaido University researchers received prestigious MEXT awards

Research Awards | April 08, 2021


The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) grants awards in the field of science and technology every year. Based on recommendations, the prestigious awards are granted to researchers in Japan who have made remarkable contributions in research, development, and the promotion of science and technology.


In a ceremony held on April 6, 2021, seven Hokkaido University researchers received this year’s Commendation for Science and Technology from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Koichi Hagiuda. The seven recipients are as follow:


Awards for Science and Technology (Research Category)


– Prof. Yoshitsugu Kobayashi (Hokkaido University Museum)

Museum’s Website: https://www.museum.hokudai.ac.jp/english/


– Prof. Masaya Sawamura (Faculty of Science)

Laboratory’s website: https://wwwchem.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/~orgmet/index.php?id=25


– Assoc. Prof. Yoshinori Iizuka (Institute of Low Temperature Science)

Laboratory’s website: http://wwwice.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/en/index.html



The Young Scientists’ Award


– Assoc. Prof. Hiraku Atobe (Faculty of Science)

Department’s website: https://www2.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/dept/math/en


– Assoc. Prof. Shunichi Kamata (Faculty of Science)

Laboratory’s website: https://www.cosmo.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/~psg/index-e.html


– Assoc. Prof. Tasuku Nakajima (Faculty of Advanced Life Science)

Laboratory’s website: https://altair.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/g2/index_e.html


– Assoc. Prof. Shinya Furukawa (Institute for Catalysis)

Laboratory’s website: http://www.cat.hokudai.ac.jp/shimizu/



Original announcement (in Japanese)

https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/news/pdf/210407_pr.pdf

https://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/houdou/mext_00547.html



Written by Public Relations Division



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