World Class Researchers

Order of Cultural Merit

Department (at the time of NU faculty member) Name Specialty Date
Graduate School of Engineering

Hiroshi Amano

Electrical and Electronical Materials Engineering November, 2014
School of Engineering

Isamu Akasaki

Semiconductor Electronics November, 2011
School of Science

Sumio Iijima

Materials Science November, 2009
School of Science

Toshihide Maskawa

Elementary Particle Physics November, 2008
School of Science

Osamu Shimomura

Marine Biology November, 2008
Graduate School of Science

Makoto Kobayashi

Elementary Particle Physics November, 2008
School of Science

Kiyoshi Ito

Mathematics November, 2008
School of Science

Koji Nakanishi

Organic Chemistry November, 2007
Graduate School of Science

Ryoji Noyori

Organic Reaction Chemistry November, 2000
School of Medicine

Shinji Takahashi

Radiology November, 1984
School of Medicine

Yasu Kuno

Physiology November, 1963
School of Medicine, NU President

Seizo Katsunuma

Hematology / Aviation Medicine November, 1954