Recipients of FY2015 MEXT Science and Technology Award Announced

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has announced the recipients of its FY2015 Ministerial Awards for Science and Technology, including four researchers from Nagoya University who will be granted awards for their valuable achievements (two for the Science and Technology Prize, and two for the Young Scientist Prize).


These prizes are awarded to researchers who have achieved significant advances in research, development, and promotion of public understanding for science and technology, with the aim of strengthening the motivation of researchers in the field and contributing to improvements in Japan's level of science and technology.


Awards are bestowed for the categories of Science and Technology (further categorized to "Development," "Research," "Promotion of Science and Technology," "Technology," and "Public Understanding"), Young Scientist, Creativity, and Nurturing Creativity in Schools.


The award ceremony will be held at MEXT on April 15 (Wed), 2015.


Recipients of Science and Technology Prize






Hiroshi Amano

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Basic Research on the Practical Use of Ultraviolet Semiconductor

Fumihito Arai

Professor, Institute of Innovation for Future Society

Research on Micromechatronics and its Application to the Biomedical Field


Recipients of Young Scientist Prize




Takayuki Umeda

Assistant Professor, Geospace Research Center, Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory

Research on Advanced Computer Simulation Methods of Space Plasma

Tomoko Nishiyama

Designated Lecturer, Institute for Advanced Research

Research on Chromosome Segregation Control Mechanisms in Higher Eukaryotes


Related Link: MEXT Website (in Japanese)