Public Relations Office January 6, 2017
Katsunori Wakabayashi, Professor of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy in the School of Science and Technology, has been awarded the 13th (2016) Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Award.
The objective of this award is to promote the development of Japanese academic research to world-class levels. Each year, holders of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree under the age of 45, who work in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and who have produced superior results in their research careers, are selected for this award. Twenty-five such researchers received the award in 2016.
Professor Wakabayashi, one of this year’s recipients, received the award for his work on the theory of nanoscale effects on the electronic properties of graphene.
The award ceremony will be held on February 8 at the Japan Academy in Tokyo.