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2021 Award Winners

Posted: May. 13, 2022

The following are the recipients of the 2021 Awards given by the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ).


Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for 2021

  • Katsuhiko Ariga (National Institute for Materials Science)
    Pioneering Contributions to Layer-by-Layer Assembly and Molecular Recognition at Interfaces
  • Jianping Gong (Hokkaido University)
    Creation of Diverse Soft Materials with High Toughness by Sacrificial Bond Principle
  • Takahiro Seki (Nagoya Univerisity)
    Development of New Strategies for Photoresponsive Soft materials Based on the
    Molecular Assembly
  • Norihiro Tokitoh (Kyoto University)
    Elucidation of the Inherent Potential of Heavier Main Group Elements Based on the
    Creation of Unexplored Molecules
  • Hiroyuki Furuta (Kyushu University)
    Creation and Development of N-Confused Porphyrinoid Chemistry
  • Hiroshi Miyasaka (Osaka University)
    Studies on Multiple-Photon Responses of Molecules in Condensed Phase by Ultrashort
    Pulsed Lasers

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work for 2021

  • Takeaki Iwamoto (Tohoku University)
    Study on Isolable Low-coordinate Silicon Compounds Balancing Stability and Reactivity
  • Hideyuki Otsuka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Research on Polymer Reactions Based on Dynamic Covalent Chemistry
  • Toshihiro Okamoto (The University of Tokyo)
    Development of High-performance, Highly Stable and Solution-processable Organic
    Semiconductors for Organic CMOS Integrated Circuits
  • Ken Kamikawa (Osaka Prefecture University)
    Studies on Stereoselective Synthesis of Helicene and Multiple Helicene Utilizing
    Transition
    Metal Catalyst
  • Shinsuke Sando (The University of Tokyo)
    Development of Hyperpolarized NMR Molecular Probes for Biological Applications
  • Daniel Citterio (Keio University)
    Development of Functional Organic Dyes and Paper-Based Analytical Devices for
    Chemical and Biochemical Sensing
  • Yuichi Negishi (Tokyo University of Science)
    Structure Control of Metal Clusters and Their Application in Energy and Environmental
    Catalysts
  • Satoshi Maeda (Hokkaido University)
    Development of Computational Methods for Exploring Unknown Chemical Reactions
    Based on Quantum Chemical Calculations
  • Shiki Yagai (Chiba University)
    Development of π-Stacked Supramolecular Assemblies with Diverse Topologies
  • Kazuya Yamaguchi (The University of Tokyo)
    Development of Environmentally Friendly Dehydrogenative Oxidation Reactions Using Multi-Functional Heterogeneous Catalysts

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists for 2021

  • Yusuke Ishigaki (Hokkaido University)
    Control of Structures and Physical Properties of Highly Strained π-Electronic Systems
  • Fumitaka Ishiwari (Osaka University)
    Development of Polymers and Molecular Assemblies with Two-Dimensional Structures
  • Hiroshi Inaba (Tottori University)
    Development of Dynamic Bionanostructures Based on Peptides
  • Tetsuya Kambe (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Development of Precisely Controlled Structures Containing Typical Metal Elements for Preparing Superatoms
  • Kohei Kusada (Kyoto University)
    Development of Functional Metal Nanoparticles by Solid Solution and Phase Control through Non-equilibrium Synthesis
  • Shinjiro Takano (The University of Tokyo)
    Targeted Synthesis of Ligand-Protected Gold Superatoms and Exploration of Their
    Design Principles
  • Asuka Namai (The University of Tokyo)
    Development of High-Performance Ferrite Magnets and the Advancement to Next-Generation Electromagnetic Wave Absorbers
  • Taisuke Matsuno (The University of Tokyo)
    Development of Dynamic Supramolecular Assemblies Composed of Rigid Cylindrical Molecules
  • Tatsuhiko Yoshino (Hokkaido University)
    Studies on Catalytic C-H Functionalization Reactions and Their Enantiocontrol

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Outstanding Young Women Chemists for 2021

  • Rui Kamada (Hokkaido University)
    Chemical Studies on the Structure and Function of Cancer- and Immunity-related
    Proteins
  • Yuna Kim (Hokkaido University)
    Development of External Stimuli-responsive Dynamic Molecular Materials with Optical
    and Mechanical Functions

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Development for 2021

  • Syuichi Inoue (Osaka Gas Marketing Co., Ltd.) / Takayuki Nakao (Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.) / Tadashi Saito (Osaka Gas Marketing Co., Ltd.) / Shigefumi Nishimura (Shimizu Co., Ltd.) / Tetsuro Fujimoto (KYOSERA Corporation)
    Development of Electrodeposition Coating for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Interconnector
  • Sadayuki Kobayashi / Hideki Matsumoto / Hideo Matsuoka / Sadanori Kumazawa / Shinichiro Ochiai (Toray Industries, Inc.)
    Development and Industrialization of PBT/PC Co-Continuous High-Performance
    Nano-Alloy via Spinodal Decomposition

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists in Technical Development for 2021

  • Yusuke Kofuji (TOSHIBA Corporation)
    Development of a High-throughput CO2 Electrolysis Cell Toward Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Chemical Education for 2021

  • Norikazu Miyoshi (Tokushima University)
    Promotion of Education for Human Resources Development in Science through Collaborative Projects between High Schools and Universities
  • Shizuaki Murata (Nagoya Univerisity)
    Innovation in Sustainability and Safety of Chemical Experiments through Inter-university Collaboration

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Merits for Chemical Education for 2021

  • Koji Takamura (National Institute of Technology, Asahikawa College)
    Education for Developing Scientific Potential of Children Born and Raised in Hokkaido
  • Masatada Matsuoka (Fukuoka University)
    Development of Experimental Materials and Promotion of Inquiry-Based Study of
    Science
  • Kiichi Yamamoto (Shibaura Institute of Technorogy Kashiwa Junior & Senior High School)
    Development and Dissemination of Experimental Teaching Materials and Contribution to Research Activities of Students

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Achievements for 2021

  • Tomonori Toyoda (Institute for Molecular Science)
    Development of Arithmetic Instruments in Photo-Induced Force Microscope and Control Systems for Promoting Molecular Science

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Distinguished Service for 2021

  • Renji Okazaki (Former University of Tokyo) , Kiyoshi Mutai (Former University of Tokyo)
    Contribution toward Translation of "Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry IUPAC Recommendations and Preferred Names 2013" and Drafting Its Revised Version

Winners of Nagakura Saburo Award for 2021

  • Satoshi Maeda (Hokkaido University)
    Development of Computational Methods for Exploring Unknown Chemical Reactions
    Based on Quantum Chemical Calculations