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2022 Award Winners

Posted: Dec. 21, 2022 Category: Announcement

The following are the recipients of the 2022 Awards given by the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ).


Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for 2022

  • Hiroshi Imahori (Kyoto University)
    Molecular Photoinduced Charge Separation for Science and Energy and Biological Applications
  • Nobuharu Iwasawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Catalytic Carbon Dioxide Fixation Reactions Based on Transition Metal Complexes and Their Systems
  • Atsushi Fukuoka (Hokkaido University)
    Development of Solid Catalysts for Depolymerization of Cellulosic Biomass and Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Toshiaki Murai (Gifu University)
    Development of New Reactions and Materials Based on the Characteristics of
    Unsaturated Bonds Containing Heavier Main Group Elements
  • Michio Murata (Osaka University)
    Structures and Functions of Lipids and Membrane-active Molecules in Biological Environments
  • Kimihisa Yamamoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Studies on Precision Creation of Subnano-particles

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work for 2022

  • Ryu Abe (Kyoto University)
    Development of Non-Oxide Photocatalysts for Visible-Light-Induced Water Splitting
    Based on Surface Modification and Band Engineering
  • Tadashi Ema (Okayama University)
    Upgrading Molecular Recognition and Catalysis with Cooperative Effects
  • Yasuhiro Ohki (Kyoto University)
    Synthesis of Biomimetic Cluster Complexes and Reduction of Inert Small Molecules
  • Hiroki Oguri (The University of Tokyo)
    Development of Rapid Synthetic Approaches of Natural Product Analogues by
    Expansion of Biosynthetic Processes
  • Itaru Osaka (Hiroshima University)
    Development of High-Performance Semiconducting π-Conjugated Polymers with
    Controlled Crystallinity and Molecular Orientation
  • Mamoru Tobisu (Osaka University)
    Development of Non-classical Methods for Molecular Activation by Organic Nucleophiles and Its Application to Catalysis
  • Yoshiaki Nakao (Kyoto University)
    Studies on Site-selective C-H Functionalization by Cooperative Metal Catalysis
  • Yoshiko Miura (Kyushu University)
    Development of Well-defined Glycopolymers with Molecular Recognition Ability
  • Yohei Yamamoto (University of Tsukuba)
    Precise Design of Organic/Polymeric Microstructures with Novel Optical and Laser Functions
  • Shen Ye (Tohoku University)
    Reaction Mechanism Elucidation and Functionality Creation by Structural Control at the Solid/Solution Interfaces

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists for 2022

  • Sobi Asako (RIKEN)
    Exploration of Organosodium Chemistry and Development of Organic Reactions through Twofold Cleavage and Selective Cleavage of Inert Bonds
  • Koji Kubota (Hokkaido University)
    Pioneering and Developing Solid-State Mechano-Organic Synthetic Chemistry
  • Rui Shang (The University of Tokyo)
    Organic Synthesis Driven by Iron Catalysis and Applications for Functional Materials
  • Hiroki Takazawa (The University of Tokyo)
    Molecular Manipulation by Confinement in a Discrete Cavity for Precise Molecular Conversion
  • Takamasa Tsukamoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Development of New Synthesis Methods and Proposition of New Design Methods for Quantum-sized Materials
  • Takashi Toyao (Hokkaido University)
    Development of CO2 Conversion Catalysts Using an Extrapolative Machine Learning Method
  • Yoshiki Niihori (Tokyo University of Science)
    Establishment of Precise Separation Methods and Elucidation of Reactivity and Optical Properties for Ligand-Protected Metal Clusters
  • Hiroshi Masai (The University of Tokyo)
    Development of Material Functionalities via Temporal Activations of Stable
    Supramolecular Transition-Metal Complexes
  • Keiji Murayama (Nagoya University)
    Study on Versatile Biological Tools Composed of Acyclic Xeno Nucleic Acids

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Outstanding Young Women Chemists for 2022

  • Yurina Sekine (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
    Development of Highly Functional Environmental Materials by Hierarchical Structure Control under Microscopic Solid-liquid Interfaces as Reaction Fields
  • Mao Fukuyama (Tohoku University)
    Control of Molecular Transfer between Aqueous Phase and Micelles and Its Application to Bioassays in Microfluidics

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Development for 2022

  • Maki Sato/Fuyuhiko Kubota/Shoichi Gyobu/Shinya Kanetaka/Tamayo Sasai (TOYOBO
    Co., Ltd.)
    Development and Industrialization of Novel Aluminum Catalysts for Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • Masato Masuda/Tomohiko Matsuura/Tatsuya Ishikawa/Jyoji Funakoshi/Koujirou Inada (Toray Industries, Inc.)
    Development of Highly Functional Textiles by Precise Control of Fiber Cross-Section Morphology

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists in Technical Development for 2022

  • Yasunori Ichihashi/Hirotoshi Sakaino (Toray Industries, Inc.)
    Research and Development of Highly Stable Organic Phosphors, and Their Application to Color Conversion Sheets for Wide Color Gamut Liquid Crystal Displays

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Chemical Education for 2022

  • Munetaka Nakata (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
    Publication of Intelligible Textbooks and Edification of the International System of Units (SI)
  • Satoshi Nakamura (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Challenges to Chemistry Education at Society, University, and KOSEN

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Merits for Chemical Education for 2022

  • Kazutoshi Ueda (Hiroshima Municipal Motomachi Senior High School)
    Development and Practice of Teaching Materials Using a Solar Furnace and Contribution
    to Regional Chemistry Education
  • Hirobumi Kondo (Hokkaido Sapporo Keisei High School)
    Contribution to Development of Experimental Teaching Materials and Promotion of
    Science Education
  • Kenji Takagishi (Kochi Prefectural Kochi Otemae High School)
    The Promotion and Spread of Activities Related to Chemistry Education in
    Kochi Prefecture
  • Takeya Nishimaki (Nagano Prefectural Matsumoto Fukashi Senior High School)
    Development of Experimental Teaching Materials, Methods, Software, etc., and
    Contribution to Chemical Education

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Achievements for 2022

  • Tomomi Kudo (Tohoku University)
    Design and Construction of Scientific Measurement Apparatuses and Advanced Glass Fabrication Technology for Material Science

Winners of The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Distinguished Service for 2022

  • Sakae Uemura (Kyoto University)
    Contribution toward Foundation and Developments of "Chemical Heritage" in Japan

Winners of Nagakura Saburo Award for 2022

  • Ryu Abe (Kyoto University)
    Development of Non-Oxide Photocatalysts for Visible-Light-Induced Water Splitting
    Based on Surface Modification and Band Engineering