The Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for Japan is awarded annually by the Millennium Science Forum to a young researcher from a Japanese University or research institute who has performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science.

The Millennium Science Forum was established in 1998 to promote scientific exchange between Britain and Japan.

The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder and Honorary President of Oxford Instruments plc. The Sir Martin Wood Prize winner receives ¥500,000 in cash and the opportunity to give a series of lectures in British Universities, including Oxford University. The lectures have acquired a good reputation in British Universities and contribute to the science and technology exchange between Japan and the UK.

We are delighted to announce Dr Michihisa Yamamoto from the Quantum-Phase Electronic Center, The University of Tokyo, and Center of Emergent Matters, RIKEN, Japan as the winner of the 2017 Sir Martin Wood Prize.

If you would like to have more information on all our Science Prize programmes, please email us at nanoscience@oxinst.com.

 

Previous winners of the Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan include –

Dr Akihito Ishizaki, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki (2016)
Dr Takuya Satoh, Kyushu University (2015)
Dr Masamitsu Hayashi, NIMS (2014)
Dr Naoya Shibata, University of Tokyo (2013)
Dr Daichi Chiba, Kyoto University (2012)
Dr Yukio Kawano, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2011)
Dr Shuichi Murakami, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2010)
Dr Yousoo Kim, RIKEN (2009)
Dr Teruo Ono, Kyoto University (2008)
Dr Eiji Saito, Keio University (2008)
Dr Akira Ohtomo, Tohoku University (2007)
Dr Kazutomo Suenaga, AIST (2006)
Dr Tsuyoshi Kimura, Osaka University (2005)
Dr Yuzo Ohno, Tohoku University (2004)
Dr Toshimasa Fujisawa, NTT basic research laboratories (2003)
Dr Ichiro Terasaki, Waseda University (2002)
Dr Keiya Shirahama, Keio University (2001
Dr Katsuya Shimizu, Osaka University and Dr Tokushi Kizuka, Nagoya University (2000) 
Dr Yasunobu Nakamura of NEC Corporation (1999)
 

The Sir Martin Wood Prize selection committee consists of eight senior professors from Japanese Universities and is chaired by Professor Hidetoshi Fukuyama from Tokyo University of Science.

Further details of the Sir Martin Wood Prize and nomination procedures can be obtained from the Secretariat at www.msforum.jp or email to msf@oxinst.co.jp.

Previous Winners of the Sir Martin Wood Science Prize

2005 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2005 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2006 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2006 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2007 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2007 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

Co-winners of the 2008 Sir Martin Wood Prize

Co-winners of the 2008 Sir Martin Wood Prize

2009 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2009 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2010 Science Prize Winner

2010 Science Prize Winner

2011 Sir Martin Wood Science Prize

2011 Sir Martin Wood Science Prize

2012 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2012 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner