Sir Martin Wood Science Prize Winner
25 May 2012

Dr Yukio Kawano, Associate Professor in the Quantum Nanoelectronics Research Center at Tokyo Institute of Technology was awarded the Sir Martin Wood Prize at the "Millennium Science Forum" held at the British Embassy in Tokyo in November 2011. He was awarded the prize for his study of Terahertz wave detection based on low-dimensional electron systems. Dr Kawano will give lectures on his research to UK research groups at the following venues: 29th May in Cambridge University, 30th May in Manchester University, 31st May in Oxford University and 1st June at University College London.  

The Millennium Science Forum is sponsored by Oxford Instruments and was established in 1998 to promote scientific exchange between the UK and Japan and award prizes to young scientists who have performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science. The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder and Honorary President of Oxford Instruments plc. Professor Hidetoshi Fukuyama from Tokyo University of Science chairs the Sir Martin Wood prize selection committee and 7 senior Professors from Japanese Universities sit on the committee. The prize winner receives ¥500,000 in cash and has the opportunity to give a series of lectures in UK Universities.

Previous winners of the Sir Martin Wood Prize include Dr Yasunobu Nakamura of NEC Corporation, Dr Tokushi Kizuka, Nagoya University, Dr Katsuya Shimizu, Osaka University, Dr Keiya Shirahama, Keio University, Dr.Ichiro Terasaki, Waseda University, Dr Toshimasa Fujisawa, from NTT basic research laboratories, Dr Yuzo Ohno, Tohoku University, Dr.Tsuyoshi Kimura, Osaka University , Dr Kazutomo Suenaga, AIST, Dr Akira Ohtomo, Tohoku University, Dr Teruo Ono, Kyoto University, Dr Eiji Saitoh, Tohoku University Dr. Yousoo Kim from RIKEN and Dr Shuichi Murakami from Tokyo Institute of Technology

Further details of the prize and nomination procedures can be obtained from the Secretariat at or home page

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