Condensed-Matter Science Prize

Condensed-Matter Science Prize is a prize established in 2006 by the donation from Profs. Jun Akimitsu and Hidetoshi Fukuyama to encourage the young researchers in condensed matter science.

Name (Affiliation at time of award)
1st Award
2006
Satoru Nakatsuji (The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo)
“Development of new materials with geometrical frustration”
Shuichi Murakami (Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
“Theoretical studies on spin Hall effect”
2nd Award
2007
Dai Aoki (CEA-Grenoble)
“Discovery of heavy electron superconductors with uranium and transuranic elements”
Hitoshi Seo (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
“Theoretical studies on charge orderings in organic conductors”
3rd Award
2008
Yoichi Kamihara (JST)
“Discovery of iron Pnictides high temperature superconductors “
Akihisa Koga (Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
“Theoretical studies on dimer spins with diagonal bonds and Mott transition in multi-orbital systems”
4th Award
2009
Daichi Chiba (Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)
“Studies on electric field effects in ferromagnetic semiconductors”
Hosho Katsura (JSPS Overseas Research Fellow)
“Theoretical studies on magnetic ferroelectrics”
5th Award
2010
Takayuki Kiss (Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)
“Development of photoemission spectroscopy with ultra-high resolution”
Michikazu Kobayashi (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
“Theoretical studies on quantum turbulence”
6th Award
2011
Kentaro Kitagawa (The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo)
“Development of ultra-high pressure cell for NMR measurements and its application to studies on physical properties”
7th Award
2012
Atsushi Tsukazaki (Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
“Fabrication of high quality ZnO thin films and their application to oxide electronics”
Shinsei Ryu (The University of Illinois at Urbana–
Champaign)
“Establishment of the systematics of electronic states in solids in terms of topology”
8th Award
2013
Kenichi Uchida (Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University)
“Discovery of Spin Seebeck effect and contribution to the developments of physics on spin and thermal currents”
Yuki Fuseya (Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications)
“Theoretical studies on Dirac electrons and their quantum transport phenomena in solids”
9th Award
2014
Satoru Matsuishi (Materials Research Center for Element Strategy, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Creation of functional electride hydride”
Takeshi Mizushima (Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)
“Theoretical study of topological superfluidity and superconductivity”
10th Award
2015
Fumitaka Kagawa (RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science)
“Study of strongly correlated electron systems in molecular solids”
Akihito Ishizaki (Research Center of Integrative Molecular Systems, Institute for Molecular Science)
“Theory of real-time quantum dissipative dynamics and its application to photosynthesis initial process”
11th Award
2016
Kazuhiko Maeda (Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Development of a new photocatalytic system to realize water decomposition by visible light”
12th Award
2017
Masayuki Suda (Institute for Molecular Science)
“Mott insulator-superconductor phase control using molecular photoisomerization reaction”
Haruki Watanabe (School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
“Study on topology of band structure using space group”
13th Award
2018
Yoshikazu Mizuguchi (Graduate School of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
“Development and mechanism elucidation of layered chalcogenide superconductors”
Takeshi Kawasaki (Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University)
“Theoretical study on structure and dynamics of supercooled liquids”
14th Award
2019
Shunichiro Kittaka (The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo)
“Determination of the Superconducting Gap Structures by Precise Specific Heat Measurements at Very Low Temperature”
Hideyuki Mizuno (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
“Theoretical Study on the Hierarchical Structures of the Mechanical Properties of Glass”