NEWS (Awards)

2016
 Mr. Hiroki ARAZOE received the 7th JSPS IKUSHI Prize.   





 Mr. Keiichi YANO received SPSJ International Polymer Conference 2016, Young Scientist Poster Award.  
“Nematic-to-Columnar Geometrical Transformation of Liquid Crystalline Assembly by Supramolecular Polymerization of Discotic Dopant”





 Mr. Toshiya MATSUI received The 6th CSJ Chemistry Festa, Poster Award.  
“Synthesis and Function of Photoreactive Crystalline Nanotube”





 Mr. Yukinaga Suzuki received The 6th CSJ Chemistry Festa, Poster Award.  
“Supramolecular Chain-Growth Polymerization with Bowl-Shaped Monomers”





 Mr. Toshiaki TAKEUCHI received The 6th CSJ Chemistry Festa, Poster Award.  
“Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for High Performance MRI Contrast Agents”





 Mr. Koki SANO received The 6th CSJ Chemistry Festa, Poster Award.  
“Photonic Water”





 Mr. Jiheong KANG was selected for Reaxys PhD Prize 2016. 





 Mr. Koki SANO received 8th Japanese-Italian Liquid Crystal Workshop, Premio Iride (Poster Award). 





 Ms. Rina Mogaki received Scifinder Future Leaders 2016 award. 





 Mr. Yoshiki SHIBUYA received The Chemical Society of Japan, Student Presentation Award.  
“Blue Emissive Pyrene-Based Liquid Crystal Based on an Intramolecular CH-π Interaction”





 Mr. Yu YANAGISAWA received The Chemical Society of Japan, Student Presentation Award.  
“Single-Component, Tough and Self-Healable Supramolecular Plastics”





 Mr. Hiroshi YAMAGISHI received The Chemical Society of Japan, Student Presentation Award.  
“A Thermodynamically Stable Porous Molecular Crystal Featuring Weak Intermolecular Interactions”





 Mr. Koki SANO received the University of Tokyo Dean’s Award. 





 Dr. Takuzo AIDA received The University of Tokyo, School of Engineering, Faculty Award for His World Class 
    Research Acheivements
 Ms. Rina MOGAKI received BASF Rising Star PhD Award.  





 Dr. Yoshimitsu ITOH received Chemical Society of Japan, Lecture Award for Young Chemist.

2015
 Mr. Chienyu CHEN received The 5th CSJ Chemistry Festa, Poster Award.  
                             “”Caged” Molecular Glue Uncaged by Cancer Specific Signals”




 Mr. Koki SANO received SPSJ Gel Workshop in Sendai, Poster Award.  
                              “A Hydrogel with Electrostatic Repulsion between 2D Electrolytes”




 Dr. Takuzo AIDA received Leo Esaki Prize
 Mr. Jiheong KANG received 4th International Supramolecular System Symposium (ISSS),
                                  Poster Presentation Award, First Prize.  
                               “Right- and Left-handed Supramolecular Helices from Single Chiral Molecules”



 Mr. Hiroshi YAMAGISHI received the 10th ISMSC-2015, Poster Award. 





 Mr. Michihisa UEDA received the Gordon Research Conference (Physical Organic Chemistry), Poster Award.
                                                                                                                                                                  




 Mr. Noriyuki UCHIDA received The Chemical Society of Japan, Student Presentation Award.   
                        “GTP-Responsive Tubulin Vesicle with a Photoreactive Molecular Glue for DDS Carrier”




 Mr. Koki SANO received The MERIT Colloquium, Presentation Award, First Prise.  





 Mr. Hiroshi YAMAGISHI received the University of Tokyo Dean’s Award. 





 Ms. Younsoo KIM received the University of Tokyo Dean’s Award. 





 Ms. Younsoo KIM received International Symposium on Smart Biomaterials, 3rd Hoffman Family Symposium,
                                Outstanding Student Award for Poster Presentation.   
                        “Anisotropic and Unidirectional Actuation of NIPAM-based Hydrogels Doped with Uniformly
                              Aligned Inorganic Nanosheets” 


 Ms. Younsoo KIM received MANA International Symposium 2015, Excellent Poster Presentation Award.   
                        “Large, unidirectional motion of a thermoresponsive hydrogel
                               driven by switchable internal electrostatic repulsion” 



 Mr. Koki SANO received The 3rd MERIT Camp, Poster Award, First Prise.  






 Mr. Takeshi KONDA received Enhancing Development of Global Entrepreneur (EDGE) Program,
                                    Best Presenter Award, First Prise.  





2014
 Mr. Koki SANO received The 2014 International Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry and
                             Functional Materials, Rising Star Award.  




 Mr. Jiheong KANG received BASF Rising Star PhD Award.  





 Ms. Seunghyun SIM received BASF Rising Star PhD Award.  





 Mr. Keiichi YANO received SPSJ International Polymer Conference 2014, Young Scientist Poster Award.  
                        “Development of Helical Supramolecular Polymer as Liquid Crystalline Dopants”




 Mr. Tianqi LI received The 4th CSJ Chemistry Festa, Poster Award.  
                        “Design of Phantom Carrier for Drug Delivery into Multi-Tissue”




 Ms. Mizuki SASAKI received The 4th CSJ Chemistry Festa, Poster Award.  
                                   “ATP-Responsive Molecular Glue for Site-Selective Enzyme Activation”




 Mr. Hiroshi YAMAGISHI received The 7th ChemBio Hybrid Lecture, Poster Award (1st Prize).  





 Mr. Hiroshi YAMAGISHI received The Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry, Presentation Award.  





 Mr. Hiroshi YAMAGISHI received TSRC : Molecular Rotors, Motors, and Switches, Poster Award.  





 Ms. Younsoo KIM received NIMS Conference 2014, Best Poster Award.   
                        “Anomalous Anisotropic Thermoresponse of NIPAM-based Hydrogels Doped with Uniformly 
                              Aligned Inorganic Nanosheets”



 Mr. Hiroki ARAZOE received The Society of Polymer Science Japan Annual Meeting, Poster Award.
                                   “Development of Graphitic Carbon Nitride Thin Film”




 Mr. Rina MOGAKI received The Society of Polymer Science Japan Annual Meeting, Poster Award.
                                   “Affinity Molecular Glues Carrying a Protein-Recognizing Ligand”





 Dr. Kohei SATO received The Chemical Society of Japan, Student Presentation Award.   
                        “Encapsulation of Fullerenes by Columnar Liquid Crystalline Bowl-Shaped Peptidic Macrocycle”




 Ms. Younsoo KIM received The Chemical Society of Japan, Student Presentation Award.   
                        “Anomalous Anisotropic Thermoresponse of NIPAM-based Hydrogels Doped with Uniformly 
                              Aligned Inorganic Nanosheets”



 Dr. Kohei SATO received the University of Tokyo Dean’s Award.   





 Ms. Rina MOGAKI received the University of Tokyo Dean’s Award.   






2013
 Dr. Nobuhiko HOSONO received the 29th Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists.   
                                          “Design of Functional Polymer Brushes for Large-Area Hierarchical Molecular Order”




 Mr. Daigo MIYAJIMA received the 3rd JSPS IKUSHI Prize.   
                                       “Development of Novel Soft Materials Based on Hydrogen Bondings”




 Mr. Daigo MIYAJIMA received the University of Tokyo President’s Award.   
                                       




 Dr. Yoshimitsu ITOH received the Gordon Research Conference (Self-Assembly & Supramolecular Chemistry)
                                  Emerging Leaders Award.
 Mr. Yusuke SAITO received the 24th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry, Poster Award.  
                                  “Structural Effects of Ionic Liquids on Liquid-phase Exfoliation of Graphite”




 Ms. Seunghyum SIM received the CEMS Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry& Functional Materials 2013,
                                    Rising Star Award.  
                                  “Engineering protein GroEL for bio-active guest delivery vehicle”





2012
 Dr. Takuzo AIDA received Honorary Fellowship of the Chemical Research Society of India
 Mr. Takahiro FUKINO received The Chemical Society of Japan, Student Presentation Award. 
                                      “Folding and Self-assembly of 'Multi-joint Polymer' Consisting of π-Conjugated Chiral
                                        Ferrocene as Molecular Pivot”



 Mr. Wei ZHANG received the University of Tokyo Deans Award.  
 Mr. Wei ZHANG received Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad.  





 Mr. Kohei SATO received the Japanese Liquid Crystal Society, Poster Award for Students.  
                              “Columnarly Assembled  Liquid-Crystalline Peptidic Macrocycle”




 Mr. Seiya TANAKA received the 23rd Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry, Poster Award.  
                                  “Toward Ultralow-Bandgap Liquid Crystalline Semiconductors: Use of Triply Fused 
                                   Metalloporphyrin Trimer–Pentamer as Extra-large π-Extended Mesogenic Motifs”



 Ms. Saki YOKIMIZO received the 1st International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials, 
                                                                                                                              Best Poster Award.  
                                    “One-Dimensional Assembly of a Peptidic Macrocycle Synchronous to Phosphate
                                      Anion Inclusion”


 Mr. Noriyuki UCHIDA received the 9th SPSJ International Polymer Conference, Young Scientist Poster Award.
                                      “Photoreactive Molecular Glue Capable of Converting Its Temporary Adhesion to
                                        Permanent Fixation for Modification of Biomacromolecules”                            



 Mr. Toshihiro SENDAI received the 9th SPSJ International Polymer Conference, Young Scientist Poster Award.
                                      “Photo-cleavable Bionanotubes: Photo-reversible Supramolecular Polymerization of
                                        Molecular Chaperones”  





2011
 Dr. Takuzo AIDA received the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award.
 Dr. Takuzo AIDA received the Fujihara Award.
 Dr. Nobuhiko HOSONO received the University of Tokyo Deans Award.
 Dr. Nobuhiko HOSONO received the Riken Research Incentive Award.
 Mr. Shuvendu BISWAS received the Gordon Research Conferences (Chemistry of Supramolecules & Assemblies),
                                       Rising Stars Award.  




 Mr. Yushi SUZUKI received the 7th International Dendrimer Symposium, Student Poster Gold Award.  





 Mr. Tsuneaki SAKURAI received the Japanese Liquid Crystal Society, Poster Award for Students.  
                                       "Liquid Crystalline Fused Metalloporphyrin Dimers: Remarkable Effect of Central Metal
                                        Ions on Macroscopic Orientation Behaviors "




2010
 Dr. Takuzo AIDA received a Medal with Purple Ribbon.
 Mr. Nobuhiko HOSONO received The Chemical Society of Japan, Lecture Award for Students.
    “Macroscopic Hierarchical Ordering of Photochromic Polymer Brush that Exhibits a Remarkable Photomechanical 
      Function”
 Mr. Hendrik O. LINTANG received The Chemical Society of Japan, Lecture Award for Students.
    “Encouraged Self-repairing of 1D Molecular Assembly in Mesoporous Silica by a ‘Nanoscopic Template Effect’”
 Mr. Biswas SHUVENDU received The Chemical Society of Japan, Lecture Award.
    “Tubular Assembly of Molecular Chaperone (2): Design of Stimuli-responsiveness for Advanced DDS”
 Mr. Takashi KAJITANI received The Chemical Society of Japan, Lecture Award.
    “Oligo(o-phenylene): Formation of a Liquid Crystalline Phase from a Cylindrical Pi-Conjugated Helix and Its
      Macroscopic Alignment Capability”
 Dr. Yohei YAMAMOTO received Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists.
    “Development of Electroactive Nanomaterials by Self-assembly”

2009
 Dr. Takuzo AIDA received Chemical Society of Japan Award.
    “Tailoring Nanoscale Functions through Precision Control of Molecular Interactions”
 Dr. Takuzo AIDA received American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry.
     “For his seminal and creative achievements demonstrating novel syntheses and functions of linear, dendritic, and
       supramolecular polymers”
 Dr. Takahiro MURAOKA received Inoue Foundation for Science Research Award for Young Scientists.
    “Design of Molecular Machines with Interlocked Movable Units”
 Mr. Tsuneaki SAKURAI received Poster Award at Yonsei University-The University of Tokyo Joint Symposium.
    “Prominent Electron Transfer Property Observed for Triply Fused Porphyrin Dimer”
 Dr. Yohei YAMAMOTO received The Chemical Society of Japan, Lecture Award for Young Chemist.
    “Development of electroactive nanotube via self-assembly”
 Dr. Yohei YAMAMOTO received The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Award for Encouragement of Research
     in Polymer Science.
     “Construction of Electroactive Nanotubes via Self-Assembly”
 Dr. Takahiro MURAOKA received The Chemical Society of Japan, Lecture Award for Young Chemist.
     “Light-Triggered Transformation and Transmission of Mechanical Motions through
       Covalent and Non-Covalent Bonds”

2008
 Dr. Akihiko TSUDA received Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists.
  “Design of Porphyrin Nanoclusters Toward the Discovery of Novel Functions”
 Dr. Takanori FUKUSHIMA received Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education,
    Culture, Sports, Science and Technology The Young Scientists' Prize.
    “Studies on π-electronic nanomaterials”
 Dr. Takanori FUKUSHIMA received Chemical Society of Japan Lecture Award for Young Chemists.
    “Development of Soft Materials Based on Carbon Rich Nanotubes”
 Dr. Akihiro KISHIMURA received Inoue Foundation for Science Research Award for Young Scientists.
    “Novel Luminescent Materials Based on the Self-assembly via Metal-Metal Interactions among Group 11 Metal
      Ions”
 Ms. Yuka NAGAMINE received 1st Prize in General Poster Awards at 20th international symposium on chirality.
    “Spectroscopic Visualization of Fluidic Flows using a Dye-containing Nanofiber”
 Dr. Jin MOTOYANAGI received Chemical Society of Japan Presentation Award.
    “Hexabenzocoronene Derivatives bearing Amphiphilic Side Chain: Formation of Columnar Liquid Crystalline
      Phase and Photo Current Properties below Room Temperature”
 Dr. Md. Akhtarul ALAM received Chemical Society of Japan Presentation Award.
    “Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposite Consist of Polyoxometalate and Polymer (1): Organic/Inorganic
      Pseudorotaxane”

2007
 Dr. Kazushi KINBARA received Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education,
    Culture, Sports, Science and Technology The Young Scientists' Prize.
    “Studies on Development of Molecular Machines in the Field of Organic Chemistry”
 Dr. Kentaro TASHIRO received Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists.
    “Molecular Design of π-Electronic Space for Manipulation of Fullerenes”
 Dr. Yohei YAMAMOTO received Chemical Society of Japan Presentation Award.
    “Photoconducting and Photovoltaic Properties of Coaxial Nanotubes Consisting of Electron Donor and Acceptor
      Molecular Layers”
 Dr. Takahiro MURAOKA received Univ. of Tokyo, Grad. School of Engineering Dean's Prize.
    “Design of Molecular Machines with Interlocked Movable Units”
 Dr. Takuya YAMAMOTO received Chemical Society of Japan Presentation Award.
    “Nanotube and Nanocoil Formation by Self-assembly of Amphiphilic Hexabenzocoronene Derivatives bearing
      Norbornene Termini”
 Mr. Tsuneaki SAKURAI received Poster Award at Yonsei University-The University of Tokyo Joint Symposium.
    “n-Type LC Organic Semiconductors from Fused Metalloporphyrin Dimers”

2006
 Dr. Yohei YAMAMOTO received Japan Society of Applied Physics, Presentation Award.
    “Photoconductive Properties of Hexabenzocoronene Nanotubes bearing an Electron Acceptor”
 Dr. Donglin JIANG received Society of Polymer Science Japan Wiley Polymer Chemistry Award.
    “Synthesis and Functions of Polymers with Tree-Like Morphology”
 Dr. Donglin JIANG received Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education,
    Culture, Sports, Science and Technology The Young Scientists' Prize.
    “Research on Functional Nano-Materials in Polymer Chemistry”
 Mr. Takahiro MURAOKA received Chemical Society of Japan Lecture Award for Students.
    “Transmission of Molecular Motions through Non–Covalent Bonds in Molecular Machinery”
 Ms. Junko AIMI received Poster Award at International Symposium on Chiral Discrimination.
    “A Homochiral Supramolecular Metalloporphyrin Box and Its Application to Chiroptical Sensing”
 Mr. Makoto YANAGISAWA received Poster Award at Symposium on Coordination Chemistry.
    “Iridium–Porphyrin Cyclic Dimer: The Strongest Host Molecule for Fullerene Encapsulation Ever”
 Ms. Satoko YOSHIZAKI received Poster Award at Symposium on Host–Guest Chemistry.
    “Solubilization of Metallofullerene into Water using Hydrophilic Dendrimer with Porphyrin Cyclic Dimer and its
      Application to MRI Contrast Agent”
 Ms. Eri HIRAHARA received Poster Award at Symposium on Host–Guest Chemistry.
    “Guest-Driven Transformation of Pt(II)/Pt(IV) Mixed-Valence Assemblies”

2005
 Dr. Takanori FUKUSHIMA received Society of Polymer Science Japan Wiley Polymer Chemistry Award.
     ”Development of π-Electronic Supramolecular and Macromolecular Nanomaterials”
 Dr. Takuzo AIDA and Dr. Kazushi KINBARA received American Chemical Society Arthur K. Doolittle Award.
    “Functional Nanomaterials by Supramolecular and Macromolecular Approaches”
 Dr. Kentaro TASHIRO received Chemical Society of Japan Lecture Award for Young Chemists.
    “Development of Metal Porphyrin–Fullerene Supramolecular Chemistry”

2004
 Mr. Tsuyohiko FUJIGAYA received Chemical Society of Japan Lecture Award for Students.
    “Development of Integrated Spin-crossover Complex by Self-assembly: Switching Magnetic properties by Phase
      Transition”
 Mr. Jin MOTOYANAGI received Chemical Society of Japan Lecture Award for Young Chemists.
    “Anomalous Self-assembly of Ionic Triphenylene”

2000
 Dr. Donglin JIANG received Chemical Society of Japan Lecture Award for Young Chemists.
    “Exploration of Functional Materials Based on Dendritic Macromolecules”

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