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Professor Yoshihiro Kubozono received the Cultural Award

Posted on : July 17, 2020

On July 13, the 72nd Okayama Prefecture Cultural Award and the 21st Okayama Art Award were held at Lunes Hall (Uchi Yamashita, Kita-ku, Okayama City). Professor Yoshihiro Kubozono of Recearch Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (RIIS) received the Cultural Award at the award ceremony. In the ceremony, Prof. Kubozono was awarded a certificate of merit and a supplementary prize by the Governor of Okayama Prefecture, Mr. Ryuta Ibaraki.

Professor Kubozono has been engaged in research on solid state chemistry for many years and has achieved a worldwide reputation for his research achievements. In particular, he is working on superconductivity of new carbon materials such as fullerenes and organic transistors and he has left a long list of achievements. His research on the superconducting properties of alkali-metal doped pithene was published in Nature journal. Recently, he has been actively engaged in research on superconductivity and transistors in carbon and inorganic two-dimensional layered materials. He is also actively engaged in research on superconductivity under high pressure. In addition, He was appointed as the first director of RIIS, which was established in FY2016, and he is currently managing the Institute. The Institute has a large number of world-class faculty members, and together with graduate students from all over the world, they have an active research activities.

On receiving the award, Prof. Kubozono said, "I would like to thank Okayama University, my colleagues, and our collaborators around the world. We will continue to use the results of our research for the development of local industry. I would like to contribute to the development of local industry and make Okayama a world center of education and research.

The Okayama Culture Prize was established in 1948 to honor individuals and groups that have contributed to the improvement of local culture. To date, 155 people and nine organizations have received the award.

 Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) and modified by MM.

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