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March 15, 2013

Japan Academy Prize and Imperial Prize awarded to Dr. Yoshinori Tokura

Yoshinori Tokura

On March 12, Dr. Yoshinori Tokura, Director of the Emergent Materials Department of the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, was awarded the 103rd Japan Academy Prize and the Imperial Prize for his pioneering work on "strongly correlated electron materials".

Each year, up to nine Japan Academy Prizes are awarded to persons who have achieved notable research landmarks or who have authored particularly outstanding academic papers or books, and the Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy is awarded to selected winners of the Japan Academy Prizes, up to one in each of the two sections of the Japan Academy.

The award ceremony will be held on June at the Japan Academy, Tokyo.

Dr. Tokura said, "This is a tremendous honor, and I am very grateful to my colleagues at RIKEN, the University of Tokyo, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and the Japan Science and Technology Agency for their support. Beginning in April, I will be a member of the RIKEN Research Center for Emergent Materials Science, where we will endeavor to make our own contribution to international progress in this important area, based on the pioneering work of our predecessors."

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Japan Academy

Brief resume

1981 Ph. D. , Dept. of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo
1986 Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Tokyo
1994 Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Tokyo
1995 Professor, Dept. of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo (-current)
2006 Research Director, Tokura Multiferroics Project, ERATO-JST (- 2011)
2007 Group Director, Cross-Correlated Materials Research Group (CMRG), RIKEN ASI (-current)
2008 AIST Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (-current)
2010 Director, Emergent Materials Department, RIKEN ASI (-current)
2010 Group Director, Correlated Electron Research Group (CERG), RIKEN ASI (-current)
2012 Group Director, Functional Emergent-matter Research Group (FERG), RIKEN ASI (-current)