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January 9, 2014

Dr. Yoshinori Tokura elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

On December 11, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, a prestigious body which selects recipients of the Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry, elected Dr. Yoshinori Tokura, Director of the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), into its membership.

With this, Tokura became one of 175 non Swedish people from around the world to have been accepted into the ranks of the Academy, which was founded in 1739.

Tokura is head of CEMS, an institute in RIKEN dedicated to discovering more efficient technologies that will enable us to produce energy without putting a burden on the environment, as well as decrease our energy consumption. They are achieving this by combining advanced research in physics, chemistry and electronics in order to produce new technology such as highly efficient energy conversion devices and low-consumption electronics.