Laureates of the Japan Prize

Name (b.-d.) Photo Field Achievements Year
[Nationality]Affiliation (Titles at the time)

Dr. Frank Fenner (1914-2010) Photo Preventative Medicine The eradication of smallpox 1988
(4th)
lectures
[Australia] Professor Emeritus, Visiting Fellow, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University
Prof. Albert Fert (1938-) Photo

Innovative Devices Inspired by Basic Research

 

The discovery of Giant Magneto-Resistance(GMR) and its contribution to development of innovative spin-electronics devices 2007
(23rd)
lectures
[France] University of Paris-South
Prof. Alain Fischer (1949-) photo Medical Science and Medicinal Science Proposal of the concept of gene therapy and its clinical applications (Joint Award)

2015
(31st)

Lectures

[France] Professor at Collège de France
Director of Institut Imagine, Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades
Prof. Jean M. J. Fréchet (1944-) photo Materials and Production Development of chemically amplified resist polymer materials for innovative semiconductor manufacturing process

2013
(29th)

Lectures

[USA] Vice- President for Research King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Dr. Theodore Friedmann (1935-) photo Medical Science and Medicinal Science Proposal of the concept of gene therapy and its clinical applications (Joint Award)

2015
(31st)

Lectures

[USA] Professor of Pediatrics University of California San Diego, School of Medicine
Dr. Akira Fujishima (1942-) Photo Chemical Technology for the Environment Pioneering work on photochemical catalysis and its application for the environment 2004
(20th)
lectures
[Japan] Chairman, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology
Dr. Robert C. Gallo (1937-) Photo Preventative Medicine Discovery of the AIDS causing virus and development of diagnostic methods 1988
(4th)
lectures
[USA] Chief, Laboratory of Tumour Cell Biology, National Institute of Health
Dr. John B. Goodenough (1922-) Photo Science and Technology of Environment Conscious Materials Discovery of environmentally benign electrode materials for high energy density rechargeable lithium batteries 2001
(17th)
lectures
[USA] Professor, University of Texas
Dr. John Frederick Grassle (1939-) photo Biological Production and Biological Environment Contribution to marine environmental conservation through research on ecology and biodiversity of deep-sea organisms

2013
(29th)

Lectures

[USA] Professor Emeritus, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Prof. Dr. Peter Grünberg (1939-) Photo Innovative Devices Inspired by Basic Research The discovery of Giant Magneto-Resistance(GMR) and its contribution to development of innovative spin-electronics devices 2007
(23rd)
lectures
[Germany] The Research Center of Solid State Physics
Dr. Donald A. Henderson (1928-) Photo Preventative Medicine The eradication of smallpox 1988
(4th)
lectures
[USA] Dean, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health
Dr. Toshio Hirano (1947-) Photo Bioscience and Medical Science Discovery of interleukin-6 and its application in treating diseases 2011
(27th)
[Japan] Professor, Osaka University
Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr. (1928-) Photo Materials Processing Technologies Outstanding contributions to research and practical applications of light emitting diodes and lasers through pioneering achievements in the understanding of physical principles and in the process technology of intermetallic compound semiconductors 1995
(11th)
lectures
[USA] Professor, Center for Advanced Study, John Bardeen Chair Professor, University of Illinois
Dr. Kenichi Honda (1925-2011) Photo Chemical Technology for the Environment Pioneering work on photochemical catalysis and its application for the environment 2004
(20th)
lectures
[Japan] Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Dr. Hideo Hosono (1953-) Photo Materials and Production Creation of unconventional inorganic materials with novel electronic functions based on nano-structure engineering

2016
(32nd)

Lectures

[Japan]Professor, Laboratory for Materials and Structures, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Director, Materials Research Center of Element Strategy
Sir John Houghton (1931-) Photo Global Change For pioneeering research on atmospheric structure and composition based on his satellite observation technology and for promotion of international assessments of climate change 2006
(22nd)
lectures
[UK] Honorary Scientist, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research and Formerly Chief Executive, Meteorological Offi ce, U.K.
Dr. Kimishige Ishizaka (1925-) Photo Host Defense Discovery of Immunoglobulin E and mechanisms of IgE-mediated allergic reactions 2000
(16th)
lectures
[Japan] President Emeritus, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Dr. Masao Ito (1928-) Photo Neuroscience Elucidation of the functional principles and neural mechanisms of the cerebellum 1996
(12th)
lectures
[Japan]Director-General, Frontier Research Program, The Insti tute of Physical and Chemical Research
President, Science Council of Japan
Prof. Shun-ichi Iwasaki (1926-) Photo Industrial Production and Production Technology Contributions to high-density magnetic recording technology by the development of a perpendicular magnetic recording method 2010
(26th)
lectures
[Japan] Director, Tohoku Institute of Technology Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University

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