Laureates of the Japan Prize

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

Dr. Marc C.E. Van Montagu (1933-) Photo Biotechnology in Agricultural Sciences Establishment of the theory and method of the production of transgenic plants 1998
[Belgium] Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Ghent, Belguim
Dr. Georges Vendryes (1920-2014) Photo Energy Technology Establishment of fast breeder reactor technology 1988
[France] Scientific advisor to the president of the Commissariat à I'Energie Atomique
Prof. Peter Vitousek (1949-) Photo Biological Production and Environment Contributions to solving global environmental issues based on the analysis of nitrogen and other substances' cycles 2010
[USA] Professor of Biology, Stanford University
Dr. John Julian Wild (1914-2009) Photo Imaging Techniques in Medicine Development of ultrasound imaging in medicine 1991
[USA] M.D., Ph.D., FAIUM, Head, Physicomedical Institute, Minneapolis
Dr. Don C. Wiley (1944-2001) Photo Molecular Recognition and Dynamics in Bioscience Elucidation of the three-dimensional structures of class I and class II human histocompatibility antigens and their bound peptides 1999
[USA] John L. Loeb Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Harvard University
Prof. C. Grant Willson (1939-) photo Materials and Production Development of chemically amplified resist polymer materials for innovative semiconductor manufacturing process



[USA] Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Rashid Engineering Regent Chair The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. James A. Yorke (1941-) Photo Science and Technology of Complexity Creation of universal concepts in complex systems-chaos and fractals 2003
[USA] Dist inguished University Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology, University of Maryland
Dr. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa (1933-) Photo Systems Engineering for an Artifactual Environment Establishment of the robot industry and creation of a techno-global paradigm 1997
[Japan] Former President, The University of Tokyo
Dr. Akira Yoshino (1948-) Photo Resources, Energy, Environment and Social Infrastructure Development of lithium ion batteries



[Japan] Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation
Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meijo University

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