Japan Prize Laureates

Laureates of the Japan Prize

Dr. Kenichi Honda

Dr. Kenichi Honda

  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
    23 August 1925

Outline of Achievements

Outline of Achievements

The 2004 Japan Prize

Major Awards

1979 Chevalier, l’ Ordre des Palmes Academiques
1982 The Chemical Society of Japan Award
1983 Asahi Award, Asahi Shimbun
1983 Fellow, Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, USA
1989 Medal with Purple Ribbon
1992 Japan Academy Prize
1992 The Porter Medal Award, Belgium
1995 The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
1997 Person of Cultural Merit

Honorary Degrees

The Japan Academy, Member
The Chemical Society of Japan, Honorary Member
The Japan Photochemistry Association, Honorary Member
The Society of Photographic Science and Technology of Japan, Honorary Member

Academic Degrees

1949 B.A. (Engineering), The University of Tokyo
1957 Ph. D. (Science), University of Paris
1961 Ph. D. (Engineering), The University of Tokyo

Professional Career

1957-65 NHK, Technical Research Laboratories
1965-66 Lecturer, The University of Tokyo
1966-75 Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo
1975-86 Professor, The University of Tokyo
1986 Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
1983-89 Professor, Kyoto University
1989 Professor, Junior College of Tokyo Polytechnic University
1991 Trustee, Tokyo Polytechnic University
1994 Professor, Dean of Faculty of Arts, Tokyo Polytechnic University
1996-2004 President, Tokyo Polytechnic University


  • Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

Major Publications

  • S. Kikuchi, T. Yura, and K. Honda
    Study of Photovoltaic Effect with a Platinum Electrode,
    Seisan Kenkyu, 18, 165 (1966) (in Japanese)
  • T. Tani, and K. Honda
    Electrode Reactions of the Excited State,
    Electrochmistry, 36, 700 (1968) (in Japanese)
  • K. Honda
    J. Chem.Soc.Japan (Kogyo Kogaku), 72, 63 (1969) (in Japanese)
  • A. Fujishima, S. Kikuchi, and K. Honda
    Photosensitized Electrolytic Oxidation on TiO2 Semiconductor Electrode
    J. Chem. Soc. Japan (Kogyo Kagaku), 72, 108 (1969) (in Japanese)
  • A. Fujishima and K. Honda
    Electrochemical Photolysis of Water at a Semiconductor Electrode
    Nature, 238, (5358), 37 (1972)
  • T. Inoue, A. Fujishima, S. Konishi and K. Honda
    Photoelectrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide in Aqueous Suspensions of Semiconductor Powders
    Nature, 277 (No. 5698), 637 (1979)
  • T. Miyasaka, T. Watanabe, A. Fujishima, and K. Honda
    Highly Efficient Quantum Conversion at Chlorophyll-a lecithin Mixed Monolayer Coated Electrodes
    Nature, 277, (No.5698), 638 (1979)
  • Y. Kubokawa, K. Honda, and Y. Saito
    Asakurashoten Pub. Co., Tokyo (1988) (in Japanese)
  • "Functionality of Molecular Systems" vol. 2, edited by K. Honda, Springer (1999)
  • D. A. Tryk, A. Fujishima and K. Honda
    Recent Topics in Photoelectrochmistry: Achievement and Future Prospects
    Elctrochimica Acts, 45, 2363-2376, (2000)
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