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The Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan
Winner 2016

Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce Dr. Michihisa Yamamoto from the Quantum-Phase Electronic Center, The University of Tokyo, and Center of Emergent Matters, RIKEN, Japan as the winner of the 2017 Sir Martin Wood Prize. Dr Yamamoto was awarded the prize for the “Control and detection of quantum phase in semiconductor nanostructures”. He succeeding in detecting and controlling quantum interference effects of travelling electron waves in state-of-art nano-structures opening a path to “Quantum Electron Wave Technology”.

Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce Dr. Michihisa Yamamoto from the Quantum-Phase Electronic Center, The University of Tokyo, and Center of Emergent Matters, RIKEN, Japan as the winner of the 2017 Sir Martin Wood Prize. Dr Yamamoto was awarded the prize for the “Control and detection of quantum phase in semiconductor nanostructures”. He succeeding in detecting and controlling quantum interference effects of travelling electron waves in state-of-art nano-structures opening a path to “Quantum Electron Wave Technology”.

Professor Yamamoto was awarded with the medal, certificate and a cash prize of ¥500,000 at the British Embassy in Tokyo by Mr. Paul Madden, the British Ambassador on Friday 10th November 2017 and gave a lecture on his work at the 2017 Millennium Science Forum held organised by Oxford Instruments and chaired by Professor Maki Kawai, Director General of the Institute for Molecular Science. The guest speakers at the event were Professor Eleanor Campbell from Edinburgh and Mr. Griff Jones Head of Science, Innovation and Global Challenges, British Embassy Tokyo

 

"I am very honoured to be awarded this esteemed prize and I am grateful to Oxford Instruments and the Sir Martin Wood Prize Committee for recognising my research", commented the winner.

 

The Millennium Science Forum was established in 1998 to promote scientific exchange between Britain and Japan and award the Sir Martin Wood Prize to a young researcher from a Japanese University or research institute who has performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science. The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder and Honorary President of Oxford Instruments plc.

 

The Sir Martin Wood Prize selection committee consists of 8 senior professors from Japanese Universities and is chaired by Professor Hidetoshi Fukuyama from Tokyo University of Science.

 

The ‘Sir Martin Wood Prize’ winner receives ¥500,000 in cash and the opportunity to give a series of lectures in UK and EU Universities, including Oxford University.

Previous winners of the Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan include –

Dr Akihito Ishizaki, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki  (2016) 
Dr Takuya Satoh, Kyushu University (2015)
Dr Masamitsu Hayashi, NIMS (2014)
Dr Naoya Shibata, University of Tokyo (2013)
Dr Daichi Chiba, Kyoto University (2012)
Dr Yukio Kawano, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2011)
Dr Shuichi Murakami, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2010)
Dr Yousoo Kim, RIKEN (2009)
Dr Teruo Ono, Kyoto University (2008)
Dr Eiji Saito, Keio University (2008)
Dr Akira Ohtomo, Tohoku University (2007)
Dr Kazutomo Suenaga, AIST (2006)
Dr Tsuyoshi Kimura, Osaka University (2005)
Dr Yuzo Ohno, Tohoku University (2004)
Dr Toshimasa Fujisawa, NTT basic research laboratories (2003)
Dr Ichiro Terasaki, Waseda University (2002)
Dr Keiya Shirahama, Keio University (2001
Dr Katsuya Shimizu, Osaka University and Dr Tokushi Kizuka, Nagoya University (2000) 
Dr Yasunobu Nakamura of NEC Corporation (1999)