The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Research Achievement Awards

Research Achievement Awards were established to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding achievement in particular research field.

Optics and Quantum Electronics Achievement Award

This award was established with a donation from Professor Hiroshi Takuma (1930-2010, Professor Emeritus, the University of Electro Communication) to recognize the researchers who made an outstanding achievement in the field of optics and quantum electronics.

Promotion and Nurturing of Female Researchers Contribution Award

This award was established with a donation from Professor Kashiko Kodate (Professor Emeritus, Japan Women’s University) to recognize the female researchers/engineers who made an outstanding achievement in the field of applied physics or the researchers/groups who contributed the nurturing of female researchers.

Compound Semiconductor Electronics Achievement Award

This award was established with a donation of prize money from Professor Isamu Akasaki (Nobel laureate, Professor, Meijo University) when he received the Kyoto Prize in 2009 to recognize outstanding research in the field of compound semiconductor electronics.

Optical Engineering Award

This award was established as a new project of The Takano Eiichi Optical Science Funds to recognize the achievement and the lifetime achievement of outstanding research and development that is expected to have an impact on the development of optical technology and science.

Past Award

Opto-electronic integrated Technology Achievement Award

This award was established with donation from Izuo Hayashi (1922-2005, Adviser of the Optoelectronics Technology Research Laboratory) in 2003 and concluded in 2013.