JPA Awards

Outlines of Awards

The Japanese Photochemistry Association Award Awarded to a person who has made an outstanding achievement in the study of photochemistry.
The Japanese Photochemistry Association Prize for Young Scientist Awarded to a person who has made an outstanding achievement in the study of photochemistry.
The Japanese Photochemistry Association Award for Distinguished Contribution to Photochemistry Awarded to a person who has made significant contributions to the study of photochemistry in Japan and to the Japanese Photochemistry Association.
The Japanese Photochemistry Association Special Award Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the study of photochemistry in Japan in terms of technology, devices or education, etc. or to a foreigner who has made a special contribution to the study of photochemistry in Japan.
The Japanese Photochemistry Association Award for Technical Development Awarded to a person who has made an especially outstanding achievement in the development or industrialization of a technology using photochemistry.

Japanese Photochemistry Association Award

DATE NAME TITLE
2016/ 9/ 7 Kenji MATSUDA (Kyoto University) Development of High-Order Photoresponsive Property by Assembly of Photochromic Molecules
Tsukasa TORIMOTO (Nagoya University) Structure Control of Semiconductor Nanoparticles and Development of Photo-functional Materials
2015/ 9/10 Shinsuke TAKAGI (Tokyo Metropolitan University) Nanostructure Control and Photochemistry of Nanosheet-dye Complexes
Mamoru FUJITSUKA (Osaka University) Studies on Photochemical Processes of Complex Molecular Systems by Fast Laser Spectroscopy
2014/10/23 Seiya KOBATAKE (Osaka City University) Photochemistry and Solid State Property Changes of Photoresponsive Organic Crystals
Tetsu TATSUMA (University of Tokyo) Photoelectrochemistry of Metal Nanoparticles
2013/9/12 Tsuyoshi ASAHI (Ehime University) Laser Photochemistry of Organic Nanoparticles
Yasuchika HASEGAWA (Hokkaido University) Study of characteristic structures and photo-functional properties of lanthanide nanomaterials
2012/9/13 Jiro ABE (Aoyama Gakuin University) The Development of Fast Photochromic Molecules
Hiroko YAMADA (Nara Institute of Science and Technology) Synthetic Studies of π-Expanded Aromatic Compounds toward Photoenergy Conversion Materials
2011/9/7 Ryuzi KATOH (Nihon University) Reaction mechanism of photo-energy conversion system studied by transient absorption spectroscopy
2010/9/9 Hiroshi IKEDA (Osaka Prefecture University) Elucidation of Mechanism for Organic Photoinduced Electron-transfer Reactions and Its Development into Luminescence Chemistry
Takehiko WADA (IMRAM, Tohoku University) Supramolecular Photochirogenesis with Bio- and Biorelated Molecules
2009/9/17 Akihiko KUDO (Univ. of Tokyo) Development of Photocatalysts for Water Splitting
Hiromi YAMASHITA (Osaka University) Design and Characterization of Nano-structure Controlled Photocatalysts and Photochemical Reaction Systems
2008/9/12 Kei Murakoshi (Hokkaido University) Control of nano-structures at solid / liquid interfaces for novel photofunctionalities
Tsuyoshi Kawai (Nara Institute of Science and Technology) Photoresponsive Switching Functionalities of π-conjugated Molecules and Polymers
2007/9/27 Osamu Ishitani (Tokyo Inst. Tech.) Research on Photochemical and Photocatalytic Reactions of Metal Complexes
Osamu Sato (Kyushu University) Development of Functional Materials Exhibiting Molecular Bistability
2006/9/11 Bunsho OHTANI (Hokkaido University) Mechanistic study on photocatalytic reactions and development of highly efficient photocatalytic systems
Hitoshi TAMIAKI (Ritsumeikan University) Development of chlorophyll supramolecular systems and their photochemistry