Yamazaki-Teiichi Prize

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Yamazaki-Teiichi Prize is an award given annually by the Foundation for Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan (MST) to people who have achieved outstanding, creative results, with practical effect, by publishing theses, acquiring patents, or developing methods, technologies and the like and/or people with strong future potential for achieving such results. Chairman of the selection committee is Professor Hideki Shirakawa, the winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The prize was established in commemoration of the late Teiichi Yamazaki, the first chairman of the MST's Board of Directors, for his contributions to scientific, technological and industrial development and human resource cultivation.


The Yamazaki-Teiichi Prize is awarded in the following four fields. Prizewinner receives an award diploma, a gold medal, and cash award of JPY 3,000,000 cash (about USD 30 thousands) per full Prize in each area.



  • 2009 - Development and Industrial Contribution of Amorphous Alloys
  • 2008 - Development of New Olefin Polymerization Catalysts and Their Applications to Novel Polyolefinic Materials
  • 2007 - Exploration of ZnO Based Semiconductor Technology
  • 2006 - Environmental Materials Using TiO2 Photocatalyst with Solar Energy
  • 2005 - Study on the Application of Tunnel magnetoresistance Junctions
  • 2004 - Research and Development of a Self-Regenerative Palladium-Perovskite Catalyst for Automotive Emissions Control
  • 2003 - Development and Industrialization of Functional Ceramics Produced from an Organosilicon Polymer
  • 2002 - Development of Ti-Ni Shape Memory Alloys and Contribution to Their Applications
  • 2001 - Next Generation, Electrical Resistance Welded Steel Tube with High Strength and Excellent Formability Contributing to Energy Conservation

Semiconductors & semiconductor devices[edit]

  • 2009 - Pioneering development of seminal low-leakage CMOS circuits
  • 2008 - A pioneer research and industrial development of excimer laser lithography technology
  • 2007 - Pioneering Work of Sub-50 nm MOSFET Research and Development
  • 2006 - Advanced Research for Highly-reliable CMOS Gate Dielectric Films by Direct Nitridation of Silicon
  • 2005 - Development of Ultra-Small Chip for IC Tags and Related Technology
  • 2004 - High-level Synthesis and Verification on System LSI
  • 2003 - Development of Group IV Hetero CVD Technology and Creation of Atomically Controlled Processing]
  • 2002 - Invention of micro-channel epitaxy for drastic reduction of dislocation in highly lattice-mismatched hetero-epitaxial systems
  • 2001 - Pioneer Work for High-Quality Epitaxial Growth of Semiconductor Silicon Carbide and Power Devices

Measurement science & technology[edit]

  • 2009 - Real Time Mass Spectrometry for Secure Society
  • 2008 - Development of ball surface acoustic wave sensor (ball SAW sensor)
  • 2007 - Development of Multiple-angle Incidence Resolution Spectrometry and Application to Analysis of Molecular Structure in Ultrathin Films
  • 2006 - Electrical Detection of Biomolecular Recognition Using Genetic Field Effect Transistor and its Application to Genetic Analyses
  • 2005 - Development and Application of Spin-Polarized Scanning Electron Microscope
  • 2004 - Universal Chiroptical Spectrophotometer (UCS) Development and Application to Solid Specimens
  • 2003 - Development of Variable Temperature SPM (Scanning Probe Microscope)
  • 2002 - Development of Highly Sensitive Micro Magnetic Sensor Using Amorphous Wire:Magneto-Impedance Sensor
  • 2001 - Development of Coaxial Impact-Collision Ion Scattering Spectroscopy and Its Application to In-situ Topmost Surface Analysis

Biological science & technology[edit]

  • 2009 - Creation of Cell Sheet Engineering Based on Intelligent Surfaces
  • 2008 - Identification of factors that induced and maintain pluripotency
  • 2007 - Development of the Cap-trapper, a Fundamental Technology to Isolate Full-length cDNAs and Annotate the Genome Function
  • 2006 - Electrical Study of Excitatory Neurotransmission System Based on Novel Molecular Probes
  • 2005 - Structural and Functional Study of Membrane Proteins
  • 2004 - Multidisciplinary Innovations in Bioimaging Technologies Using Fluorescent Proteins
  • 2003 - Establishment of Cell-Free Protein Synthesis System for Practical Usage
  • 2002 - Development of Novel and Practical Bioimaging Probes
  • 2001 - Development of the technology for the direct observation of dynamic motion of a single living molecule

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