/ニュース Nobel Laureate Dr. YOSHINO receives a title, Distinguished Professor

Dr. YOSHINO (right) and President OHARA with the Title Certificate, Distinguished Professor Dr. YOSHINO (right) and President OHARA with the Title Certificate, Distinguished Professor
Dr. YOSHINO giving his thank-you speech Dr. YOSHINO giving his thank-you speech

On February 25th, the title, Distinguished Professor of Meijo University, was awarded to Professor YOSHINO Akira (72) who developed the lithium-ion battery and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry at the Graduate School of Science and Technology.

The title of “Distinguished Professor of Meijo University” was enacted in May, 2015 when Dr. AKASAKI Isamu, University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Meijo University, and Dr. AMANO Hiroshi, Distinguished Professor, both took part to invent Blue LED. They were both awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014. This title is awarded to faculty, and former faculty, of Meijo University. Dr. YOSHINO becomes the third professor to be awarded this title.

The Award Ceremony was held at the Headquarters Building on Tempaku Campus with the university President, Dr. OHARA presenting the title certificate and a commemorative gift to Dr. YOSHINO.

Dr. YOSHINO started working at Meijo University as a professor in the Graduate School of Science and Technology in July 2017 and has been delivering lectures on “Advanced Material Engineering for Energy and Environment” since April 2018. President OHARA demonstrated high expectation by asking stating “We are quite sure that Dr. YOSHINO would provide us, Meijo University as a whole, with much energy.”

Dr. YOSHINO promised in his speech to “do my best to promote the name of Meijo University across the nation and the world.” As for the gift, “I would like to take my family, all eleven members who were with me in Stockholm and also some of the members who couldn’t make it out for a trip to somewhere in Japan,” he added.

  • A commemorative photo with former Chairmen and Presidents A commemorative photo with former Chairmen and Presidents
  • A commemorative photo with administrative executives A commemorative photo with administrative executives
  • President OHARA giving his speech (left) President OHARA giving his speech (left)
  • Dr. YOSHINO smiling with his certificate Dr. YOSHINO smiling with his certificate
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