The Nagase Prize is an award given to young researchers who are pioneering new fields of science and technology with new concepts that greatly contribute to society. The goal is to present an award to those who are pioneering unknown territory with results that are expected to benefit many people in the future.
    Recipient Affiliation / Position Theme
8th
2018
Grand Prize Kazuyo Moro RIKEN Center for Integrated Biomedical Science Research Team Leader Understanding the spread of disease through the discovery of new lymphocytes
Special Prize Takahiro Sagawa Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo Why is time unidirectional? ― The challenge of theoretical physics
7th
2017
Grand Prize Shoji Takeuchi Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo Director, Research Center for Integrated Biomedical Systems, Institute of Industrial Science and Technology The challenge of manufacturing living things
Special Prize Takao Sasagawa Frontier Materials Research Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Research Institute for Science and Technology Research Institute Pioneering the hidden powers of electrons:From bizarre insulators to superconductors
6th
2016
Grand Prize Kenichiro Itami Professor of Chemistry, Nagoya University Graduate School of Science Creating powerful molecules
Special Prize Junichi Ushiba Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University Use of brain-machine interfaces for treatment of the brain
5th
2015
Grand Prize Naoya Shibata Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo The world of cutting-edge electron microscopes
- Direct observation of atoms and beyond -
Special Prize Yasuhide Inokuma Lecturer, Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency Determining molecular structure Development of the "Crystalline Sponge Method"
4th
2014
Grand Prize Kenichi Uchida Associate Professor, Quantum Surface Interface Science Division, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency Discovery and clarification of the spin Seebeck effect
- Thermoelectric conversion using magnetic insulators -
Special Prize Noboru Mizushima Professor of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo The physiological significance and molecular mechanism of intracellular degradation through autophagy
3rd
2013
Grand Prize Kazutoshi Takahashi Lecturer, iPS Cell Research Institute, Kyoto University Cell fate conversion technology and its application
Special Prize Yuji Hasegawa Associate Professor, Vienna University of Technology The mysterious world of quantum mechanics
Observation of violations of the uncertainty principle
2nd
2012
Grand Prize Norikazu Mizuochi Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University Quantum information devices using diamond
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1st
2011
Grand Prize Hiroki Ueda Systems Biology Research Team Team Leader, RIKEN Developmental Research Center Biology of Time Realization of systems biology based on the internal clock model system
Special Prize Ryuhei Nakamura Biofunctional Catalyst Research Team Team Leader, RIKEN Environmental Resources Science Research Center Creation of energy conversion systems using bacteria and mineral materials