Beijing, China (8 August 2013) – The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) presented its 2013 awards at the 2013 International Nanotechnology Conference (NANO 2013) gala dinner held August 7 at the Shangi-La Hotel.
The 2013 NTC Pioneer Award winner is Professor Charles M. Lieber, the Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Harvard University. The 2013 NTC Early Career Award winner is Professor Masahiro Nakajima of the Center for Micro-nano Mechatronics at Nagoya University in Japan.
NTC President Stephen Goodnick presented the Early Career Award to Professor Masahiro Nakajima. Professor Lieber was unable to attend and his award will be presented at a later time.
Professor Nakajima won the Early Career Award “For achievements in bio-nanomanipulation systems.”
Dr. James Morris, NTC 2013 Awards Chair commented on the award: “Dr. Nakajima’s accomplishments in nanomanipulation have extended the capabilities of electron microscopy for the inspection of nanoscale artifacts of all kinds, including biological specimens at the cellular level. ”
Nakajima graduated from Shizuoka University in 2001, received the Master of Eng. degree from Nagoya University in 2003, and the Dr. Eng. degree from Nagoya University in 2006. He has been Assistant Professor of the Center for Micro-nano Mechatronics at Nagoya University since October 2009. His research interests are the applications of micro/nano-manipulation, nano-assembly, nano-fabrication, nano-devices, nano-mechanics, and nano-biology.
Dr. Nakajima’s awards include the Incentive Award of JSME Tokai (2007), Incentive Award of SICE Chubu (2008), two Best Paper Awards from the Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science Symposium (MHS) 2009 (2009), two Best Paper Awards in MHS 2010 (2010), ICRA 2011 Best Manipulation Paper Award (2011), Best Poster Award in MHS 2011 (2011), and Best Paper Award in MHS 2012 (2012).