InaRIS Fellowship Award Ceremony Held for the First Time!

From the left: President Shinobu Inamori-Kanazawa, Chair of Selection Committee Yasuhiko Arakawa, the 2022 Fellows Daishi Fujita and Shunsuke Fukami, and InaRIS Chair Shigetada Nakanishi


On April 23, InaRIS Fellowship Award Ceremony was held at a hotel in Kyoto for the first time since the establishment of the Fellowship in 2019. (The ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 were canceled in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.)

The 2022 InaRIS Fellows were recruited under the theme “Exploration of Forefronts in ‘Materials’ Research.” As a result of impartial and rigorous screening, Shunsuke Fukami (Professor, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University) and Daishi Fujita (Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University) were selected.

The 2022 Fellow Shunsuke Fukami
The 2022 Fellow Daishi Fujita

At the beginning of the ceremony, Shigetada Nakanishi, InaRIS Chair addressed, “I’d like you to have a challenging mind towards unknown fields, set a big vision, and advance your research from a long-term perspective of 10 years.” Following the selection report by Yasuhiko Arakawa, Chair of 2022 InaRIS Fellow Selection Committee, the certificate was presented to this year’s Fellows by Shinobu Inamori-Kanazawa, President of Inamori Foundation.

After receiving the certificate, each of the two Fellows delivered a speech on the stage. Dr. Fukami said, “I’d like to further develop the research of spintronics through interaction with many researchers in different fields,” and Dr. Fujita expressed his enthusiasm by saying, “I hope to pursue the self-funded research instead of relying on national funding for research. In the future, I’d like to support not only my own research but also researchers around me.”

The 2020 Fellow Atsushi Noguchi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, The University of Tokyo) and the 2021 Fellow Yoshifumi Yamaguchi (Professor, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University) also attended the ceremony. After the award ceremony, participants were happily interacting with each other here and there.

Upper left: Presenting the InaRIS certificate
Upper right: Dr. Fukami stating his ambitions for his research
Lower left: Dr. Fujita speaking his enthusiasm for his research
Lower right: Interaction between the Fellow and members of the Committees


The attendance of InaRIS Fellowship Presentation Ceremony (From back row left: Dr. Kazunori Kataoka, Dr. Maki Kawai, Dr. Shigefumi Mori, Dr. Shojiro Nishio, Dr. Hiroyuki Sakaki, Dr. Yoshinori Tokura, Dr. Riichiro Saito, Dr. Kiyotaka Okada and Dr. Teruo Ono. From front row left, President Shinobu Inamori-Kanazawa, Dr. Yasuhiko Arakawa, Dr. Daishi Fujita, Dr. Shunsuke Fukami, Dr. Atsushi Noguchi, Dr. Yoshifumi Yamaguchi, and Dr. Shigetada Nakanishi.)

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