On 14th December 2021, Project Lecturer Naoyuki Sakumichi, Department of Bioengineering, received "The Researchers with Nice Step 2021".
＜Name of award and short explanation about the award＞
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) Selection "The Researchers with Nice Step 2021"
Since 2005, NISTEP has been selecting people who have made significant contributions to S&T as “NISTEP Selection (The Researchers with Nice Step)”.
＜About awarded research＞
Discovery of New Laws of Soft Matter - A New World Opened up by Physics of Rubbers and Gels
＜Your impression & future plan＞
I am very honored to receive recognition for my research achievements to date. The research results were not achieved by me alone, but thanks to various people, including my current and past employers, colleagues, students, and my supervisors from my student days. I would like to continue to clarify new physical laws of rubber and gels by applying the ideas of physics to materials science, and to produce results that will lead to the development of new materials.