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The 2017 NIMS Award goes to Dr. John Ågren, Dr. Bo Sundman, and Dr. Kiyohito Ishida

2017.08.09


National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

NIMS has selected the following three winners for the NIMS Award this year.

Overview

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) (President: Kazuhito Hashimoto) has selected the following three winners for the NIMS Award this year.
Awardee
Dr. John Ågren
(Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Dr. John Ågren
Dr. Bo Sundman
(Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Dr. Bo Sundman
Dr. Kiyohito Ishida
(Tohoku University)
Dr. Kiyohito Ishida

The three awardees have advanced the field of computational thermodynamics and developed thermodynamic calculation software, both of which are fundamental in structural material design. These developments, as well as the results of their studies on alloy design and practical applications, play the role of a chart and compass to advance technologies for materials development and study materials behavior under various usage environments. They are the fundamental and universal tools in use by materials researchers worldwide. In particular, in the field of structural materials, these tools have contributed to the development of a multitude of exceptional steel materials, heat-resistant alloys, and light alloys. These tools are widely regarded as great achievements in the field of “structural materials,” which is the theme of the NIMS Award 2017.

The award ceremony and award winning lectures will be held on the first day of “NIMS WEEK 2017,” which is scheduled over three days, from Wednesday, October 4th to Friday, October 6th, at the International Congress Center in Tsukuba, Japan.


NIMS Award

Since 2007, the “NIMS Award,” an international award, has been given to researchers with outstanding achievements in the development of scientific technologies for application in various substances and materials.
As for NIMS Award 2017, top scientists were nominated from various countries worldwide, in line with this year’s theme, “structural materials.” A committee of unbiased scholarly experts carried out a rigorous, final selection process.

NIMS WEEK

NIMS Week is an “academic symposium and business forum” that is held annually, hosted by NIMS. It is a week in which one can experience “MEGA Evolution of Materials” events include lectures by the recipients of the NIMS Awards, who are world-class materials researchers, exhibitions of state-of-the-art materials that will soon be in practical use, and private consultations where one can interact personally with researchers.
In 2016, more than 1,500 people belonging to various domestic and foreign enterprises and public research institutes attended the event. Over the years, this event has sparked a number of collaborations and practical applications. In 2017, the largest ever “open house for enterprises” will be held, and 76 research laboratories will be open for public.


Contacts

(Regarding the NIMS Award)
Yukiko Oosawa
Academic Collaboration Office,
External Collaboration Division
National Institute for Materials Science
TEL: +81-29-859-2265
FAX: +81-29-859-2161
E-Mail: OSAWA.Yukiko=nims.go.jp
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(For general inquiries)
Public Relations Office, Corporate Planning Division
National Institute for Materials Science
TEL: +81-29-859-2026
FAX: +81-29-859-2017
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