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NIMS Senior Advisor Emeritus was Honored as a Researcher Responsible for Advancement of Research Fronts in Japan

(September 19, Tokyo) – NIMS Senior Advisor Emeritus Prof. Hideomi Koinuma was honored as a researcher who has been a driving force in advanced research (research fronts) where dramatic development is expected at the scientific symposium “Honoring Excellence in Emerging Japanese Research Fronts” (sponsored by Thomson Scientific, with support of the Japan Science and Technology Agency).

"At the award ceremony: Prof Koinuma (middle) and Dr. Fukumura (left)." Image

At the award ceremony: Prof Koinuma (middle) and Dr. Fukumura (left).



“Research fronts” are not limited to main fields, but also include areas of advanced research which have attracted strong attention from other research fields, and therefore are selected by analyzing both the number of citations of published papers representing the field and “co-citation” in which multiple papers are cited simultaneously, based on the view that there is a strong mutual linkage in research fields which are the focus of scientific interest. The first award was held in 2004 and this was the 2nd award of its type. On this occasion, 10 research fronts were selected and 17 researchers were honored for their contributions in these fields. Prof. Koinuma, together with his co-researcher Dr. Tomoteru Fukumura (Senior Lecturer, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University; formerly NIMS Visiting Researcher,) received the award “For their contribution to combinatorial discovery of room temperature ferromagnetism in diluted magnetic oxide semiconductors.”