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NIMS President Kishi Received the Barkhausen Award 2007

(Dec 7,2007) Prof. Teruo Kishi, President of NIMS, received the Barkhausen Award 2007 at an award ceremony held at the Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (IZFP), Dresden branch, of Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

"Prof. Kishi shaking hands with the host of the award ceremony." Image

Prof. Kishi shaking hands with the host of the award ceremony.



Prof. Heinrich Barkhausen (1881-1956) was an eminent German physicist who is known for discovering the Barkhausen effect, and also taught many researchers, including from Japan. The award which bears his name is given for outstanding research achievements in interdisciplinary work involving physics, materials science, and electrical engineering.

The award to Prof. Kishi recognized his research in “the development and practical application of a non-destructive evaluation method for materials utilizing inverse analysis of acoustic emissions,” to which Prof. Kishi devoted great energy while at the University of Tokyo.

The award ceremony began with melody of stringed instruments. After an explanation of the content of the award and a brief outline of Prof. Kishi’s career, a memento commemorating the award and monetary prize were presented. Prof. Kishi himself gave a 40 minute memorial lecture on his research, and concluded his address with an introduction of NIMS before a number of distinguished guests.