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Winner of Oxford Instruments Sir Martin Wood Science Prize in Japan on UK Lecture Tour

Dr Yousoo Kim, from The Surface Chemistry Laboratory in RIKEN and winner of the 2009 Sir Martin Wood Prize, will be giving lectures this week in Liverpool, Nottingham, Warwick and Oxford Universities, as well as University College London.

The Sir Martin Wood Prize, sponsored by Oxford Instruments, is awarded to young researchers from a Japanese University or research institute, who have performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science. The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder and Honorary President of Oxford Instruments plc. The Sir Martin Wood Prize winner receives ¥500,000 in cash and the opportunity to give a series of lectures in UK Universities. Dr Kim was awarded the prize for the study of local electronic structure and electron-stimulated reaction of a single molecule at surface. Dr Kim’s lecture, entitled ”When a molecule meets electrons”, will highlight his research work.

Professor Hidetoshi Fukuyama from Tokyo University of Science chairs the Sir Martin Wood prize selection committee and 7 senior Professors from Japanese Universities sit on the committee.

Previous prize winners have gone on to Dr Yasunobu Nakamura of NEC Corporation, Dr Tokushi Kizuka, Nagoya University, Dr Katsuya Shimizu, Osaka University, Dr Keiya Shirahama, Keio University, Dr.Ichiro Terasaki, Waseda University, Dr Toshimasa Fujisawa, from NTT basic research laboratories, Dr Yuzo Ohno, Tohoku University, Dr Tsuyoshi Kimura, Osaka University , Dr Kazutomo Suenaga, AIST, Dr Akira Ohtomo, Tohoku University, Dr Teruo Ono, Kyoto University and Dr Eiji Saitoh, Tohoku University.

Further details of the prize and nomination procedures can be obtained from the Secretariat at [email protected] or home page www.msforum.jp

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