Professor Ikuhara (PI) honored with Humboldt Research Award
Prof.Ikuhara (PI) wins Humboldt Research Awards, bestowed by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany, an organization that promotes academic co-operation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Prof.Ikuhara becomes the 3rd Japanese winner in the field of materials science. The award ceremony will be held at Bamberg in Germany on March, 2020, and the reception will be given by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany on June, 2010.
Prof. Ikuhara is well known internationally recognized scientist in the field of interface science and grain boundary engineering in materials. So far, he has intensively studied the atomic and electronic structures in various ceramic interface mainly by transmission electron microscopy (STEM, HREM, EDS, EELS), and quantitatively determined the structures by combining the first principle theoretical calculations. Based on the microstructural characterization, he undertook a variety of research concerning microstructure control and high temperature mechanical properties and functional properties of ceramic materials, and achieved numerous successful results. In particularly, his research concerning grain boundary related phenomena took a world-leading role in this field of research.
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