Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.



Professor Masaaki Fujii honored with Humboldt Research Award

Photo in Awards Ceremony of Humboldt Research Prize. Masaaki Fuji (Left) and Professor Dr. Hans-Christian Pape, President of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Right), June 27, 2019 at Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany.

The German government’s internationally acclaimed Humboldt Research Award is presented by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to renowned overseas researchers who have had and are expected to continue to have a lasting impact in their field. The award is not restricted to any particular academic discipline and allows the recipient to conduct research in Germany on a research topic chosen by the researcher and a collaborating partner at a host institution. Each year, up to 100 researchers receive the Humboldt Research Award, which is viewed as one of the most prestigious academic awards in Germany.

Comment from Professor Masaaki Fujii

It is great pleasure for me to be awarded Humboldt Research Prize at the 250th anniversary of Professor Alexander von Humboldt. I deeply thank Prof. Dr. Otto Dopfer (TU Berlin and WRHI TokyoTech) who recommended me to avH, my hard-working collaborators, Profs Shun-ichi Ishiychi, Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Makoto Sakai (Okayama Science U), all the postdocs and graduate students. Such achievements are possible under the superior policy and research circumstance for scientific research in our university, which are prepared by Chemical Resources Laboratory / Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, School of Biotechnology, directed by President Kazuya Masu (the foundation director of IIR), CLS Director Prof Toru Hisabori, Head of School of Biotechnology Prof MIhara, and all related professors. Here, I would like to express my deep application to all the people. Finally, I am grateful to my wife Kyoko (d. 2010) for her kind support and to my children for their encouragements.