Sir Martin Wood Prize 2017 winner revealed

UK-Japan News December 2017

Oxford Instruments plc announced the winner of the 2017 Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan on 13 November, with Dr Michihisa Yamamoto of the University of Tokyo walking away with the award.

Yamamoto was recognised for his work on the “control and detection of the quantum phase in semiconductor nanostructures”. The prize was established in 1998 with the aim of recognising and encouraging young scientists in Japan.

Yamamoto was presented with a medal, certificate and ¥500,000 prize at the British Embassy Tokyo by British Ambassador to Japan Paul Madden CMG.