Research Support Activities

Suematsu Award "Fundamentals and Developments of Digital Technology"


The Suematsu Award "Fundamentals and Developments of Digital Technology" provides a broad range of support for researchers focusing on areas such as computers, robotics, and networks, and for research into applications of digital technology.

Former Tokyo Tech President and Honorary Professor Yasuharu Suematsu was awarded the Japan Prize in 2014 for his contributions to the development of high-capacity, long-distance optical fiber communications through his research at the Institute, particularly his groundbreaking research related to dynamic single-mode lasers. He donated a portion of the prize money to Tokyo Tech in hopes of encouraging young scientists and engineers to pursue research in diverse fields, develop new technology systems, and delve into the unexplored domains of science.Suematsu hopes to create a rising tide of activities that will progressively reveal the shape of the future. The Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund created the Suematsu Fund to promote research in line with Suematsu's vision. President and Representative Director Hisao Taki of Gurunavi Inc., a Tokyo Tech alumnus and supporter of the Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund since its inception, donated a significant additional sum, making the creation of this award possible.

FY2020 Application guideline【Internal】

※FY2020 application is closed.

FY2019 Grant Recipients

Four researchers were selected through the screening by internal and external judges.

Affilitaion Title Name Research topic
Department of Chemistry
Department ofScience
Assistant Professor Hiroyoshi OHTSU Development of flexible memory devices
Department of Chemical Science and Engineering
Department ofMaterials and Chemical Technology
Assistant Professor Ryota SHIMIZU AI-Robot-driven materials research in polyanion-compound thin films with high Li+-ion conductivity
Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Technology,
Institute of Innovative Research
Assistant Professor Yosuke MIZUNO Performance Improvement of Brillouin Optical Correlation-Domain Reflectometry Based on Arbitrary-Shaped Optical Frequency Modulation
Global Scientific Information and Computing Center Associate Professor Satoshi MATSUURA Decision Making in Security Incident Response using AI/ML.

Grant Ceremony

Four Tokyo Tech young researchers were awarded the 2019 Suematsu Digital Technology Award and a ceremony was held on September 5.

Memorial photo of the ceremony Memorial photo of the ceremony
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