Research Support Activities



The Fund is designed to provide financial support to researchers engaged in fundamental science and engineering research, including steady research in mature engineering fields, engineering research that explores new possibilities based on a long-term perspective without being influenced by trends, and original engineering research for which it is difficult to acquire funding.

Background of ASUNARO Grant

Professor Emeritus Koichi Asano has studied the precise separation of multicomponent systems and developed a theoretical system for multicomponent distillation that can be applied to a wide range of temperatures, including cryogenic temperatures. He also succeeded in developing a plant for the production of ”Water-18O”, which is a raw material for diagnostic reagents used in PET, a method widely used in cancer screening.

The grant was established in response to Professor Emeritus Asano's wish to donate a portion of the proceeds from his research, saying, "I am grateful to society for the many years of support that allowed my work in basic research to flourish. In return, I would like to use the funds to support basic research by future generations.

FY2022 Application guideline【Internal】

※FY2022 application is closed.

FY2021 Grant Recipients

FY2021 was the first year of the grant, in which five researchers were selected as recipients.

Affiliation Title Name Research topic
Department of Physics,
School of Science
Ideal interface control for Graphene/Ⅲ-V compound semiconductor hybrid materials
Department of Life Science and Technology,
School of Life Science and Technology
Assistant Professor Hirokazu
Localization analysis with electron microscopy-in situ hybridization (EM-ISH) and elucidation of a symbiotic evolution using genome analysis of symbiotic Alphaproteobacteria in the termite gut
Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research of Science and Technology,
Institute of Innovative Research
Fast Ion Transport Induced in Two Dimensional Nanosheet
Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research of Science and Technology,
Institute of Innovative Research
Assistant Professor Chiu Wan-Ting Enhancement of the deformation behavior of the defect–less NiMnGa particle/polymer composite by the grain separators
Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science,
Institute of Innovative Research
Assistant Professor Ryosuke TAKEHARA Topological structures generated by a molecular rotor assembly and their responses to external fields

Research Outline

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