Professor Teruo Hinoue of the Faculty of Science Chemistry Course was awarded the Polarographic Society of Japan’s Shikata International Medal at the 61st Polarography and Electroanalytical Chemistry Symposium. He was awarded this medal in recognition of the achievements he has made in “the development and application of methods of electrochemical measurements with light as a probe and excitation source.” The Shikata International Medal commemorates the achievements of Professor Jaroslav Heyrovsky of Czechoslovakia, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1959, along with his collaborator in developing polarography, Professor Emeritus Masuzo Shikata of Kyoto University. The award is granted to “researchers from Japan and overseas who have made outstanding achievements in the fields of methods of electrochemical measurements, electrochemical reactions electrochemical analysis and other areas related to electrochemistry, and whose research has gained them global recognition.”

Professor Hinoue won the award for his creative research on the development of methods of electrochemical measurements using laser beams, the ripple effects created from his work on future research stemming from the importance of his methodologies, the dissemination of high quality information from the perspective of physical chemistry, and his contribution to the society’s core activities and human resource development, as well as to academic societies both in Japan and overseas.