The Dr. Masao Horiba's Award for Research in Analysis and Measurement Technology Announcement of Inaugural Prizewinners

September 17, 2004

The Dr. Masao Horiba's Award was established in May 2004 to encourage research in the field of analysis and measurement technology by those working in universities and public research institutes both in Japan and overseas. HORIBA, Ltd. is delighted to announce the inaugural prizewinners. This year's theme for selection was pH measurement, a field which is closely linked with the founding of HORIBA, Ltd. Applications were invited from May to July 2004, and a total of 16 applications were received from Japan and abroad. After considering the content of the applications and the future research potential of the topics covered, a committee including leading authorities on pH measurement selected the three prizewinners listed below. An award ceremony and panel discussion featuring the prizewinners and academics from the field will be held on October 18, 2004, at the Shiran Kaikan, Kyoto University.

Award winners and their research topics
● Dr. Kiwamu Sue
Tohoku University, Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Topic: Development of Apparatus for Potentiometric pH Measurement of Supercritical Aqueous Solution

● Dr. Naoki Sugimoto
Konan University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry of Functional Molecules
Topic: Development of Biosensor Based on DNA Material for Monitoring pH in Cell

● Dr. Kiminori Shitashima
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Environmental Science Research Laboratory
Topic: Development of pH-ISFET for In-situ Sea Water Measurement