2019 Masao Horiba Awards

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The Masao Horiba Award was established in 2003, to support scientists and experts who are devoting themselves to research and development that will generate innovative technology in analysis and measurement. It also aims to strengthen the position of measurement technologies within the scientific and industrial world. The field for the award is decided each year with a focus on the principles and fundamental technologies fostered by HORIBA, and the award highlights unique research and development with the findings and potential that deserves a global recognition.


【2019 Masao Horiba Award】

Scope of the awards: Advanced analytical and measurement technologies to maximize the performance of electric power and battery usage for efficient control systems


Winner : Yoash LEVRON, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Awarded Research: Optimal Control of Energy Storage Devices for Future Power Grids and Electric Vehicles


Winner : Nguyen Dinh HOA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University

Awarded Research: Machine Learning based and Multi-Agent System based Control and Optimization Approaches for Electric Vehicles, Power Grids, and their Interaction


Winner : Ichiro MARUTA, Dr. of Informatics

Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

Awarded Research: Development of Parameter Sensitivity Plot and Application to Modeling of Lithium-ion Secondary Batteries


Honorable Mention: Kei HASEGAWA, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Awarded Research: Application and Management of Hydrogen Energy Technology Toward the Solar Cell Based Distributed Electricity Grid


Honorable Mention: Matthias PREINDL, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University in the City of New York

Awarded Research: Data-driven Modeling and Estimation of Li-Ion Battery Properties


Judges for the 2019 Masao Horiba Awards


Akira YOSHINO, President, Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Evaluation Center (LIBTEC)


Scott SAMUELSEN, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Kuniaki TATSUMI, Supervisory Innovation Coordinator, National Institute of Advanced industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Hidekazu NISHIMURA, Professor, Dean of Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University

Takashi WASHIO,Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University

Keijiro IWAO, Business Owner, Automotive Global Business Strategy Office, HORIBA, Ltd.

Sayaka YOSHIMURA, Custom Instruments R&D Department, HORIBA, Ltd.