Shinji Kanehashi, Associate Professor of Institute of Global Innovation Research received the “SUMCO Award” at the SEMICON JAPAN 2022 Academia Award on December 14, 2022.
-Name of the award
SUMCO Award, SEMICON JAPAN 2022 Academia Award
Shinji Kanehashi, Serika Ito (M2, Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering), and Kazemitsu Metaka (M1, Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering)
-Outline of the award
Title of Presentation: “Beyond-zero materials – Helping to realize a carbon-neutral society”
SEMICON JAPAN 2022, one of the industry’s largest semiconductor supply chain event, and now in its 46th year, has given out an Academia Award for the first time. The Award is intended to recognize and encourage outstanding long-term academic research with the potential to drive semiconductor innovation.
Nine university labs made it to the second round of judging with their exhibits and presentations at the “Academia” section of SEMICON Japan. Associate Professor Kanehashi’s lab received the SUMCO Award for their presentation on a new biomass material that is promising as a negative carbon biofuel, which would be useful in the semiconductor industry. At the opening ceremony of SEMICON JAPAN 2022, Prime Minister Kishida appeared on stage and conveyed the importance of Japan’s semiconductor industry in the future.