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NewsSpecially Appointed Professor Nobukazu Teranishi of the Research Institute of Electronics becomes the First Japanese Person to be Awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

02/02/17

 On February 1, 2017, it was announced that Appointed Professor Nobukazu Teranishi of Shizuoka University Research Institute of Electronics will be awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
 The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was launched in the UK as a global prize that rewards great achievements in the field of engineering. The prize has been given out every other year from 2013 to an individual or a team of engineers (up to 5 members) responsible for a ground-breaking innovation in engineering that has been of global benefit to humanity.

 The prize was awarded to Specially Appointed Professor Teranishi's "research and development of solid-state image sensors (CCD image sensor and CMOS image sensor), especially the invention of the pinned photodiode."



Name: Nobukazu Teranishi
Research content: Research and development of solid-state image sensors (CCD image sensor and CMOS image sensor)
An overview of the prize can be found on the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering website




Comment from President Ito

I would like to send my warmest congratulations to Appointed Professor Nobukazu Teranishi of the Research Institute of Electronics for receiving the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. The prize was awarded for the "research and development of solid-state image sensors (CCD image sensor and CMOS image sensor), especially the invention of the pinned photodiode." It is related to the revolutionary innovation in the field of light and imaging, which is the priority research area of Shizuoka University.
 The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a global prize which was established with the aim of becoming the Novel Prize in the field of engineering, and this was the third time the prize was given out. It is a great honor for Shizuoka University that Professor Teranishi became the first Japanese person to receive the prize. I believe current students, graduates and faculty members all feel great pride and draw encouragement from it.
 I anticipate Professor Teranishi’s continued success at Shizuoka University as well as further contribution to the development of science and technology in Japan.

Shizuoka University President
Yukihiro Ito


Comment from Research Institute of Electronics Director

I would like to send my most sincere congratulations to Appointed Professor Nobukazu Teranishi of the Research Institute of Electronics for receiving the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
The Research Institute of Electronics was founded by professor Kenjiro Takayanagi, the father of television. It is the only research institute in Japan that specializes in the research of imaging devices as well as light and electric technologies of imaging devices. The prize was awarded for "the research and development of solid-state image sensors (CCD image sensor and CMOS image sensor), especially the invention of the pinned photodiode." In other words, the prize was awarded for the invention of a key technology of imaging devices. There is nothing more gratifying for the Research Institute of Electronics and we are honored beyond words.
With the leadership of Professor Teranishi, the Research Institute of Electronics will continue to grow and become the global center of research for light and electric technologies of imaging devices. Professor Teranishi, congratulations once again on the reception of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Shizuoka University Research Institute of Electronics Director
Hidenori Mimura


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