Professor Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, Department of Chemistry, receives recognition from the city of Rennes in France - School of Science, the University of Tokyo
Jul 4, 2018

Professor Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, Department of Chemistry, receives recognition from the city of Rennes in France


Professor Shin-ichi Ohkoshi (Department of Chemistry) and the University of Tokyo received recognition from the city of Rennes at the reception of the International Conference on Ultrafast Control of Materials (UCM 2018), which was hosted by the mayor of Rennes on June 12, 2018 at Rennes City Hall, a historical building in France.1 The conference was organized by the International Associated Laboratory CNRS (LIA IM-LED).2


Group picture at the awards ceremony, which was held on June 12 at Rennes City Hall. (From the left) Eric Collet (Professor, University of Rennes 1), David Alis (President, University of Rennes 1), Isabelle Pellerin (Deputy Mayor, City of Rennes), Shin-ichi Ohkoshi (Professor, University of Tokyo), Shin-ya Koshihara (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Herve Cailleau (Professor, University of Rennes 1).

At the awards ceremony, Professor Ohkoshi was commended for his repeated discoveries of new substances in the field of optical materials, his world-leading research achievements, and for having a great influence on academia in France. His efforts furthermore contributed significantly to the founding of the International Associated Laboratory CNRS (LIA IM-LED) in 2017. Professor Ohkoshi also received a secondary award alongside Professor Shin-ya Koshihara of the Tokyo Institute of Technology for strengthening Japan-France research exchange between eight universities in Japan and France, including the University of Rennes 1.

Professor Ohkoshi is furthermore a visiting professor at Paris VI or Sorbonne University (formerly Pierre and Marie Curie University) and the University of Bordeaux. We would like to congratulate Professor Ohkoshi on his outstanding research findings and for being recognized for his contributions to the city of Rennes. We look forward to his continued success in France.


The awards ceremony
 
The reception

Group picture of the International Conference on Ultrafast Control of Materials (UCM 2018)




The signing ceremony of the LIA IM-LED, which was held in December 2016 at the Embassy of France in Japan and the French Embassy Residence. (Image taken from the Embassy of France in Japan website.)

 





University of Rennes 1 UCM 2018 article (in French only):
https://www.univ-rennes1.fr/actualites/15062018/conference-internationale-ucm2018-sur-le-controle-ultrarapide-des-materiaux

 

Footnotes

1Rennes City Hall is a classic French building that was built in 1734 by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, a leading court architect who also designed the Place de la Concorde in Paris and the Petit Trianon at the Palace of Versailles.

2The International Associated Laboratory CNRS (“Impacting materials with light and electric fields and watching real time dynamics ”, LIA IM-LED) consists of the French National Center for Scientific Research or Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), four universities in France (University of Rennes 1, University of Nantes, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University, and University of Maine) and four universities in Japan (The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tohoku University, and Kyoto University). Professor Ohkoshi is the director of the Japanese side and Professor Eric Collet (University of Rennes 1) is the director of the French side.

IM-LED article on the Embassy of France in Japan website (in Japanese only):
https://jp.ambafrance.org/article10924

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