Academic Awards

Mitsui Chemicals Group has received various awards for its R&D achievements from academic societies, governments and other organizations.

2016

Award Achievement
Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology “Prize for Science and Technology” Development of intuitive operable human-machine interfaces
JCIA Technology Award Special Prize
(Japan Chemical Industry Association)
The World's first Development of Nonwoven characterized by Excellent , High Properties of Softness and Stretchability in Practical applications
Pesticide Science Society of Japan, Thesis Award 2016 Action mechanism of the novel rice blast fungicide tolprocarb distinct from that of conventional melanin biosynthesis inhibitors
The Society of Polymer Science, Japan 24th Polymer materials forum Best presntation award Development of FORTIMO™, novel cycloaliphatic diisocyanate, 1,4-H6XDI and polyurethane elastomers based on it
The Society of Rheology, Japan 2016 Technical Prize Development of novel polyurethanes with high elasticity and durability based on a cycloaliphatic diisocyanate controlled the stereoisomer structure
SICE System Integration Vidision Award for Excellent Lecture Development of the Bumper-Sensor Module for Autonomous Mobile Robots

2015

Award Achievement
Pesticide Science Society of Japan, Achievement Award (Research) 2015 Study on the structure and insecticide sensitivity of the RDL GABA receptor
The JWPA Award for outstanding Young Engineer Development of dinotefuran granule and the characteristics of termite control
Horie Prize (2015)
(Frontier Softmaterial Beamline Consortium)
Synchrotron radiation X-ray and neutron scattering studies on the relationships between structures and properties in metallocene EPDMs and polyurethane elastomers
Encouragement Award, Japan Society for Safety Engineering A Study of Influential Factors on Thermal Stability of Acrylic acid

2014

Award Achievement
The 2014 Commissioner’s Award for Patent Information Dissemination Activities  

2013

Award Achievement
Pesticide Science Society of Japan, Achievement Award (Technology) 2013 Development of a novel fungicide, penthiopyrad
Pesticide Science Society of Japan, Thesis Award 2013 Fipronil resistance in Sogatella furcifera: Molecular cloning and functional expression of wild-type and mutant RDL GABA receptor subunits
Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Contribution for 2013 Research into the commercial production of nitrous oxide and contribution to the catalysis society of Japan

2012

Award Achievement
Synthetic Organic Chemistry Award, Japan Creation of Value-Added Olefin-Based Materials with FI Catalysts

2011

Award Achievement
The Advanced Technology Award (The Sankei Shimbun Award) Creation and Application of Terminally Functionalized Polyethylenes and Polyethylene-Polar Polymer Hybrid Materials
The Catalysis Society of Japan Award Research and Development of Postmetallocene Olefin Polymerization Catalysts
Chiba Prefecture Award for Contribution to Science and Technology Development of ArF Lithography Materials by New Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Its Commercialization