Science and Technology of Advanced Materials research: NIMS scientist Katsuhiko Ariga receives the STAM Best Contribution Award 2017

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NIMS researcher Katsuhiko Ariga receives the STAM Best Contribution Award 2017 for his efforts and dedication in the publication of the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM).

Schematic illustration of self assembly starting with nanomaterials and culminatign with macroscopic/bulk structures.

Review on challenges and breakthroughs in recent research on self-assembly

Source: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) Headquarter Office, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

(Tsukuba, 12 January 2018) NIMS researcher Katsuhiko Ariga receives the STAM Best Contribution Award 2017 for his efforts and dedication in the publication of the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM).

Supramolecular chemistry and surface scientist, Katsuhiko Ariga has made important contributions to the publication of STAM. One of his greatest contributions is writing comprehensive review articles for STAM. For example, in 2008 he wrote a review titled, “Challenges and breakthroughs in recent research on self-assembly” that received more than 582 citations (Web of Science) and was downloaded more than 55,496 times [1].

Katsuhiko Ariga et al 2008 Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 9 014109
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1468-6996/9/1/014109/meta

Ariga also contributed to STAM by initiating a successful series of focus issues featuring leading young scientists.

STAM focus issues
http://e-materials.net/stam/special.html

As an Associate Editor of STAM, Ariga has played a central role in handling manuscripts submitted to STAM, by providing fast and insightful comments both at the pre-screening and peer review stages, and by inviting highly qualified and responsive referees, who returned their reports on time and without delay. Ariga’s overall efforts and dedication have strongly contributed to the proliferation and international recognition of STAM as a leading journal dedicated to materials science.

More about Katsuhiko Ariga
Katsuhiko Ariga received his doctorate in polymer chemistry from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) in 1990. After graduating he was an assistant professor at Tokyo Tech, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and was appointed group leader in the Supermolecules Project funded by JST.

Next, he took up the position of an associate professor at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST, Japan) and later played a central role in the ERATO Nanospace Project, again funded by JST. In January 2004, he moved to the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan.

Currently he is the leader of the Supermolecules Group and Principal Investigator of the World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) at NIMS. In April 2017, he was co-appointed as a professor at the University of Tokyo.

He is an Associate Editor of Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater.; Editorial Advisory Board member of Langmuir (-2014), Chem. Mater, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Adv. Mater., Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Nanotechnology, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Nanotechnology, and other journals.

Since 2017, he has been the Editor in-Chief of Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. He has authored or co-authored approximately 600 papers (H-index 91, as of September in 2017, Web of Science).

Since 2014, he has been selected as a highly cited researcher (Thompson Reuter, Clarivate Analytics).

Reference
[1] Katsuhiko Ariga et al 2008 Challenges and breakthroughs in recent research on self-assembly, Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 9 014109

doi:10.1088/1468-6996/9/1/014109
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1468-6996/9/1/014109/meta

About NIMS and STAM
NIMS and Empa have jointed efforts to develop a flagship journal that provides highly-quality information on recent developments in materials science within an open access platform. The collaboration will strengthen the position of STAM in Europe.

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