Nov 2, 2023
President Masahiro Tatsumisago awarded Japan’s Medal with Purple Ribbon in Fall 2023
On November 2, 2023, OMU President Masahiro Tatsumisago, among other recipients of the 2023 Autumn Medals of Honor, received Japan’s Medal with Purple Ribbon. President Tatsumisago was honored for his significant contributions to the development of inorganic materials chemistry, including all-solid-state lithium battery materials, and for his role in advancing science and technology.
Medal with Purple RibbonMasahiro TATSUMISAGO
President of Osaka Metropolitan University, Osaka City University, and Osaka Prefecture University
Vice Chairperson of the University Public Corporation Osaka
I am deeply honored and delighted to receive the Medal with Purple Ribbon. For over 40 years, since my appointment at Osaka Prefecture University, one of OMU’s predecessor institutions, I have dedicated myself to studying glass-based ionic conductors. Today, the practical application of all-solid-state batteries—which seemed like a distant dream 4 decades ago—has become a reality. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to my colleagues, staff, students, collaborators, and senior researchers who have worked with me throughout these years. I am very appreciative of their support and of the research environment I have been fortunate to be a part of. I also aim to leverage this award as an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to society in any way I can.
|March 1980||Master of Science, Division of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan|
|April 1980||Research Associate, College of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan|
|November 1984||Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan|
|April 1996||Professor, College of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan|
|April 2011||Vice Dean, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan|
Dean, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
President, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
President, Osaka Metropolitan University, Osaka City University, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Research fields: Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Glass Science, Solid State Ionics