The Itoh Project Prize in Plasma Turbulence was first established in 2005 at the European Physical Society (EPS) Conference on Plasma Physics in honor of Kyushu University Professor Sanae-I.Itoh (Research Institute for Applied Mechanics). The prize is also supported by Institute of Physics (IOP) of England. The aim of this Prize is to elect and reward a PhD student who has done outstanding research on plasma turbulence.
The winner is invited to Kyushu University, and offered the chance to deliver a lecture and undertake joint research at the University’s state-of-the-art plasma facilities.
The international selection committee chose one winner for the 2007 Itoh Project Prize in Plasma Turbulence from among 20 excellent candidates from all over the world. The winner was Peter Manz from University Stuttgart, Germany. Title is ‘Experimental estimation of nonlinear energy transfer in two dimensional plasma turbulence’.
Peter Manz visited Kyushu University and he was awarded the Prize by President Kajiyama and Professor Itoh on Feb. 7th 2008. Peter Manz promised to become a friend of Kyushu University and also of Japan and to aim at becoming a worldwide scientific leader. In a congratulatory speech to Mr. Manz, Professor Itoh said “Itoh prize has been gaining the high reputation and giving a chance for young promising researcher to be a worldwide researcher. You will surely profoundly contribute to study and research.”