Mutsumi Imawari, chemistry major, named recipient of FY2020 JCNIRS Student Travel Award at 36th Near Infrared Forum
Fourth-year undergraduate chemistry major Mutsumi Imawari was chosen as recipient of the Japan Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy's JCNIRS Student Travel Award for the results of her research entitled "Research on aqueous hydrogen bonding in hydrate melts using the NIR method."
The awards ceremony and acceptance speech were conducted online as part of the 36th Near Infrared Forum (November 25-26, 2020).
The award is given to students who wish to give oral presentations on their research findings at the forum and is intended to cover part of their travel expenses. Every year 3 to 4 students whose research reports are judged to be impactful are chosen as presenters.
Imawari's award-winning research concerned changes in hydrogen-bonding of water in "hydrate melt" high-density electrolyte aqueous solutions. It was judged to be important research because of the use the findings could have in electrolyte development and analysis for rechargeable batteries.