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Awards & Honors

Dr. Toru OkabeDr. Toru Okabe, Regents professor and chair of biomaterials science, received the 2007 Science and Technology Award from the Japan Titanium Society in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 5.

Each year the group selects a small number of prominent scientists from around the world to receive this award based on their research on the properties, characterization and applications of titanium.  

Okabe’s award marks the first time it has been given to a researcher in the area of dentistry. His receipt of the award, was followed by his presentation: “Development of Titanium for Dental Applications at Baylor College of Dentistry.”

The Japan Titanium Society was inaugurated in 1952 under the guidance of a Japanese government agency, The Ministry of International Trade and Industry.  Its membership consists of people from metal manufacturers, users and academia.  The main activities of the society include the development of new applications of titanium, the international exchange of science and technology surrounding this metal, and the publication of the journal, Titanium.