


AWARDS 

APATCC has two annual medals:
Fukui Medal and Pople Medal



Possible Candidates
The Fukui Medal is awarded to outstanding theoretical/computational chemists in the AsiaPacific region, and the Pople Medal is awarded to younger scientists (at the age of 45 or less) in the AsiaPacific region who have distinguished themselves by pioneering and important contributions.
Candidates need to be currently resident in the AsiaPacific region or, if from other regions, they should originally be from the AsiaPacific region and a substantial part of their work should have been carried out in the AsiaPacific region.
Selection Procedure
Nomination of both Fukui and Pople medalists is made annually by members of the scientific board. It requires a brief description of the nominee's major contributions to science with a total space limit of 2 pages including selected publications. All nominations are sent to the President of APATCC by email. The APATCC board members elect the annual medalists by a ballot from a list of candidates. The nation of the medal winner (both Fukui and Pople Medals) is excluded from the next ballot.
Award Winners
Fukui Medal
2024 Hiromi Nakai (Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, School of Advanced Science & Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan) for his innovative advancements in electronic structure theory for large complex systems.

2023 Carmay Lim (Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan) for her seminal contributions in elucidating the physicochemical principles underlying complex biological systems, in particular proteinmetal ion interactions.

2022 Dong H. Zhang (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China) for his outstanding contributions to quantum dynamics, especially the development of methods for potential energy surface construction and timedependent wave packet simulation.

2021 Seiichiro Tenno (Kobe University, Kobe, Japan) for his significant contribution to the development of novel electron correlation methods.

2020 WeiHai Fang (Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China) for his important contributions in developing quantum trajectory meanfield methods for nonadiabatic dynamics simulations and in solving problems in the photoinduced chemical and biological systems.

2019 Kazuo Takatsuka (Kyoto University, Japan) for his outstanding contributions to electron dynamics beyond the BornOppenheimer approximation.

2018 Richard Ming Wah Wong (National University of Singapore, Singapore) for his outstanding contributions to the application of computational chemistry to physical organic chemistry.

2017 Wenjian Liu (Peking University, China) for his outstanding contributions to relativistic quantum chemistry.

2016 Eluvathingal Jemmis (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India) for his unique theoretical approach to facilitate the understanding of transition metal organometallics, analogies in main group elements, and boron and its compounds.

2015 Shigeyoshi Sakaki (Kyoto University, Japan) for his outstanding achievements in theoretical and computational studies of complex systems involving transition metal elements.

2014 YunDong Wu (Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China) for his outstanding contributions to the application of theoretical/computational chemistry.

2013 Peter Gill (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) for his novel contributions to the theory of electron correlation and uniform electron gases.

2012 Shigeru Nagase (Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan) for his outstanding achievements in theoretical and computational chemistry and close interplay with experiment.

2011 Peter A. Schwerdtfeger (Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand) for his significant achievements in quantum chemistry, in particular for deeper understanding of quantum relativistic effects.

2010 Kwang S. Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea) for
his pioneering and extensive contributions to the application of theoretical/computational chemistry in the design of new materials.

2009 Hiroshi Nakatsuji (Quantum Chemistry Research Institute, Kyoto, Japan)
for his pioneering work in the development and applications of theoretical chemistry in the modern era.

2008 Debashis Mukherjee (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India) for his pioneering developments in coupled cluster theory formalism.

2007 Kimihiko Hirao (University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan) for his outstanding contributions to the theory development of computational quantum chemistry.

2006 Leo Radom (University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia) for his pioneering contributions to the application of theoretical/computational chemistry

2005 Keiji Morokuma (Emory University, Atlanta, U.S.A.) for his pioneering contributions to the development of theoretical/computational chemistry

Pople Medal
2024 Hyungjun Kim (KAIST, Daejeon, Korea) for his outstanding contributions in developing the meanfield QM/MM method to elucidate electronic and liquid structures of electrochemical interfaces.

2023 Haibo Ma (Shandong University, Jinan, China) for his development of density matrix renormalization group (DMRG)based electronic structure and dynamics simulation methods for strongly correlated systems coupled with large environments.

2022 Lars Goerigk (The University of Melbourne, Australia) for his outstanding contributions to the accurate treatment of ground and excited states with Density Functional Theory and the development of accurate and robust timedependent doublehybrid density functionals for electronic excitation energies.

2021 Xuhui Huang (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China) for his outstanding contributions to the development of statistical mechanics based methods to elucidate conformational dynamics of complexed biological macromolecules.

2020 Hiroyuki NAKASHIMA (Quantum Chemistry Research Institute, Kyoto, Japan) for his outstanding contributions in developing methods for solving the Schroedinger equations of atoms and molecules and in performing their essentially exact level calculations of various systems.

2019 Jian Liu (Peking University, China) for his outstanding contributions to unravelling nuclear quantum effects in dynamic spectroscopic and thermodynamic properties of complex systems.

2018 Yousung Jung (KAIST, Korea) for his outstanding contributions to developing efficient electronic structure methods and their applications to energy materials discovery.

2017 Takeshi Yanai (Institute of Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan) for his outstanding work in electronic structure theory, particularly the incorporation of dynamic electron correlation into multireference wave functions.

2016 Yi Qin Gao (Peking University, China) for his outstanding contributions in developing efficient methods for molecular simulations of biological systems and in resolving long standing theoretical problems.

2015 Michelle Coote (Australian National University, Australia) for her pioneering work on the development and application of accurate computational chemistry procedures for modelling radical polymerization processes.

2014 Henryk Witek (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan) for his innovative contributions to theoretical and mathematical aspects of quantum chemistry, particularly to multireference perturbation theory and the densityfunctional tightbinding method.

2013 Takahito Nakajima (RIKEN AICE, Kobe Japan) for his innovative contributions to relativistic molecular orbital theory.

2012 Jin Yong Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea) for
his significant contributions to the theoretical understanding and of fluorescent sensors, organic semiconductors, organic magnetic
materials.

2011 Hiromi Nakai (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
for the innovative development of linearscaling electron correlation theory and density functional theory for weak interactions and core excitations.

2010 ChaoPing Hsu (Academic Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
for her significant contributions to charge transport and energy transfer in advanced materials and the dynamic description of biological systems.

2009 Masahiro Ehara (Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan)
for his significant contributions to the theoretical development and applications of theoretical fine spectroscopy to the valence to core electron chemistry and dynamics.

2008 Shuhua Li (Nanjing University, Nanjing, China) for his innovative contributions to the development of linear scaling electronic structure methods and blockcorrelated coupled cluster theory.

2007 Seiichiro Tenno (Nagoya university, Nagoya, Japan) for his important contributions to the development of novel methods in explicitly correlated electronic structure theory.

2006 Wenjian Liu (Peking University, Beijing, China) for his pioneering contributions to relativistic quantum chemistry, especially the development of the Beijing Density Functional (BDF) code.

2005 Peter M. W. Gill (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) for his pioneering contributions to MP perturbation theory, the efficient calculation of twoelectron integral algorithms (PRISM), molecular electrostatic potentials, linearscaling methods, and density functional theory.




