Rattan Lal wins Japan Prize

Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources, has been awarded the 2019 Japan Prize, considered one of the most prestigious honors in science and technology. He is the first Ohio State scientist and the first soil scientist to ever receive the award.

The Japan Prize recognizes scientists and engineers from around the world for original and outstanding achievements that “not only contribute to the advancement of science and technology, but also promote peace and prosperity for all mankind,” the Japan Prize Foundation said in its Jan. 16 announcement of the award.

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