Ohio State's Rattan Lal receives Japan Prize

April 9, 2019
Professor Rattan Lal. Photo credit: The Japan Prize Foundation

Presentation Ceremony at National Theatre of Japan for the 2019 Japan Prize. Photo credit: The Japan Prize Foundation.
Professor Rattan Lal, a soil scientist at The Ohio State University, received the 2019 Japan Prize on April 8. The Japan Prize is considered one of the most prestigious honors in science and technology.

Lal is the first Ohio State scientist and the first soil scientist to ever receive the prize. He is Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. President Michael V. Drake traveled to Japan with Lal for the award ceremony. Read more and view photos of the award ceremony in the Ohio State News story. 

Adapted from Ohio State News, April 8