XMUM Students Join Research Exchange Programme at Tokyo University of Science

2020-02-21

SEPANG: During the festive season of Chinese New Year, five students from New Energy Science and Engineering Programme, Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) went to Japan for a research exchange program funded by the Sakura Science Plan (SSP).

Initiated by Japanese government in 2014, SSP aims to strengthen the bonds between Japan and other countries as well as globalize Japanese education by exchanging ideas in the field of science and technology.

This exchange programme was hosted by Assoc. Prof. Takashi Nakajima of Tokyo University of Science (TUS) and led by Asst. Prof. Gan Wee Chen of XMUM. 3 graduates - Cheong Jian Ye, Koh Yan An and Daniel Ong Tze Kheng as well as 2 undergraduates - Soh Arn Er and Jason Koay Soon Chye - participated in the 10-day research exchange from 2 to 11 Feb 2020.


(from left) Soh Arn Er, Daniel Ong Tze Kheng, Cheong Jian Ye, Jason Koay Soon Chye, Koh Yan An, Asst. Prof. Gan Wee Chen

Under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Takashi Nakajima and Prof. Dr. Takeo Furukawa, the pioneer in investigating the ferroelectric properties of PVDF, researches on smart materials were conducted at TUS and Kobayasi Institute of Physical Research together with a group of students from the University of Malaya.

Group photo of all the participants and students from Nakajima Laboratory in front of TUS Library.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nakajima was giving a lecture.

Group photo with Prof. Dr. Takeo Furukawa, the pioneer in investigating the ferroelectric properties of PVDF.

Students also took a trip to Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, where they gained a new insight energy harvesting via electrets with an introduction given by Dr. Shimpei Ono, a research scientist at the Institute.

Dr. Shimpei Ono giving a demonstration on harvesting energy with electrets.

It has been revealed that research collaborations between XMUM, TUS and UM are expected to be started in the near future.

(Reported by Jason Koay Soon Chye)

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