2018 Japanese Fellows

Click on the student names below to learn more about the 2018 Nakatani RIES Japanese Fellows including excerpts from their weekly reports!​​

 

Mizuki Abe

Hometown: Saitama
Home Institution: Tohoku University
Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
B2: Sophomore, Expected Graduation Date: March 2021
Host Professor: Prof. Pol Spanos, Depts. of Mechanical & Civil Engineering and Materials Science & NanoEngineering

 

Chihiro Akiyama

Hometown: Kyoto
Home Institution: Tohoku University
Faculty of Agriculture, Applied Bio-Sciences: Plant Science
B2: Sophomore, Expected Graduation Date: March 2021
Host Lab at Rice University: Bartel Lab Group 
Host Professor: Prof. Bonnie Bartel, Dept. of Biosciences

 

Gen Hayakawa

Hometown: Chigasaki, Kanagawa
Home Institution: The University of Tokyo
Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering
B3: Junior, Expected Graduation Date: March 2020
Host Lab at Rice University: Natural Hazards Mitigation Research Group 
Host Professor: Dean Reginald DesRoches, School of Engineering and Prof. in the Depts. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

Mariko Hisamatsu

Hometown: Fukuoka
Home Institution: Osaka University
Faculty of Science, Physics
B3: Junior, Expected Graduation Date: March 2020
Host Lab at Rice University: Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP)
Host Professor: Prof. Herbert Levine, Dept. of Bioengineering and co-Director  Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) and Dr. Mohit Kumar Jolly, Post-Doctoral Researcher, CTBP

Chiaki Imafuku

Hometown: Kyoto
Home Institution: Doshisha University
Faculty of Life and Medical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering
B2: Sophomore, Expected Graduation Date: March 2021
Host Lab at Rice University: Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab
Host Professor: Prof. Fathi Ghorbel, Depts. of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

Yui Kanaoka

Hometown: Shiga
Home Institution: Nagoya University
Faculty of Science, Physics
B3: Junior, Expected Graduation Date: March 2020
Host Lab at Rice University: Ching-Hwa Kiang Research Group 
Host Professor: Prof. Ching-Hwa Kiang, Depts. of Physics and Bioengineering

Yuki Kitanishi

Hometown: Tokyo
Home Institution: The University of Tokyo
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences
B3: Junior, Expected Graduation Date: March 2020
Host Lab at Rice University: Laboratory of Biomolecular Engineering and Nanomedicine
Host Professor: Prof. Gang Bao, Depts. of Bioengineering and Chemistry

Moe Nakanishi

Hometown: Fukuoka
Home Institution: Kyushu University
School of Design, Acoustic Design
B3: Junior, Expected Graduation Date: March 2020
Host Lab at Rice University: Ajayan Research Group 
Host Professor: Prof. P.M. Ajayan, Dept. of Materials Science & NanoEngineering (Chair) 
Co-Advisor: Dr. Robert Vajtai, Dept. of Materials Science & NanoEngineering

Ryotaro Okabe

Hometown: Tokyo
Home Institution: Tokyo Institute of Technology
Faculty of Life Science and Technology, Bioscience and Biotechnology
B3: Junior, Expected Graduation Date: March 2020
Host Lab at Rice University: Angel Martí Group
Host Professor: Prof. Angel Martí, Depts. of Chemistry, Bioengineering, and Materials Science & NanoEngineering

 

Katsuya Shiratori

Hometown: Shizuoka
Home Institution: Ritsumeikan University
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Physical Science
B4: Senior, Expected Graduation Date: March 2019
Host Lab at Rice University: Natelson Research Group  
Host Professor: Prof. Doug Natelson, Depts. of Physics & Astronomy (Chair), Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Materials Science & NanoEngineering

Mari Shishikura

Hometown: Kyoto
Home Institution: Kyoto University
Faculty of Science, Biology
B3: Junior, Expected Graduation Date: March 2020
Host Lab at Rice University: Subramanian Lab  
Host Professor: Prof. Devika Subramanian, Depts. of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Shuhei Tsuriya

Hometown: Osaka
Home Institution: Osaka University
Faculty of Engineering Science, Information Science
B2: Sophomore, Expected Graduation Date: March 2021
Host Lab at Rice University: Zhong Research Group 
Host Professor: Prof. Lin Zhong, Depts. of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science

 

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