Nakatani RIES U.S. Fellows – Potential Research Hosts
Research host lab placement will be arranged by Prof. Junichiro Kono in consultation with the Japanese host lab for all participants in mid-spring. Research host labs and project/s available in each host lab may vary each year. Participants will be placed in Japanese university or research institution labs under the advisement of a Japanese host professor. All students will be assigned an English-speaking Japanese graduate student research mentor. In addition to their Japanese professor and mentor, each American student will be co-advised by a U.S. professor who has experience and expertise with U.S.-Japan research collaborations.
The Japanese host labs are selected for their willingness to mentor a young undergraduate student, for contributions to cutting-edge science & engineering research in Japan, and a desire to increase the international diversity and intercultural competencies of Japanese group members by providing them with an opportunity to work with American undergraduates.
The goals of the research internship are to:
- Provide students with hands-on experience with cutting-edge science & engineering research;
- Enhance students technical and research skill sets;
- Enable students to collaborate in an international research effort;
- Enhance students inter-cultural communication & Japanese language skills;
- Encourage students to pursue future graduate study and research.
Once selected as participants, students will be assigned specific research host labs by Prof. Junichiro Kono and research projects will be developed in consultation with the Japanese host lab and U.S.-based co-advisor. Whenever possible, fellows will be assigned a Nakatani RIES Alumni Mentor; a student who has previously done research at the assigned host lab and who can provide current participants with tips on life in the host-city, the culture of the research lab, and other related topics both prior to departure and while abroad.
Prior to application students are strongly encouraged to:
- Review the websites of the potential host professors in Japan.
- Indicate in your application up to 3 host professors/labs that you are most interested in working with. This will help the selection committee better understand your specific research interests.
- Please do not contact potential host professors in Japan. If you are selected as a participant in the program, we will assist you with placement into an appropriate host lab based on your research interests/academic background and host lab availability.
Potential Research Hosts in Japan
Biomedical/Chemical Science & Engineering
- Kyoto University – Dept. of Energy & Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Kageyama Laboratory
- Kyoto University – Institute for Integrated Cell-Materials Sciences (iCeMS), Kamei Laboratory
- Nagoya University – Dept. of Chemistry, Shinohara Laboratory
- Osaka University – Medical Beam Physics Laboratory, Awazu Laboratory
- Osaka University – LaSIE, Kawata-Fujita Laboratory
- The University of Tokyo – Dept. of Bioengineering, Tabata Laboratory
Energy, Environment, & Mechanical Engineering
- Kyoto University – Institute of Advanced Energy, Matsuda Laboratory
- NEW! – Kyushu University – Measurement and Instrument Lab, Kiss Laboratory
- Osaka University – Inst. of Scientific & Industrial Research, Advanced Electronic Devices, Sekitani Laboratory
- Tohoku University – Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC), Otsuji Laboratory
- Toyota Technological Institute – Energy Materials Laboratory, Takeuchi Lab
NanoScience & Engineering
- Chiba University – Division of Nanomaterial Science, Aoki Laboratory
- Keio University – Dept. of Applied Physics & Physico-Informatics, Itoh Laboratory
- Kyoto University – Solid State Spectroscopy Group, Tanaka Laboratory
- Osaka University – Inst. of Laser Engineering, THz Photonics, Tonouchi Laboratory
- Tohoku University – Dept. of Physics, Saito Laboratory
- The University of Tokyo – Dept. of Applied Physics and Quantum-Phase Electronics Center, Iwasa Laboratory
- The University of Tokyo – Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Maruyama-Chiashi Laboratory