World Premier Research in Japan, a Symposium

World Premier Research in Japan
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 1:30pm to 7:00pm
Allen 101X
Abstract / Description: 

Presented by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and WPI in cooperation with the US-Asia Technology Management Center

Since its establishment in 2003, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science's San Francisco Office has been supporting exchange between the Japanese and American researcher communities while acting as a hub for Japanese universities' West Coast offices and their networking activities. This 15th anniversary event is to highlight the achievements of the international research centers established by the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI). These globally visible research centers focus on a wide range of fields such as energy, chemistry, plant biology and astrophysics. The program will be followed by a networking reception.

Current graduate students, PhD candidates, postdocs, faculty and other researchers are encouraged to attend. Learn about research opportunities in Japan!

- 1:30pm Opening Remarks
- 1:50pm WPI Presentations
- 5:30pm Networking Reception

Free and open to the public. For details and registration, please visit:


Kavli IPMU (The University of Tokyo)
– Kavli IPMU | Founding Director/Principal Investigator, Hitoshi Murayama
– Lyman-Alpha Forest Tomography: Mapping the Shadows of the Cosmic Web at High Noon | Project Assistant Professor, Khee-Gan Lee

AIMR (Tohoku University)
– Materials research in the digitalized society| Director/Principal Investigator, Motoko Kotani
– Oxide electronics: converting insulators into electronic materials| Professor/Principal Investigator, Tomoteru Fukumura

I2CNER (Kyushu University)
– Engineering Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions and Cultural Bridges Across the Pacific | Director/Principal Investigator, Petros Sofronis
– Efficient and Stable Metal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells | Associate Professor,Toshinori Matsushima

ITbM (Nagoya University)
– Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM): Changing the World with Molecules | Administrative Director/ Designated Professor, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto
– A bump-and-hole strategy toward freehand manipulation of plant hormone signaling | Designated Associate Professor, Naoyuki Uchida