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Joint Research on Photocatalysts Implemented with India's Savitribai Phule Pune University (2nd Year)

2018.07.24 Tuesday

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For a three-week period from June 10 to June 30, 2018, and based on support from JST's Sakura Exchange Program in Science, two faculty members and a total of seven distinguished and young researchers/students from India's Savitribai Phule Pune University were invited to the Photocatalysis International Research Center on the Tokyo University of Science's Noda Campus. This was implemented based on a joint research activity course in the Sakura Exchange Program in Science, and marks the second year of a three-year plan. The main point of the exchange plan is to conduct activities that anticipate the development of joint international research based on the theme of photocatalytic coating through joint research between Japan and India.

For a three-week period from June 10 to June 30, 2018, and based on support from JST's Sakura Exchange Program in Science, two faculty members and a total of seven distinguished and young researchers/students from India's Savitribai Phule Pune University were invited to the Photocatalysis International Research Center on the Tokyo University of Science's Noda Campus. This was implemented based on a joint research activity course in the Sakura Exchange Program in Science, and marks the second year of a three-year plan. The main point of the exchange plan is to conduct activities that anticipate the development of joint international research based on the theme of photocatalytic coating through joint research between Japan and India.

Starting two days later, the group from India and TUS students cooperated and made active approaches toward research activities. Two groups were formed for the experiment, with one group conducting evaluations on powder samples using the latest analytical instruments and photocatalytic evaluation devices installed at the Center. The other group coated photocatalysts onto glass substrates as a preliminary experiment, in anticipation of photocatalytic coating onto marble.

In addition, approaches to results of peer reviews on a submitted paper that summarized the contents of research conducted last year were made, making it possible to resubmit the paper during the visitors' stay. We cannot wait for the results. Preparations to file an application for the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers and JSPS Bilateral Programs, etc. were initiated so that these results can be linked to further joint international research.

Through this program, it was possible to deepen human exchanges with Savitribai Phule Pune University, and to also achieve definite results. Furthermore, it was also possible to begin research that takes next-stage expansion into consideration, making this a significant exchange. Being able to have exchanges with outstanding professors and students from India provided a large stimulation to TUS students, and proved to be a valuable experience.

We are grateful for the Sakura Exchange Program in Science that has provided up with such an opportunity. In implementing this program, TUS would also like to extend our gratitude to relevant persons within the University, particularly those in the International Affairs Section and the Noda Research Support Section.

 
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