2017 Participants

Click on the student names below to learn more about our participants in the 2017 TOMODACHI STEM @ Rice University Program!

kamasaka-mio_profile Mio Kamasaka
Hometown in Japan: Yokohama, Kanagawa
University in Japan: Tokyo Institute of Technology
Major & School Year: Polymer Chemistry, B2
Host Advisor: Prof. P.M. Ajayan and Dr. Robert Vajtai, Dept. of Materials Science & NanoEngineering
Host Lab: Ajayan Research Group
Research Project: Origami Inspired Stiff Structures (PDF)
katayama-akane_profile2 Akane Katayama
Hometown in Japan: Tokyo
University in Japan: Meiji University
Major & School Year: Mechanical Engineering, B4
Host Advisor: Prof. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Dept. of Bioengineering
Host Lab: Optical Spectroscopy & Imaging Lab
Research Project: Developing Training Tools for Detecting Cervical Cancer with HRME (PDF)
kawamura-aya_profile Aya Kawamura
Hometown in Japan: Kariya, Aichi
University in Japan: Nagoya University
Major & School Year: Applied Chemistry, B2
Host Advisor: Prof. Zachary Ball, Dept. of Chemistry
Host Lab: Ball Research Group
Research Project: Detection of Copper Complex for Peptide Backbone Modification (PDF)
kimura-yumiko_profile Yumiko Kimura
Hometown in Japan: Tokyo
University in Japan: Tokyo University of Science
Major & School Year: Pharmaceutical Sciences, B3
Host Advisor: Prof. Gang Bao, Dept. of Bioengineering
Host Lab: Laboratory of Biomolecular Engineering & Nanomedicine
Research Project: The efficiency of genome editing by a small Cas9 orthologue derived from Campylobacter jejunin(CjeCas9) (PDF)
komatsu-natsumi_profile Natsumi Komatsu
Hometown in Japan: Saitama
University in Japan: Keio University
Major & School Year: Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, B4
Host Advisor: Prof. Junichiro Kono, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Host Lab: Kono Lab
Research Project: Aligned Film of Dyes Inside Carbon Nanotubes to Yield a Large Nonlinear Optical Response (PDF)
nagai-shiho_profile Shiho Nagai
Hometown in Japan: Okazaki, Aichi
University in Japan: Toyota Technological Institute
Major & School Year: Engineering, B2
Host Advisor: Prof. P.M. Ajayan and Dr. Robert Vajtai, Dept. of Materials Science & NanoEngineering
Host Lab: Ajayan Research Group
Research Project: Investigation of surface oxidation in 2D Sb2Te3 (PDF)
shimokawa-sawa_profile Sawa Shimokawa
Hometown in Japan: Fukuoka
University in Japan: Osaka University
Major & School Year: Civil Engineering, B1
Host Advisor: Prof. Jamie Padgett, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Host Lab at Rice Univ.: Padgett Research Group
Research Project: Reliability of Aging Bridge Girder (PDF)
tabata-mizuki_profile Mizuki Tabata
Hometown in Japan: Tokyo
University in Japan: Tokyo Institute of Technology
Major & School Year: Biotechnology, B3
Host Advisor: Prof. Junghae Suh, Dept. of Bioengineering
Host Lab: Synthetic Virology Lab
Research Project: Characterizing the N-terminal S/T motif in Adeno-associated Virus Transduction (PDF)
woo-heeyung_profile HeeYung Woo
Hometown in Japan: Tokyo
University in Japan: Kyushu University
Major & School Year: Bioresource & Bioenvironment, B3
Host Advisor: Prof. Natasha Kirienko, Dept. of Biosciences
Host Lab: Kirienko Lab
Research Project: To Be Announced
 yoshida-kana_profile  Kana Yoshida
Hometown in Japan: Osaka
University in Japan: Tottori University
Major & School Year: Mechanical Engineering, B4
Host Advisor: Prof. Tayfun Tezduyar, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Host Lab: TAFSM – Team for Advanced Flow Simulation & Modeling
Research Project: Structural Mechanics Computation of the Orion Spacecraft Drogue Parachute in Compressible-Flow Regime (PDF)
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