Student Exchanges and Enrollment

2016

September–March 2017
Mr. Ruben Emanuel Wohlgenannt, a second-year Master's student in the Department of Computer Science (ETH Zürich), came to UTokyo as a Special Research Student under the University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP). He worked in the Imai research group in the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.
In addition, Mr. Jörg Wieder, a second-year Master's student from the Department of Physics (ETH Zürich), carried out research in the Department of Physics (School of Science, UTokyo) in the group of Associate Prof. Masashi Yokoyama.
Further, Ms. Anicia Zeberli, a Master's student in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (ETH Zürich), came to UTokyo as an international internship program student and worked in the group run by Prof. Masahiko Hirao and Associate Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama in the Department of Chemical System Engineering (School of Engineering). Ms. Zeberli's travel and living expenses were subsidized by the School.
Ms. Anicia Zeberli, a Master's course student at ETH Zürich, conducting research in the Hirao–Sugiyama group

Ms. Anicia Zeberli, a Master's course student at ETH Zürich, conducting research in the Hirao–Sugiyama group

September
One of the first generation of graduates of the Global Science Course (GSC) run by the School of Science (UTokyo) enrolled in the Master's course run by the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (ETH Zürich).
Late July
Mr. Lukas Eberle, a doctoral student at ETH Zürich, spent 2 weeks in the group run by Prof. Masahiko Hirao and Associate Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama in the Department of Chemical System Engineering (School of Engineering, UTokyo). During his stay, he completed a manuscript on a collaboration led by Prof. Sugiyama and Prof. Konrad Hungerbühler from the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (ETH Zürich) that was later accepted for publication.
June 1−August 31
Ms. Eunice Phua, a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry (School of Science, UTokyo), took advantage of the international internship offered by the Materials Education Program for Future Leaders in Research, Industry, and Technology (MERIT) to conduct short-term research at ETH Zürich under Prof. A. Dieter Schlüter in the Department of Materials.
April
Mr. Matthias David Strodtkötter, a graduate of ETH Zürich, enrolled at UTokyo as a doctoral student under the supervision of Prof. Mio Murao of the Department of Physics (School of Science).
Mr. Strodtkötter talking with Prof. Murao

Mr. Strodtkötter talking with Prof. Murao

April−September
Ms. Alzbeta Kubinocova and Mr. Janis Fluri, first-year Master's students at ETH Zürich, and Mr. Julian Alexander Riebartsch, a second-year Master's student, spent time at the School of Science (UTokyo) as Special Research Students in the laboratories of Prof. Eiichi Nakamura (Department of Chemistry), Prof. Junichi Yokoyama (Research Center for the Early Universe), and lecturer Dr. Kathrin Wimmer (Department of Physics), respectively, under the strategic partnership agreement.
Ms. Kubinocova from ETH Zürich giving a presentation in the Department of Chemistry

Ms. Kubinocova from ETH Zürich giving a presentation in the Department of Chemistry

Mr. Fluri (center) and Mr. Riebartsch (right) from ETH Zürich discussing research with a colleague at the Research Center for the Early Universe

Mr. Fluri (center) and Mr. Riebartsch (right) from ETH Zürich discussing research with a colleague at the Research Center for the Early Universe

March 16-23
Mr. Naoto Ohsaka, a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (UTokyo), visited the Department of Computer Science (ETH Zürich) and discussed his research with Prof. Bernd Gärtner and Prof. Komei Fukuda.
February 24-March 22
Mr. Hidefumi Hiraishi, a third-year doctoral student in the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (UTokyo), spent approximately 4 weeks at ETH Zürich with the support of the school.
January 25-February 1
Ms. Haruku Shirahata, a first-year Master's student, and Mr. Kensaku Matsunami, a fourth-year Bachelor's student, both from the Hirao–Sugiyama research group in the Department of Chemical System Engineering (School of Engineering, UTokyo), accompanied Associate Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama on a visit to Prof. Konrad Hungerbühler of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (ETH Zürich). They discussed their research and visited the Kaiseraugst site of F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.
Prof. Hungerbühler (third from left) and Associate Prof. Sugiyama (second from right)

Prof. Hungerbühler (third from left) and Associate Prof. Sugiyama (second from right)

January 8
The Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (UTokyo) encourages faculty from overseas universities to serve on their doctoral degree examination committees. In line with this policy, Prof. Komei Fukuda of ETH Zürich served as one of the committee members for a doctoral degree examination in the Department of Computer Science at UTokyo.
From left: Mr. Hiraishi, doctoral candidate, Associate Prof. Shibuya, Prof. Fukuda from ETH Zürich, Prof. Suda, Prof. Imai, and Dr. Moriyama

From left: Mr. Hiraishi, doctoral candidate, Associate Prof. Shibuya, Prof. Fukuda from ETH Zürich, Prof. Suda, Prof. Imai, and Dr. Moriyama

All year round
Originally from Switzerland, Mr. Gioele Casola received his Master's degree from the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (ETH Zürich) and is now a second-year doctoral student in the Hirao–Sugiyama research group in the Department of Chemical System Engineering (School of Engineering, UTokyo). When he returns to Switzerland, Mr. Casola often visits Prof. Konrad Hungerbühler and receives advice from him regarding his research.
Mr. Gioele Casola of the Hirao–Sugiyama Laboratory

Mr. Gioele Casola of the Hirao–Sugiyama Laboratory

2015

October 21
Mr. Shuichi Katsumata, a second-year Master's student, gave a presentation on studying at ETH Zürich at a study-abroad guidance session organized by Prof. Reiji Suda, who is Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (UTokyo) and responsible for international exchange. Mr. Katsumata is one of four graduate students from the same graduate school who studied at ETH Zürich for 1 year from September 2014. He recommended studying abroad to his juniors.
October 1−November 30
Ms. Kana Yamada, a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry (School of Science, UTokyo), carried out research at ETH Zürich in the laboratory of Prof. Ursula Keller of the Department of Physics. (See her interview here.)
Ms. Kana Yamada at ETH Zürich

Ms. Kana Yamada at ETH Zürich

October 1
Mr. Gioele Casola, who graduated from the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich), enrolled in the doctoral program of the Department of Chemical System Engineering (School of Engineering, UTokyo) with Associate Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama as his supervisor.
Summer
Mr. Ryo Asakura, a graduate of the Department of Applied Chemistry (School of Engineering, UTokyo), enrolled in the Master's program of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (ETH Zürich).
June 17-19
Mr. Daniel Reker, a doctoral student in Prof. Gisbert Schneider's group in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich), visited the Funatsu group in the Department of Chemical System Engineering (School of Engineering, UTokyo). He took part in a 3-day seminar, in which he and students from the Funatsu group presented their research.
May 31−June 4
Associate Prof. Hirokazu Sugiyama of the Department of Chemical System Engineering (School of Engineering, UTokyo), took part in the “12th Process Systems Engineering/25th European Symposium on Computer-Aided Engineering” (PSE2015/ESCAPE25), which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with doctoral students from ETH Zürich, he presented results from his collaborative research with Prof. Konrad Hungerbühler (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich) and the Swiss pharmaceutical company F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. Mr. Gioele Casola, a graduate student from ETH Zürich who spent approximately 6 months in the Sugiyama group in 2014, also gave a presentation at the symposium.
From left: Mr. Casola, another graduate student at ETH Zürich, and Associate Prof. Sugiyama

From left: Mr. Casola, another graduate student at ETH Zürich, and Associate Prof. Sugiyama

Mid-March
Ms. Hanna Sumita and Mr. Hidefumi Hiraishi, doctoral students at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (UTokyo), visited ETH Zürich and gave a presentation at the Mittagsseminar.
Prof. Hiroshi Imai, also of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, visited ETH Zürich and met three of five graduate students from the same graduate school who were studying abroad at ETH Zürich's Department of Computer Science.
February 3
Mr. Yuta Murakami, a second-year doctoral student from the Department of Physics (School of Science, UTokyo), visited Prof. Manfred Sigrist of the Department of Physics (ETH Zürich). After discussions, Mr. Murakami presented his research at a seminar.