UTRIP Online 2021 Fall summary

Overview

Following the success of UTRIP Online Pilot Program in Spring, UTRIP Online 2021 Fall was implemented at five laboratories in Earth and Planetary Science, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences.

Fourteen participants were selected from 56 applicants upon careful examination of the application materials, and attended each program for several weeks or longer at the respective labs. After experimental or theoretical research remotely supervised by leading researchers of the Graduate School of Science (GSS) at UTokyo in each assigned lab, participants completed the project paper, and presented their results to the lab mates online on the last day of the program.

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Participants and project papers / presentation

Name of Participant
University (Country)
Department / Major
Project Title Name of Supervisor (Department)
Rajit DAS
Indian Institute of Technology,
Kanpur(India)
Earth Sciences
OVERPRESSURE VALUES ESTIMATION BY THE POROSITY ANALYSIS OF SEISMIC LINE HYU01 Prof. Masataka KINOSHITA
(Earth and Planetary Science)
Siti Nurmaisarah Akmal BINTI
National University of Malaysia (Malaysia)
Department of Applied Physics
The Distribution of B-value Around Japan Prof. Masataka KINOSHITA
(Earth and Planetary Science)
Harsh Himanshu KHILAWALA
Charotar University of Science and Technology (India)
Computer Science and Engineering
Anamoly Detection from GNSS Time Series data Prof. Yosuke AOKI
(Earth and Planetary Science)
Estibaliz MARTINEZ CANO
University of Barcelona (Spain)
Mathematics and Computer Science
Detecting deformation of Earth's surface from Synthetic Aperture Radar images with Machine Learning Prof. Yosuke AOKI
(Earth and Planetary Science)
Evangeline See Wah FUNG
University of New South Wales (Australia)
2475 Science
Coseismic deformation of the 2016 Mw 6.0 Earthquake in Petermann Ranges, Australia Prof. Yosuke AOKI
(Earth and Planetary Science)
Zhanyi XIA
Beijing Normal University (China)
Chemistry
(Title and Content Not Disclosed) Prof. Teppei YAMADA
(Chemistry)
Nada ELESSAWY
University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Chemistry
(Title and Content Not Disclosed) Prof. Teppei YAMADA
(Chemistry)
Dan STEFANITA
RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Chemistry
Characterization of cyanido-bridged Dy(III)/Tb(III) photoluminescent system
(Report Content Not Disclosed)
Prof. Shin-ichi OHKOSHI
(Chemistry)
Thu Hoang PHUONG
Hanoi University of Science (Vietnam)
Chemistry
Photoluminescence study of two ionic Dy-Co complexes
(Report Content Not Disclosed)
Prof. Shin-ichi OHKOSHI
(Chemistry)
Kumari AMBIKA
Goa University (India)
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Syntheses of Ln-Co(CN)6 (Ln = Tb and Dy) complexes and various photoluminescence properties
(Report Content Not Disclosed)
Prof. Shin-ichi OHKOSHI
(Chemistry)
Anaswara AV MAVILICHIKKANDY
IISER Bhopal (India)
Natural Science
Characterization of photoluminescence in Tb/Dy complexes
(Report Content Not Disclosed)
Prof. Shin-ichi OHKOSHI
(Chemistry)
Kajal GUPTA
University of Delhi (India)
Biochemistry
Mathematical modelling for studying the allosteric regulation of Phosphofructokinase 1
*This project was done based on the given theme titled “Metabolic modeling”
Prof. Shinya KURODA
(Biological Sciences)
Beijia YUAN
University of California San Diego (USA)
Bioengineering
An Improved Model for Glucose Metabolism
*This project was done based on the given theme titled “Metabolic modeling”
Prof. Shinya KURODA
(Biological Sciences)
Longwei ZHANG
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Biology
PFKL Extension model
*This project was done based on the given theme titled “Metabolic modeling”
Prof. Shinya KURODA
(Biological Sciences)

*The internship at AOKI lab is ongoing as of February, 2022.

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Voices of UTRIP Online 2021 Fall participants

  • Overall, I have loved the program. The research topic I have conducted was related with my studies, but at the same time I could explore other fields that I didn't have any knowledge about. My mentor, Prof. Aoki, was very friendly and supportive during all the internship. We had meetings every week and he even answered any email with my doubts. At the same time, he was very flexible with the time of meetings considering there was a big time difference from my country. I think UTRIP has given me a more clear idea of what it's like to research, how to properly read and understand papers and help me to decide my plans after graduation.
  • It was great learning experience to work with real-world challenging complex problems.
  • A great opportunity to learn and get hands on projects that I hadn't had exposure to. Loved the one on one sessions, allowed more talks and could focus on each participant individually. Highly recommend!
  • I had a wonderful experience and learned a lot through UTRIP 2021. This experience means a lot to me and I will never forget it.
  • I really enjoyed this program! The meeting times were convenient for me since they happened to occur after my classes and I learned a lot through the lectures, discussions, and the final presentations. Through this internship, I increased my familiarity with cyclic voltammetry, NMR, and UV-Vis and learned their applications towards thermo-cells.
  • It was a very enriching and wonderful experience!
  • It was a great experience for me and I will repeat it, if I would have the chance.
  • It was a wonderful program in which I have learned a lot from online discussion, experiments, and data analysis. The interesting research topic and strong support from mentors motivated me in the way to do good science. I really hope that future participants will be able to nail it, even better than what we have done.
  • Easily one of the best research programs out there, enjoyed every bit of it! The Professor and my colleague were really engaging. The professor was very welcoming and approachable, he encouraged me to mail him my doubts and also replied back really fast. I could learn a lot and enjoy at the same time. Would highly recommend!!
  • My experience with UTRIP has been very informative and helpful.I had a wonderful time learning about many new topics and helped me have an idea about how the research field looks like from inside the walls.
  • The workshops were enriching and The 6 weeks of internship were full of learning. The environment of the internship was welcoming and I could ask any doubt without any hesitation. The resources provided were clear and elaborate. I could grasp the concepts efficiently. I could get the international exposure through the program.
  • I enjoy the days in UTRIP online! The TAs are all very nice and ready to help. I have learnt a lot for the program which broadened my horizon. I really appreciate it.
  • UTRIP online is a great opportunity for anyone who’s interested in science. Not only were I exposed to the most cutting edge research, but I also experienced the warm lab community. It definitely sparked my passion in research.
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