International Materials Institute
for New Functionality in Glass

Winter School Japan

All-Paid US-Japan Winter School on New Functionalities in Glass
Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan
January 6-17, 2008

Sponsored by

  • NSF's International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass (IMI-NFG)
  • International Center for Integrated Research and Advanced Education in Materials Science (ICIRAEMS), Kyoto University
  • Global Centers of Excellence Program (COE), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

The goal of this School is to expose interested students to the crucial role played by glasses in the cutting-edge applications of today, and emerging technologies of the future. They will learn about the newest frontiers in glass science and technology, and their potential contributions in energy, healthcare, defense and telecommunications. It is hoped that the graduates of this program will apply newly acquired knowledge to their current or future materials research, and ultimately contribute to the development of new functionalities for glass and related materials.

The School will cover about a dozen topics and consist of lectures by the leaders of the field from all over the world, laboratory demonstrations, and visits to the most advanced programs of glass research in Japanese companies and universities. Kyoto is the cultural capital of Japan , and therefore guided tours and visits are planned to major cultural attractions of Kyoto and neighboring regions. Thus, the School will provide educational as well as cultural experience of a life time. In total, 15 students will be selected from the United States , who will share accommodation with as many Japanese students and faculty of the program. They will live within the same facility, thus providing ample opportunity for free discussions.

The Selection Committee is pleased to announce the selection of the following US partipants to the All-Paid US-Japan Winter School on New Functionalities in Glass. The committee regrets that not all the qualified students could be admitted due to a very keen competition with nearly four times the applications from 22 Universities than the available positions.

US Participants

  1. Bradley, Robert - North Carolina State University
  2. Burgess, Katherine - Brown University
  3. Carlie, Nathan - Clemson University
  4. Kumar, Surajit - Georgia Institute of Technology
  5. McBriarty, Martin - University of Florida
  6. Phan, Samson - Stanford University
  7. Schaut, Robert - Penn State University
  8. Schmitt, Melodie - University of Missouri-Rolla
  9. Shafrir, Shai - University of Rochester - Laboratory for Laser Energetics
  10. Siiman, Leo - University of Central Florida
  11. Stone, Adam - Iowa State University
  12. VanCott, Laura - Alfred University
  13. Wilhelm, Allison - University of Arizona
  14. Wu, Xinwei - Cornell University
  15. Zhao, Donghui - Lehigh University

Japanese Participants

  1. Goto, Sakiko - Kyoto University
  2. Ihara, Rie - Kyoto University
  3. Kawamura, Go - Nagoya Institute of Technology University
  4. Kitaura, Hirokazu - Osaka Prefecture University
  5. Konishi, Junko - Kyoto University
  6. Kugiyama, Kazuma - Kyoto University
  7. Lee, Eric Tong Yih - Kyoto University
  8. Meng, Xiangeng - Kyoto University
  9. Minami, Keiichi - Osaka Prefecture University
  10. Nagamine, Kenta - Nagaoka University of Technology
  11. Ogawa, Ryoh - Tohoku University
  12. Prastomo, Niki - Toyohashi University
  13. Takata, Shunichi - Kyushu University
  14. Tokudome, Yasuaki - Kyoto University
  15. Zong, Yanhua - Kyoto University


Photo Gallery

Feedback from the Participants

Schedule of Events & Topics

Important Information for Participants - What to Bring, Reading Assignments & List of Review Articles/Papers

Travel & Lodging Information

Winter School Venue

The lectures will be held at Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry in Kyoto University (walking distance from Holiday Inn hotel). It was established in 2002 to commemorate the late Nobel prize winner Professor Kenichi Fukui.

Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry
Kyoto University
34-4 Takano-nishihiraki-cho
Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8103 Japan

Other Helpful Links

General Information about Kyoto

Getting to Kyoto University

Winter School brochure (pdf format)


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMR-0844014.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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