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Janurary 9 2019
Report of Excellent Student Overseas Visits Program (2018 2nd term) #2
APC 2018: An Outlook

APC
Photo: Some glimpses of APC 2018

In the year 2018, from December 16 to 20, I had an opportunity to participate and present my research work in the 10th Asian Photochemistry Conference (APC) in Taipei, Taiwan. My visit was supported by the ‘Excellent Student Overseas Visit Program’ promoted by Environmental Science Alumni Association, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University. The conference provided a great platform for young researchers like me to share and learn science, where more than 300 participants from all over the globe came together to discuss various aspects of photophysics and photochemistry, photobiology and photosynthesis, spectroscopy and dynamics, plasmonics and nanophotonics, solar energy materials and photocatalysis, photoluminescent and photochromic materials, bioimaging, biosensing, and phototherapy. The conference was co-hosted by Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University, and more than 300 papers including posters were discussed during the meeting. I presented a poster entitled, “Optically-Controlled Amplified Emission and Charge Carrier Diffusion in Perovskite Nanocrystal Films”. My work focuses on the amplified emission from the films of methylammonium, formamidinium or cesium lead bromide perovskite nanocrystals, where the amplification is a result of spatial confinement of multitude of charge carriers generated among closely-packed nanocrystals. It was a wonderful experience to share my research work among diverse audiences and get feedback from them to improve it further. Apart from this, it was also a good opportunity for me to know about Taipei, a vibrant city of Taiwan. As a part of conference program, I participated in the excursion to National Palace Museum, where I had a chance to observe many valuable treasures of Taiwan and the history related to them.
I am very much thankful to the Environmental Science Alumni Association for providing me with the travel grant under the ‘Excellent Student Overseas Visit Program’. I suppose, such grants and awards are excellent incentives for encouraging students and researchers to participate and share their work in the international arena. I hope, such support will be continued in the future too.
(Sushant Ghimire, Doctor course second year student, Graduate School of Environmental Science and Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University.)
November 19 2018
Report of Excellent Student Overseas Visits Program (2018 2nd term) #1
The 10th International Conference on Heme-Oxygenase 2018, Seoul, South Korea
Kaniz Fatima Binte Hossain

Effects of dihydrolipoic acid on mercury toxicity and heme oxygenase-1 expression in PC12 cells. I am feeling proud and thankful to receive this grant "Excellent Student Overseas Visit Program" to attend "The 10th International Conference on Heme-Oxygenase", which held on October 30-November 3 in Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. This grant will encourage me and other students of this graduate school in our research life. Because of this grant, I also won the “Young Investigator Award” for outstanding presentation in that conference. I am feeling honored and motivated by receiving this opportunity. (November, 2018, Kaniz Fatima Binte Hossain)
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She is the winner of the Young Investigator Award competition. Congratulations!


December 27 2017
Report of Excellent Student Overseas Visits Program (2017 2nd term)
AGU Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans

Can we constrain postglacial sedimentation in the western Arctic Ocean by ramped pyrolysis C? A case study from the Chukchi-Alaskan margin

Kenta SUZUKI (日本語版)

2017 2017
September 29 2017
2017
Comments from the winners of Matsuno Awards

Feel proud and honored to be a recipient of prestigious “Matsuno Environmental Science Award” of GSES, 2017, that will encourage me and other students of GSES for conducting outstanding researches to develop a pollution free earth for future inhabitants.
Md. Shariful Islam, Ph.D. (September, 2014)

I am deeply humbled and honored to receive the recognition as one of recipients of Matsuno Environment Science Award. I want to acknowledge the JST-JICA CECAM project (Ecology Group) in the Philippines for being a huge part of this milestone. I ask that national and international students continue to support Hokkaido University (Graduate School of Environmental Science) in advancing the quality of life of our generation and the next.
Venus Leopardas

⇒ Other comments in Japanese


September 1 2017
Report of Excellent Student Overseas Visits Program (2017 1st term)

INTECOL 2017, Beijing (August 20-25 2017)
Effects of light on the growth and death of different branching units in crowns of Sakhalin Spruce

Dear Sir/Madam,
First, I am really grateful to the support of the Excellent Student Overseas Visit Program.
I learned a lot during the international ecological conference held on Aug 20-25, Beijing. First, due to the global climate change, the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems, including forests and grasslands, have changed a lot. For this reason, remoting sensing (RS) and geography information systems (GIS) have been widely applied to address the impacts of climate change on ecosystems. Second, in recent decades, drought events associated with climate warming have contributed to forest decline and mortality in many forest areas. Therefore, many researchers reported the response of individual trees & whole ecosystems to drought stress, mainly focused on plant hydraulic conductance and carbohydrate starvation. At last, I also learned many friends at this conference and benefited a lot from communications to each other.

Kind regards,
Chen Lei

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September 25 2016
2015
Comments from the winners of Matsuno Awards
Deeply honored and motivated to be the Matsuno laureate of GSES, 2016 and expressing my sincere appreciation to the Alumni Association for their great endeavor to recognize outstanding researches and researchers conducted by the enrolled students of GSES. Proud to be the alumni of GSES!
Md. Tajuddin Sikder (2013.3 D, DESD)
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