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1 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) Graduate School of Material Sciences Application Guidelines for the 2017 Pre-screening Internship for Master / Doctoral Course (For Screening of Specially Recommended International Students for October 2018 Enrollment) 1) Number of students to be recommended: Please recommend two to four of the most suitable applicants from your university who meet our qualifications below. Please do NOT allow applicants to apply directly to NAIST. 2) Qualifications of applicants: (1) Those who do not hold Japanese nationality. (2) Those who are motivated to pursue his or her studies at the Graduate School of Materials Science at NAIST and to complete the Mater and/or Doctoral course program. (3) Those who have a GPA score of at least 2.30 (out of maximum 3.00) in his or her most recent academic transcript. For UTAR applicant, with a minimum CGPA score of (4) Those who are highly proficient in English communication, especially in a scientific environment. (5) Those who are recommended by the president or dean of the following universities or research institutes, and who are recognized for their excellence in academics, achievement, personality and character. In accordance with the above, candidates must meet one of the criteria below: A: Those who are registered as students, faculty members or researchers at the universities or academic institutes on the following list. Those who meet this requirement are required to keep the status until they apply for the screening in February. B: Those who have graduated from the following universities or academic institutes. Universitas Gadjah Mada, University of Indonesia, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia. Tianjin University of Technology, China Liaoning University, China Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines University of the Philippines Diliman, University of Science, Vietnam National University, Vietnam University of Engineering and Technology, 1

2 Vietnam National University, Vietnam Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia University of Malaya, Malaysia Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Germany (6-1) For Master Course candidates: Regarding the bachelor s degree, applicants should meet one of the following conditions. A: Those who have completed or will complete a 16-year curriculum of school education by September 30, B: Those who are conferred or will be conferred the equivalent of a bachelor's degree by September 30, 2018 by completing the course required for graduation at one of the universities or academic institutes on the list above. C: Those who are recognized to have the academic ability equivalent or superior to the level of a bachelor s degree, and who will be 22 years of age or older by September 30, (See Note) (6-2) For Doctoral Course candidates: Regarding the master s degree, applicants should meet one of the following conditions: A: Those with a master s degree or the equivalent experience. B: Those who will have received a master s degree or acquire the equivalent experience by September 30, C: Those who were engaged in research for at least two years at a university or a research institute, etc. after having completed a 16-year curriculum of school education and who are thereby recognized to have an academic achievement equivalent or superior to a master s degree or a professional degree. (See Note) D: Those who are recognized to have the academic ability equivalent or superior to the level of a master s or professional degree, and who will be 24 years of age or older by September 30, (See Note) Note: Applicants who wish to apply based on qualification (6-1)-C or (6-2)-C,D need to take a 2

3 Preliminary Screening of Applicant Suitability before applying for Screening of Specially Recommended International Students (Document based screening, just like the Screening of Specially Recommended International Students.) 3) Documents to be submitted: a. CV (use the NAIST-GSMS format) b. Abstract of the student s Undergraduate/Master course research or their current research (two A4 pages maximum) c. Transcripts of Bachelor and/or Master (if available) course school records d. Photocopy of a certified TOEIC score or equivalent (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, MUET band 3) 4) Deadline for application: March 24, 2017 (for UTAR internal screening) 5) Where to send application: Dr Pek Chin LOH (staff room D116K, person of contact for NAIST-UTAR). Kindly hand-in both printout in hardcopy and softcopy for UTAR internal screening. Qualify candidates (1-4 applicants) will be recommended by Faculty Management Committee (FMC) to NAIST, Japan 6) Selection procedures: NAIST will select candidate students from all the recommended applicants, based on the documents submitted, and invite them to NAIST to attend our Pre-screening Internship (1-2 students from each institute). The internship period is about 2 weeks. All recommended applicants will be notified of the selection results by April 10, 2017 by from Ms. Ayako SUZUKI. The internship consists of rotations in three laboratories and interviews by professors of the assigned laboratories. Based on their performance during the laboratory rotations and the interview, we will evaluate their suitability for the NAIST Master/Doctoral program and select potential Master/ Doctoral course students. Students who are eventually selected will be admitted to the graduate school in October 2018 without any further examination. However, as a formality, they will be asked to submit application documents to NAIST in February, 2018 (Screening of Specially Recommended International Students). 7) Expenses: Flight and accommodation will be covered by NAIST. Candidates will receive a daily allowance during the program. 3

4 8) Support conditions after the enrollment: Students who enroll in the graduate school will be supported in one of the following ways: (i) Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (ii) NAIST International Scholarship (iii) Support from the Graduate School of Materials Science 2017 NAIST Graduate School of Materials Science: Lab list Quantum Materials Science Laboratory Prof. Hisao Yanagi Physic s Keywords: Quantum effects, molecular crystals, nanoparticles, ultrathin films, organic electronics, photonics, organic lasers, organic solar cells, light emitting transistors, quantum dots, metamaterials, microspectroscopy, coherent control, time-resolved spectroscopy, femtosecond lasers, Raman spectroscopy Surface and Materials Science Laboratory Prof. Hiroshi Daimon Keywords: Solid surfaces, strongly correlated materials, surface superstructure, surface electric conduction, surface magnetism, surface light emission, surface molecular adsorption, electron stimulated desorption, (crosssectional) scanning tunneling microscopy, electron diffraction, electronic energy bands, angle resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, Fermi surfaces, hole subbands, strained semiconductors, two-dimensional photoelectron spectroscopy, photoelectron diffraction, atomic stereo photography, photoelectron holography, XAFS, photoelectron diffraction spectroscopy, radiation, circular polarization of light, photoelectron microscopes, three-dimensional reciprocal lattice mapping, first-principle calculation, Raman spectroscopy Bio-Process Engineering Laboratory Prof. Youichiro Hosokawa Keywords: Development of single cell manipulation technology, applications of ultra-shot pulse laser, microfluidic chips, and Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM), mechanism investigation of laser-induced explosions acting on biological materials Nanostructure Magnetism Laboratory Assoc. Prof. Nobuyoshi Hosoito Keywords: Nanostructure magnetism, surface / interface magnetism, induced magnetism of conduction electrons, interlayer exchange coupling, giant magnetoresistance effect, spin electronics, magnetic structure analysis, resonant X-ray magnetic spectroscopy / scattering, synchrotron radiation Complex Molecular Systems Laboratory Assoc. Prof. Hironari Kamikubo Keywords: Complex molecular systems, protein science, biophysics, structural biology, protein design engineering, X-ray solution scattering, X-ray crystal structure analysis, neutron crystal structure analysis, low temperature spectroscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, fluorescence lifetime measurements, recombinant DNA technology, artificial proteins, structural proteins, protein transportation systems, nerve axon-elongation systems, optical information conversion systems, intermolecular interaction, intramolecular interaction, dynamic ordering analysis Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory Prof. Kiyomi Kakiuchi Keywords: Synthetic organic chemistry, organic photochemistry, organometallic chemistry, catalysis chemistry, flow chemistry, polycyclic organic compounds, taxol, alkaloids, carbon skeleton conversion, asymmetric photocycloaddition, microreactors, photolabile protecting groups, caged compounds, organometallic complexes, homogeneous catalysis Photonic Molecular Science Laboratory Prof. Tsuyoshi Kawai Chemistr y Keywords: Photochemistry, synthesis of functional molecular materials, photochromism, molecular chirality, conductive polymers, luminescent metal complexes, nanocrystals, electrochromism, sensor molecules, thermoelectric conversion materials, nanowires, ionic liquids, nanotubes, electrochemistry Photofunctional Organic Chemistry Laboratory Prof. Hiroko Yamada Keywords: Functional organic materials, organic semiconductor materials, functional pigments, organic thinfilm solar cells, porphyrinoids, acenes, physical organic chemistry, organic photochemistry Materials Informatics Laboratory Assoc. Prof. Miho Hatanaka Keywords: Electronic structure calculation, quantum chemistry, Global Reaction Route Mapping strategy, analysis of reaction mechanism, database, data mining, machine learning, chiral catalyst, metal chatalyst, surface reaction, fluorescent material, luminescent probe, magnetic material 4

5 Biomaterials Electronic s Supramolecular Science Laboratory Prof. Shun Hirota Keywords: Supramolecular science, biomolecular science, nanobiotechnology, bioinorganics, organometallic chemistry, protein science, biophysical chemistry of living things, photochemistry, chemistry related to biological functions, synthetic organic chemistry, complex chemistry, catalytic reactions, optical switching technology, function control, enzyme reactions, metalloproteins, DNA, spectroscopy, functional materials, medicinal chemistry, diseases due to abnormal protein structure, pharmaceutics Precision Polymer Design and Engineering Laboratory Asso. Prof. Tsuyoshi Ando (Previous name: Biocompatible Materials Science Laboratory) Keywords: Accurate designed polymers, helix-forming polymers, artificial collagen molecules, bloodcompatible materials, antibacterial materials, intelligent materials, light responsible materials, peptides, biocompatible devices, gene therapy, artificial scaffolding, X-ray cancer treatment, drugs, DDS, cold atmospheric plasma, cell differentiation Nanomaterials and Polymer Chemistry Laboratory Assoc. Prof. Hiroharu Ajiro Keywords: Biodegradable polymers, biocompatible polymers, biomaterials, gels, polymer structure control, inter-polymer interaction, stereocomplex, polymeric materials, nanostructure, molecular design, molecular techniques, thermoresponsivity, photoresponsivity, ph responsivity Photonic Device Science Laboratory Prof. Jun Ohta Keywords: Image sensors, photonic devices, artificial visual devices, implant devices, brain implant devices, biomedical photonic LSIs, fluorescence detection, CMOS integrated circuits, biocompatible materials, MEMS, µtas, optogenetics, digital ELISA Information Device Science Laboratory Prof. Yukiharu Uraoka Keywords: Thin-film transistors, displays, flexible devices, oxide materials, system-on-panels, memory, LSIs, biological materials, fine machining processes, light-emitting elements, EL elements, nanoparticles, High-K, dielectric, high-frequency communication devices, power devices, printing, solar cells, electron-beam evaporation, photolithography Sensing Devices Laboratory Prof. Takayuki Yanagida Keywords: Radiation-induced fluorescence, scintillators, v phosphor, thermoluminescence, afterglow, mechanoluminescence, optical physics, quantum energy conversion, impact ionization, radiation measurement, radiation detectors, quantum beams, X-rays, gamma rays, neutrons, vacuum-ultraviolet light, near infrared light, photoelectric conversion elements, image diagnostic equipment, security equipment, individual radiation exposure dosimeters, detectors for high-energy physics, synchrotron radiation Organic Electronics Laboratory Prof. Masakazu Nakamura Keywords: Organic semiconductors, polymer semiconductors, organic thin-film growth, scanning probe microscopy, grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, quantum chemical calculation, molecular dynamics simulation, thin-film transistors, solar cells, THz-wave imaging sensors, flexible thermoelectric generators For further Information about our lab, please visit our website. h/courses/ 5