Oral exam for undergrads

Posted Leave a commentPosted in LifeLog, Rheology

Last Wednesday we had the oral examination for the undergrads in our department. For the final clarification, our undergrads have to pass the three hurdles, consisting of i) approval from the supervisor, ii) oral defence against the other professors, and iii) thesis evaluation. The situation depends on university and even department. In some places, one […]

Final exam for master couse

Posted Leave a commentPosted in LifeLog, Rheology

We had the oral examination for the master students. In our department, they have to submit their thesis by the end of January. Afterwards they have interviews with a few professors who are assigned as the reviewer and give the students some critical comments from their expertise. Around one week later than the thesis submission, […]

IWEAYR13 in Jeju

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Activity, Conference, LifeLog

In the last week, I attended the international workshop IWEAYR-13 in Jeju, Korea, with all the students in my group including undergrads. As I wrote before, the workshop is an unique event in which professors do not present any results by themselves but they give the opportunity for students. In addition, the organization focuses mixing […]

The Mayonnaise Effect

Posted Leave a commentPosted in LifeLog, Rheology

In these days, I am struggling with my own code. The code is not new, and actually it was written several years ago, by myself. I am reading the code as I have a necessity to use it, but it is very difficult. There are several tricky parts for which I cannot remember the necessity. […]

Capillary length of water

Posted Leave a commentPosted in LifeLog, Micellaneous, Rheology

In the Christmas vacation I was busy for reviewing some funding proposals. To my observation, there seemed too many research plans which strongly heads to industrial applications. Although such a direction is along the social demand, as a researcher in a basic science, it is somewhat pity. Indeed, only a few proposals mentioned theoretical directions… […]

Happy 2018 for all

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Micellaneous

The last year was great as usual, owing to the great help made by the labo members including students of course, the other professors and staffs in Nagoya University (specifically in Department of Materials Physics), the editorial board members and staffs of the Journal of Society of Rheology Japan, collaborating private sectors (in particular Sumitomo […]

Freezing Bubble

Posted Leave a commentPosted in LifeLog, Rheology

These weeks our students are busy for the thesis and for the preparation to attend to the coming IWEAYR meeting in Jeju. Joining the event is a challenge, in particular for undergrads since that is their first opportunity to present their works outside. To go for it, they have to make the abstract, slides, poster […]