Rheology in vending machines

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Last month, I was seriously sick and in a hospital for a few weeks. During that period, when I felt reasonably good, occasionally I sought something related to rheology for patients. For example, it was interesting to see that the needles for intravenous drips are flexible. I did recognize it because I had enough time […]

Prof Briels, Oct 2018

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Last few months, I was not in a mood to write an article to this blog. I had many documents to finish up, and for some of them, I could not keep the schedule and missed the deadline. For some other materials, the co-authors did their job already and wait for my reactions. Nevertheless, I […]


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 こんにちは,M1の草田です!先日,博多で行われたレオロジー討論会でポスター賞をいただきました! ポスター発表当日,会場に行ってみると自分の発表位置が部屋の奥のすみっこ...見に来てくれる人がいるか不安でしたが,増渕先生の宣伝効果もあり,とても多くの方に来ていただけました!そしてたくさんの意見をいただくことができ,大変有意義な発表となりました.この場を借りてお礼申し上げます.  約1ヶ月前のことなので,もうほとんど忘れてしまいましたが,とにかくご飯が美味しかったのだけは鮮明に覚えています.学会の隙間にちょろっと観光などしましたが,福岡ほんとにいいところでした.福岡サイコー!来年にはコロイド学会が沖縄で開催されるそうなので,どうにか参加できないか...と考えています.  最後に,このような賞をいただけたのも,自分だけでなく先生方や研究室のメンバーのおかげだと思っています.沖縄へ行くためにこれを励みに,より一層研究を頑張っていきたいと思います!今後ともご指導ご鞭撻のほどよろしくお願いいたします.

学会デビューでポスター賞! 〜レオロジー学会〜

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こんにちは。修士1年の井上です(^ ^) 今回は2018年10月17日〜19日に福岡で行われたレオロジー討論会に参加してきましたのでご報告。 私が増渕研に来たのがこの4月なので、それからたった7ヶ月で学会デビューとなった今回の学会…。最初にお話を頂いた時はまだ5月頃で正直ドキドキヒヤヒヤでした。(さらに来月は成形加工学会に出る予定です。)レオロジーの基礎の勉強から始まり、実験手法を考え、試料作りを考え、なにせ先行研究のほとんどない研究テーマでしたから7ヶ月間ガムシャラに動いていた気がします。 そんな私がなんと、今回ポスター賞を頂きました! 正直自分でも驚きました。これも的確なご指導とご協力、また共に議論をして頂いた先生方や共同研究者の角田様(レオ・ラボ(株))、研究室の皆様のおかげだと思っております。本当にありがとうございました。また一緒に行った草田君も同じくポスター賞を受賞しました。おめでとう! 賞を取ると懇親会に招待されるのですが、そこのお刺身と焼き鯖がもう美味しくて美味しくて…。福岡の秋の味覚にそそのかされすっかりポスター賞の味をしめてしまいました(笑)。来月の成形加工学会では今回より少し進んだ研究について発表する予定なので、そちらも一球入魂全力投球していきます!   (そういえば全然写真撮ってなくて残念です…。太宰府天満宮とかお刺身とかポスター発表の時とかお刺身とか。次回に乞うご期待!)

Visiting Prof Quan Chen in Changchun

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In the last week, I went to Changchun, China, to visit Prof. Quan Chen, who is the young, talented rheologist. He got his Ph.D. in Kyoto under the guidance of Prof. Watanabe, and I shared his Ph.D. period in the Watanabe’s group. At that time I was in the Associate Professor position, and I got […]

Force-display device utilizing MR fluid

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In the last week we have new undergrads. In our department the undergrads are distributed to the laboratories in their final year for the thesis project. The assignment is basically made according to their choice. The undergrads are asked to submit their order of preference for the laboratories. Owing to the collected lists, the professors […]

The World Ranking of …

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According to the times higher education ranking, Nagoya University is at the 7th position, which would be reasonable, I think, although it was located at the 4th position last year. Very different ranking I got last week. I was asked for writing a review paper by Japanese Society of Polymer Processing on the topic of […]

Some events with students

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Last two weeks we have had a few events for students including some students in other universities. Several days ago, Professor Arai in Kindai University suddenly visited us with his master course students. They brought us some great news for one of the students, Mr Kobayashi, who will proceed to the phD course, he will […]

Oral exam for undergrads

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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 […]