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Report for Overseas Joint Research

 “Quantum Leader Human Resources (QLEAR)”Fellowship supports students  who would like to have the overseas joint research for any quantum technology research organizations in abroad.

Please refer the report for the experiences of the overseas joint research 2023 and apply for the overseas joint research 2024. 

 

report for the experiences of the overseas joint research 2023

Name :Rendong Hu

Organization :Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials

Country :Netherlands

Duration:November 1, 2023 ~ January 22, 2024

 

・What made you decide to do overseas joint reserach?

  My current research is a cooperative project. To proceed with my project, I decided to
join the research overseas. And it is also a nice opportunity to keep good relationships with
another good group.

 

・What preparations did you make before leaving for overseas joint research?

First of all, I set a goal for overseas joint research. And I made a rough plan based on my
goal. Another important preparation is to manage the schedule at Osaka University. Before
departure, I tried my best to finish my work in Osaka.
In addition, I also needed to arrange the live there, such as living place, in advance.

 

・How did you feel after participating in joint research overseas?

It is a good experience. Although there were some problems with the process of my
project, somehow I reached my set goal. And it was very nice to meet the professor and my
friends there again and meet new people.

 

・Did you find the research interesting or difficult during the overseas joint research?

As I mentioned above, my project is cooperative. Groningen is supposed to prepare the
devices and Osaka will finish the measurements under ultra-low temperature. It was
interesting to prepare the devices by myself again and experience the difference between the
two groups, for example, working habits and experimental methods.
Of course, there were some difficulties. The experimental equipment in Groningen is not
as sufficient as in Osaka. The biggest difficulty is to arrange the time with the group members
there. Also, living there is harder than in Japan. Most of the time we need to cook by ourselves.

 

・How did you interact with professors and researchers?

We keep discussing my project during the PhD program. So it is relatively easier to interact
with professors and researchers. We have meetings every three weeks, which include two
professors and related researchers from both sides (Osaka and Groningen).

 

・How was the living environment during the overseas joint research? What about housing
arrangements, prices, how to spend your vacation, etc.?

The living in Groningen is always hard. The price of a good apartment or studio is
extremely high compared with Osaka. It could be 150,000 yen per month, or even higher.
Most of the official renting companies do not provide short-term periodic properties. I lived
in my friend’s house for several days. Finally, with their help, I found a short-term property
from other people.
There was the Christmas holiday during my overseas time. I went to Norway with my
friend during the holiday to pursue the aurora.

 

・What has changed since the end of the overseas joint research?

It became more clear about my PhD program. After discussing with two professors, I
know the requirements for my program. And also my current project procced a big step.

 

・How has the experience of overseas joint research been useful after returning to Japan?

It is very useful. I would like to say that the lifestyle is different from Japan. I can find a
research style that is more suitable for me. And it provides different methods for my
experiments, both for device fabrication and measurements. It will be helpful for my research
in Japan.

 

・How will you make use of your experience in overseas joint research in the future?

  Yes, I will definitely use it. For example, this connection can help me to open my scientific
horizon, for example, my future topic could be more varied, not only limited to my project in
Osaka. In addition, I can also cooperate with more professors who have connections to
Groningen.

 

・Do you have any advice or message for those who are considering overseas joint research?

It is definitely a good opportunity. Please try to join the overseas research without any
hesitation. It can not only help your scientific career but also experience a different life. It is
never bad to meet more professional and experienced people.

 

 

 

AY2023 Fellowship Guidance for new students. (For additional new students)

For the additional new fellowship members guidance was held online from 11:00AM on Tue 14th June.  

4 additional new fellowship members have joined.  

In addition to the new additional members, this guidance was attended by several new students who were unable to attend the guidance held in April.

First, the message from the fellowship coordinator Dr. Oiwa was given, followed by a brief introduction of fellowship members.

After that, Professor Hasegawa explained the contents of the fellowship and how to receive the scholarship.

 

AY2023 Fellowship Guidance for new students.

The new fellowship members guidance was hold at Auditorium on the 1st floor of the ISIR Administration

Building (Building A) in Suita Campus from 11:00AM on Tue 18th April.  

17 new fellowship members have joined.  

First, the message from the fellowship coordinator Dr. Oiwa was given.  

After a brief introduction of fellowship members, the new members received notification of the fellowship members.

After that, Professor Hasegawa explained the contents of the fellowship and how to receive the scholarship.

Report for Overseas Joint Research

 “Quantum Leader Human Resources (QLEAR)”Fellowship supports students  who would like to have the overseas joint research for any quantum technology research organizations in abroad.

Please refer the report for the experiences of the overseas joint research 2022 and apply for the overseas joint research 2023. 

report for the experiences of the overseas joint research 2022

Name :TERCERO JOMAR UNICO

Organization :KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Country :Germany

Duration:JANUARY 7, 2023 – JANUARY 30, 2023

 

What made you decide to do overseas joint research?

  It has always been a fantastic experience discussing, listening to seminars, meeting other
students during conferences, and learning from the leading researchers in your field. When I
first learned about the opportunity to apply for the Overseas Joint Research, I did not hesitate
to apply, and I was fortunate to get accepted.

 

What did you prepare for your trip through overseas joint research?

  I did an intensive literature search to familiarize myself with the research problem, the
approach we want to use, and the expertise of the group I applied to join with.

 

How did you feel when you actually conducted overseas joint research?

    It felt great. I learned a lot from Prof. Wenzel, post-docs, and other Ph.D. students from the
group. I could also discuss other stuff, including the hardships and fun sides of being in our
field of expertise, which made me more interested since I know the challenges, I face have
been experienced by everyone.

 

What was the fun and difficulty of research during overseas joint research?   

    Yes, I did. Conducting research has always been challenging, which makes it more interesting.
In the overseas joint research case, the main difficulty I faced was the time constraint. I only
had a month to stay in the research institution, so I needed to maximize everything to make
each meeting and discussion fruitful.

 

How did you feel about relations with teachers and researchers?

    The first week was primarily devoted to discussions. I maximized my 1st week of stay to discuss
with Prof. Wenzel, post-docs, and other Ph.D. students. They helped me formulate the
approach to how we can understand the problem. They gave insightful ideas and suggestions
on how we could understand the topic.

 

・How was your life during overseas joint research? How to arrange accommodation, living cost, how to spend vacations, etc.?

    The place I stayed was nice and neat. The price was fantastic since it was the cheapest place
in the area. The location was perfect since it was just a few minutes walk to the city center,
where I could save my grocery, especially for Sundays. Sundays in Germany are like a holiday,
where mostly everything is closed. The city center is also nice since most of Karlsruheʼs
attractions are nearby. I spent some Sunday afternoons for strolls and sightseeing around the
city center and enjoying the architecture of their buildings.

 

・Is there anything changed such as the life, opinion, career plan after the overseas joint research?

I have learned a new approach to understanding the gas-surface interactions of periodic
systems. I have met new acquaintances with whom we can discuss our research, share
challenges, and devise ways to solve the problem, which is crucial to growing as a worthy
scientist.

 

How has your experience in overseas joint research been useful after returning to Japan?

  It would be of much use in continuing my research here in Japan. The discussions will
continue, and they said to contact them whenever I need comments or suggestions or have
problems with my calculations. They are always willing to help. Also, the learnings I acquired
with their group will significantly help me during my Ph.D. journey.

 

How do you make use of your experience in overseas joint research in the future?

  I will utilize the learnings I acquired by putting them into action. The time I spent at KIT
during the overseas joint research program was short but meaningful. I have learned a lot from
them and have had the opportunity to share my work and knowledge with other students.

 

Please give some advice and messages for those who are considering overseas joint research.

  Yes, I do have some. Firstly, always believe in yourself. Joining a new group could be
challenging. It is common to be nervous, but once you have connected with them, research
discussions could go smoothly, and sharing ideas wouldnʼt be as tricky as the first meeting.
Secondly, read many papers. It is essential to familiarize yourself with the works of the group
you want to join and the research methods they specialize in. Lastly, be vocal. It is common to
face difficulty in doing research. Donʼt be afraid to ask questions.

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

AY2022 QLEAR Fellowship Researcher exchange workshop

On Feburary 28th(Tuesday) and March 8th (Wednesday), 2023, at the Nambu Yoichiro Hall of Osaka University Toyonaka Campus, AY2022 Researcher exchange workshop by the  face-to face format was held. The contents of the program are 2 invited lectures and presentations of  fellowship students (21 oral presentations and 40 poster presentations). In addition to welcoming invited speakers from outside,
a total of 112 people attended the two-day event.

 

Report for Overseas Joint Research

 “Quantum Leader Human Resources (QLEAR)”Fellowship supports students  who would like to have the overseas joint research for any quantum technology research organizations in abroad.

Please refer the report for the experiences of the overseas joint research 2021 and apply for the overseas joint research 2022. 

report for the experiences of the overseas joint research 2021

Name :Sun Siyuan

Organization :Imperial College London

Country :United Kingdom

Duration:2021.12.01-2022.02.28

What made you decide to do overseas joint research?

    It was the time that my study should be applied into simulation framework, which the software group of our experiment is at Imperial College London. I saw the invitation of joint research support from QLEAR office, I immediately decided to apply for it.

What did you prepare for your trip through overseas joint research?

    I needed to contact the professor at UK asking if he will accept me as a joint researcher, then prepare for VISA, buying flight ticket, insurance, also PCR test as the special period for COVID. The most time-costing part is finding accommodation.

How did you feel when you actually conducted overseas joint research?

    It was a great experience. The difference of culture between Europe and Asia impact me a lot. I met many brilliant students at Imperial College London, and they are all very friendly. I fill it’s more efficient to work there.

What was the fun and difficulty of research during overseas joint research?   

    The attitude to research at Imperial College London is very different. PhD students are very happy to ask dumb questions, they just ask what they don’t know or forgot, which I feel a little hard to do so.

How did you feel about relations with teachers and researchers?

    Yoshi is a very friendly person. I feel relax when talking with him, I can say what I exactly want to say, he will give me advice as a friend, instead of as a professor, or boss.

・How was your life during overseas joint research? How to arrange accommodation, living cost, how to spend vacations, etc.?

    To be honest the environment of where I lived is not so good. I was a share house living with the owner, I chose it because it was cheap so that I can afford with the limited travel budget. The daily cost is also higher than Japan.

・Is there anything changed such as the life, opinion, career plan after the overseas joint research?

 Firstly, I feel my English is improved a little, that of course because I talked with UK people. I also became a better programmer after working there, which will help me to do my research more efficiently.

How has your experience in overseas joint research been useful after returning to Japan?

    What most impact me is the working style difference between UK and Japan, now I can research more efficiently without wasting time on doing things that doesn’t matter. I would like to suggest our Lab. also change the working style.

How do you make use of your experience in overseas joint research in the future?

    I will consider finding a postdoc position at Europe. I only thought about finding a postdoc at Japan before I went to UK, but now I changed my mind.

Please give some advice and messages for those who are considering overseas joint research.

    I think it’s a good chance to study abroad, see different culture, work with different people, and you will have new ideas and considerations. It’s also a good chance that you can seek the potential career path, widen the choices you can make after your graduated.

Most important, be brave. If you are hesitating whether apply for joint research, just do it and see what happens.        

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

AY2022 Fellowship Guidance for new students.

The new fellowship members guidance was hold at Auditorium on the 1st floor of the ISIR Administration

Building (Building A) in Suita Campus from 1:30 PM on Tue 19th April.  

21 new fellowship members have joined.  

First, the message from the fellowship coordinator Dr. Oiwa was given.  

After a brief introduction of fellowship members, the new members  received notification of the  fellowship members.

After that, Professor Hasegawa explained the contents of the fellowship and how to receive the scholarship.

AY2021 QLEAR Fellowship Researcher exchange workshop

On March 8th (Tuesday), 2022, at the Nambu Yoichiro Hall of Osaka University Toyonaka Campus, AY2021 Researcher exchange workshop by the  hybrid format (oral lecture: Yoichiro Nanbu Hall and online, poster presentation: online) was held. The contents of the program are 2 invited lectures and presentations of  fellowship students (4 oral presentations and 24 poster presentations). In addition to welcoming invited speakers from outside, external company researchers participating in the Quantum Software Research Center 68 participants (40 graduate students, 28 faculty members and researchers) for oral lectures, 65 participants (33 graduate students, 33 graduate students) for poster presentations. It was carried out with 32 faculty members and researchers).

 

AY2021 Abstract

We are pleased to announce the abstracts of the 2021 QLEAR Fellowship recipients.

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QLEAR2021Researcher Exchange Meeting abstract

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