On Thursday, May 22, 2014, a joint ceremony was held at the Shiiki Hall on the Ito Campus to mark the opening of the Research Center for Plasma Turbulence (Director: Sanae Itoh) and the Center of Plasma Nano-interface Engineering (Director: Masaharu Shiratani).
The Research Center for Plasma Turbulence focuses on aspects relating to basic plasma physical science, systematically promoting research into plasma turbulence and systematizing research in the new field of non-equilibrium science, while the Center of Plasma Nano-interface Engineering focuses on applied plasma physicial science, undertaking cutting-edge research in a wide range of applied fields, from state-of-the-art devices to medical care and agriculture. In the future, it is hoped that these centers will not only produce world-class research output, but also contribute to society through human resource development and other educational activities, as well as promoting science and undertaking academic-industrial collaboration.
The opening ceremony was attended by around 80 people, including members of the university, as well as special guests Shinjiro Komatsu, Director-General of the Research Promotion Bureau at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Akio Komori, Director-General of the National Institute for Fusion Science, and honorary doctor Friedrich Wagner, formerly President of the European Physical Society, who all gathered to celebrate the opening of these two centers.
(Top) President Arikawa
(Middle) Shinjiro Komatsu, Deputy Director-General, Higher Education Bureau, MEXT
(Bottom) Ribbon cutting ceremony