List of Important Articles
Students from the National University of Singapore come to the School of Engineering Science to participate in the FrontierLab Mini Program 2022 (May 9, 2022)
As part of the consortium exchange program, Osaka University is very happy to welcome and host four students from NUS to take part in the FrontierLab Mini Program 2022 from May 9 to July 31 after three long years of not being able to welcome any students to the program due to the pandemic. They will be working at their respective laboratories while at OU as well as experiencing the culture of Japan (and hopefully having fun!).
Here are a few pictures of their very first day at the School of Engineering Science: going through the necessary paperwork, taking out university insurance at the on-campus Post Office, getting to know what is where, meeting their host supervisors etc.
It is our utmost pleasure to have Jia Qi, Chuan, Liang Jun and Li Ren with us and hope that their stay will be priceless.
Welcome to the School of Engineering Science at Osaka University! Here they are filling out the necessary paperwork with Ms. Nakamura (not pictured).
After they finished with the paperwork, we took them to the Advising Room for International Students (3rd floor of the building) to meet Ms. Ishikawa. This is a room where international students can go anytime to ask about almost anything: from questions about classes to how to find certain necessities, where to go on the weekends etc! Students can also sign up for Japanese Hour to learn Japanese as well as English Hour to teach Japanese students at the School of Engineering Science to speak English.
Students will be asked to take out two types of OU insurance while they are here to ensure medical treatment as well as to insure them against personal liability claims. Here the students from NUS are making their payment at the on-campus Post Office.
Jia Qi stands with Assistant Prof. Jinno Jia Qi stands in front of the Advanced Electronics Under Extreme Conditions Building (Department of Systems Innovation)
IESC ONLINE MEETING (SEPTEMBER 27-28, 2021)
|UCL||Professor Nick Tyler|
|KTH||Professor Leif Kari|
|Toronto||Professor William Cluett|
|Cornell||Professor Chris Xu, Ms. Megan Whitman|
|OU||Professor Genta Kawahara, Professor Shigeo Wada, Professor Shigenobu Ogata, Yuki Urakawa|
|UC Berkeley||Professor Junqiao Wu|
|UQ||Professor Chien Ming Wang, Professor Aleksandar Rakic|
|Auckland||Professor Piaras Kelly|
|NUS||Professor Erik Birgersson, Director
Anjam Khursheed, Deputy Director (he was the former director)
Van Kan Jeroen, Deputy Director
Yit Li Ling, Manager
Joshua Ong, Executive
|OU||Professor Genta Kawahara, Professor Shigeo Wada, Professor Shigenobu Ogata, Professor Saori Obayashi, Yuki Urakawa|
- The Memorandum of Agreement (MOU)
- Proposal for a Virtual Online Lecture Series (MOOC)
- The Fifth IESC Meeting (in-person?)
1. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOU)
Overall, the IESC members agreed that the MOU should be an agreement on spiritual collaboration in Engineering Science.
2. Proposal for a Virtual Online Lecture Series (MOOC)
Consortium web page:
Should be used as a forum for sharing ideas / to advertise the consortium's activities
e.g. online educational content
Pilot (preliminary) MOOC:
To be launched during the IESC symposium in 2022 (proposal)
3. The Fifth International Engineering Science Consortium Meeting
Proposed venue: UCL (London)
Aim for June or September 2022
Proposed theme: THE ROLE OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE IN A POST-PANDEMIC FUTURE
Lecture for IESC MOOC
During the online meeting held on September 27-28, 2021, there was a proposal for a Virtual Online Lecture Series (MOOC), which is to be launched during the IESC symposium in 2022. The consortium is planning to combine videos to create a lecture series for their joint MOOC, and the first to submit their presentation is the University of Queensland.
Dr Lisa Ottenhaus (of School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland) has recorded her lecture on
"How to build a timber skyscraper" for IESC MOOC.
Total runtime: 20:48
UQ is famous for fire engineering and timber structures.
They also have access to facilities like this:
Check it out!
Osaka University Anniversary Lecture Series 2021
Osaka University will celebrate its 90th anniversary on 1 May 2021, while the 100th anniversary of the Osaka University of Foreign Studies, which was integrated with OU in 2007, is also this year. As one of our celebratory events, we will hold the Osaka University Anniversary Lecture Series, a special online lecture program offered to students at our partner universities. OU professors in a wide variety of fields ranging from the natural sciences to the humanities will conduct these lectures, and students will engage in discussions themed around the latest research.
This is the schedule of the lectures that the Graduate School of Engineering Science will be hosting.
We hope that this will nurture further interest in the fascinating field of engineering science and that many from all over the world will want to come to Osaka University to do research in the near future!
Students give presentations on what they achieved and experienced during their research/study abroad
Every year, Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering Science students go abroad to universities around the world to further their research projects, get first-hand experience at a renowned laboratory, take classes and get a taste of life as a student in a totally different environment. After returning from their study/research abroad, the International Planning and Promotion Office holds a presentation session where those students give a presentation on what they experienced both inside and outside the laboratory, how these differ from work done at Osaka University, the atmosphere, the people, the food, the culture etc. Almost all of the presentations go beyond the ten-minute limit as they have so much information to share! This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this presentation session was done via ZOOM on October 7, 2020. There are usually around ten students giving presentations, but because of the border restrictions, we had two who were able to go and come back safely (Ms. Jin Han/UC Davis and Takuto Shimazaki/UofT), and one who experienced online presentation training (Naoki Ikushima/UC Davis) to explain to those students who are interested in studying abroad what they can expect to achieve, ending with questions about English proficiency, what they did on their free time, etc.
The presentation session for Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering Science students who went to study abroad from August 2019 to February 2020 was held on March 4, 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic was just starting to take form, we decided to hold this in a large classroom, with hand sanitizers and masks ready for those coming to listen. Students doing research at the University of Toronto (IESC), KTH (IESC), ETH, and universities in France, Germany, and Switzerland all gave truly interesting presentations, and each were asked questions about their experience and how they enjoyed spending a few months abroad.
University of Toronto/Takuto Shimazaki (Sept. 2019- April 2020)
Mr. Takuto Shimazaki, a fourth year undergraduate student at the Osaka University School of Engineering Science, participated in the exchange studies from September 5, 2019 to April 25, 2020 at the University of Toronto in Canada. Takuto was admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science as a non-degree exchange student through the Osaka University Exchange Program.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden/Yuya Sanada (Aug. 2019-Jan. 2020)
Mr. Yuya Sanada, a fourth year undergraduate student at the Osaka University School of Engineering Science, participated in the exchange studies for the autumn semester (August 17, 2019 to January 15, 2020) at the School of Engineering Sciences at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Yuya was admitted to do course work for full-time studies.
University of Toronto IVGS Program/Masatoki Sugimoto (Aug.-Sept. 2019)
Mr. Masatoki Sugimoto, a second year Master's student at the Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering Science, participated in the International Visiting Graduate Student (IVGS) research program at the University of Toronto from August 8, 2019 to September 27, 2019. His research was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Goldie Nejat.
Certificate Ceremony (July 24. 2019)
Every year, we welcome students from our consortium universities who participate in the FrontierLab Mini Program at the Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering Science. A Ceremony of Completion is held in the Dean's Office where they each receive their Certificate of Completion, and a commemorative photo is taken as well. We are always very happy to welcome such a wonderful group of students every year!
Report on International Engineering Science Consortium's inaugural symposium
Top-notch engineer scientists from many parts of the world convening at NUS Engineering for the IESC's inaugural international symposium. From Left to Right: Prof Nhan Phan Tien (Mechanical Engineering, NUS), A/Prof Anjam Khursheed (Electrical Engineering, NUS), Prof Jose Torero (University of Queensland), Prof JN Reddy (Texas A&M University), Prof Nick Tyler (University College London), Prof Genta Kawahara (Osaka University), Prof Wang Chien Ming (NUS), Prof Leif Kari (KTH Sweden), Prof Mark Kortschot (University of Toronto), Prof Ng Kim Choon (Mechanical Engineering, NUS) and Prof Andrew Bettiol (Physics, NUS)
ENGINEERING Science Programme at NUS has much to celebrate. Besides being all of 10 years old, Professor Wang Chien Ming, Director of the Programme, finally sees an initiative for an international symposium (something which he has set heart and soul upon some two years ago) came into fruition today.
The International Engineering Science Consortium (IESC) conducted its inaugural symposium today at the Engineering Auditorium, with nine keynote lectures by top-notch engineer scientists. In addition, 29 general papers and 12 poster presentations from faculty members and students of IESC are being featured at the two-day symposium which attracted 140 participants. There is also a student workshop as well as a competition to provide fun activity for IESC students and Ngee Ann engineering science students to showcase their creativity and innovativeness in solving engineering science problems. There were tours to the Marina Barrage, Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands to show the beauty of Singapore.
The symposium provides a platform for faculty members and students from the Engineering Science Consortium to share their thoughts and ideas on various engineering science problems and solutions with one another.