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Study in USA: 6- and 12-month courses from 2013 - 2014

6 graduate students of Nagoya University participated in the program.


  • 6 month course
  • ①U of M: March 27 to September 29, 2013
  • ②UCLA: March 26 to September 24, 2013
  • 12 month course
  • ③U of M: March 27, 3013 to March 2, 2014
  • ④U of M: August 3, 2013 to July 14, 2014


Research Internship
Participants to U of M
Course Name Research theme Supervisor at University of Michigan
Fumitake Nonoyama 3D-printed Bone-mimicking Material for Orthopedic Surgical Simulation Prof. Albert J. Shih
(Mechanical Engineering)
Tatsuya Kitabayashi Micro-droplet sorting utilizing an on-chip dielectrophoresis device Prof. Katsuo Kurabayashi
(Mechanical Engineering)
Kazuma Kato Driving Adaptive Behavior with Cell Phone Usage Dr. James R Sayer
(Transportation Research Institute)
Naoaki Saeki Human-Computer Interaction for Part Selection in Product Design Prof. Panos Y. Papalambros
(Mechanical Engineering)

Participants to UCLA
Course Name Research theme Supervisor at UCLA
Takafumi Hattori Characterization of Molded Superhydrophobic Surfaces Prof. Chang-Jin (CJ) Kim
(Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
Yoko Okuda How Split Bregman can Apply for Non-Negative Matrix Factorization Prof. Stanley Osher
(Mechanical Engineering)

The students had research internship at laboratories of University of Michigan and UCLA. They worked on the specific research projects under their supervisors at each university. The program content is basically the same as the summer short course. The advantage is that the students have more time and concentrate on their research deeper than the short course. Moreover, apart from the research field, they also can improve the English skills and explore American culture through living in America for 6/12 months. They wrote a research report and gave the final presentation at the workshop which took place at Nagoya University after they came back. The presentation was evaluated by each NU supervisor while the report was evaluated by each supervisor at UM/UCLA. 4 credits were awarded from Nagoya University depending on their results.

Reports of the particiants
Read more reports of the participants.