Posts Categorized: Distinguished Professors

Toshinori Tsuru, chemical engineering

Toshinori Tsuru, chemical engineering

A Conversation with Distinguished Professor Toshinori Tsuru In the natural environment, salt mixes with water in the ocean and carbon dioxide mixes with methane in natural gas deposits.  The same mixing of molecules is common when chemists create useful compounds, as at the end of the reaction when leftover hydrogen mixes with ammonia, a chemical… Read more

Yohsuke Yamamoto, chemistry

Yohsuke Yamamoto, chemistry

A Conversation with Distinguished Professor Yohsuke Yamamoto   Distinguished Professor Yohsuke Yamamoto is efficient in his movements around the Chemistry Department of Hiroshima University.  The hallway is dimly lit between his office stuffed with books and the seminar room used as a break room by students.  He prefers to speak in the seminar room rather… Read more

Shigeto Yamawaki, psychology

Shigeto Yamawaki, psychology

A Conversation with Distinguished Professor Shigeto Yamawaki Excitement in a Black Box “The brain used to be a black box. You cannot approach the brain directly, like you can simply biopsy a tumor to study cancer.” Distinguished Professor Shigeto Yamawaki has opened up that black box over the course of his 27-year career at Hiroshima University,… Read more

Michitoshi Yoshida, astronomy

Michitoshi Yoshida, astronomy

“People might think the sky is constant and astronomers are always looking at the same things, but the universe is active and so dynamic.  All the time there is some explosion happening somewhere.  Every time we look at the sky there is something new to see.” The First Telescope “We were up on the roof… Read more