Tokyo Tech News
Ms. Ola Mohamed Ali Balbaa, an engineer in the Technical Department of the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), came to Japan to participate in three weeks of technical training at Tokyo Tech's Suzukakedai Center for Advanced Materials Analysis. The instruction, which began in late May 2015, was intended to step up Tokyo Tech's support of E-JUST's Technical Department, and was conducted for the first time at the Institute.
At E-JUST, Ola is involved in the operation and maintenance of electron microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, and laser microscopes. However, training programs in such technology are limited in Egypt.
Accordingly, the training at Tokyo Tech was designed to provide advanced technological instruction that meets the particular needs of the Egyptian university. Ola enthusiastically took on the course, which focused on scanning electron microscope and scanning probe microscope, under the direction of the staff of the Center for Advanced Material Analysis. On June 17, the last day of the program, Institute Professor Teijiro Ichimura and Mr. Hajime Fukuda of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) confirmed through observation that the outcomes met their expectations. Through similar future activities, Tokyo Tech expects to continue its support of E-JUST and promote cooperation between the two universities.
Comment from Mr. Motoya Suzuki, technical staff member at Center for Advanced Materials Analysis
We gave instruction on scanning electron microscopes and scanning probe microscopes. Using the actual sample used in research activities at E-JUST, we were able to conduct advanced analysis while engaging in extensive discussions. So, more than just providing guidance about the technology and equipment, I think this training was successful for our center as well as for Ms. Ola. I'm glad that the knowledge gained will contribute to the development of research and analysis at E-JUST in the future.
Comment from Mr. Yoshihisa Sei, Vice Director of Center for Advanced Materials Analysis
This was our first time training a staff member from E-JUST's Technical Department, but with the support of Professor Takanori Fukushima, Director of the Center, and others, the three-week period was a great success. We are proud that the Center was able to contribute to the relationship with E-JUST, and we look forward to continuing to provide technological support.