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German Federal Minister of Education and Research Karliczek briefed on Tokyo Tech's quantum sensing research

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June 3, 2019

On April 16, President Kazuya Masu and School of Engineering Professor Mutsuko Hatano welcomed to Tokyo Tech Ms. Anja Karliczek, Minister of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany, and a delegation that included four German parliamentarians and the heads of Germany's leading research institutes.

Professor Hatano (far right) briefs her research in solid-state quantum sensors
Professor Hatano (far right) briefs her research in solid-state quantum sensors

After opening remarks, Masu shared an overview of the Institute, including education and research collaborations with German partners, and introduced Tokyo Tech ANNEX Aachen, the Institute's new European hub. Hatano then gave a briefing on her research in solid-state quantum sensors and later led the visitors on a tour of her laboratory.

Hatano and colleagues are working on the development of innovative solid-state sensor systems based on diamonds by bringing together the basic technology of sensors with sensor systems and prototype applications in the fields of healthcare and energy electronics.

Hatano is also involved in a number of collaborations with overseas research groups, including those in Germany's University of Stuttgart, Ulm University, and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF).

The Minister thanked Masu for hosting the visit and briefing, commenting that it "is excellent to see how we can cooperate."

Hatano (far right) briefs Minister Karliczek (second from right) on solid-state quantum sensors
Hatano (far right) briefs Minister Karliczek (second from right)
on solid-state quantum sensors

German Federal Minister of Education and Research Karliczek briefed on Tokyo Tech's quantum sensing research
President Masu (right) exchanging gifts with Karliczek

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