I chose the Graduate School of Environmental Studies is because the program that is offered for
International Students. I belong to International Program for Environmental Sustainability Sciences (IPESS),
under Global 30 project at Tohoku University. This program shows that it provides international education
for foreign students in Japan, where an opportunity to pursue multiple disciplines under one.
Currently, I am under Kawada Laboratory, where the focus of our research is on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.
In my research, I am going to be looking at the distributions of the SOFCs in a 5x5 cm square planar
anode-supported cell: temperature, current, and stress distributions.
Right now, I am still deciding if I want to pursue getting a Ph.D. or go into industries in either Japan or in
another country. However, I do want pursue with promoting alternative energy on a global environment.
Especially for foreign students, I would advise them to make friends with Japanese students. Japanese
students are very friendly and they will always go out of their ways to help others in need. They can
definitely help you with lab materials and even with the cultures of Japan. It will be a good practice to try
to learn Japanese while being with the Japanese students.