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Misasa International Student Intern Program 2013

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Misasa International Student Intern Program 2013

Misasa International Student Intern Program 2013



About the institute
The Institute for Study of the Earth's Interior (ISEI) , located in Misasa, a well-known hot-spring resort, is a leading joint-use collaborative research institute equipped with state-of-the-art experimental and analytical facilities and expertise. Active researches are being conducted, by ISEI members alone or in collaboration with researchers from around the world, in the areas of isotope and trace element geochemistry, high-resolution geochronology, and high-pressure and temperature materials science, aimed at understanding the origin, evolution and dynamics of the Earth and other planets.
For more information, please visit the ISEI website.

About the program
The annual Misasa International Student Intern Program for advanced undergraduate (3rd to 4th year) and master's students, first initiated in 2005, is designed to promote international collaborative research and education. During the intern program, each student will work on an active ISEI research project under the supervision of ISEI faculty members and their research groups in one of the two divisions shown below:
(1) Analytical Planetary Chemistry (Major/trace element and multi- isotope analyses of crustal/mantle- derived rocks and meteorites with seamless scales using FE-TEM, FIB, FE-SEM, SIMS, ICP-MS, TIMS, and XRF.)
(2) Experimental Planetary Physics (High-pressure experiments using a range of apparatus, such as DAC, multi-anvil press, and piston cylinder apparatus, physical property measurements and structural determination of synthetic and natural rocks, minerals, melts, glasses and fluids using XRD and various spectroscopic techniques, such as NMR, Raman, FT-IR).
The goal of the program is for participants to become acquainted with the state-of-the-art research facilities and activities at the ISEI, and to gain first-hand scientific research experience. At the conclusion of the program, each participant is expected to give an oral presentation of his/her intern research in English.

Financial support
Travel expenses and daily living expenses will be fully covered, and accommodation in the Misasa guesthouse will be provided.


Detailed program information and contact address
For details of the program content of each devision will be obtained by clicking following link. Application form is also available. For questions regarding the program, please contact with following staffs.

Analytical Planetary Chemistry Devision¡¡Assoc. Prof. Takuya Moriguti (pmlmisip@itokawa.misasa.okayama-u.ac.jp)
Experimental Planetary Physics Division¡¡Prof. Masami Kanzaki (mkanzaki@misasa.okayama-u.ac.jp)



Posting Date¡§ 2013/05/07