07Dec. 2016

Two outstanding researchers from UK and Russia visited Maeda Lab in Chemistry Department and gave us great lectures. 

Assoc. Prof. Kiminori Maeda 


Two outstanding researchers visited Saitama University on 3rd and 4th of November and had a series of lectures as follows:


1) Prof. Konstantin Ivanov
International Tomography Center, CB-RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

“Singlet-state NMR and long-lived spin states”


2) Prof. Christopher Kay

Institute of Structural & Molecular Biology, and London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London

“EPR studies of stable and photoexcited paramagnetic states in polymers, single crystals and thin films: applications in healthcare and spintronics.”


The first lecture by Prof. Ivanov demonstrated a novel NMR techniques based on the adiabatic polarization transfer and various application of it to the biomolecular analysis.  The second lecture by Prof. Kay presented the great application of time resolved EPR technique to various molecular systems from medical silicone tubes to a MAZER system.


Before and after the lectures, they visited Maeda Lab. and EPR facility in Comprehensive Analysis Center for Science, and discussed various scientific problems, practical aspect of EPR equipments.  After that, we moved to a kushiyaki restaurant near Toda-koen station and continued global discussions not only science but also world politics.


Next day Prof. Ivanov enjoyed an excursion to Ueno with Prof. Nonaka (Saitama University), and Prof. Kay went out for hiking (climbing mountains) in Hanno area with Prof. Maeda.

  • Two guest speakers and a host. From left, Prof. Ivanov (Russia), Prof. Kay (UK), and Prof. Maeda (host)
  • The lecture by Prof. Kay
  • The lecture by Prof. Ivanov