23Oct. 2016

Assoc. Prof. Maeda met Russian Scientists participating in the Asia Pacific EPR/ESR conference held at Irkutsk 

Assoc. Prof. Kiminori Maeda
Mr. Kazuya Arakawa


Assoc. Prof. Kiminori Maeda (the author) and a graduate student Mr. Kazuya Arakawa travelled to a village on the side of the beautiful lake Baikal near Irkutsk and met many Russian Scientists especially Prof. Elena G. Bagryanskaya, head of Institute of organic chemistry, and Prof. Matvey Fedin, Head of Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance in International Tomography Centre (Novosibirsk) and discussed the future collaboration between Saitama University and Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Science.


They are outstanding scientists in the field of electron spin resonance and has kept a close friendship and collaboration with Prof. Maeda for a long time.  Prof. Bagryanskaya and Prof. Fedin were chairperson and co-chair persons of an international conference respectively, the Asia Pacific EPR/ESR conference.  Therefore, our meeting was held in this opportunity. This conference aims at covering all subareas of EPR/ESR (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, and Electron Spin Resonance).


In the conference, Prof. Maeda presented an invited lecture presenting the recent development of the magnetic field effect in the photochemical process of an important co-enzyme flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD).  Mr. Arakawa also presented a poster and was awarded the poster prize of International EPR Society poster award.

  • Assoc. Prof. Kiminori Maeda is doing an invited lecture in the Asia Pacific EPR/ESR conference and advertising the partnership program between Saitama University and Novosibirsk State University.
  • Mr. Kazuya Arakawa a graduate student of Saitama University (right) is awarded the poster prize from Prof. Hiroshi Ohta (centre) the president of International EPR Society and Prof. Elena Bagryanskaya, chairperson of the conference.
  • A beautiful lake Baikal.
  • Prof. Fedin (Co-chairperson of the conference) on the conference excursion.