07Dec. 2017

Assoc. Prof. Yasuhiro Hasegawa visited University of California, Riverside. 

Assoc. Prof. Yasuhiro Hasegawa 



Assoc. Prof. Yasuhiro Hasegawa visited in California, U.S., from Nov. 16th to 29th. He went to University of California, Riverside (UCR), which has already made an agreement with Saitama University from 2016.

One of his advisers, Prof. Sharon Walker who is dean of Bourns College of Engineering (BCoE), welcomed his visit and he also introduced prospective Saitama student who would join Summer Seminar held in UCR next year.

She also introduced UC system and BCoE. Then his counterpart Prof. Guillermo Aguilar of chair in mechanical engineering explained whole plan of Summer Internship Program Mexico, continuing the seminar to collect bright Mexican students from selected institute in Mexico. From 2018, the name of the seminar would be changed to Summer Internship Program Mexico and Japan, making room for Japanese students, especially coming from Saitama University.

He took one prospective student who would like to take part in the seminar and passed through some processes in Japan. The student joined a direct interview by Prof. Guillermo and passed successfully. After hearing the desire for topics, he immediately introduced several future supervisors in BCoE, depending on the themes. Saitama University student met them and took other interview for sharing time with the lab mates during the seminar. The student also passed the individual interview and got the green light of the seminar. It would be held from 25th June to 17th August, being 8-weeks seminar including orientation, guides of GRE diagnostic test, writing, oral and poster presentations.

Final day of 17th August is for final presentation of participants, and Prof. Guillermo invited the staff member of Saitama University and prospective students who would to join in 2019. And Jun Wang, assistant dean, was also welcomed visiting this small party from Saitama University for foundation stone of both universities.


Assoc. Prof. Yasuhiro Hasegawa also stayed in University of California, San Diego, and Berkeley to meet his colleagues, Prof. Renkun Chen (mechanical engineering, UCSD), Guy Bernald (chemistry, UCSD), Javier Gerey (mechanical engineering, UCSD), Chris Dames (mechanical engineering, UCB) to make tight connection, especially for students. They are interested in exchange education plans for each other, especially, Ph.D students in lab-to-lab level without any agreement.


  • With Prof. Sharon Walker in her dean’s room
  • With Prof. Guillermo Aguilar in his chair’s