Researcher Development Program
Five programs are being implemented under this initiative in order to foster field-leading world-class researchers who are equipped with the ability to develop interdisciplinary research with researchers in different fields (interdisciplinarity), the ability to conduct research through friendly competition with researchers around the world (Internationality) and the ability to work with society to translate research outcomes into social applications (Sociability). These are the International Collaborative Research Program, the Interdisciplinary Researcher Exchange Program, the Socially Implemented Research Program, the Transferable Skills Training Program and the Sharing Program.
In addition, to secure and support a stable, independent, and international research environment for TI-FRIS Fellows, each Fellow will be assigned a domestic mentor and an international mentor.
Interdisciplinary Researcher Exchange Program ー 5 years ー
Bringing together different specializations and institutions, research exchanges take interdisciplinary research to the next level through presentation and discussion of research findings. Builds ability to develop interdisciplinary research with researchers in different fields (interdisciplinarity).
TI-FRIS/FRIS Hub Meeting
Grant for Interdisciplinary Research
International Collaborative Research Program ー 5 years ー
Program participants spend around one month every year at an overseas research institution, conducting ongoing international collaborative research with top-level foreign researchers. Builds ability to conduct research through friendly competition with researchers around the world (Internationality).
Fund for Start-up Activities
Fund for International Collaborative Research
Grant for Publication and Presentation of Research Results
Grant for Organizing Seminars
Advisory Supports for Industry-Academia Collaborative Research and Social Implementation
Prof. Shigeyoshi Yoshida
Material Solutions Center (MaSC)
Joined Tohoku Metal Industries Ltd. (Tokin).
2002: Ph.D. (Engineering), Department of Material Science and Engineering, Graduated School of Engineering, Tohoku Univ.
2011: Vice President and Director of the Board.
Guest Professor of IMRAM, Tohoku Univ.
2017: Deputy Director and Specially Appointed Professor of MaSC, Tohoku Univ.
2005: Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
2006: IEC 1906 Award.
2008: The Ichimura Prize in Industry.
Grant for Industry-Academia Collaborative Research and Social Implementation
Transferable Skills Training Program ー 5 years ー
Featuring lectures from top researchers, academic impact lectures, social impact lectures, industry R&D and societal research implementation lectures and academic research lectures. Builds the essential skills for becoming a top-class global researcher. TI-FRIS is working to make the program more flexible by holding lectures online and archiving the recorded videos for TI-FRIS Fellows.
Note: Transferable skills are those skills that are applicable regardless of industry or work type, such as problem-solving, self-management and people skills.
Lecture Course by Top Researchers
Lecture Course on Academic Impact
Lecture Course on Societal Impact
Lecture Course on Industrial R&D and Social Implementation
Lecture Course on Interdisciplinary Research
In partnership with participating institutions, a research equipment sharing network is to be established providing the basic gear for research, in order to ensure that program participants are able to conduct research in an independent research environment. TI-FRIS symposium is also held for program participants to impart their findings, meet those from participating and partner institutions, and disseminate information about the program.
Research Facilities Sharing Network
Double Mentor System
To secure and support a stable, independent, and international research environment for TI-FRIS Fellows, each Fellow will be assigned a domestic mentor and an international mentor. Mentors are asked to provide the necessary advice and support for the advancement of the TI-FRIS Fellow’s research and educational activities, as well as monitor the TI-FRIS-related activities of their assigned TI-FRIS Fellows.