September 2017 Issue
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The September 2017 issue of the UEC e-Bulletin includes a feature article about research by Takuji Koike on his “quest to find effective solutions to support people with hearing loss”.

The Topics section focuses on the convergence of science and art, focusing on the work by artist and UEC Tokyo associate professor Sachiko Kodama’s on her rendering of dynamic, three dimensional sculptures using magnetic ‘ferrofluids’.

Research highlights from high impact publications are ‘Radar for environmental monitoring: new algorithms for high speed and low cost 3D imaging’, Shouhei Kidera; ‘Astronomical spectroscopy in a laboratory: Direct and accurate measurements of electron densities of plasmas’, Erina Shimizu and Safdar Ali; ‘Nanophotonics: Integrating nanocavities into optical fibers with femtosecond laser ablation’, Kohzo Hakuta; ‘Two dimensional materials: Advanced molybdenum selenide near infrared phototransistors’, Abdelkader Abderrahmane; and ‘Laser science: Innovative solid state lasers with Yb3+-doped CaF2 - LaF3 ceramic gain media’, Shotaro Kitajima and Hitoshi Ishizawa.