Launch Of Collaborative Research Division By Tokyo Institute Of Technology And AGC

Date: 1 April 2010
Source: AGC
Launch of Collaborative Research Division by Tokyo Institute of Technology and AGC Tokyo Institute of Technology Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. Tokyo Institute of Technology (President: Mr.

Kenichi Iga, hereinafter collectively referred to as Tokyo Tech) and AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.; Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuhiko Ishimura) have decided to launch “AGC Collaborative Research Division for Glass and Inorganic Materials” in the Materials and Structures Laboratory of Tokyo Tech on April 1st, 2010. The research division aims to undertake basic research on glass and to develop new inorganic materials, while training researchers who will be responsible for research on next-generation materials.
 
Dr. Setsuro Ito (PhD in Engineering), a former fellow of AGC Research Center, will assume the position of professor of the division, and be responsible for basic glass research and development of new inorganic materials, supported by several assistant professors. The division will work not only to obtain results directly from collaborative research, but also, as a long-term goal, to provide an environment for attracting and training the next generation of researchers by enhancing basic research on materials, which universities currently tend to overlook as objects of research.
 
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