Three teams receive the DLab Challenge Research Grant 2022

Tokyo Tech’s DLab has awarded three research teams the “DLab Challenge: Laboratory for Design of Social Innovation Global Networks (DLab) Research Grant for Academic Year 2022”. A ceremony took place on July 8 to present the successful candidates with their award notices. This is the third cohort of research teams to receive the grant after its launch in the 2020 academic year.

2022 DLab Research Grant Recipients (front left) Assoc. Teacher. Isobe, Assoc. Teacher. Funakoshi, Assoc. Teacher. Ohashi, (rear left) Director of DLab Isao Satoh, Assoc. Teacher. Hasegawa, Assoc Prof. Shirane, DLab Assoc. Director Naoto Ohtake

The DLab Challenge Research Fellowship supports research related to the realization of the image and future scenarios created by DLab, as well as research that contributes to the creation of new disciplines needed to realize this image. The grant also aims to help individual researchers discover the connections between their own research and the future of society, conduct research with a retrospective approach, and raise awareness of the societal impact of their research.

Proposals and recipients

Development of PFOS Treatment Technology to Solve Environmental Problems from US Military Bases

Commentary by Associate Professor Toshihiro Isobe

Thank you for choosing our plan. In this research, we will challenge the realization of the “TRANSCHALLENGE” and the solution of social problems from the point of view of the “convergence of knowledge”. We believe that the support of many people is essential to our research. We appreciate your advice and encouragement.

Assoc.  Professor Toshihiro Isobe

Explore spatial position control technologies that maximize virtual reality experience sharing and emerging styles of human interaction practices

Commentary by Associate Professor Kotaro Funakoshi

Metaverse, a virtual reality space where many people communicate, is a place where a TRANSCHALLENGE world can be realized. Through interdisciplinary discussions between engineering and humanities researchers, we design systems that overcome physical and environmental constraints and enable everyone to continue to meet challenges.

Assoc.  Professor Kotaro Funakoshi

No Victim Left Behind: Transdisciplinary Design Research for Future Megathrust Earthquakes and Tsunamis Using Cosmic-Eye View

Commentary by Associate Professor Takumi Ohashi

“No Victims Left Behind” We engage in transdisciplinary design research for future mega-thrust earthquakes and tsunamis through a cosmic view. Using satellite technology, we are designing a new interactive communication system to track disaster situations even when there are disruptions on the ground. We value dialogue with society to co-create how we use our proposed disaster prevention and mitigation approach.

Associate Professor Takumi Ohashi

Note: Principal Investigator followed by Joint Investigators

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Overview of the 2022 DLab Challenge Research Grant Academic Year

Objective

The purpose of this grant is to help create a better future through science and technology by supporting research that contributes to the realization of the image of future society created by DLab, or research that advances the creation of new academic disciplines necessary to achieve this goal. image.

Additionally, this grant aims to help individual researchers discover the connections between their own research and the future of society, conduct research with a retrospective approach, and raise awareness of the societal impact of their research.

Eligibility

Applications must be submitted by a team comprising at least two members. These members should ideally include experts from at least two different fields. The representative (candidate) must be an associate professor, lecturer or assistant professor employed by Tokyo Tech.

Grant period

In principle, the scholarships will continue until the end of the third academic year at the latest. Funding decisions for the third academic year will be made by the review committee before the end of the second year.

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