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Visit of Prof. Obara Continues Cooperation between Rosatom Tech and Tokyo Tech

Visit of Prof. Obara Continues Cooperation between Rosatom Tech and Tokyo Tech

Delegation from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) headed by Prof. Toru Obara and Prof. Hiroshige Kikura along with their five students visited Rosatom Tech on September 27th and 28th.

This visit was the latest in a series and continued long-term cooperation between Rosatom Tech and Tokyo Tech. It has been a sixth Japanese delegation visit to Rosatom tech since 2013, including visits by Prof. Saito in 2015 , Prof. Obara in 2017 and prof. Onishi earlier this year.

This time managers, specialists from Rosatom Tech’s Department of International Cooperation and engineers from MEPhI participated in the discussion.

Prof. Toru Obara delivered a speech overviewing research activities in Tokyo Tech, particularly development of theory on traveling wave reactor and stationary wave reactor as well. Research Activities for Nuclear Technologies in Tokyo was covered by Prof. Kikura. Prof. Artisyuk and Mr. Smolsky delivered presentations on the main activities and future plans of Rosatom Technical Academy highlighting points of common interest for cooperation between Rosatom Tech and Tokyo Tech.

Eugeny Varseev, specialist from Rosatom Tech demonstrated their experience in conducting training courses using computer codes such as KORSAR. The visit was continued by presentations of Rosatom Tech specialists with the focus on several points for further cooperation namely an invitation to joint training and research programmes with Russian Universities and Internships for Students and Young Researchers, and pointing out progress in developing Rosatom Tech Glossary.

Also presenter Mikhail Fedorov from Rosatom Tech demonstrated capabilities of Rosatom Tech R&D team in Energy System analysis using IAEA tools to support Sustainable Development Goals and activities aimed at supporting fighting climate change. And finally Maxim Talabanov had a talk on new concept of instructors training in Rosatom Technical Academy.

A two-day programme consisted not only of seminar sessions but technical tours as well. Visiting the First Nuclear Power Plant was both a useful and emotional experience for Japanese students and professors. During a technical tour to Medical Research Facility “Experiment” of Radiological Research Center Japanese delegation got acquainted with the practice of medicine with isotopes production with applications of isotopes in drug production and clinical pharmacology and National Radiation Epidemiological Registry visit demonstrated them medical information systems for analysis and prediction of health and environmental effects of radiological events.


Both sides of the event hoped for more meetings in future within Inter-University Exchange Projects between the Tokyo Tech, which is the outcome of the Memorandum of Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy signed on December 16th, 2016 by the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” and two Japan ministries: the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.