Professor Gordon Wallace of University of Wollongong delivering his lecture

Over the 2 days from 3rd March 2015 the Second Shinshu University Trade Fair was held at the Asama Onsen Cultural Center in Matsumoto City, at which the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research exhibited at a special exhibition booth. Panels describing the features, strengths, objectives, etc., of each research institutes were displayed, strongly generating interest in these researches aiming to establish a world-level research center.

On 3rd March Professor Gordon Wallace, Head of the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute of University of Wollongong (Australia) and Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Center for Energy and Environmental Science presented a lecture entitled “The New Dimensions” which was attended by researchers, people from industry, as well as many students, and which was a good occasion to vitalize research and education activities. After the lecture, the 5 research institutes each introduced their characteristic and advanced research in mini-presentations.