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Ethiopian Ambassador Visits NIMS

(Dec. 7, 2009) H.E. Abdirashid Dulane, Ethiopian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan, visited NIMS and met Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda, the President of NIMS, to exchange information on current research.

"Second and third from left: Ambassador Mr. Abdirashid and NIMS President Prof. Ushioda" Image

Second and third from left: Ambassador Mr. Abdirashid and NIMS President Prof. Ushioda



The Ambassador was particularly interested in promoting research related to energy and water supply in Ethiopia. He intended this visit to be an initial step toward cooperating with NIMS, and talked on the necessary steps involved.

After the meeting, he toured the 3-D Nano-Integration Foundry and Bio-Organic Materials Facility at the Nanotechnology Innovation Center in Sengen, and the High Voltage Electron Microscopy Station at the Namiki Site. The Ambassador, as a chemist, showed much interest in the Bio-Organic Materials Facility and asked about the conditions for an Ethiopian researcher to conduct research at the facility.