Leadership – Kansai Team

The Current EXCO of Mext Scholars Association Kansai Team are:

Anirban CHAKRABORTY

Kansai Head

Nationality: Indian

School: Kyoto University / Masters

Arrival in Japan: 2015

Anirban’s research area is earthquake engineering and current focus is on quantifying the resolution reliability of seismic hazard maps.

Daniel Dariusz BALDYS

Team Member

Nationality: Polish

School: Ritsumeikan University / Masters

Arrival in Japan: 2017

Daniel’s interest lies in analysis of the Japanese attitude and behaviour in International Relations, based on“white books” by the Japanese Ministry of Defence.

Minella BEZHA

Team Member

Nationality: Albanian

School: Doshisha University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2017

Minella is presently working on using the artificial intelligence for the prediction of faults and optimization of the Smart Grid & Renewable energy.

Yee Kien CHONG

Team Member

Nationality: Malaysian

School: Kyoto University / Masters

Arrival in Japan: 2015

Yee Kien is interested in understanding potential genes that play important role in controlling the immune response.

Hamdi DERVODELI

Team Member

Nationality: Kosovar

School: Kyoto University / Masters

Arrival in Japan: 2017

Hamdi is studying Mathematics and his interest lies within the field of Algebraic Geometry.

Noémi-Tiina DUPERTUIS

Team Member

Nationality: Swiss

School: Kyoto University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2014

Noémi is interested in livelihoods problems and adaptation strategies among the Chin ethnic group living in the mountainous area of Western Myanmar.

Fabian HIA

Team Member

Nationality: Singaporean

School: Kyoto University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2015

Fabian’s research area lies in uncovering the molecular mechanisms of how the human body regulates inflammation.

Chika KONDO

Team Member

Nationality: American

School: Kyoto University / Masters

Arrival in Japan: 2017

Chika’s research interests includes minority farmers, food sovereignty, and agroecology in the United States and Japan.

Raviduth RAMFUL

Team Member

Nationality: Mauritian

School: Kyoto Institute of Technology / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2017

Raviduth’s research focusses on sustainable material research development.

Duygu SAHIN

Team Member

Nationality: Turkish

School: Kyoto University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2017

Duygu is studying dynamics and causal analyses of neural activities by simultaneous EEG and fMRI.

Jyven TAN Ghee Wan

Team Member

Nationality: Malaysian

School: Kyoto University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2012

Jyven is currently working on Motor Neurons Disease Modeling for physiopathological studies. She enjoys dancing when she is not working in lab.