3 Professors Appointed as “Research Professor (Young Researcher Type)”


On March 2, 3 new Research Professors received the letter of appointment from President Koetsu Yamazaki in his office.

Research Professors are appointed based on the Research Professor System* which was introduced as one of the projects to realize “the reconstruction of the faculty personnel system to strengthen the university’s research ability” in YAMAZAKI Plan 2014. There are three types including “Visiting Researcher Type” appointed to the researchers from Japan and abroad who have achieved outstanding performances, “Internal Promotion Type” for the researchers of Kanazawa University who have who have achieved outstanding performances and “Young Researcher Type” for the young researchers of both Kanazawa University and other universities. This is the second appointment following the first appointment to the professors of “Internal Promotion Type” in early February.

The President told the new Research Professors that he expects them to improve their performance steadily using both internal and external funds.


<Research Professors (Young Researcher Type)>

IKOMA, Norihisa, Associate Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Institute of Science and Engineering

ISHIWATA, Koji, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Institute of Science and Engineering

NIIYAMA, Tomoaki, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering


*This system provides the appointed professors with the environment where they are able to concentrate on research in order to accelerate the research areas in which our university has had prominent achievements, promote advanced and creative research and enrich various fundamental research.