Applying Soil Cement Deep Mixing (CDM) technology to reinforce earth levees to protect rice fields and rural people against annual floods in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Program: Collaborative Research with Industry (CRI) Field: Civil Engineering Principal Investigator: Asst. Prof. Tran Nguyen Hoang Hung Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hitoshi TANAKA Japanese University: Tohoku University Year: 2013 Abstract: The Mekong Delta, which locates in the down stream of the Mekong River , was strongly influenced by annual floods, especially in 2011 the flood reaching the highest water level in the last 30 years. The characteristics of the flood [...]

Low-power wireless water quality monitoring system

Program: Collaborative Research with Industry (CRI) Field: Computer and Information Engineering Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Ngoc Thinh Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hiroshi ISHII Japanese University: Tokai University Year: 2013 Abstract: Some industrial companies seek application of information technology in the field of agriculture and aquaculture, especially in developing countries. Our project apply low-power wireless sensor network to monitor the water quality in shrimp pools that can match the [...]

Optimum Design of Stamping Processes for Low Quality and Low Cost Carbon Steel Sheets

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Principal Investigator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Tan Chin Joo Sending University: Universiti Malaya (UM) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ken-Ichiro MORI Japanese University: Toyohashi University of Technology Year: 2013 Abstract: Good boundary lubrication is necessary during cold stamping of steel sheets to prevent die wear and seizure of the parts owing to the high contact pressure. This study is aimed to improve the seizure resistance in a 1-step combined process [...]

Investigation of Microbial Changes in Novel Fermented Pickles by Incorporation of Japanese and Cambodian Fermentation Techniques

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Chemical Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. Tan Reasmey Sending University: Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Yasunor TANJI Japanese University: The University of Tokyo Year: 2013 Abstract: Vegetable fermentation is a popular fermentation method for Cambodians. However, the quality of fermented vegetables is not so good. The optimization of conditions during fermentation has not yet been conducted. Therefore, the objective of this study is to optimize the fermentation conditions [...]

Comparative Assessment of the Socio-Economic Disaster Vulnerability of the Philippines and Cambodia using Inoperability Input-Output Modeling (IIM)

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Environmental Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. SENG Bunrith Sending University: Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) Japanese Co-Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasumasa TOJO Japanese University: Hokkaido University Year: 2013 Abstract: Cambodia is one of the developing countries in Southeast Asia and is facing with solid waste management problems, in particular in the urban town center. The waste issues in Cambodia are due to a number of causes such as technical, political, institutional, [...]

Synthesis and characterization of novel nanograined lithium cobalt oxyhydroxide as cathode for rechargeable lithiumion batteries

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Materials Engineering Principal Investigator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Rinlee Butch M. Cervera Sending University: University of the Philippines – Diliman (UP) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Shu YAMAGUCHI Japanese University: The University of Tokyo Year: 2013 Abstract: A new lithium cobalt oxyhydroxide compound has been successfully synthesized. This new compound has been found to be related to the low temperature LiCoO2 (LT-LiCoO2) spinel structure formed at low processing temperatures. With the use of a [...]

Studying effects of secondary flows on bank erosion and failure in curved rivers with application to Saigon River in Vietnam

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Civil Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. Nguyen Quoc Y Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. John WELLS Japanese University: Ritsumeikan Year: 2013 Abstract: Erosion of river banks is one of the serious problems in Vietnam, particularly in Saigon River. This river supplies water to around 15 millions of people in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces. In this study, we investigated one of the [...]

Capacity development of local authorities and local people against climate change and natural disasters

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. NGUYEN Danh Thao Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Tomoya SHIBAYAMA Japanese University: Waseda University Year: 2013 Abstract: Vietnam stands on an ancient geological foundation at the edge of the Euro-Asia continent. The country is delineated by 3,260km of coastline, which annually suffers from the severe effect of natural disasters. In the last decade (1999-2008), coastal [...]

Teacher as performer: an intelligence system for animation authoring

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Computer and Information Engineering Principal Investigator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Natapon Pantuwong Sending University: King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Masanori SUGIMOTO Japanese University: Hokkaido University Year: 2013 Abstract: Teacher as performer project aims at creating the intelligence system to help teacher/lecturers to create drawing image/2D animation, so teachers/lecturers can create such material to support their teaching. It consists of 3 sub-systems. 1. Smart drawing: it is the [...]

Electropolishing of structural layers for multi-layered microfilter

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Principal Investigator: Dr. Muslim Mahardika Sending University: Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Japanese Co-Investigator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Norihisa MIKI Japanese University: Keio University Year: 2013 Abstract: Wearable artificial kidneys (WAK) have become popularly miniaturized separation and purification systems in dialysis treatment, because of their high efficiency, and one of their potential applications is in cleaning the blood of patients whose kidneys have failed. A WAK is smaller, less expensive [...]

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