Prof. Tamio Oguchi from Osaka University, Japan Visits FMIPA Physics Ready to Establish Collaboration

Prof. Tamio Oguchi visited the Physics Department, FMIPA, University of Jember to carry out research collaboration with Dr. Artoto Arkundato through the Applied Materials and Energy Computing Research Group (18/9). Prof. Tamio Oguchi from the Center for Spintronics Research Network (CSRN) OSAKA University Japan at the start of the visit met with the leadership of FMIPA UNEJ to discuss collaboration while enjoying authentic coffee from Japan. “It is an honor for us to have a visit from Prof. Tamio Oguchi from Japan so that in the future we can explore collaboration with FMIPA,” said the Dean of FMIPA UNEJ Drs. Achmad Sjaifullah, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Next, Prof. Oguchi met the head of the Physics Department headed by Dr Agus Suprianto together with physics lecturers led by Dra. Arry Yuariatun Nurhayati, M.Si. discussing CSRN at Osaka University. For your information, Prof. Tamio Oguchi has come several times to the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Physics Department on a guest lecture agenda in 2018 and was the keynote speaker at the 2021 International Conference on Physical Instrumentation and Advanced Materials (ICPIAM). “Prof. Ogochi has become more familiar with us because he has come several times, it’s time for us “discuss more massively about CSRN, so that it can have a good impact on all of us,” said Dr. Artoto Arkundato.

In the afternoon, a Guest Lecture was held with the theme “An Overview of HILAPW and Its Application” in the auditorium of the FMIPA Physics Department. The DFT (Density Functional Theory) expert explained and provided usage examples of the HiLAPW (Hiroshima Linear-Augmented-Plane-Wave) application. “We discussed how to apply computational theory using DFT,” initially in front of the Guest Lecture participants consisting of lecturers and students from Department of Physics.

The HiLAPW program is designed to perform band-structure calculations based on DFT theory. “HiLAPW applications are open and suitable for magnetic materials and can handle relativistic effects such as spin-orbit interactions,” he explained. More specifically, HiLAPW produces band structures and enables structure relaxation with high-accuracy electronic structure calculations based on the Linearized Augmented Plane Wave (LAPW) method for various systems.

The next day, September 19, 2023, Prof. Tamio Oguchi conducted joint research to obtain publications with Dr. Artoto Arkundato. After that, a special discussion was held regarding how to study in Japan for a master’s degree and doctoral. The Visiting Professor agenda is optimized so that the cooperation network of the Physics Department, FMIPA UNEJ, continues to develop to support the activities of the Tridharma of Higher Education regarding the development of research and further studies for lecturers and students of the Physics Department, FMIPA UNEJ.