OIST NetCafé (Online Information Session)


Monday, October 5, 2020 - 17:00




Join the OIST information session with a cup of coffee! This session is for undergraduate students currently seeking for opportunities in PhD in STEM. The sessions will be done in English. The program consists of OIST general introduction, PhD & Research Internship admission process, financial support and student life followed by the panel discussion by 2 OIST PhD students currently in Theory of Quantum Matter Unit and Quantum Materials Science Unit.


Leilee Chojnacki(OIST PhD Student, Year of 2017)

Leilee is a theoretical physicist who was born in the United States, and spent many of her schooling years in Spain. Leilee earned her MSc degree through the PSI programme at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Canada) before coming to Okinawa as a PhD student at OIST. Here, she is a part of the Theory of Quantum Matter unit where she currently works on connecting field theories to lattice models of magnetism. When not overly absorbed tackling physics problems, Leilee enjoys spending time outdoors practicing martial arts or adventuring along the Okinawan coastlines.

Mohamed Atwa(OIST PhD Student, Year of 2016)

Mohamed “Moe” Atwa is an experimental condensed matter physicist in the Quantum Materials Science Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. Prior to OIST, he worked on growing graphene at the University of Tokyo, and before that, did a Masters in Nanotechnology at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). His research interests include energy materials, growth and characterization of thin film materials, and synthesis of single crystals. When he’s not at the lab bench, Moe enjoys reading/watching/listening to sci-fi and fantasy, gaming, and cooking with friends

Targeted Audiences

Anyone interested in PhD and Research Internship at OIST

Event Details & Registration



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