Working visit to the Hiroshima and Chiba University


Richard Löffler has visited two universities, at Hiroshima and Chiba. During his visit from the 24th of February to the 8th of March at Hiroshima University he met with Prof. Shinpei Tanaka to do a lot of experimental work on their current project, investigating the self-motion of Ethyl Salycilate droplets on a soap solution. For that they investigated how the collective behavior changes based on added dyes and also the density of droplets on the dish. During this time Richard also met with Prof. Satoshi Nakata to have a brief exchange with him and his students. Together with Prof. Tanaka he attended a local colloquium for Chemical Physics where Richard also presented his work on self-moving objects.

Following this visit Richard Löffler traveled to Chiba where he met with Prof. Hiroyuki Kitahata to discuss his results and work with him and his student to improve the experimental setup for a system, similar to one Richard previously worked on and to show them his new self-propelled, waxy, camphor-camphene material. On this occasion he also held an informal seminar on his work for professor and his students.

Richard came home with a lot of new very interesting experimental results as well as a lot of very good input from all the experienced people he worked with there.


23 Feb.-14 Mar., 2020


Hiroshima, Chiba, Japan


Richard Löffler 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.