Allen S. Henry Chair and University Professor of Engineering Martin E. Glicksman has been awarded an Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan for 2012-2013 through the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). A noted scientist and metallurgist, Glicksman joined Florida Tech in fall 2011.
The fellowship will enable Glicksman to visit the Institute for Low Temperature Science in 2013, advising researchers located at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. He will advise in preparing a new Japanese experiment for the International Space Station (ISS) on the scientific aspects of ice crystallization. The intended spaceflight experiments are to be performed on the new Japanese ‘Kibo’ (hope) laboratory module aboard the ISS.
“The Japanese plan to investigate the possibility of integrating new microgravity experiments on ice crystal growth, guided in part, by my new theory of capillary-mediated deterministic branching,” said Glicksman.