Japanese Coastal and Aeronautical Engineer assigned to Mona GeoInformatics Institute visits with Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, UWI.

Dr Paul Aiken, Prof Reese, Dr Mishiro, Dr Maxam, MsTomblinson, Mr Manabe (JICA) and MGI visit with Dean FST and Deputy Dean of FST

The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) welcomed Dr Kioshi Mishiro to the University of the West Indies (UWI) on October 29, 2014, during a courtesy call with the faculty’s Dean, Professor Paul Reese. Also in attendance were Dr Ava Maxam (Deputy Director, Mona Geoinformatics Institute - MGI), Dr Paul Aiken (Deputy Dean and Head of the Mona School of Engineering), Mr Makoto Manabe (Resident Representative at the Japan International Cooperation Agency -JICA) and Ms Denease Tomblinson (GIS Research Assistant, MGI). Dr Mishiro will be conducting research on the coastal dynamics of shoreline areas, contributing to studies by the university on the effects of hazardous contaminants, invasive species and man-made changes to our shorelines. Dr Mishiro, a Japanese national, was assigned his 2-year residency with the MGI through JICA, and is supervised by Dr Maxam. His areas of expertise are in numerical analysis, ocean simulation, and aeronautical engineering, which he will also apply during guest lectures at the Mona School of Engineering in 2015.

Photograph at the top - From left to right: Dr Paul Aiken (FST), Prof Paul Reese (FST), Dr Kioshi Mishiro (JICA-MGI), Dr Ava Maxam (MGI), Ms Denease Tomblinson (MGI) and Mr Makoto Manabe (JICA).