The International Bioelectrics Consortium (IBC) was established in 2005 to discuss the fundamental science and the application on Biological Applications of Pulsed Power and Plasmas "Bioelectrics". The IBC now includes 16 universities/ academic institutes (See Fig.). Kumamoto University IPPS plays a pivotal role in the consortium to promote international collaborative activities. Main activities of the IBC are:
・Organizing international teleconferences in every three months
・Organizing international symposium annually
・Exchanging scholars and students
・Collaborative research work on the topics of mutual interests
The following activities have been made for discussing the fundamental science and the application on Explosion and Impulsive Materials Processing.
・Organizing international symposium (about 3 years interval since 1997)
・Exchange scholars and students
・Collaborative research work pursuing the topics of mutual interests
Kumamoto University, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), Novosibirsk State Technical University (Russia), University of Maribor (Slovenia), Dalian University of Technology (China), Seoul National University (Korea), Karlsruhe University (Germany), Annamalai University (India), ALVA's Institute of Engineering and Technology (India), Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
In order to promote medical shock waves/microfluidics research, we are conducting international collaborative research and academic cooperation.
Kumamoto University, University of Glasgow (UK), University of Utah and Wright State University (USA), McGill University (Canada), Institute of Plasma Physics (Czech Republic), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India), IPSB University of Toulouse (France), and University of Queensland (Australia).
Kumamoto University, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), Tsinghua University (China), The University of Tokyo, Iwate University, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Kyushu University