- Eimantas Bucmys
- Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science
- Nanomaterials and Interfaces, Perovskite nanocrystals
I’ve graduated from Vilnius University in Lithuania after having worked with nanomaterial-based biosensors for several years. In Kyushu University, I’ve completely changed my research direction and I now work with perovskite semiconductor materials and the tuning of their photoluminescence properties. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, music, hiking, and working on/driving/racing cars.
What attracted you to Kyushu University?
One of the things that attracted me to Kyushu University was Ito campus. Every laboratory and facility are only a short walk away from anywhere else, so if I need to use certain facilities, or get advice from a professor regarding my research, everything is quickly and easily accessible.
What’s the most interesting part about your program?
I get to work with people from various backgrounds and share ideas, as well as gain insight into fields and subjects that become important to me as I progress my research.
How’s student life at Kyushu University?
I am not the most social person, so mass gatherings and large events don’t really appeal to me. However, student clubs are absolutely fantastic. I joined the automotive club shortly after my arrival at Kyushu University, and I’ve had a great time since.
What do you like about Fukuoka?
It’s the perfect blend of many aspects of Japan. If you want to experience a big city, it’s perfect for that, but also not as overwhelmingly large as Tokyo, for example. If you’re interested in the countryside, Itoshima and other smaller towns are nearby. For nature enjoyers, one side of the city faces the sea, whereas the other is surrounded by mountains. You get a little bit of everything in Fukuoka.
Any advice to prospective international students?
Japan’s a very different country, especially compared to the West, but don’t forget that everyone here will be happy to help you and guide you, both academically and in your daily life. Sometimes all you need to do is ask.