People

Core Groups

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Group

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
KATSUMATA, KatsuroProfessorPhysical Oceanography
SATO, KaoruProfessorAtmospheric Dynamics, Middle Atmosphere Sciences
MASUMOTO, YukioProfessorClimate Dynamics, Physical Oceanography
KOIKE, MakotoAssociate ProfessorAtmospheric Environmental Science/Atmospheric Chemistry
TOZUKA, TomokiAssociate ProfessorPhysical oceanography, Climate dynamics
MIURA, HiroakiAssociate ProfessorMeteorology, Atmospheric physics, Climate modeling
IJICHI, TakashiAssistant ProfessorOcean Dynamics, Deep Ocean Mixing
KOHMA, MasashiAssistant ProfessorMiddle atmosphere dynamics

Space and Planetary Science Group

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
IMADA, ShinsukeProfessor Space Physics, Solar Physics, Magnetospheric Physics
SUGITA, SeijiProfessorPlanetary exploration, Comparative Planetary Science
SEKI, KanakoProfessorSpace Physics
TACHIBANA, ShogoProfessorCosmochemistry
AMANO, TakanobuAssociate ProfessorSpace Physics, Plasma Astrophysics
KASAHARA, SatoshiAssociate ProfessorSpace and planetary science: space-borne instrumentation and data analyses
MOROTA, TomokatsuAssociate ProfessorPlanetary Science, Lunar and Planetary Exploration
OHIRA, YutakaAssistant ProfessorAstrophysics, Cosmic ray physics, Plasma physics
KEIKA, KunihiroAssistant ProfessorPlanetary magnetospheric plasma physics, Interplanetary plasma physics
SHODA MunehitoAssistant ProfessorSolar/stellar physics
CHO, YuichiroAssistant ProfessorPlanetary Science

Earth and Planetary System Science Group

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
KAYANNE, HajimeProfessorEarth System Science (coral reef, carbon cycle, global warming, ocean acidification)
TACHIBANA, ShogoProfessorCosmochemistry
TAJIKA, EiichiProfessorEarth and planetary system science, Comparative planetology
IKEDA, MasayukiAssociate ProfessorGeology, Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Sedimentology, Astrochronology
TAKIGAWA, AkiAssociate ProfessorAstromineralogy, experimental astrophysics, material circulation in the galaxy
SAKUMA, AkiAssistant ProfessorSedimentology, Paleoclimatology
NOTSU, ShotaAssistant ProfessorFormation of planetary systems, Astrochemistry, Astrophysics, Astronomical observations

Solid Earth Science Group

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
IDE, SatoshiProfessorEarthquake Source Physics
SIMON, WALLISProfessorStructural petrology, tectonics
TAKEI, YasukoProfessor Physical properties, dynamics in the Earth’s interiors
HIROSE, KeiProfessorHigh-pressure geoscience / Study of deep Earth materials
ANDO, RyosukeAssociate ProfessorEarthquake source physics, Seismotectonics
IIZUKA, TsuyoshiAssociate ProfessorGeochemistry and cosmochemistry
KAWAI, KenjiAssociate ProfessorGlobal seismology, Study of Earth’s deep interior
TANAKA, YoshiyukiAssociate ProfessorGeodesy, Crustal deformation, Gravity, Relativistic geodesy
SAKURABA, AtaruAssistant ProfessorGeodynamics,Planetary dynamos,Geomagnetism

Geosphere and Biosphere Science Group

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
ENDO, KazuyoshiProfessormolecular palaeontology, skeletogenesis
KANO, AkihiroProfessorSedimentology, Paleoclimatology, Geobiology
GOTO, KazuhisaProfessorGeology, Sedimentology, paleotsunami, paleostorm
TAKAHASHI, YoshioProfessorMolecular Geochemistry, Environmental Geochemistry, Aerosol chemistry, Geomicrobioloby
ITAI, TakaakiAssociate ProfessorEnvironmental Geochemistry, Ecological Geochemistry, Limno- chemistry
SUZUKI, YoheyAssociate ProfessorGeomicrobiology, geochemistry, nanomineralogy, martian life exploration, planetary protection
HIRASAWA, TatsuyaAssociate ProfessorPaleontology, Evolutionary Developmental Biology
OGIHARA, ShigenoriAssistant ProfessorOrganic Geochemistry , minaralogy
OKUMURA, TaigaAssistant ProfessorMineralogy, Materials science, Biomineralization, Electron microscopy
SUNAMURA, MichinariAssistant ProfessorGeomicrobiolgy, Microbial ecology

Affiliated Groups

Earthquake Research Institute

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
ARAYA, AkitoProfessorGeophysical instrumentation
IWAMORI, HikaruProfessorEarth Dynamics
UYESHIMA, MakotoProfessorgeoelectromagnetism
OHMINATO, TakaoProfessorvolcano physics
OBARA, KazushigeProfessorObservation seismology, Science of slow earthquakes, Study on seismic wave propagation
KATO, AitaroProfessorEarthquake source physics, Seismic observation
KATO, NaoyukiProfessorearthquake source mechanics
KINOSHITA, MasatakaProfessorMarine Geology and Geophysics, Ocean Drilling and Observatory, Geothermics
SHIOBARA, HajimeProfessorOcean floor seismology
SHINOHARA, MasanaoProfessorMarine seismology
SHIMIZU, HisayoshiProfessorGeomagnetism, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics
TAKEUCHI, NozomuProfessorSeismology
TANAKA, HiroyukiProfessorHigh Energy Geophysics
NAKATANI, MasaoProfessorEarthquake source physics, Lab and Field Rock mechanics, Earthquake precursor
NISHIDA, KiwamuProfessorseismology
HIRAGA, TakehikoProfessorMineral and rock physics
FURUMURA, TakashiProfessorAnalysis of seismic wave, numerical simulation of seismic wave propagation, strong ground motion
MOCHIZUKI, KimihiroProfessorMarine Seismology
AOKI, YosukeAssociate ProfessorSpace Geodesy and Physical Volcanology
ISHIYAMA, TatsuyaAssociate ProfessorTectonic geomorphology / Active tectonics / Applied geophysics
ICHIHARA, MieAssociate ProfessorPhysical volcanology
ISSE, TakehiAssociate ProfessorBroadband ocean bottom seismology
IMANISHI, YuichiAssociate ProfessorGeodesy
KANEKO, TakayukiAssociate ProfessorVolcano Remote Sensing,Geology of volcanoes
KANO, YasuyukiAssociate ProfessorSeismology, Historical disaster science
KAME, NobukiAssociate ProfessorEarthquake Source Physics
KURASHIMO, EijiAssociate Professor
KOYAMA, TakaoAssociate Professor
SUZUKI, YujiroAssociate ProfessorPhysical volcanology
BABA, KiyoshiAssociate Professormarine electromagnetism
FUKUDA, JunichiAssociate Professor
MAENO, FukashiAssociate ProfessorVolcanology, Geology and petrology of volcanoes
MIYAKE, HiroeAssociate ProfessorStrong motion seismology
MIURA, YayoiAssociate ProfessorIsotope Geo/Cosmo Sciences
YASUDA, AtsushiAssociate ProfessorExperimental magmatology
YUKUTAKE, YoheiAssociate Professor Volcanology
WATADA, ShingoAssociate ProfessorSeismology, Tsunami

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
ABE-OUCHI, AyakoProfessorPaleoclimate modelling, Antarctica dynamics, Climate dynamics, Ice sheet dynamics and climate
OKINO, KyokoProfessorMarine Geophysics, Ocean Floor Tectonics
SATOH, MasakiProfessorAtmospheric Science, Dynamic Meteorology, Numerical Modeling
SUZUKI, KentarohProfessorCloud physics, Atmospheric radiation, Cloud-aerosol interaction
HASUMI, HiroyasuProfessorPhysical Oceanography, Climate Dynamics
YASUDA, IchiroProfessorPhysical Oceanography・Ocean ecosystem dynamics・ Fisheries Oceanography
YOKOYAMA, YusukeProfessorGeochemistry, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoceanography
WATANABE, MasahiroProfessorClimate modeling, Climate dynamics, Dynamics of the large-scale atmospheric circulation
IGA, KeitaAssociate ProfessorGeophysical Fluid Dynamics, Dynamic Meteorology, Ocean Dynamics
IMADA, YukikoAssociate ProfessorDynamic Meteorology, Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change, Climate modeling
OKA, AkiraAssociate ProfessorPhysical Oceanography, Climate Modeling, Ocean Biogeochemical Cycles, Paleoceanography
OKA, EitarouAssociate ProfessorPhysical Oceanography, Ocean Observations
KURODA, JunichiroAssociate ProfessorPaleoceanography, Marine Geology, Geochemistry
SHIRAI, KotaroAssociate ProfessorGeochemistry, (Paleo)environment, (Paleo)ecology,
PARK, Jin-OhAssociate ProfessorMarine Geology and Geophysics (Reflection Seismology)
MIYAKAWA, TomokiAssociate ProfessorMultiscale interaction, cloud-resolving, climate model, air-sea coupling, tropical meteorology
YAMAGUCHI, AsukaAssociate ProfessorMarine geology, structural geology, tectonics
YOSHIMORI, MasakazuAssociate ProfessorClimate system, Climate change, Climate modelling (Global warming, Polar climate, Paleoclimate)
KURISU, MinakoLecturer

Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
NAKAMURA, HisashiProfessorClimate dynamics; Air-sea interaction; Extreme weather and climate variability/change
KOSAKA, YuAssociate ProfessorClimate variability and change, Extreme weather, Climate dynamics

Cooperating Groups

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
USUI, TomohiroProfessorGeochemistry, petrology, planetary exploration
SAITO, YoshifumiProfessorSpace Plasma Physics, Development of Science Instruments for Planetary Exploration
SHINOHARA, IkuProfessorSpace Plasma Physics, Magnetospheric Physics
SHIMIZU, ToshifumiProfessorSolar plasma physics
FUJIMOTO, MasakiProfessorSpace Plasma Physics, Formation Theory of Planetary Systems

High Energy Accelerator Research Organization

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
FUNAMORI, NobumasaProfessorSynchrotron Radiation Science, High Pressure Science, Materials Science under Extreme Conditions

National Museum of Nature and Science

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
TSUIHIJI, TakanobuAssociate ProfessorVertebrate paleontology, vertebrate comparative anatomy

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
IKOMA, MasahiroProfessorPlanetary astronomy, Exoplanet, Planet formation
NAMIKI, NoriyukiProfessorSolid Planetary Science Planetary Geodesy

Related Research Institutions (Internal)

Geochemical Research Center

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
KAGI, HiroyukiProfessorInorganic geochemistry, mineral sciences, high- pressure sciences, Deep earth mineralogy
HIRATA, TakafumiProfessorGeochemistry, Cosmochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Isotope Geoscience Metallomics
MORI, ToshiyaAssociate ProfessorVolcanology, Volcanic geochemistry

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
IMAMURA, TakeshiProfessorPlanetary atmosphere, Planetary exploration
SUGAI, ToshihikoProfessorGeomorphology, Natural environmental studies
YAMAMURO, MasumiProfessorLimnology, Coastal Oceanography, Biogeochemistry
YOSHIKAWA, IchiroProfessorPlanetary airglow
ASHI, JuichiroAssociate ProfessorMarine Geology
YOSHIOKA, KazuoLecturerPlanetary exploration, Space physics

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
KOMIYA, TsuyoshiProfessorDecoding evolution of Earth and life, geology and petrology
KUROKAWA, HiroyukiAssociate ProfessorFormation of planetary systems, Evolution of planetary environments, atmospheres, the solar system

Graduate School of Engineering

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
MIYAMOTO, HideakiProfessorPlanetary geology, space resources

Center for Integrated Disaster Information Research

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
IIDAKA, TakashiProfessorSeismology for disaster prevention, Observational Seismology

Center for Spatial Information Science

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
OGUCHI, TakashiProfessorGeographical Information Science, Geomorphology

The University Museum

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
MIKOUCHI, TakashiProfessorPlanetary Science, Mineralogy, Meteoritics
SASAKI, TakenoriAssociate ProfessorPaleontology, Comparative anatomy, Taxonomy

Related Research Institutions (External)

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
SAKAI, SaburoAssociate ProfessorStable isotope biogeochemistry, laser spectroscopy

National Institute of Polar Research

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
KATAOKA, RyuhoAssociate ProfessorSpace Physics

JAMSTEC

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
DOI, TakeshiAssociate Professor

Tokyo Institute of Technology

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
IDA, ShigeruProfessorPlanetary physics・Astrobiology

National Institute for Materials Science

NameTitleResearch ThemeEPSLab
SAKUMA, HiroshiAssociate ProfessorMineral Physics, Clay Mineralogy, Geofluids

Technical Staff

NameTitleResponsibilityEPS
ISHIHARA, Shingo
ICHIMURA, KojiAdministration of electron microscope / Secondary ion mass spectrometer
KURISU, ShinjiAdministration of observation equipment / geological material / website management
KOBAYASHI, AkihiroAdministration of mass spectroscope / X-ray Diffractometer / Security management
YOSHIDA, HidetoAdministration of analytical equipment / technical assistance and training

Professor Emeritus

Professor EmeritusResearch FieldYear of Retirement
OZIMA, MinoruGeochemistry1991
KUMAZAWA, MineoPhysics of the Earth’s Interior1994
KUSHIRO, IkuoPetrology1995
TAKEDA, HiroshiMineralogy1995
MATSUNO, TaroMeteorology1995
KOKUBUN, SusumuAeronomy1996
SHIMAZAKI, HidehikoEconomic Geology2000
OGAWA, ToshihiroAtmospheric Chemistry2001
HAMANO, YozoEarth and Planetary Geodynamics2007
MATSUURA, MitsuhiroSeismology2009
MATSUMOTO, RyoSedimentology2012
TANABE, KazushigePaleontology2012
YAMAGATA, ToshioClimate Dynamics2012
MIYAMOTO, MasamichiSolid Earth Material Science2013
URABE, TetsuroGeochemistry & Geology2013
KONDO, YutakaGlobal Atmospheric Physiochemistry & Environment of the Atmosphere2015
SUGIURA, NaojiPlanetology & Meteorics2015
KIMURA, GakuPlate Tectonics & Structural Geology2016
MURAKAMI, TakashiEnvironmental Mineralogy2016
NAGAHARA, HirokoPlanetary Science2017
GELLER, Robert J.Seismology2017
TADA, RyujiEarth System Dynamics2019
OZAWA, KazuhitoPetrology2021
HIBIYA, Noriyuki2022
HOSHINO, Masahiro2023
(*) Professor Emeritus related to the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, nominated by the School of Science. This list includes former Earth and Planetary Science majors, and excludes those passed away (as of April 26, 2021).