Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Science, Kyushu University

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Address: 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan

Admissions Procedure

Research Groups and Staff Members

Earth Planetary Fluid and Space Sciences

Solar Terrestrial Physics
Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Interaction, Magnetospheric Dynamo, Substorms

Associate ProfessorMasakazu Watanabe, DSc

Space and Earth Electromagnetism
Space Weather, Aurora, Electromagnetic Fields, and Plasma Fluctuations in the Sun-Earth System

ProfessorAkimasa Yoshikawa, DSc
Associate ProfessorHideaki Kawano, DSc

Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling and Space Weather
Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling, Space Weather, Ionosphere Irregularity, Thermosphere Density, GNSS Global Positioning, Wireless Communication, Satellite Drag

Professor                Huixin Liu, DSc

Atmospheric and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics of Earth and Planets, Middle Atmosphere Physics, Ozone Hole, Upper Atmosphere Physics, Data Analyses, Theoretical Studies, Numerical Simulations

Associate ProfessorKensuke Nakajima, DSc
Assistant ProfessorShunsuke Noguchi, DSc

Atmospheric Modeling
Middle Atmosphere Physics, Upper Atmosphere Physics, Numerical Simulations

Professor                Yasunobu Miyoshi, DSc

Meteorology and Climate Dynamics
Climate System, Monsoon, Cyclones, Extreme Weather, Severe Storms, Cloud Dynamics

ProfessorRyuichi Kawamura, DSc
Associate ProfessorTakashi Mochizuki, DSc
Assistant ProfessorTetsuya Kawano, DSc

Dynamics, Structure and Evolution of Earth and Planets

Deep Earth Physics
Seismology, Geomagnetism and Solid Earth Geophysics

Professor Satoshi Kaneshima, DSc
Associate ProfessorFutoshi Takahasi, DSc

Dynamics of the Earth's Interior
Mantle Dynamics, Core Dynamics, Rheology and Fluid Dynamics inside the Earth

Associate ProfessorShigeo Yoshida, DSc

Petrology and Volcanology
Study of dynamics of volcanic eruptions, formation mechanism of rock pattern, vesiculation, crystallization and flow of magmas. Study of physico-chemical processes in the deep crust and upper mantle using metamorphic rocks. Study of the origin of rocks on the basis of the geochemical theory

ProfessorAtsushi Toramaru, DSc
Associate ProfessorTakeshi Ikeda, DSc
Assistant ProfessorTomoharu Miyamoto, DSc

Earth's Geologic Evolution
Sedimentary and Tectonic Evolutions, Sedimentary Petrology, Earth's History

ProfessorTetsuji Onoue, DSc
Associate ProfessorShoichi Kiyokawa, DSc
Assistant ProfessorHonami Sato, DSc

Paleoenvironmental Science
Quatemary Environmental Changes, Paleoceanography, Ocean particle flux study

Professor                Yusuke Okazaki, DSc

Volcano, Magma, Eruption Mechanism, Volcanic Tectonics, Petrological Textural Analysis

ProfessorNobuo Geshi, DSc
Assistant ProfessorMasatoshi Ohashi, DSc

Observational Seismology and Volcanology
Seismotectonics, Volcano Geophysics, Earthquake Prediction, Prediction of Volcanic Eruptions, Marine Seismology

ProfessorSatoshi Matsumoto, DSc
Associate ProfessorKoki Aizawa, DSc
Associate ProfessorKentaro Emoto, DSc

Geohazard Mitigation Science
Earthquake Disaster, Volcanic Eruption Disaster, Disaster Mitigation, Social Contributions

ProfessorTakeshi Matsushima, DSc (endowed chair)
Associate ProfessorKoki Aizawa, DSc (concurrent post)

Material Science of Solar Planets

Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
Study of the Formation and Evolution of the Solar System and Extra-Solar Planetary Systems by Means of Theoretical Physics, Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Extraterrestrial Materials(Meteorites)

ProfessorMasahiro Machida, DSc
Associate ProfessorRyuji Okazaki, DSc
Assistant ProfessorDaiki Yamamoto, DSc

Organic Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry
Origin of Life, Chemical Evolution, Organic Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Archaeal Lipid Membrane, Meteorites

ProfessorHiroshi Naraoka, DSc
Associate ProfessorNoriaki Yamauchi, DSc
Assistant ProfessorFumio Kitajima, DSc

Earth System Chemistry
Mantle, Fluid Inclusion, Isotope Geochemistry, Raman Spectroscopy, High-Pressure Experiments

ProfessorJunji Yamamoto, DSc
Associate ProfessorMasashi Arakawa, DSc

Deep Earth Materials Science
High-Pressure Mineral Physics, Mantle Convection and Deep Earthquakes, Rock Rheology and Transformation Kinetics, AE and Synchrotron Radiation Study, Planetary Ices, Shocked Meteorites

ProfessorTomoaki Kubo, DSc
Assistant ProfessorYumiko Tsubokawa, DSc

Paleobiology and Mineral History

Paleontology and Mineral History
Paleontology, Paleoecology, Taphonomy

Professor                Yasuhiro Ito, DSc

Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University.
Series D, Earth and Planetary Sciences