List of potential supervisors who are open to accepting international students

2020 List of potential supervisors who are open to accepting international students

Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSES), Kyushu University,
December-17, 2019

Department of Earth System Science and Technology

Prof. Tohru Hada
Research Fields: Space Plasma Physics, Space Environmental Fluid Dynamics
Key words: Space plasma waves, Collisionless shocks, Acceleration and transport of cosmic rays, Development of spacecraft data analysis techniques, Modeling of next generation plasma thrusters, Space plasma computer simulations, Space weather
Potential research
themes:
1. Nonlinear waves and turbulence in the solar wind
2. Structure of collisionless shocks in space and astro-plasma environment
3. Acceleration and transport of cosmic rays (energetic particles)
4. Space weather
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of plasma physics
2. Experience in any programming language is a plus, but not required
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Assoc.Prof. Shuichi Matsukiyo
Research Fields: Space environmental fluid dynamics
Space/astrophysical plasma physics
Key words: sun-Earth system, heliosphere, collisionless shock,
space/astrophysical plasma, nonlinear waves, particle acceleration,
theory and numerical simulation, collaborative laser experiment
Potential research
themes:
1. Sun-Earth interaction / Heliosphere-Interstellar medium interaction
2. Physics of collisionless shock
3. Acceleration of cosmic rays
4. Wave-particle interactions in space plasma
5. Laser experiment on collisionless shock (collaborative experiment)
Required knowledge and skills: plasma physics, electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, (analytical)
mechanics, statistical mechanics, mathematics, numerical analysis
Prof. Yuji Sugihara                  
Research fields: Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Coastal Engineering, Hydraulics
Key words: Air-sea gas exchange, air-water interface, wind wave, breaking wave, turbulence dynamics, open-channel turbulent flow, laboratory experiment, field observation, numerical simulation
Potential research themes: 1. Modeling air-sea fluxes of momentum, heat and carbon dioxide
2. Physical processes driven by breaking wind waves
3. Direct numerical simulation of turbulence dynamics at air-water interface
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics
2. Fundamental knowledge of turbulence dynamics
3. Computer programming (FORTRAN)
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Assoc. Prof. Osama Eljamal
Research Fields: Environmental Engineering
Key words: Nanotechnology for water and wastewater treatment; Energy generation from organic waste; Methane production; Microbial Fuel Cells; Reactive solute transport; Modeling of groundwater; Biological treatment.
Potential research
themes:
1. Nanoparticles for Water and Wastewater Treatment
2. Modeling of reactive solute transport in porous media
3. Methane production from organic waste
4. Electricity generation by Microbial Fuel Cells
5. Modeling of groundwater flow, remediation and artificial recharge
Required knowledge and Skills: Fundamental knowledge of Environmental Engineering or related sciences such as Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, etc.
Prof. Shigeo Yoshida
Research Fields: Aerodynamics, Aero-servo-elastic modeling, Control
Key words: Wind energy, Wind turbine, Floating wind turbine, Airborne turbine, Dynamics and control, Fatigue
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of wind turbine design and analysis methods.
2. Wind turbine modeling and load mitigation by control.
3. Modeling of wind farm wake and fatigue.
4. Development of wind farm layout optimization.
5. Airborne wind turbine technologies.
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics
2. Computer programming (ex. MATLAB, C, FORTRAN)
Prof. Hajime Okamoto
Research fields: Atmospheric science, Satellite remote sensing of clouds and aerosols, non-spherical particle scattering, multiple scattering
Key words: Remote sensing, Satellite, Cloud microphysics, Aerosols, Radiation, Climate, light scattering, radar backscattering, lidar, multiple scattering process, Doppler
Potential research
themes:
1. Global analysis of cloud microphysics, water vapor and aerosols by active remote sensing from space 
2. Physical properties of low-level clouds by cloud radar and lidar
3. Development of new type of ground-based lidar
4. Development of algorithms for remote sensing of clouds
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of physics and mathematics
2. Computer programming (FORTRAN)
Only applicants recommended by a researcher who is acquainted with this professor will be considered for the acceptance as Ph.D candidates.
Assoc. Prof. Masaru Yamamoto
Research Fields: Planetary Meteorology, Atmospheric dynamics
Key words: Atmospheric modeling, Geophysical fluid dynamics, Planetary atmosphere
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics
2. Computer programming (FORTRAN)
Only applicants recommended by a researcher who is acquainted with this professor will be considered for the acceptance as Ph.D candidates.
Prof. Changhong Hu
Research fields: Marine renewable energy
Ship and ocean engineering
Computational fluid dynamics
Key words: Numerical simulation, Water tank experiment, Wave-body interaction, Floating wind turbine, Tidal current turbine
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of next-generation CFD solver for strongly nonlinear wave-body interactions.
2. Development of new-type floating platform for offshore wind turbine.
3. Tidal current turbine wake modelling and array arrangement optimization.
4. Development of floating tower for power transmission system over the sea.
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of fluid mechanics
Computer programming (ex. MATLAB, C, FORTRAN, Python)
Prof. Toshihiko Takemura
Research Fields: Meteorology, Atmospheric Environment
Key words: aerosol, climate change, numerical model
Potential research
themes:
Numerical simulation of global distributions of aerosols and their effects on climate system
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of meteorology
Computer programming (FORTRAN)
Only applicants recommended by a researcher who is acquainted with this professor will be considered for the acceptance as Ph.D candidates.
Assoc.Prof. Keiya Yumimoto
Research fields: Atmospheric environment
Key words: Numerical modeling, Data assimilation, and Inverse modeling
Potential research
themes:
1. Aerosol data assimilation with satellite- and ground based observations
2. Inverse estimate of emissions of air pollutants
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of numerical modeling
2. Fundamental knowledge of meteorology
3. Computer programming (FORTRAN)
Only applicants recommended by a researcher who is acquainted with this professor will be considered for the acceptance as Ph.D candidates.
Prof. Hiroki Tokinaga
Research fields: Ocean-atmosphere interaction, Climate dynamics
Key words: Climate variability and change, El Niño/La Niña, Atlantic Niño, Benguela Niño, Pacific decadal variability, Atlantic multi-decadal variability, Global warming, Climate diagnostic and prediction
Potential research
themes:
1. Changes in interannual variability under global warming
2. Inter-basin interaction between tropical oceans
3. Tropical-extratropical interaction
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of climate dynamics
2. Computer programming (such as Fortran, C, Python, NCL)
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Assoc. Prof. Kaoru Ichikawa
Research fields: Physical Oceanography, Satellite Oceanography
Key words: Satellite Altimetry, Sea Surface Dynamic Height, Global Navigation Satellite System, Oceanographic Radar, Sea Surface Current, internal tides, giant squid.
Potential research
themes:
1. Coastal sea surface height measurements by GNSS
2. Observation of the Kuroshio by oceanographic radars
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowlege of geofluid dynamics
2. Basic skills for programming (e.g. Fortran, C, Matlab)
Only applicants recommended by a researcher who is acquainted with this professor will be considered for the acceptance as Ph.D candidates.
Assoc. Prof. Tomoharu Senjyu
Research Fields: Physical Oceanography, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Key words: East Asian marginal Seas, Deep and intermediate circulation, Water properties, Water mass formation, Field Observation, Climate Variability and Change, Coastal processes
Potential research
themes:
1. Formation and circulation of the deep and intermediate waters in the Japan Sea.
2. Impacts of climate variability on adjacent seas of Japan.
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics and statistics
2. Computer programming with FORTRAN
Assoc.Prof. Takahiro Endoh
Research fields: Ocean Dynamics
Key words: Microstructure measurements, numerical experiments, turbulent mixing, tidal straining, turbulent kinetic energy budget, bottom Ekman layer, Kuroshio, baroclinic instability, and meridional overturning circulation
Potential research
themes:
1. Turbulent mixing in the bottom boundary layer
2. Dynamics of the Kuroshio meander
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Background in physical oceanography and/or fluid mechanics
2. Programming skills in Fortran and MATLAB
3. Willingness to participate in a research cruise
Prof. Atsuhiko Isobe
Research fields: Physical Oceanography, Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction, Marine plastic debris
Key words: Numerical modeling, Field observation, East Asian marginal seas, coastal waters
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Mathematics, Physics, Fluid dynamics
2. Computer programming (such as Fortran)
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Assoc.Prof. Shinichiro Kida
Research fields: Physical Oceanography
Key words: 1. Strait exchange flows 2. Gravity currents 3. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Potential research theme: 1. Marginal Sea - Open ocean water mass exchange 2. Dense water formation 3. River outflows
Required knowledge and skills: MS or equivalent in physical oceanography, meteorology, physics, applied mathematics or related fields.
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Prof. Naoki Hirose
Research fields: Physical Oceanography, Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction
Key words: Numerical modeling, Data assimilation, East Asian marginal seas
Required knowledge and skills: 1. Mathematics, Physics, Fluid dynamics
2. Computer programming (such as Fortran or Matlab)
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.