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Department of Earth Resource Engineering

Prof. Koichiro WATANABE

・Specialization:

▶Resource Geology

・Research:

Construction of geographical databases; Surveys for geological

damage from earthquakes; Environmental impact of resource

development


Assoc. Prof. Kotaro YONEZU

・Specialization:

▶Geochemistry, Resources and Environmental Geology

・Research:

Formation mechanism of epithermal gold deposit


Prof. Takashi TSUJI

・Specialization:

▶Earth and Planetary Science; Resource engineering; Space exploration

 

 


Assoc. Prof. Hideki MIZUNAGA

・Specialization:

▶Exploration Geophysics

▶Environmental Geophysics

・Research:

Geophysical exploration for energy and mineral resources;

Near-surface geophysics for archaeological prospecting

and buried objects; Environmental geophysics for subsurface

and groundwater; Geophysical monitoring for subsurface

fluid flow


Assoc. Prof. Yasuhiro FUJIMITSU

・Specialization:

▶Geothermics ▶Geothermal Engineering

・Research:

Modeling of geothermal system, Monitoring of geothermal

reservoirs by gravity measurement, Study on heat discharge

rate measurement from volcanic or geothermal areas


Assis. Prof. Jun NISHIJIMA

・Specialization:

▶Geothermics ▶Geodetic engineering 

▶Micro-Gravity survey

・Research:

Evaluation of the underground structure and sustainability

of hot spring and geothermal energy using geophysical survey.


Prof. Kyuro SASAKI

・Specialization:

▶Mineral Resources Production Engineering

・Research:

Production Engineering for Mineral Resources Development,

EOR, ECBM, CCS



Assoc. Prof. Masahiro INOUE

・Specialization:

▶Mineral resources engineering ▶Safety Engineering

・Research:

Improvement of thermal environment of underground hot

metal mine.


Assoc. Prof. Yuichi SUGAI

・Specialization:

▶Resources Production Engineering  

・Research:

Reservoir souring caused by sulfate-reducing bacteria

indigenous to oilfield


Prof. Hideki SHIMADA

・Specialization:

▶Rock Engineering 

▶Underground Space System Engineering

▶Mining Machinery

・Research:

Study on utilization of coal ash, study on mine development

with low environment impact


Assis. Prof. Takashi SASAOKA

・Specialization:

▶Rock Mechanics ▶Blasting ▶GeoMechanics  

・Research:

Study of blasting control on limestone mine, study

of stability on dumping site of coal mine


Assis. Prof. Akihiro HAMANAKA

・Specialization:

▶Rock Engineering, Geospace Development Engineering


Prof. Tsuyoshi HIRAJIMA

・Specialization:

▶Mineral Processing and Resources Recycling

・Research:

 Research and development of advanced mineral processing

and resources recycling technologies; Separation of sulfide

minerals; Agglomeration in liquid; Upgrading of biomass

and low rank coal


Prof. Keiko SASAKI

・Specialization:

▶Environmental Remediation

・Research:

Synthesis of environmental materials from geomimeics,

including organo-clay, pillared layered double hydroxides,

biogenic minerals, and its fabrication


Assoc. Prof. Naoko OKIBE

・Specialization:

▶Mineral Processing 

▶Recycling

▶Environmental Remediation 

・Research:

Biohydrometallurgy, Bioleaching, Biooxidation,

Metal Bioremediation, Geomicrobiology


Assoc. Prof. Hajime MIKI

・Specialization:

▶Mineral Processing Engineering

・Research:

Leaching and flotation behavior of sulfide mineral with electrochemical method


Assis. Prof. Moriyasu NONAKA

・Specialization:

▶Mineral Processing  

・Research:

Upgrading of biomass and low rank coal by hydrothermal

treatment, Pretreatment of low rank coal for gasification


Assis. Prof. Toshiaki TANAKA

・Specialization:

▶Geothermal reservoir engineering

・Research:

Geothermal reservoir analysis by parallel computing