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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseHigh-pressure experimental petrology and geophysics; Thermodynamics of Earth-forming materials

Qualifications

2005

Ph. D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Dissertation title: Phase relations in the system MgO-SiO2-H2O up to 100 GPa: implications for water circulation in the Earth’s mantle

Biography

2007.4-2008.9

Visiting investigator of Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA. 

2006.7-2013.9

Assistant professor of Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

2005.4-2006.6

Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

2002.9-2003.3

Visiting investigator of Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Universität Bayreuth, Germany.

2002.4-2005.3

Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Research Interests

 Deep Earth mineralogy and petrology based on ultrahigh-pressure and -temperature experiments; Thermodynamics of planetary materials (silicate, metal, and volatile); Implications for the origin, current state, and evolution of terrestrial planets.

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