In the Science of Environmental Systems Major, students acquire the basic knowledge in earth science, environmental and sustainability sciences, chemistry, and architecture. Based on this knowledge, they will contribute to the creation of rich and environmentally friendly society as advanced engineers and researchers with practical skills, creativity, and an international viewpoint. 

Earth Science Courses

 Academic Advisor  Main Research Projects
Prof. Y. Sampei Petroleum Geology, Organic Geochemistry
Prof. A. Kamei Igneous Petrology, Geodynamics, Geochemistry
Assoc. Prof. S. Endo Metamorphic Petrology, Structural Geology
Assoc. Prof. H. Ohira Resource Geology, Geochronology
Assoc. Prof. A. Auer Volcanology, Petrology, Natural Hazards
Assoc. Prof. M. Tasaka Solid Earth Science, Experimental Petrology, Mineral Physics
Prof. H. Ishiga Environmental Geology, Geochemistry, Environmental Science
Prof. T. Irizuki Paleontology, Stratigraphy
Prof. Y. Saito Sedimentary processes and environmental changes in the coastal zone
Prof. T. Sakai Sedimentology, Stratigraphy
Assoc. Prof. K. Seto Geological, sedimentological and paleontological studies on environmental change of estuary areas
Assoc. Prof. H. Hayashi Paleontology, Biostratigraphy
Assoc. Prof. K. Katsuki Environmental and ecological system reconstruction based on distribution and characteristics of phytoplankton fossils in lake sediment
Assoc. Prof. A. Tsujimoto Environmental assessment and paleoenvironmental analysis based on Meiobenthos (foraminifera)
Assis. Prof. H. Mukoyoshi Structural Geology, Tectonics
Prof. F. Wang Engineering Geology, Landslide
Assoc. Prof. K. Masumoto Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology
Assis. Prof. T. Shibi Geotechnical Engineering, Continuum Mechanics
Assis. Prof. T. Kogure Geomorphology, Engineering Geology


Environmental and Sustainability Sciences Course

 Academic Advisor  Main Research Projects
Prof. K. Itoh Genetic ecological study on pesticide-degrading microorganisms, Evaluation of pesticide side effects on microbial ecosystem, Ecology of endophytes
Prof. M. Ueno Studies on the expression of resistance in plant-microbe interaction
Prof. I. Kita Analysis of water use systems with mathematical programming and effective utilization of rainwater as water resource
Prof. J. Kihara Photomorphogenesis in phytopathogenic fungi
Prof. T. Kuwabara Development of the purification materials for the eco-engineering, and removal and recovery of the harmful matters
Prof. I. Takeda Water quality and hydrology in catchment area
Prof. T. Masunaga Enhancement and Control of soil ecosystem functions of plant production and environmental purification, Nutritional ecology in soil-water- plant ecosystems
Prof. R. Miyanaga Bee biology
Prof. A. Yano Plant environment photonics
Prof. K. Yamaguchi Aquatic environment analysis with benthic organisms and its application to renovating water environment
Prof. H. Yajima Ecological modelling and its application for the water quality improvement in lakes and reservoirs
Assoc. Prof. M. Ishii Performance based design and performance evaluation of irrigation facilities in multifunctional aspects
Assoc. Prof. Y. Izumi Physiological and biochemical study on seasonal adaptation of insect
Assoc. Prof. H. Kawaguchi Forest productivity, Forest regeneration
Assoc. Prof. M. Kubo Dynamics of riparian forest, Management of semi-natural grassland
Assoc. Prof. K. Kurata Biodiversity in coastal lagoon environments, Near shore ecology changes in Lake Shinji and Lake Nakaumi, Carbon and nitrogen transportation through food webs in shore of Lake Shinji and Lake Nakaumi
Assoc. Prof. K. Sato Development of technology for environmental restoration and resource recycling by soil ecological engineering
Assoc. Prof. K. Suyama Evaluation of pesticide side effects on microbial ecosystem, Development of teaching materials about pesticide
Assoc. Prof. T. Naganawa Spatial variation and diversity in soil ecology
Assoc. Prof. T. Hashimoto Estimation and evaluation of water source forest effects on water supply using simple hydrological models
Assoc. Prof. M. Horinouchi Ecology of fishes in nearshore habitats including seagrass beds, reed belts and mangrove areas
Assoc. Prof. T. Yamashita Nutrient dynamics in forest soils,Soil environment below tropical rain forest of Southeast Asia
Assis. Prof. K. Ueno Study on maintenance methods and disaster prevention and mitigation methods for irrigation and drainage facilities
Assis. Prof. S. Kawaida Community structures of estuarine macrobenthos
Ecological role of cellulose digesting enzymes of estuarine macrobenthos
Biological production of lower trophic levels and food web structures in estuarine ecosystems
Assis. Prof. S. Kim Study of the reservation measures of water environment in estuary using numerical model
Assis. Prof. H. Sato New conceptual flood control system to the excess flood of a river basin regarded as a management unit
Assis. Prof. M. Sato Maintenance of the overaged earth structures
Assis. Prof. K. Shimizu Ecology of arthropod community in tropical rain forest of South East Asia, Interactions among ants, the other arthropods and plants
Assis. Prof. G. Nagato My research is focused on the factors involved in the transformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons into their more toxic congeners. These include factors such as bacteria and dissolved organic matter in aquatic environments.
Assis. Prof. A. Hashiguchi Microbiological control using UV-LED, Development of new wastewater treatment system
Assis. Prof. S. Hayashi Study on microbe-microbe and microbe-plant interactions, Genetic study on pesticide-degrading ability in bacteria, Control of odorous compounds-producing cyanobacteria and actinomycetes in water ecosystems
Assis. Prof. K. Fukada Studies on dynamics of air in soil by acoustic measurement method
Assis. Prof. R. Fujimaki Biomass production and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems
Assis. Prof. H. Yoshioka Collective motion of animals, Mathematical modelling of environmental and ecological dynamics
Assis. Prof. Y. Yoshioka Assessment of groundwater enviroments in regional scale
Assis. Prof. Z. Li Development of environment control system for agricultural cultivation facilities using photovoltaic and electrical engineering technologies


Chemistry Course

 Academic Advisor  Main Research Projects
Prof. Y. Nishigaichi Photochemical organic synthesis and selective organometallic reaction
Assoc. Prof. T. Kubota In-situ characterization of catalyst active sites using spectroscopy
Assoc. Prof. T. Ikeue Synthesis and characterization of prphyrinoid metal complexes with unique electronic states
Assoc. Prof. K. Nakata Development of catalytic asymmetric reactions and synthesis of optically active compounds
Assoc. Prof. M. Suzuki Structural organic chemistry and functional elucidation of novel aromatic compounds
Assis. Prof. H. Shiratori Development and theoretical study on photophysical properties of new photofunctional compounds
Prof. M. Handa Synthesis of new phthalocyanines and polymers containing metal-metal bonds
Prof. H. Miyazaki Fabrication and evaluation of sustainable ceramics and composites
Assoc. Prof. S. Sugahara Study on generation and behavior of hydrogen sulfide in brackish areas
Assis. Prof. Y. Kataoka Development of artificial photosynthetic system for hydrogen evolution and polynuclear complexes with unique magnetic properties
Assis. Prof. Y. Makinose Synthesis and evaluation of nano-size ceramics by solution process
Res. Assoc. M. Egawa Development of new determination method for chemical species in environmental waters and those application to a field
Prof. K. Omata Catalyst design by mathematical models for organic resources and evironmental protection
Prof. H. Yoshihara Analysis of fracture mechanics, vibration, strength, and deformation properties of wood and wood-based materials
Prof. I. Yamaguchi Synthesis, properties, and applications of functional polymers
Prof. H. Tanaka Synthesis of functional inorganic oxide particles and functional enhancement of inorganic oxide particles by surface and particle design
Prof. T. Takahashi Development of high-functional textile related products
Assoc. Prof. M. Yoshinobu Studies on recycling of woody biomass wastes, on functional utilization of ligno-cellulosics by chemical modification, and on evaluation of properties and sheet formation of Washi (traditional Japanese paper)
Assoc. Prof. T. Tsuji Fabrication and study of the formation mechanism of nano-sized materials using novel photo- and laser-process
Assoc. Prof. S. Katoh Functional utilization of untapped wood materials for the next generation sustainable agriculture
Assoc. Prof. R. Sasai Preparation of functional materials using 2-dimensional nanospace in layered inorganic compounds and its application for environment, energy, and resource fields
Assoc. Prof. H. Iida  Development of functional organic molecules and polymers and their application to environmentally friendly chemical transformations
Assoc. Prof. D. Atarashi Socio-physical inorganic environmental materials
Assis. Prof. T. Fujimura Synthesis of molecular ssembly utilizing two-dimensional nanospace and development of photofunctional materials
Assis. Prof. A. Wang Development of novel polymer materials based on natural products


Architectural Design Course

 Academic Advisor  Main Research Projects
Prof. Y. Nakamura Seismic isolation and response control, Earthquake engineering
Prof. K. Sawada Seismic design, Corrosion, Structural optimization
Assoc. Prof. T. Shimizu Architectural environment design, Acoustics, Environmental psychological and physiology, Signal processing
Assis. Prof. J. Heo Light and visual environment, Environmental psychology and physiology, Lighting plan
Assis. Prof. N. T. Lan Noise control, Environmental policy
Prof. T. Hosoda Architectural planning, Architectural design
Prof. S. Sendai Theoretical study on world architectural history, historical urban history and children’s environment
Assoc. Prof. H. Kobayashi Wooden construction, Renovation of old house
Assis. Prof. S. Mishima Architectural planning
Assis. Prof. R. Inoue Landscape, Urban planning, Architectural and urban design