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Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences - List of Professors for International Students

Please make use of this list (data as of April 1, 2017) to find your potential academic advisor. Further information such as the titles of his/her classes and contact address are available from “Academic Research Staff”new window open
If you cannot find his/her contact address from the site, please contact the appropriate graduate school.

Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences

Contact: kankyojoho@ynu.ac.jp

Department of Environment and Natural Sciences (Earth and Ecology Course)

For Master's Program, students are required to have Japanese language skills sufficient to pass JLPT N2 Level within 6 months or a year after entrance since certain numbers of courses are conducted in Japanese.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor ISHIKAWA Masahiro Geodynamics, Tectonics, Geology Japanese or English  
Professor KIKUCHI Tomohiko Biological Oceanography, Marine Planktology, Marine Biodiversity, Coastal Environments, Systematics Japanese or English  
Professor SAKAI Akiko Plant Ecology, Forest Science, Life History Strategy, Environmental Conservation Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. MORI Akira Forest Ecology, Forest Ecosystem Management Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. NAKAMORI Taizo Soil Zoology, Mycology, Soil Ecotoxicology Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. SASAKI Takehiro Community and Landscape Ecology, Grassland Ecology, Agricultural Ecology, Biodiversity conservation and application Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. SHIMODE Shinji Biological Oceanography, Ecology of marine plankton and meiobenthos Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. WANI Ryoji Paleontology, Paleoecology, Geology Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. YAMAMOTO Shinji Geology, Petrology, Geochemistry, Earth history, Earth system science Japanese or English  

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Department of Environment and Natural Sciences (Life Sciences Course)

For Master's Program, students are required to have Japanese language skills sufficient to pass JLPT N2 Level within 6 months or a year after entrance since certain numbers of courses are conducted in Japanese.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor AMEMIYA Takashi Nonlinear Scicences, Cell-to-Cell Communication, Glycolytic Oscillations, Complex Systems Japanese or English  
Professor HIRATSUKA Kazuyuki Molecular and Cellular Biology, Gene Expression, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Plant Biotechnology Japanese or English  
Professor HONDA Kiyoshi Organic Chemistry of Biosystems, Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds, Vitamins and Hormones, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Synthesis of Functional Compounds, Green Chemistry Japanese or English  
Professor MATSUMOTO Shinya Functional Dye Chemistry, Chemistry of Organic Molecular Crystals Japanese or English  
Professor OHTANI Hiroyuki Organic Chemistry Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. NAKAMURA Tatsuo Plant Metabolic Biology, Plant Breeding for Nutritional Quality, Plant-Environment Interaction, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. OGATA Shinichi Plant Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Genetics, Plant Chromosome Engineering, Meiosis in Plants Japanese or English  
Lecturer FUJII Makiko Environmental Analysis, Micro-beam Analysis, Inelastic Ion-Surface Collisions, Mass Spectrometry Japanese or English  

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Department of Environment and System Sciences (Materials System Course)

For Master’s Program, students are, in principle, required to have Japanese language skills higher than or equivalent to JLPT N2 Level, but asked to consult their potential advisors for details.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor ATOBE Mahito Organic Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Synthesis, Electrochemical Polymerization Japanese or English  
Professor SUZUKI Atsushi Chemical Physics, Smart Polymer Gels, Ecomaterials Design Japanese or English  
Professor TATAMI Junichi Ceramics, Material Science, Nano-Materials, Porous Material, Fracture Mechanics Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. ARAMAKI Kenji Colloid and Interfacial Science, Soft Matters based on Molecular Assemblies Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. IIJIMA Motoyuki Particle Technology, Materials Synthesis and Processing, Surface Modification, Colloids and Dispersion, Composites Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. ITO Akihiko Synthesis of Ceramics, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Physical Vapor Deposition, Laser Processing Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. TANAKA Yoshimi Soft matter physics, Biomechanics Japanese or English  

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Department of Environment and System Sciences (System Design Course)

For Master’s Program, students are, in principle, required to have Japanese language skills higher than or equivalent to JLPT N2 Level, but asked to consult their potential advisors for details.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor MORISHITA Shin Vibration Control, Intelligent Materials, Neural Network, Complex Systems, Biomechanics Japanese or English  
Professor NAKANO Ken Tribology, Rheology, Surface Science, Dynamics, Acoustics Japanese or English  
Professor UENO Seiya Optimal Control of Flight Path, Attitude Control of Space Satellites, Vibration Control of Space Structures Japanese or English  
Professor YAMADA Takahiro Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Numerical Analysis Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. HIGUCHI Takehiro Attitude Control of Space Structures, Navigation Guidance and Control of Aircrafts, Optimal Control, Aerospace System Design Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. MATSUI Kazumi Computational Mechanics, Multi-scale Analysis, Finite Element Method Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. MURAI Motohiko Design of Ocean Structures, Hydroelastic Responses of Huge Floating Structures, Hydrodynamics, Ocean Environmental Engineering, Ocean energy Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. SHIRAISHI Toshihiko Mechanical Dynamics, Biomechanics, Intelligent Structures and Materials, Neural Network, Complex Systems Japanese or English  

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Department of Information Media and Environment Sciences (Information Media Course)

For Master's Program, students are required to have Japanese language skills sufficient to pass JLPT N2 Level within 6 months or a year after entrance since certain numbers of courses are conducted in Japanese.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor MATSUMOTO Tsutomu Information and Physical Security, Cryptography, Biometrics, Artifact-metrics, Tamper-Resistance, System and Network Security Japanese or English  
Professor MORI Tatsunori Digital Document Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Interface Japanese or English  
Professor NAGAO Tomoharu Intelligent Information Processing, Image Processing, Evolutionary Computation, Vision, Neural Networks, Evolutionary Economics, Robotics, Medical Engineering Japanese or English  
Professor OKAJIMA Katsunori Human Vision and Image Processing, Brain & Cognitive Science,Multi-modal Engineering, Virtual Reality, Welfare System Japanese or English  
Professor SHIKATA Junji Cryptography, Computational Number Theory, Theoretical Computer Science, Application of Information Theory and Coding Theory, Mathematical Algorithms Japanese or English  
Professor TAMURA Naoyoshi Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Processing Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. FUJII Tomohiro Theoretical Linguistics, Syntactic Theory, Language Acquisition Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. MARTIN, Roger Theoretical Linguistics, Syntactic Theory, Language and Cognition English or Japanese  
Associate Prof. TOMII Takashi Data Engineering, Multimedia Database,Advanced Database Application Japanese and English  
Associate Prof. YOSHIOKA Katsunari Information System Security, Network Security Japanese or English  
Lecturer SHIRAKAWA Shinichi Intelligent Information Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning, Image Processing and Recognition Japanese or English  

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Department of Information Media and Environment Sciences (Environmental Mathematical Analysis Course)

For Master's Program, students are required to have Japanese language skills sufficient to pass JLPT N2 Level within 6 months or a year after entrance since certain numbers of courses are conducted in Japanese.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor NAKAMOTO Atsuhiro Discrete Mathematics, Topological Graph Theory, Computational Geometry Japanese and English  
Professor NEGAMI Seiya Topological Graph Theory, Low-Dimensional Topology, Discrete Mathematics Japanese or English  
Professor NISHIMURA Takashi Singularity Theory, Bifurcation Theory Japanese or English
Professor NOMA Atsushi Algebraic Geometry, Projective Geometry, Vector Bundle, Homogeneous Coordinate Ring Japanese or English
Professor NUKATA Junji Informatization of Education and so on Japanese
Associate Prof. HARASHITA Shushi Algebra, Algebraic geometry, Arithmetic geometry Japanese or English
Associate Prof. OZEKI Kenta Graph Algorithm, Graph Theory, Discrete Mathematics Japanese or English
Associate Prof. SHIRAZAKI Minoru Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Mechanics Japanese or English
Lecturer USHIKOSHI Erika Partial Differential Equations Japanese or English  

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Department of Innovation Management and Environmental Sciences

For Master's Program, students are required to have Japanese language skills higher than or equivalent to JLPT N2 Level since most of the courses are conducted in Japanese.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor ANDO Takatoshi Social Gerontology, Psychology of Aging, Human-Animal Bond Studies Japanese
Professor HONDO Hiroki Technology Assessment, System Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment Japanese
Professor SHIDA Kiyoshi Theoretical Sociology, Mathematical Sociology, Social Choice Theory, History of Wedding Ceremonies in Modern Japan Japanese
Professor SHUSA Yoshikazu Globalization of Firms, Technology Transfer Japanese and English
Professor YASUMOTO Masanori Product Development Management, Organization Theory, Globalization of Innovation Management, Transformation of Interfirm Relationships in Manufacturing Industries Japanese and English
Associate Prof. ENDO Akira Urban and Regional Economics, Economic Geography, Innovation Policy Japanese and English
Associate Prof. HASEBE Eiichi History of Chinese Science, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Chinese Astronomy Japanese
Associate Prof. NARUMI Daisuke Metaboloc Systems of Urban Energy, Sustainable Urban and Architectual Design, Energy Innovations, Transition Management of High Technology, Urban Heat Islamd Japanese and English

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Department of Risk Management and Environmental Sciences (Life and Environment Management Course)

For Master's Program, students are required to have Japanese language skills sufficient to pass JLPT N2 Level within 6 months or a year after entrance since certain numbers of courses are conducted in Japanese.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor KOIKE Fumito Biological Invasion, Weed Risk Asessment, Community Assembly, Landscape Ecology Japanese or English  
Professor MATSUDA Hiroyuki Environmental Ecology, Environmental Risk Management, Evolutionary Ecology, Wildlife Management, Fisheries Management Japanese or English  
Professor NAKAI Satoshi Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Health Risk Management, Exposure Assessment, Atmospheric Environment, Indoor Environment Japanese or English  
Professor OIKAWA Hiroki Environmental Law, Public Policy (Environmental Policy), Public Law (Administrative Law) English or Japanese  
Professor OYA Masaru Detergent, Detergency, Aquatic Toxicity, Consumer Information, Environmental Information Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. KAMEYA Takashi Environmental Safety Management, Chemical Management, Environmental Resources Management Japanese or English  

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Department of Risk Management and Environmental Sciences (Safety Management Course)

For Master's Program, students are required to have Japanese language skills sufficient to pass JLPT N2 Level within 6 months or a year after entrance since certain numbers of courses are conducted in Japanese.
Title Name Research Field Language Requirements Type of Students Accepted Remarks
Doctoral Master's Research
Professor MIYAKE Atsumi Safety Engineering, Explosion and Detonation, Physical Risk Analysis of Chemical Processes, Risk Management of Technological Systems Japanese or English  
Professor NOGUCHI Kazuhiko Risk Management System, Crisis Management, Safety Engineering, Approach Method for Risk-oriented Society Japanese or English  
Professor OHTANI Hideo Safety Management of Chemical Plants, Fire Dynamics, Hazard Analysis of Chemical Substances Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. KASAI Naoya Non-destructive Testing, Finite Element Simulation, Risk Based Inspection, Statistical Analysis for Industrial Accident Occurrences Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. KOBAYASHI Takeshi Environmental Safety Engineering, Risk Information for Chemicals, Soil and Air Pollution Japanese and English  
Associate Prof. KUMASAKI Mieko Safety Engineering, Accelerated Chemical Reaction Prevention, Risk Management of Technological Systems, Safety Culture Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. OKA Yasushi Fire Physics and Modeling, Fire Detection, Health Administration for Firefighters Japanese and English  
Associate Prof. MATSUMIYA Masahiko Rare Earth Recycling, Electrochemical Process Japanese or English  
Associate Prof. SHIBUTANI Tadahiro Reliability of Mechanical Systems, Prognostic Health Management, Physics of Failure, Strength of Materials Japanese or English  


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