I am fascinated by the beauty of the minerals produced



1.What kind of the research are you doing?

My study area is Hokuroku, Akita Prefecture. Before Japanese islands were made, this area was in the sea and submarine hydrothermal activity in this area was high. I study about the submarine hydrothermal activity in Hokuroku and the black ore that was made by the activity. I also investigate the effect on organisms, which lived in this area, by the activity.

2.What is the reason for starting your study?

Because I liked to pick up stones in near the river beach since childhood and knew the interest of science in free inquiries at elementary school, I wanted to study science and decided to major in geoscience at the university. While going to specialized studies at the university, I am fascinated by the beauty of the minerals produced by the hydrothermal gush from the ground. So I was interested in my present research field.

3.Message for prospective students

Recently, my hobby is riding a bike and I go to Aobayama campus by bike. It is a small enjoyment of every day to run a little mountain road to this campus. In addition to the study at the university, I take part in public relations supporters of the Graduate School of Science. The supporters guide at the campus tour for people (e.g., high school students) who are interested in the Faculty of Science at Tohoku University. If you are interested in earth science and other fields, please try to participate to a campus tour freely. I think you can feel the real atmosphere of the university.