Yasuhiro Kato

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Yasuhiro Kato

 

Vice Dean, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Professor, Frontier Research Center for Energy and Resources, The University of Tokyo

 

Person in charge:
Director, Academic Strategy Office, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo Director, Corporate & External Relations Planning Office, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Research summary

Resources for critical metals including rare-earth elements, which support Japan's leading-edge industries, have been threatened by unstable supplies due to resource nationalism in producing countries. We are conducting research to elucidate the formation mechanisms of these critical metal resources in order to contribute to the resource security of Japan. In particular, we are focusing on marine mineral resources and space resources as frontier resources for the next generation, aiming to make a significant contribution to the future of Japanese industry. The elucidation of the genesis of resources not only provides an effective guide for resource exploration, but also leads to the elucidation of the global geochemical cycles and environmental changes throughout the 4.6 billion years of Earth's history, as well as the mechanism of global warming.

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Biography

1985. 3
Bachelor of Science, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo
1987. 3
Master of Science, Department of Geology, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
1990. 3
Ph.D., Department of Geology, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
1990. 4 – 1991.10
JSPS Research Fellow at Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
1991. 11 – 2000. 4
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Yamaguchi University
1997. 5 – 1997. 10
Monbusyo (MEXT) Fellowship Program for Japanese Scholars and Researchers to Study Abroad, Harvard University
1999. 3 – 1999. 4
Monbusyo (MEXT) Fellowship Program for Japanese Scholars and Researchers to Study Abroad, The University of Cambridge
2000. 5 – 2007. 3
Associate Professor, Department of Geosystem Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2007. 4 – 2012. 3
Associate Professor, Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2012 .4 – present
Professor, Frontier Research Center for Energy and Resources, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2012. 4 – present
Visiting Principal Scientist, Research and Development Center for Submarine Resources, Japan Agency of Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
2017. 4 – present
Director / Principal Research Scientist, Ocean Resources Research Center for Next Generation, Chiba Institute of Technology
2018. 4 – 2020. 3
Director, Frontier Research Center for Energy and Resources, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2020. 4 – present
Vice Dean, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

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