Prof. KUWAHARA Yoshihiro
My specialism is mineralogy and I’m interested in nano- and atomic-level analysis of the mineral crystal growth and dissolution reactions that occur at the mineral-water interface, and the relationship of these reactions to global climate change and environmental changes. Mineral growth and dissolution reactions are thought to affect the quality of surface water and groundwater, rocks and minerals, soil weathering, pollutant movement and purification, and even climate on a global scale. Research into these topics requires a broad outlook and expertise, and has developed as a result of an approach to research that spans many fields. At Kyushu University, you can take on the challenge of this new kind of interdisciplinary learning. Let’s get started and work together.