School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation Kyushu University

Prof. KUWAHARA Yoshihiro

Mineralogy

Researcher Information

Message for high school students

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.

Courses in charge

  • Understanding the Earth(Reflective Courses/Earth and Environment)
  • Practices in Earth Environments(Reflective Courses/Earth and Environment)
  • Earth Dynamics(Interdisciplinary Science & Innovation Courses/Earth and Environment)
  • Lecture Series(Reflective Courses)
  • Basic Project for Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation,Project for Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation(Collaborative Courses)
  • Cross-Cultural Adjustment 2,International Experience A,International ExperienceB(Experiential Courses)
  • Degree Project(Interdisciplinary Science & Innovation Courses)