My research aims to obtain better understanding about the inaccessible parts of the Earth's Interior. I am interested in many issues, such as chemical compositions, mineral constitutions, and thermal structure of Earth's present interior. I also wish to know how the interior structures were initiated at the beginning of Earth's history, and how they developed to their present states. In order to reach these goals, I have been determining physical and chemical properties of Earth’s constituents.
The Earth’s interior is under extremely high-pressure and high-temperature conditions. It is difficult to determine material properties under such harsh conditions. We are making continuous efforts to develop technologies to determine material properties at high P-T conditions.
The followings are particular research topics, whose details are explained in each page.