Katsuro ANAZAWA / Associate Professor / Institute of Environmental Studies
Department of Natural Environmental Studies / / Geochemistry, Environmental chemistry

Career Summary
1987: Graduated, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1995: Received Doctor of Science (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
1995-1996: Research fellow (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
1996-1999: Researcher (IEA of JAPAN Co.,Ltd.)
2000-2006: Research associate (Kagoshima University)
2005: Received Doctor of Environment (University of Tokyo)
2006-2008: Associate Professor (Kagoshima University)
2008-present: Associate Professor (University of Tokyo)
Educational Activities
Environmental Chemistry (Kagoshima University)
Research Activities
Behavior of volatile elements in volcanic rocks (1988-1996):
The chemical behavior of volatile and major elements in volcanic rocks was investigated to understand the role of those elements in magma genesis and its differentiation.

Chemistry of natural surface water in volcanic area (1999-present):
The chemical process of natural surface water in volcanic areas is being investigated using multivariate analysis. The extracted underlying factors are interpreted by thermodynamic and stoichiometric calculation.
1) Anazawa, K. and Yoshida, M. (1996) Multivariate analysis of Japanese volcanic rocks: Volatile and major elements. Geochemical Journal, 30(6), 355-372.
2) Anazawa, K., Sakamoto, H. and Tomiyasu, T. (2007) Influence of ignimbrite on the chemistry of river water in Shirasu plateau, Japan. Hydrogeology Journal, 15, 409-417.
Other Activities
Geochemical Society of Japan
Japan Society of Analytical Chemistry (JSAC)
Center for Environmental Information Science (CEIS)
Tokyo Geographical Society (TGS)
Future Plan
Humans are the only animals that can learn from their history. We should consider the relations between aquatic environments and human activities in the light of history, to bring harmony. I wish to examine water chemistry in connection with our culture and industry. It is my great pleasure to propose what kind of action we should take to coexist with aquatic environments.
Messages to Students
Nature is our great and foremost teacher. Be humble, obedient, and patient to her. She shall give us the deep secret truth of our mysterious world.