RESEARCH

Research Units

Environmental Impacts of Ionic Solutes

Ions play an important role in the environment. Ions are one of the key for the global elemental cycles and observed in marine, soil, river/lake, atmosphere, and living cells. Furthermore, the role of ions is strongly dependent on the chemical forms. In this research unit, we are investigating the roles of ions in environments with the following approach:
(a) Development of universal detection for ionic solutes
(b) Development of on-site analyzers for speciation analysis of trace elements
(c) Investigation of the ionic solutes released from cells.

The unit consists of four members from China, United States of America and Kumamoto University, Japan. We will collaborate strongly to achieve these investigations.

Unit members

  • Japan
    Unit leader
    Shin-Ichi OHIRA
    Associate Professor, Research Field of Chemistry, Division of Natural Science, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • China
    Jian MA
    Professor, College of the Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University
    China
  • USA
    C. Phillip SHELOR
    Assistant Research Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington
    USA
  • Japan
    Yuta NAKASHIMA
    Associate Professor, Research Field of Bioengineering, Division of Industrial Fundamentals, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan