Ibaraki University's
Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Science)
Department of Science (Earth Sciences Course)



  • Birth:1954

Academic background

  1. Tohoku University Faculty of Science Department of Mineraligy, Petrology and Economic Geaology 1977 Graduated
  2. Tohoku University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science Geology Master course 1979 Completed

Academic degrees

  1. 理学博士 Tohoku University

Research Areas

  1. Natural Disaster Science
  2. Geology
  3. Science of Rocks/Minerals/Ore Deposits

Research keywords

  1. Geology of volcanoes, Igneous Petrology, Scientific research for volcanic eruptions

Subject of research

  1. Natural disaster scientific approach for historic volcanic eruptions in the Northeast Japan For the historic volcanic explosion events occurred in the active volcanoes in the Northeast Japan, detailed explosion processes are revealed and reconstructed on the bases of document research and field observations. 2003/04-2010/03
  2. development of individual HP for the Quaternary volcanoes in the northeastern Japan 2003-2005
  3. Geological study of Pleistocene large explosive eruptions occurred in Northeast Japan arc. We reveal some sequences of caldera-forming explosive eruptions occurred during Pleistocene in Northeast Japan. At first step, we are now studying to set up the tephra stratigraphy of Onikobe caldera eruptive deposits in Miyagi prefecture. 2009/04-2012/03
  4. Study on magma-generation mechanisms in subduction zones
  5. Geochemistry and experimental petrology of slab-dehydration process and metasomatism with in wedse mantle
  6. Comprehensive research for development history of volcanoes


  1. 吾妻山・安達太良山・磐梯山 火山防災副読本中学生版 佐藤公・藤縄明彦・長橋良隆・関根一男 国土交通省東北地方整備局福島河川国道事務所 2012
  2. 地震列島日本の謎を探る 東京書籍 2000
  3. Field guide book "Volcanoes in Japan/Volcanoes of Tohoku region" 築地書館 1999
  4. 新版 地学事典 平凡社 1996
  5. 日本の地質2東北地方 共立出版 1989


  1. (MISC) Introduction and explanation (bulletin of university, research institution) Only 日本の活火山(25)安達太良山 砂防と治水 46, 68-69 2013
  2. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Petrologic characteristics of the newest stage in Azumavolcano group, Northeast Japan Masao Ban, Ruriko Matsui, Naoyoshi Iwata, Takahiro Yamamoto, Akihiko Fujinawa, Kazuo Nakashima International Journal of Eruptive History and Informatics 2013
  3. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Active volcano in Northeast Japan: 2013 IAVCEI field trip guide B01 Ban,M., Ohba, T., and Fujinawa, A. Bull. Volcanol. Soc. Jpn. 58, B,1-34 2013
  4. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint 東北日本,仙岩地熱地域南部,高倉火山の山体形成史とマグマ供給系 中谷咲子,長谷川健,藤縄明彦,照井肇子 地質学雑誌 119, 457-473 2013
  5. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Heat flow in the Lesser Antilles island arc and adjacent back arc Grenada basin. Manga, M., Hornbach, M.J., Le Friant, A., Ishizuka, O., Stroncik, N., Adachi, T., Aljahdali, M., Boudon, G., Breitkreuz, C., Fraass, A., Fujinawa, A., Hatfield, R., Jutzeler, M., Kataoka, K., Lafuerza, S., Maeno, F., Martinez-Colon, M., McCanta, M., Morgan, S., Palmer, M.R., Saito, T., Slagle, A., Stinton, A.J., Subramanyam, K.S.V., Tamura, Y., Talling, P.J., Villemant, B., Wall-Palmer, D., Wang, F. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosysems, 13 2012 10.1029/GC004260

Artistic Activity, Architectural Works, etc.

  1. The Others 国立大学合同観測班による雲仙普賢岳1990〜1992年噴火の調査,観測 1991-Present


  1. 日本岩石鉱物鉱床学会研究奨励賞 1984

Memberships of academic societies

  1. 日本火山学会 1977-Present
  2. 日本鉱物科学会 (旧日本岩石鉱物鉱床学会) 1978-Present
  3. 日本地質学会
  4. American geophysical union 2006/08-Present
  5. IAVCEI 2007/01-Present