Takahiro Tatsuno

Project researcher

所属
Institute of Environmental Radioactivity

Profile

Ph.D in Agriculture from Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
My research topic is migration of radioactive cesium in soil environment. I studied on discharge of radioactive cesium from forest catchments caused by soil erosion and migration of radioactive cesium in the vertical direction of soil during rainfall event. In the incumbent, I’m engaged in the management of archived soil samples collected after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Furthermore, I’m planning to research on radioactive micro particles such as Cs-bearing micro particle (CsMP) in the samples and newly collected sample.

Main Focus of Research

  • Study of distribution and migration of radioactive particle in the soil environment
  • Evaluation of the effects of dissolved organic matter on the migration of radioactive cesium in soils

Field of Research

Migration of Radionuclides in the soil environment, Agricultural engineering

Keywords

Soil physics, Soil chemistry

Academic Society Memberships

  • Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Rural Engineering
  • Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
  • Japanese society of Soil Physics
  • Japanese Humic Substances Society
  • Japan Oceanographic Society, Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU)

Research Overview

I have been working on a migration of radioactive cesium (Cs) in the soil environment at different scales since undergraduate student. The research topic of the bachelor thesis was to evaluate a discharge of radioactive Cs from forest catchments caused by soil erosion. My focus after entering master course was the effect of dissolved organic matter on the migration of radioactive cesium in a weathered granite soil accompanying with water flow during the rainfall event.
In the incumbent, I’m engaged in the management of archived soil samples collected after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Furthermore, I’m planning to research on radioactive micro particles in the samples and newly collected sample.

A few words

Nearly 10 years have passed since the accident, but in the fields of media and research, I feel that interest in the damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, including radioactive contamination, has gradually declined compared to when the accident began. For the reconstruction of agriculture and rural areas in Fukushima prefecture, I will publish my research results in academic journals, and work hard to give back to society.

Personal Interest

Travels, Eating, Watching sports

Curriculum vitae

2010

Komatsu High School, Ishikawa, Japan

2010-2014

Degree of Bachelor of Agriculture, Utsunomiya University, Tochigi, Japan

2014-2016

M.S in Agriculture, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2016-2020

Ph.D in Agriculture, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2020年-

Project researcher, Institution of Environmental Radioactivity, Fukushima University, Fukushima, Japan