Department of Environmental Science and Technology Laboratories

Atmosphere

What color will the sky of tomorrow be?
Let’s take off into the great wide sky with our thoughts on the future.

This laboratory undertakes education and research on the atmosphere that permeates and brings together the hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere to understand its physical and chemical properties, and to find solutions and overcome problems such as air pollution and global warming.

  • Balloon experiment to analyze the air movement (wind) in three dimensions

  • Distribution of clouds and rain at a fixed time as observed by satellite (top) and annual precipitation distribution (bottom)

Hydrosphere

Delicious water. Clean water. Healing water.
Welcome to a world of transparent blue wonder.

This laboratory conducts education and research on the usage of water, its treatment, and ways to create new aquatic environments with an emphasis on landscapes and ecosystems.

  • Water quality analysis of rivers, lakes, and the ocean

  • Ecological survey of fish in a river

Geosphere

Past environmental information is trapped in geological strata, and current pollution information is also contained in these layers of earth.

Targeting geological formations in which the history of the global environment has been recorded, the laboratory conducts education and research to understand the past and present and to predict the future of the geo-environment, and to solve the problem of geo-pollution.

  • Computer simulation predicting the movement of jet fuel that has leaked into the ground

  • Exploring global warming 16 million years ago (Uchiura Group formation, Fukui Prefecture)

Living Environment

Connectedness that can be felt at any time.
To create cities in which people connect with one another, heart to heart...

This laboratory undertakes education and research on planning for cities and transportation networks that can coexist with nature, and on design of comfortable, low-environmental-impact living environments and human activity spaces.

  • Environmental design surveys

  • Fabricating compact, indoor, water-circulating biotopes (water-tank/barrel types), and experiment to grow Japanese aquatic fireflies from larvae to adults

Urban Environment

Protect the social infrastructure and maintain the sustainability of cities.

This laboratory undertakes education and research to properly protect the structures that are in our immediate surroundings, such as roads and bridges, and to maintain the sustainability of society.

  • Vibration measurement at a marker post (Nagoya Expressway)

  • Damage diagnosis of bridge based on strain measurements/p>