What kind of research can I do with you?
If you are interested in compositions, reactions, and fate of chemical species in the Earth’s atmosphere, please join us. This is called “Atmospheric Chemistry”, and Prof. Tanimoto is one of leading scientists in this field. Depending on your interests, you could conduct your research with respect to climate change and/or air pollution by laboratory experiments, field observations, computer modeling and satellite observations. You could select your research topics from very fundamental sciences to applied sciences closely linked to environmental issues and societal needs. We do encourage you to do a collaborative work with international scientists by taking short- or long-term stays.
What job can I consider after MSc or PhD?
For your job applications after obtaining MSc. or PhD. degrees, we could provide a career guidance with a great focus on “environment” for a variety of directions – academic research, public sector, international organizations, consulting, etc.
Can I have a glance at the laboratory?
Yes. First, contact Prof. Tanimoto and make an appointment for a remote interview or a tour of the laboratory.
Can I know more about you?
Hiroshi Tanimoto is the Head of Global Atmospheric Chemistry Section at National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Tsukuba, Japan. He received his PhD in Chemistry from The University of Tokyo in 2001 and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University during 2007–2008.
Dr. Tanimoto has been working in the field of atmospheric composition in Asia and Oceania regions. Over the past years, his group has developed novel instruments, made field measurements at surface stations and on ships, and analyzed the data with extensive use of chemistry-transport models and satellite observations to investigate atmospheric chemistry and its impacts on global change. In particular, he has been studying tropospheric ozone issues, including long-term ozone trends in East Asia, contributions from anthropogenic/ biomass burning emissions, and long-range transport of ozone and its precursors. He also extended his research to air-sea interaction and ocean biogeochemistry.
Dr. Tanimoto plays a key role in all international, Asian, and Japan’s scientific communities. He has served for the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) project as an SSC member through 2012-2016, and then as the co-chair through 2017-2020. He is continuing to serve as the leading co-chair of IGAC-MANGO. In 2019 he started serving as the co-chair of the CEOS AC-VC (Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, Atmospheric Composition-Virtual Constellation). In Japan he is a key member of Japan’s atmospheric chemistry community, serving as the chair of JpSAC (Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry) through 2017-2020, and the chair of IGAC-Japan National Committee through 2009-2020.