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GRISGeosphere Research Institute of Saitama University

INTRODUCTION

The Geosphere Research Institute of Saitama University (GRIS) currently undertakes several kinds of research. Firstly there is ongoing research into local earthquake damage reduction and improvement of earthquake-proof technologies. Research is also continuing to advance the restoration process of the soundness of the local 'life-line net' that was damaged by earthquake.
Secondly research into the removal of pollution from soil and underground water and dangerous waste removal have been performed with international collaborative researches. The Geosphere Research Institute is the only institute in Japanese universities researching hazardous waste disposal in deep underground, setting apart the institute as a leading force in research in this area.

AIMS AND DIVISION

GRIS has two divisions for research fields making great efforts in achieving their aims.

1. Research Division for Earthquake Disasters

This division investigates the research field of big city systems resisting earthquake disasters. The staffs are making efforts for reduction of the earthquake damage through a disaster with earth vibration and a prediction of relation with ground structure. We are also study on development of earthquake proofing technology of a lifeline.

2. Research Division for Geosphere Environment

This division studies nature of the ground zone and a natural phenomenon. The staffs are making efforts to contribute creating a safe city through investigating the reality of environmental pollution within the ground. It was for harmony built an idea of city environment to live together and developed it with a study of high technology to relate to technique of science to realize the idea and a system and had it, and an establishment purpose of ground zone scientific research center.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

(1) A study in local quakeproof inclination
(2) High radioactive waste disposal
(3) Higher education support in Southeast Asia
(4) Environmental histories - A local culture study based on world remains restoration

STAFF

Director

Professor
Hideji KAWAKAMI
Lifeline Earthquake Engineering

1. Geosphere Disaster Mitigation Science

Professor
Jiro KUWANO
Soil mechanics Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Assistant Professor
Shinya TACHIBANA

2. Research Division for Geosphere Environment

Professor
Kunio WATANABE
Groundwater science
Associate Professors
Masahiko OSADA
Rock mechanics
Chiaki OGUCHI
Rock weathering, Geomorphology

Visiting Professors

Katsumi HIROSE
Fumio TATSUOKA

Researcher

Tomoaki MATSUSHITA
Wonsuh SONG

Subnet administrator

Kenichi TOMITA

Administrative Staff

Miki FUKASAWA
Makiko NARA

HOW TO CONTACT US

1. Call or send an e-mail

Telephone: +81 48 858 3568
Facsimile: +81 48 855 1378
E-mail: info-gris@gr.saitama-u.ac.jp

2. Send a mail

Geosphere Research Institute of Saitama University
255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama 338-8570, JAPAN

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埼玉大学地圏科学研究センター

〒338-8570
埼玉県さいたま市桜区下大久保255

TEL 048-858-3568
FAX 048-855-1378