Course in Environmental Adaptation Science

The course in Environmental Adaptation Science is designed to enable students to develop total environmental remediation using plants, microbes, physics, chemistry, and physiology.

Porous structure analysis by X-ray diffraction measurement
Porous crystal with uniform pores
Occurrence & transport of PFAAs
Microbial plankton responses to PFAAs
Symbionts of woodborers produce biologically active compounds



  • Development of survey technology of environmental load and measurement of environmental load
  • Development of clean nano-technology for lowering the environmental load
  • Understanding of health effects, ecological effects, as well as, environmental adaptation mechanisms by environmental load
  • Development of environmental risk assessment and prediction technology
  • Corporatization of eco-business


  • Cultivating specialists in the lowering environmental load
  • Nurturing the environmental special researcher
  • Supporting to take certifications such as certified measurer
  • The learning environment and risk management


Shin-ichiro NORO Professor, Kazuhiro TOYODA Associate Professor, Tatsufumi OKINO Professor, Koji YAMADA Associate Professor, Kenji WASHIO Assistant Professor, Tong LIU Assistant Professor

Courses and lab

  • Environmental adaptation: By surveying contemporary action and techniques on lowering the environmental load, develop cleaner nano-technology and appropriate course of action.
  • Environmental metrology: Study several quantitative measuring methods. Offer support for certified measurer candidates.
  • Environmental remediation: Learn several remediation methods as well as the development of adsorption and substitute material, analysis of contaminated material, and technique of consequence assessment.
  • Environmental analysis: Practical training on environmental adaptation, measurement techniques on environmental remediation and technique on separation cleaning.

Entrance exam

  • Foreign language
    • English (Foreign students may take the Japanese language) and/or English score test (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS)
  • Special subject
    Either one of the following 2 methods can be taken
    • Method A
      Mandatory: Short thesis regarding environmental science or environmental issue. NB this has to be submitted in the first 60 minutes of the exam. Selective: Choose two questions from the following subjects: Environmental science, Physics, Chemistry, geosciences, Ecology and Geography.
    • Method B
      10 minutes long oral examination, presenting the graduation thesis (PowerPoint, use your computer) for those of whom first-choice were Environmental Adaptation Science. If second, none of these are necessary. Mature students can present recent activities.

Envisioned graduation thesis

  1. Development of survey technology and measurement of environmental load
  2. Research of environmental adaptation mechanism
  3. Development of clean nano-technology for lowering environmental load
  4. Development of evaluation technology on human health effects by the environmental load
  5. Understanding the ecological effect of environmental load
  6. Development of Environmental remediation method and process
  7. Development of porous materials for removal and decomposition of pollutants in water
  8. Research on separation and recovery of global warming gases
  9. Searching valuable components in marine alga and structural analysis
  10. Occurrence, transport, and behavior of emerging pollutants in aquatic environments
  11. Direct and indirect impacts of climate change on water sustainability.

Contact information

  • Professor:
    • Shin-ichiro NORO: noro at
    • Tatsufumi OKINO: okino at
  • Associate Professor
    • Kazuhiro TOYODA: kazuhiro at
    • Koji YAMADA: yamada at
  • Assistant Professor
    • Tong LIU: liutong at
    • Kenji WASHIO: washi at